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Flysight Black Pearl all in one FPV combo Package

Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by PhantomFanatic, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. PhantomFanatic

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    Disclaimer: I know this has to have been asked here before, but I searched and I read the stickies and I couldn't find it.

    This kit is for sale on Amazon for $339. Unfortunately, the latest IPad update now keeps me from seeing the URL for an individual page. I hate it! So, I can't send you directly to it, but I'm sure that you must be familiar with this kit. If not, a quick search, on Amazon, will get you there.

    It seems complete with the exception of the FPV hub. This is going on a Phantom 2, V 2.0 non-vision, with 3D gimbal and a Hero 3, Black.

    Your opinions, please?
     
  2. dptcalvin

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    Are you talking about this one? http://smile.amazon.com/Flysight-Black- ... v+flysight

    It's okay.

    You can piece together your own kit for about the same price and probably better performance, though. And with tried and true parts supported by actual users.

    Boscam TS353**: $37 http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... itter.html
    Black Pearl monitor***: $229 http://www.dpcav.com/xcart/Black-Pearl- ... annel.html
    Plug n Play cable: $10 http://www.dpcav.com/xcart/Video-Cable- ... xtech.html
    Monitor mount: $9 http://smile.amazon.com/Hobbypower-Moni ... itor+mount

    Total: $285

    As for antennas, you can go with the highly rated FPVLR antennas for $110: http://fpvlr.com/shop/index.php?route=p ... uct_id=106

    Or the well regarded Ibcrazy Bluebeams for $65: http://www.getfpv.com/ibcrazy-5-8-ghz-b ... a-set.html

    **NOTE: If you get the TS353, go to the link I provided and stay idle for a minute or two. A popup will show up in the bottom right and offer you a ~$5 discount
    ***NOTE: If you don't need HDMI, which you probably won't, then you can save on the monitor/receiver by going with the Boscam RX-LCD5802 that is used by many and highly regarded here for $150 (note that you need to buy a power supply separately for about $6)

    RX-LCD5802: http://www.banggood.com/Boscam-RX-LCD-5 ... 08273.html
    Charger: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 1NV1NV0559

    If you go with the RXLCD-5802 instead of the Black Pearl and wait for the $5 discount for the transmitter, then you're looking at $207 without antennas. Your choice about which antennas you go with, but at this price you can get FPVLR antennas for $110, putting you at $317.

    That's less money than the package you're looking at. Keep in mind you'll have to pay for shipping, but that puts you at about the same price. Yes, you'll have to order from separate sellers...but you'll get tried and true components.

    This all said, OSD hasn't been mentioned. You'll want the iOSD Mini ($68-$70) for any FPV setup. It's really silly to fly with FPV but no OSD. The iOSD provides important telemetry information on your monitor including distance from home point, height, velocity, battery percentage and velocity, etc. There's no reason you wouldn't want to know these things.
     
  3. QYV

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    yea basically what dptcalvin said. you can generally get better equipment for about the same price if you do it yourself... perfect example here... that transmitter (TX5802) is only 200mW, the kit that dptcalvin spec'ed for you is more powerful and you have the bonus of premium antennas.

    remember, the "DJI FPV HUB" is ONLY used with the DJI AVL58 transmitter (widely regarded around here as the worst option) so ANY other transmitter you don't need it. If you get a more standard transmitter like a Boscam or the ImmersionRC, it's a plug-and-play cable that accomplishes the same thing which is to tie together the Phantom mainboard, iOSD Mini, and video transmitter all together.

    read through the "lowest prices" stickythread in the FPV forum it may help you, for example with the RC mount for the display
     
  4. PhantomFanatic

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    Yes, that was the one. I definately wanted the telemetry, just forgot about it.

    Thank you, a lot, for the help. I will go with your suggestions. :)
     
  5. PhantomFanatic

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    Will do, thanks.
     
  6. PhantomFanatic

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    Please allow me one more question. Isn't the lightbridge, DJI's way of accomplishing the same thing? I know that topic is here on the forum. But, am I correct in my assumption and if so, what does it do differently?

    Also, with the above parts, how much goes inside the shell?
     
  7. QYV

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    Lightbridge does indeed accomplish FPV, it's main sell being that the FPV feed is full HD, with an HDMI output on the ground to any device.
    I believe it's range is less (since the signal is so much more sensitive) and it also happens to be 4-5 times more expensive than a normal, SD FPV setup like we've been discussing

    so basically if you have $2000 to waste purely to get a hi-def FPV feed, go for it. :) If, like most of us, you just want a FPV feed so you can get your shots lined up properly and are fine working in post-production with your HD footage straight from the gopro, stick with a standard sub-$500 FPV setup
     
  8. PhantomFanatic

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    One last question: Am I correct in assuming this is an HDMI input to the monitor?
     
  9. dptcalvin

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    Yes, it's HDMI (full size) in.
     
  10. PhantomFanatic

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    No offense to those who went the Lightbridge way, it really does seem to be a waste of money. I plan to use FPV to see what my Hero is seeing. Then, I will use its high definition recorded on the micro SD card. Why would I record Hi Def on a monitor? There are bound to be some degradation of the signal. If I wanted to use it as a monitor in the car, perhaps then, but a HDMI input into a 7" monitor, I doubt you will be able to tell the difference. Plus, this size of this monitor is readily available at cheap prices.

    I used a 4" FPV monitor today, so I think 7" will be okay. But, a part of me would like to use a 8" monitor that I have or my IPad Air. But, it will do the job and that is what counts.
     
  11. Richard Gozinya

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    How many of us do you really think would be offended and why ???