Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

FPV or Gimbal

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MX45OR, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. MX45OR

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2013
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have to prioritize my shopping list to keep the wife happy. IF youre married you understand where I'm coming from.

    With 2 choices FPV or Gimbal I'm torn to pick which one. I'm really liking the stability of the gimbals, and they make it easier to get good stable footage....
    Problem is I'm not always pointing in the perfect direction to get a good shot, which an fpv system could become useful.

    The FPV system I'd like to get would be the Fatshark Predator V2.0, but if I have a screen to plug in the aud/vid from the RX shouldnt that work?
    And the gimbal I like would be the Jakub v2.0, because of the way it hangs further forward the front of the craft. This should be an optimal setup to keep the props and arms out of the picture.
     
  2. Gizmo3000

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    1,859
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Sherman Oaks, CA
    decisions decisions! :cry:

    Not an easy decision..
    But I'd say going with FPV might be what you want to do first. I've heard it's way more fun, and you'll be able to pull of much more dramatic filming.

    The gimbal is cool, but if you can fly smoothly in the first place (in FPV), you can then do additional stabilization in post-video editing (even on youtube).

    I just ordered the Fatshark AttitudeSD. doesn't come with a camera (which I don't need because I'd plug into my GoPro), but it also has the head tracker (if I eventually get a gimabl and a new receiver), and a few other bells and whistles for the future.
    But I think all the fatsharks have video out to plug into an external monitor.
     
  3. Bjorn Thore

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2013
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Norway
    If you read my post on the " larger battery for the Phantom" I guess you will be sure what to buy.


    Good luck