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FPV install

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mindbender, May 8, 2013.

  1. mindbender

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    I am looking into having a FPV system installed on my phantom. I found a company called UAV-advertising on youtube that can do the modification. Are there any recommendations or warnings about UAV-advertising customizing your phantom. Thanks in advance for your replies.
     
  2. Yeager

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    Hi Mindbender,

    I've ordered a Fat Shark Attitude FPV setup after reading all of the reviews. Best price/performance/longevity was my conclusion. Looking at the forums and videos on YouTube it looks to be an easy DIY setup so if I were you I would save your money and do it yourself. I find that a lot of the fun of being in this hobby is researching/building/modifying so I chose to do it myself, although I agree its not for everyone, but only you can answer that question. Hope this helps and best of luck. :)

    -Y
     
  3. Gizmo3000

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    They seem to be a reputable shop (I know one fellow who bought a pre-rigged Phantom from them I believe).

    But there's no reason you can't just buy the FVP gear and do it yourself from Atlanta Hobby and ReadyMadeRC and save yourself a few bucks.
     
  4. mmcbain

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    I've done my own FPV setup, but I can understand just wanting to have verything up and working out of the box [or, actually, out of a very nice case].

    I have no direct experience with him, but by the looks of things, the UAV Advertising guy does a *lot* of Phantom custom builds. He charges about USD2600 for the fully-pimped version, with a case. If you add up the costs of all the parts [easy to do online], his price starts to look fairly reasonable. I've spent at least that, only incrementally rather than all in one go.

    I think his wife works as a masseuse, and he does his builds in a booth at the back of her business. He does a tour on YouTube.

    Michael McBain
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  5. Gizmo3000

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    Guess it depends on how complex an FPV system you want to build.

    but if you merely want a goggle system and want to use a GoPro as the camera, it's just a matter of buying a Fatshark system, connect the Tx to the Phantom with Velcro/tape, run the video cable to the GoPro and that's about it.