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Last minute check before I buy FPV

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Joel_t, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. Joel_t

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    Hey guys,

    I know this topic has been repeated over and over but I'm about to hit buy on a FPV system and just want to check to see if there is anything else I will need.

    The shopping cart looks like this:



    I am going to go down the Boscam route for a couple reasons. Firstly I like the idea of having matching components. Don't like the idea of mix and matching hoping it will work. Secondly I think this is a pretty good price for what you get and thirdly I think 400mw will be a good distance / power usage transmitter and hopefully with those antennas I should get quite a good range.

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  2. maakx

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    looking good ill give it go...
     
  3. IrishSights

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    As your monitor is a diversity one why not have one of the antennas as a helical that way you have the widest coverage, close and distant.

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  4. Joel_t

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    Good point. I actually was going to get another antenna for the receiver so maybe helical is the way to go. Would this be better than one of those panel looking antennas? (Sorry don't know the name of them)
     
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    Hi, I was looking the same items today to buy and wondering do I need more wireing to connect transmitter with go pro3. Another question is, does phantom 2 have the power cable to connect with transmitter or do I have to buy exstra lipo battery for transmitter?
     
  7. IrishSights

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    The P2 comes with a ready wired in cable and plug for the Zenmuse gimbel which takes the GoPro. Each make of transmitter comes with varying cables so you will need to connect it up. If you don't like soldering there are a few plug in hubs to connect most them up. Power comes from the P2. I have no experience of them though.

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    something like that. Cheap ones like this have little or no protection for the coils. Also check that the antenna connections are right for your receiver.

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    Sorry, no experience of the planar type. Helicals have a narrow focused range so good for distance but need pointed at the aircraft.

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  10. TK_Phantom

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    About connectors:

    Manual says for monitor. Antennas Connectors:SMA male (inner needle). That means i have to get L Type SMA Male or W Type SMA Male?

    Transmitter Specificaitons says. Antenna Connection: SMA-pin. That means i have to get L Type SMA Male or W Type SMA Male?

    Thank you for your advice.
     
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    antenna for Boscam FPV 5.8G 400mW Transmitter TS353 is SMA male,
    both L type and W type are OK

    antenna for Boscam RX-LCD5802 5.8GHz LCD Diversity Receiver is SMA Male too,
    both L type and W type are OK