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Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by cikmatt, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. cikmatt

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    Hi,

    So based on the sticky gear thread, I'm going to buy:

    This Transmitter: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... itter.html
    $32.48
    This Receiver: http://www.goodluckbuy.com/5-8g-7inch-8 ... raphy.html
    $88.85
    This iOSD: http://www.amazon.com/DJI-iOSD-Mini-Rea ... B00FKZZQQS
    66.77
    This connector cord: http://www.dpcav.com/xcart/Video-Cable- ... xtech.html
    $9.99
    And this mounting bracket: http://www.amazon.com/Hobbypower-Monito ... N0QN76BAJB
    $5.19
    For a total of $203.28 before shipping.

    So does all that look good? Will it work well together? Can I hook everything up without having to solder anything? I should only have to open the top of the phantom 2 to connect the cable into the board, and then run it down and out the leg into everything else, correct?

    Thank you for your help!
     
  2. JTDeel

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    Will the uav set up work on a phantom 1.1.1?

    Thanks,

    JT
     
  3. QYV

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    I'm not trying to bash any company specifically, but if UAV-Outlet can come in here trying to convince people to buy inferior components for more money from them, then I can point out that's what he's doing and disagree ;)

    cikmatt, your kit you spec'ed was perfectly fine and better than the one posted by UAV-Outlet. I have 2 minor points for you:
    1) you didn't mention antennas in your post... aftermarket antennas really are a must even if you don't go premium like the FPVLR's everyone around here recommends... so be thinking about what you're going to do for antennas. If you don't want to spend the money for FPVLR's, a lot of people run these IBCrazy's and report being happy with performance.

    2) mounting the display with the bracket you posted (same as UAV-outlet) isn't ideal. In that position most people get interference from the RC to some degree (just because the are different frequency, it's still a powerful transmitter right there next to your receiver) so around here we highly recommend the 3d-printed style which gets the display farther away from the RC antenna.
    I personally have this one from RaveAerialVideo, but there's another one on Shapeways a lot of guys around here are getting and liking. bear in mind with the Shapeways bracket you have to provide your own bolt/nut.
     
  4. cikmatt

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  5. QYV

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    antenna are one of those "you get what you pay for" kind of items... the more you pay, the better the quality and performance (within reason of course). Those antennas you linked will work fine for short range, probably a few hundred meters. You pretty much need something like a helix (long range directional) to go long distance like if you're trying to hit 1km or more. I know, you probably think "I'll never want to fly that far!" I was the same when I first started :) the good news about antennas is they're easy to upgrade. start with those... upgrade if you feel like you need or want to later.

    is there an advantage of the 3d printed mounts over something like that... not that I'm aware of. ease of assembly perhaps? the 3d printed ones just snap on. maybe durability? hard to say I'm not familiar with that style you linked but it looks like it accomplishes the goal of getting the display out away from the RC/transmit antenna just like the ones I linked... should work fine if you need to cut that $10 corner :)
     
  6. russc

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    I'm chiming in in hopes of learning a little here. Would you mind helping me out a little? I've owned my phantom 2 V+ for a few months. I'm looking to improve my video capacity. Obviously it's not as simple as one plug and play item. What are all these electronics you are listing and where do they go? What do they get me? Why is one better than the other. I want more range for my fpv with better, sharper images on my screen. What are my options?
     
  7. dptcalvin

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