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Is it possible to build a good FPV LCD kit for <$200?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by chadandreo, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. chadandreo

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    Is this a realistic goal?
    Has anyone been able to do this with reliable results?

    Here are some of the items that I have come across from searching around this forum.

    Budget monitors
    RMRC, black pearl, lilliput, etc

    RX and TX
    NEEWER 5.8G Circular Polarized Antenna Set
    Boscam TS351+RC805 5.8G FPV 200mW AV Transmitter TX 2KM for 5.8GHz Rx Receiver
    Boscam 32Ch 5.8G 600mw 5km Wireless AV Transmitter TS832 Receiver RC832

    I am using a DJI Phantom 2 Non-vision with Zenmuse


    Thanks
     
  2. ElGuano

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    Definitely. You can find a vtx/vrx setup for $75-100, an Amazon 7" monitor for $30 and a $10 battery to power it all.

    That's what I did (though I got a slightly more expensive tx/rx), and soldered everything into a single package so it (mostly) looks and acts like an integrated rx/monitor.

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  3. chadandreo

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    Awesome Job!

    Which specific components did you go with?

    I only recognize the Boscam RC832.
     
  4. ElGuano

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    Yeah, it's a TS832/RC832 combo. I also got HK CP cloverleafs (they've gone about 1200m max), an 800x400 "rear view car monitor" from Amazon, and a 1500mah 3S Turnigy battery. I soldered all the rx components (battery, video in) together to fit them into the Amazon monitor, and stuck it on a wall mount bracket from a Foscam wifi camera to serve as a base. For shorter distance flights I mount it to my TX.