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Phantom arrived today - FPV installed :)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Howzit, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. Howzit

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  2. gen3benz

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    Nice, all set up. Already have the good antennas as well....I need to upgrade. Now you're gonna want the can-bus with iOSD.
    OSDs are shhhweet. :cool:
     
  3. TechJunkieRC

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    Looking good! Report back after your maiden! I have the same setup except a Mobius instead of a GoPro. iOSD is next! :D
     
  4. kydan

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    What is your exact FPV setup? I'm looking to upgrade my 1.1.1 with FPV (gimbal already ordered and on its way) and am looking for ideas.
     
  5. Howzit

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    Phantom 1.1.1 w/ the Fat Shark Predator v2 kit. I deleted the filter/lead setup fatshark supplies and bought a couple cables from RMRC and tied directly into the balance lead for vtx power. Using the following cables:

    JST Female to Molex Power Adapter (ImmersionRC/FatShark) [697]
    Item# IRC-FS-TX-POWERCABLE

    JST-XH 3s Balance to JST-Male Battery Style Connector [500]
    Item# JSTXH3S-JSTBAT


    Right now, I'm utilizing the GoPro as the FPV camera, but as soon as I figure out how to mount the FatShark supplied camera, I will mount that. With that said, I'm using the RMRC cable for the GoPro 2 wired into the vtx:

    GoProHD Camera Cable (ImmersionRC/FatShark Style) [290]
    Item# GOPROIRCCABLE


    Very simple setup. No frills, nothing too involved or complex.

    This is the FatShark kit I got and the camera. If any of you have any hints on how I should mount it, please share!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Check out D3weys 600tvl cam holder on shapeways.
    http://www.shapeways.com/model/1384924/ ... terialId=6
     
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    I did see that, but wasn't sure how that would work with the go pro. The go pro already sits above the ground by maybe a 1/4", this mount would definitely push everything down too far.

    I'm thinking I may just carve out some foam and shove the camera into that, then velcro it to the battery door.
     
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    Yeah, it is a bit low. When I ran the P1 shell I just put some velcro on the back of the cam and stuck it to the battery door. With the P2 shell I might drill a hole in the shall and poke it through like someone else did(ronin or EMC) Either way I would like to have a dedicated FPV cam, but so far the gopro hasnt been a problem.
     
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    Maiden FPV flight went well. Didn't do much, just slow forward hovering about 80 yards out. Still working out how I want the camera angle and getting used to the whole FPV thing - definitely a different experience!

    Need to do more testing, but I was getting more break up in the video feed at 80 yards than I was expecting.
     
  10. Howzit

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    Nothing a little heavy duty double sided tape couldn't fix :)

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  11. Howzit

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    Well, decided to take it beyond LOS a bit, then got scared. :D

    Not really 'long range', but far enough for me right now. :)

    Not sure if I had a moment where I lost control, or if it was just the wind fighting me after I turned around. Either way, figured it was a good time to test RTH. :D

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFBMPxx9Uyk[/youtube]