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Getting started... will this FPV setup work?

Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by KingLew, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. KingLew

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    Hi, I'm finally ready to pull the trigger on a Phantom, and I want to make sure I have the FPV right.

    I'm getting a Phantom 2 with the Zenmuse Gimbal and a Hero 3 Black ed. I'd like to setup FPV, and so far this is my shopping list for this:

    • Immersion RC 600mw 5.8 GHz A/V Transmitter

      FlySight 32 Ch Black Pearl 5.8Ghz 7" Diversity Monitor with Integrated Battery

      DJI iOSD Mini On-Screen Display for Real-Time Flight Information (Black)

      Fat Shark / ImmersionRC RP-SMA 5.8GHz Circular Polarized SpiroNet Antenna FPV

      Plug and Play Cable: DJI Phantom 2 to iOSD Mini and Fat Shark/ImmersionRC Transmitter

    Am I missing anything? Does anyone have recommendations for better/cheaper components? It looks like this setup will run me about $500 bucks; does this sound right? I also found this "all in one" option on amazon for less than $350:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MQ6UZS8/ref=pd_luc_rh_sbs_01_03_t_lh?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I'm just getting started, so this option is appealing to me to save some $. Does anyone see any significant loss in capabilities going this route? Thanks for any advice!
     
  2. IrishSights

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    You will need 3 aftermarket antennas to get the best out of this gear. The rubber ducks with the BP are useless. Better getting a matched set of 3. Some of the US posters here I'm sure will oblige with a recommendation.

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  3. QYV

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    hi Kinglew. I don't know where you're pricing your stuff but 500 seems high, also don't forget that kit doesn't include an iOSD Mini so that places it $70 closer to your total right there. Also the antennas are crap. range 400 meters? you can easily do 5 times that with the setup and proper antennas.

    I don't personally have one, but I've seen countless times around this forum that the 32ch version of the Black Pearl receiver doesn't work well with that equipment, you should seek out the 7ch Black Pearl or the Boscam/Neewer RX-LCD5802 works fine and is a less expensive alternative.

    so check this out:
    ImmersionRC transmitter $70 http://www.getfpv.com/5-8ghz-600mw-vide ... MgodXkEAqA
    cable for above transmitter and iOSD Mini $15: http://www.amazon.com/Plug-Play-Cable-I ... B00LDX65OS
    iOSD Mini $70: http://www.amazon.com/DJI-iOSD-Mini-scr ... B00KMEK86A
    display RX-LCD5802 $155: http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/291215561725?lpid=82
    charger for RX-LCD5802 $5: http://www.amazon.com/Andoer-Charging-A ... B00L7R682Y
    monitor mount $25 http://www.raveaerialvideo.com/product/ ... tor-mount/
    FPVLR antenna kit (SMA-Male) $110: http://fpvlr.com/shop/index.php?route=p ... duct_id=97

    So right there we're around $450 and that includes pretty much the best antennas possible, performance easily blows away that 350 kit (420 with iosd).
    Can elaborate on anything if you have questions
     
  4. IrishSights

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    32 channel BP works fine with irc600. I been over 2km with my horizon antenna set. Living proof!
     
  5. KingLew

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    Thanks for the info!I was doing all my pricing through Amazon, but it looks like they're about $20 higher on some of the components. If I went with the kit, it seems like by the time I buy the iOSD Mini and replace the antennas with something decent I'll be right back in the same price range as piecing everything together. Not sure if I need the 'top shelf' antennas to start... anyone have suggestions on a good mid range set?

    Thanks again!