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P2 + SkyZone googles - Which Tx?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by FrenchyUS, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. FrenchyUS

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    Hello,

    I am new to FPV and I have just bought a DJI Phantom 2 with Zenmuse H3-2D gimbal and Go Pro Hero 3+.

    Which 5.8Ghz Tx would you recommend taking into account the following?

    1. Works with the FoxTech SkyZone Googles
    2. Doesn't require soldering (supports a cable such as http://www.firstpersonview.co.uk/ca...rd-to-fat-shark-immersionrc-transmitter-cable)
    3. Can be combined with the iOSD mini
    4. Ideally doesn't require an additional battery and can use the Phantom 2 Batt-/+ cable

    So far, I have identified the following ones but unsure for each about the points above:

    http://www.foxtechfpv.com/58g-500mw-tx-p-247.html
    http://www.foxtechfpv.com/ts832-58g-600mw-32ch-vtx-p-1132.html
    http://www.firstpersonview.co.uk/transmitters/5.8ghz/immersionrc-600mw

    For reference, I'm following the scheme below provided with the Phantom 2 manual:

    Thank you.

    Cyrille
     

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  2. Sidewinder

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    Re: P2 + SkyForce googles - Which Tx?

    I just saw this. Maybe you mean the SkyZone goggles. ??
     
  3. FrenchyUS

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    Thanks Sidewinder. I indeed meant the SkyZone. I fixed the post.
     
  4. GhostMaster

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    Boscam TS351 and a cloverleaf Antenna...use another cloverleaf on the Skyzone googles and you should get more than 1km range.
     
  5. Sidewinder

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    NP ... I have the Skyzone goggles also so when I have time over the holidays I will be looking into what I feel would be best tx and setup.

    I have some links somewhere to tx I was going to use and also the clover leaf antennas. you know the Skyzone's come with their own diversity receiver built in so it will take two antennas.

    This guy below is an avid FPVer and did a great review on the skyzone along with plenty of information on his set up and real time testing. He must have about 4 videos about the setup.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-L84b42GMo

    There are some transmitters they will not work with and there are reports of lines in the video with certain transmitters. Not to worry because they work well with most. I've had the goggles for a week or so but haven't had time to play with them. I am pleased with the apparent quality and finish of the goggles to this point and from reports I'm almost sure I will be happy with the proper setup. These goggles are fairly new on the market but I've yet to find any complaints while surfing around the net for reviews.

    I think FoxTech has a transmitter that's fairly priced and works very well with the skyzones but just can't find my notes right now.

    The P2 with gimbal is the setup I have now and I plan to add a camera just for FPV flight. If you are flying through your gopro the gimbal keeps the picture level and it's difficult to get a sense of what the aircraft is doing ... pitch and roll are just not giving you feedback.
     
  6. FrenchyUS

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    Thank you both.

    Sidewinder, I would be interested in your Tx findings to go with the Skyzone.

    Regarding the antennas, would you recommend combining a omnidirectional and clover leaf antenna to take advantage of the diversity receiver? Also, are you using DJI provided RC or can another RC be used instead?

    Thanks for the video, I have actually watched them already and I'm subscribed to the channel.

    These two Tx should be compatible based on the FoxTech web site info but I wonder if 500/600mw might be an overkill:

    http://www.foxtechfpv.com/58g-500mw-tx-p-247.html
    http://www.foxtechfpv.com/ts832-58g-600mw-32ch-vtx-p-1132.html

    I have also seen experienced FPVers saying it's better to FPV with a dedicated camera. In that case I assume I will need to power the Tx separately. Which camera are you planning to use? I have seen recommendations for the one below.

    http://www.securitycamera2000.com/p...WDR-Color-Board-Camera-with-OSD-Menu-DNR.html

    Thanks
     
  7. djiatl

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    I second this. Definitely interested in learning more about the Tx findings to go with the SkyZone.
     
  8. hiperjp

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    Hi all.
    Who knows if this Skyzone goggles work with integrated vTx of Phantom 2 Vision?.

    Thank you.
     
  9. GhostMaster

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    No.
     
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    Ghost, why do you prefer the Boscam over the ImmersionRC?


     
  11. GhostMaster

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    Yes because fatshark/immersionrc dont work very well with other receivers, boscam is cheaper and its compatible with every receiver.

    For example ImmersionRC 600mw dont work very well with the Black Pearl and Boscam RX 5802.