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Phantom I with FC 40 Camera?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by prowlerman99, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. prowlerman99

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    Does anyone know if I can mount an FC 40 camera on my Phantom I so I can watch video while flying?
    I have a go pro on the phantom now but understand it would interfere with controls of the phantom.

    Thanks,
    Brian
     
  2. OI Photography

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    Same is true for the FC40's camera, it broadcasts on 2.4GHz wifi and would interfere with the P1's control channel. The FC40 has a 5.8GHz radio in it like a P2V/P2V+ to avoid the problem.
     
  3. prowlerman99

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    Thanks for the info. Is there a camera I can use that won't interfere?

    Brian
     
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    I'm not aware of cameras that have onboard 5.8GHz-only wifi (or even mixed with 2.4GHz), so probably not. If you wanted to use a wifi-enabled camera cheaply your best option would probably be to replace your controller/receiver with a set from an FC40.
     
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