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Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by Souper1211, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. Souper1211

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    Hello,

    So I recently got a Phantom 2 with the gimbal and a GoPro Hero3 White Edition. Watching FPV looks really exciting so I thought I would give it a go.
    I don't have a very big budget however I would like to get a FPV system and I also don't have very much knowledge on this.
    I was looking at a kit from HobbyKing (link below) however I thought that you might be able to get it cheaper if you buy the parts separately.
    After some more research I also came across another FPV kit on Amazon. Would you recommend getting a kit like those two or buying parts separately?
    It would also be pretty useful to have an OSD.

    I don't need to fly out too far so range probably isn't a big thing for me.
    If someone could direct me to an article about this or has a list of everything needed to get started that would be great!

    Thanks.

    HobbyKing FPV kit: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/..._FPV_Headset_System_w_Camera_and_5_8G_TX.html
    Amazon FPV kit: http://www.amazon.com/DJI-Phantom-H...id=1400495651&sr=8-3&keywords=phantom+fpv+set
     
  2. mendezl

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    Do you want to see through the gopro? If so, those kits come with a camera that you will not need.

    check out some of QYV's info viewtopic.php?f=34&t=26413
     
  3. lake_flyer

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    You can use both and choose with a switch. For example. If you want to actually see what your quad is doing (in gusty winds for instance) rather than looking through a steady gimballed gopro. Also, the 600TVL FPV camera that comes with the set is pretty good and gives a better FPV image because it has the same resolution as the video signal. The gopro widescreen image is downscaled and much smaller in the goggles. You see a bit more detail with the 600TVL and it has a FPV optimised field of view.

    I use the same set and it is great. I get almost 1.6km FPV range with the stock antennas (250Mw fatshark Tx and Predator V2 goggles)
     
  4. Souper1211

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    Thanks for the help.
    I will look into QYV's thread.