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FPV set up for Phantom? Opinion Please!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by vmdouglass, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. vmdouglass

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    What is your opinion on this set-up for the Phantom? I appreciate your opinion.

    1 ea. GoPro & Gaoki Camera Cable for Plug and Play transmitters or OSD $7.99
    1 ea. FPV1012 V2 Plug and Play 1.2 GHz 1000mW Wireless System - Lawmat
    Camera Video Format... - NTSC
    1.2 GHz Receiver - R1200 - Standard receiver $177.48

    1 ea. BASE SD - FATSHARK VIDEO GLASSES $259.99
    1 ea. Fashark 2S 7.4v 1000mAh Lipo Battery for Fatshark Video Glasses $19.99
    1 ea. Low Pass Filter for 1.2 GHz - 1.3 GHz Transmitters (Protects 2.4 $26.95
    1 ea. GoPro Hero 3 Camera Cable to Plug and Play Transmitters $4.99
    1 ea. 11.1v 3S 1000mAH 20C Lipo Battery W/ JST Male $17.95
    1 ea. Fatshark Battery Charger $9.99
    1 ea. V9 Sub-micro Color Camera 3g 520 lines 3.6 - 12 V - NTSC $45.00
     
  2. rilot

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    OK, 1000mW is way more than you need at 1.3GHz unless you're going for extremely long range. Consider 200 to 600mW 5.8GHz gear as it's cheaper and lighter. Also, skew-planar antennas will be much smaller due to the shorter wavelength at 5.8GHz.
    What is the 1000mAh 3S battery for? If it's to power the FPV gear then lose it. The extra weight isn't worth it and will reduce your flight time significantly. Power the FPV gear from the Phantom's aux power cable.
    Also, you have two GoPro AV cables in your list.
     
  3. GhostMaster

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    5.8ghz 200mw with cloverleaf antennas work fine. You should get video in At least 1000m of range.