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FatShark setup

Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by midknightskie, May 12, 2014.

  1. midknightskie

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    First all I am new here and just purchased a Phantom 2 no vision. I want to purchase a Fatshark goggle system but I need to know what I need to extend the range on the FPV so I can see miles not feet. I tried to do as much reading as I could but I hate to make a bad purchase, thanks for the help.
     
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  3. Gizmo3000

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    Good antenna's are a must for long distance.
    you might also want to consider a higher power Tx, the 600mw is a viable option (around $80)

    But getting good distance can be tricky, depends on the area you fly in as well.
    I can usually fly only a few blocks until things break up.
    (heard that the higher up you go, the further out you can go as well)
     
  4. Raymondkerr

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    I'm not sure if you will acheive "miles" with a 5.8ghz system. You might be better considering 2.4ghz for your video but that does mean changing your control setup to something like EzUHF from immersionRC. You can buy a pair of fatshark dominators and get a 2.4ghz video module.

    I currently run 5.8ghz using an ImmersionRC 600mW tx with fatshark attitudes using spiroNET antennas and struggle to get anywhere close to a mile distance, I am still learning though and it could just be my setup.
     
  5. midknightskie

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  6. Raymondkerr

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    I think the most important item to look at are the antenna's, I bought the SpiroNET fatshark circular polerized antennas because I was told that these were the best, going on the results I've had so far, I'm not sure if that is the case. I am researching just now if there are better antennas out there for 5.8Ghz. Buying a more powerful (milliwatts) TX won't automatically give you more range, I think it is more important to get the right antennas. My mate runs a fatshark 250mW TX the standard one that came with his predator googles and I run the ImmersionRC 600mW, I don't get any further range than he does both using the same SpiroNET antennas.



     
  7. midknightskie

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    Thanks for the replies guys, i got a fatshark pred and some upgraded antennas to start with.
     
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    Why immersionRC?
     
  9. wkf94025

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    See my post yesterday regarding range with Fat shark and ImmersionRC 250mW transmitter. Using a $20 patch antenna on my goggles, and Spironet with 2" extension on P2, I went 3,780 meters with usable video all the way out and back (between 100 and 200 meters altitude). Key is the receiving antenna, and the $20 patch I use rocks. Search my posts for details.

    Kelly