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FPV for the FC40

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by deltamike, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. deltamike

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    Hi,

    Any techs out there, please have a gander at the specs of the following.

    http://www.banggood.com/DIY-5_8G-200mW- ... 47633.html

    It looks okay but before I consider buying it are there any pitfalls that you can see. Its 5.8 Ghz that might interfere with the control frequency, but any thoughts would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Pete
     
  2. dtviewer

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    I believe with the FC40 you need to look at a 2.4 FPV set up.
     
  3. pert

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    and make sure if your getting goggles they will work on 2.4,
     
  4. ericymx

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    you should check this out, I think this is what I am going for.

    http://hobbywireless.com/24-ghz-systems ... -p-20.html
    http://hobbywireless.com/portable-video ... -1008.html
    http://hobbywireless.com/mini-fpv-camer ... p-945.html

    I Have order the Turnigy Mobius 2-Axis Gimbal and should receive it within a few days. I want to order the mobius cam also, but I will try to use the gimbal with the fc40 cam for now.
    I want to use the mini fpv cam so I cand set the mobius on Time Lapse photo shooting.

    I think this is the way to go.

    Eric
     
  5. deltamike

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    Thanks Eric.

    Keep me up to date of how you are getting on please.
     
  6. deltamike

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    Hi DT.

    I quite agree, but if the transmitter and a/c keep swopping within the 5.8 channel would the FPV link REALLY interfere if it were on a fixed narrow band frequency- if you see what I mean.

    I don't know enough and have not got the knowledge to answer that question, and I am hoping a tech will answer this one.

    Pete
     
  7. lostkiwi

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    The question is do you really want to risk it?

    DJI moved the FC40 up to 5.8GHz for a reason when they attached a 2.4GHz camera.
     
  8. deltamike

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    No - you are right - I will not chance it. Looks a nice bit of kit for the price too. Shame it isn't on 2.4

    Light bridge is good but for £800 odd its a bit pricey.
     
  9. darwin-t

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    I got a 400 mw 2.4 Ghz video transmitter and matching receiver and it works quite well. I did buy a higher gain antenna for the receiver, it was less than 10 bucks at Amazon.

    I also got a backup monitor made for use in a car for the monitor. It has a 7" screen and it was well under $30
     
  10. ericymx

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    I finally went with a digital 2.4Ghz 1000mW Tx/Rx
    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... _NTSC.html
    It's a bit heavy but works great I also bought a 7in screen.
    I use the camera now but will connect my mobius camera eventually.
    I just finalize the set up of the Tarot Mobius gimbal and it works great.


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  11. motchjv

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    I have used the Boscam 5.8G 200MW and 500MW video transmitter in a 5.8G FC40 without any problems. I think modern transmitters use much narrower bands and band switching with should prevent any interference problems.

    Chers
    John