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How much does an excellent FPV set up cost?

Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by PhantomFanatic, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. PhantomFanatic

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    I have been looking at recommender parts here, such as Black Pearl 7 ch monitor, transmitter and antennas. Mi also want to upgrade my control link. But, for now I'm asking for a list of parts, prices and the best place to buy it all.

    I guess it would help if I told you what I have! P2, non-vision, Z 3D gimbal and a Hero 3, black. I want long range. I've seen some of this posted, but I don't recall anyone asking for what I'm asking.

    I also want to add that I have been looking. I've seen a kit for $350, but if you buy RF amplifiers and antennas, the price soars. Forgive me, but one more question: Has anyone done a range test (FPV) with and without RF Amps? I think higher quality antennas will make more of a difference.

    If it has been posted before, my apologies and can you give me a link. Thanks guys and gals!
     
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  3. dptcalvin

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    Posted this in another thread today. This is what I bought:

     
  4. PhantomFanatic

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    Thank you both. I apologize for not searching more diligently.

    Edit: Thank YOU!
     
  5. QYV

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    yea read through that post... honestly antennas make just as much or more difference than transmitter power. The ImmersionRC 600mW is a great transmitter sure, but I've recently been out over a mile with my 400mW Boscam TS353. I'm running the FPVLR Pentalobe on the transmitter (slight upgrade from the pinwheel in the bundle) and of course the FPVLR 4 turn helix on the receiver.

    basically for the cost of a kit (which usually comes with mediocre antennas) you can piece together your own system including a plug and play cable for easy install, AND get premium antennas and cool peripherals (like a 3d printed display mount) as long as you're willing to do your own leg work. that thread should help you, feel free to ask here if you have any questions

    and for everyone: always let me know if you find lower prices on the components so I can update the thread. The only thing I don't do is link Ebay auctions since that's too much administrative hassle updating them all the time.