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Ghetto FPV / 12v Car Socket (Beginner Questions)

Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by ToddWall, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. ToddWall

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    Hi,
    First post on the forum from someone looking to get into copters and FPV (UK based).

    Sorry if these are the same questions everyone asks, and/or if these questions lead to other, more complicated questions but...

    Is it possible / easy to use my old PC monitor as the FPV monitor?
    I'd ideally have it powered by my car's 12v charger so I can sit in my car and fly around (unless this is impossible / unsafe of course). If I have to, I'd just buy a FPV-suitable monitor instead.

    I also already have a GoPro Hero 2, so which version of the Phantom / Phantom 2 do you recommend I buy in order to not waste money? I know virtually nothing about video transmission so I want as little faffing around as possible. Will I need to buy a camera mount (gimbal too expensive probably), a video transmitter, GoPro -> transmitter cable, a video receiver and video receiver -> monitor cable/adapter?

    Again, apologies if these are annoying questions, tell me to Eff off if so!

    Thanks
     
  2. ToddWall

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    Does anyone know about using an old PC monitor as a FPV display? What would I need to buy to receive the image from the transmitter on the copter (and would I need anything else to convert it to the right resolution, etc?)

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  3. M.Tigelaar

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