Hello to all, I (raw newbie) started a thread on "Simplest Solution for FPV Glasses/Goggle Flying?" at.... viewtopic.php?f=7&t=8774 We seem to be down to 2 good choices, with each of us buying 1 and we will leave reviews there. Along the way, I raised the topic of "DIY Gimbals" (i.e., for idiots). To avoid taking that thread off-topic, I am starting this one. -- Pull_Up said there were two basic choices, one by Rotorpixel... http://www.rotorpixel.com The other by DroneExpert... http://dronexpert.nl/product/dji-vision-gimbal-2/ Pull_Up, you referred me to this post that you had made, in response to my worry about RP's statement (on their site) about video-blockage of antenna... http://www.rotorpixel.com/contact/ I'm guessing that you meant this post... viewtopic.php?p=92020#p92020 You said... What's "hardcore FPV?" I am running "totally stock" (although not for much longer, it would seem). Are you saying that I'd need to install some kind of antenna to get around this problem? In your post in the original "glasses" thread, you said you beat your wifi distance records (with Rotorpixel installed) and that you had installed your Horizon helical antenna to extend range BEFORE that, so it should be apples to apples testing. However... Wouldn't that new antenna eliminate the ORIGINAL-antenna-blocking problem since IT would no longer suffer from the partial blockage. Or not? In other words, doesn't this modification avoid the blocking problem. Or, more likely, am I missing something? This newbie is getting mixed up. -- By the way, I noticed at least 5 or 6 posts by you, just to that thread on that day. This post of a video by you is a great demo of what I need to stabilize our Phantom 2 Vision in our tradewinds down here... viewtopic.php?p=92021#p92021 ... amazing display of stabilization! I hadn't noticed how much you post in these forums until you mentioned "a" post by you. Ha! That was quite a hunt. ;-) Seriously, you are truly an amazing treasure here! Thank you for all your help! -- One thing that REALLY worries me about Rotorpixel, though, is that people who are posting on the gigantic Rotorpixel thread, the one at... viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6508&start=2510 Some were projecting late-June to July, then August, for deliveries if ordered today. Later, a post mentioned that none were shipped this past week, and is guessing at 2015 delivery. Companies with this type of production problems either turn a single sticking point around quickly or they just keep struggling. Even best case looks like more than 2 months, though, given the backlog. I'd like to get going ASAP so we don't have to re-shoot as much vid later (I'm sure the difference is going to be big, no matter which we choose, so we'll end up wanting to "re-do" when we see what "could have been"). -- I found the Taco Toy gimbal you mentioned... http://www.taco-rc.com/servlet/the-Brus ... Categories Looks OK in the vid, but then again... it would. ;-) I worry, too, about the email address... firstname.lastname@example.org Gmail? And not much about them online... Sounds like a small operation, I'd be pretty worried about the long-term quality and the support of the product. -- All in all, your alternate recommendation (DronExpert from the Netherlands) is looking like the way to go. I had noted in my earlier post that it seems to compare favorably (although it's more expensive, but that's OK) to Rotorpixel... There's a huge thread on this topic, too... viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5516 They've had several months of experience to smooth the bugs out, it would seem to me. And folks are indicating about 4-6 weeks to get their order. Given the comments above re RP's delivery problems, I've done a little more digging. Reviews by users in the DE thread here seem good, although there's a little hot-gluing needed to firm it up, it seems... viewtopic.php?p=85088#p85088 But basically, those who've been using it for a while have what they want, a stable shot... viewtopic.php?p=88690#p88690 Users who comment in this YT video are happy... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-KSYxV6hNk Another review... http://vidoz.com.ua/video/7qsHwgh2YO9.html And Support seems excellent... viewtopic.php?p=92735#p92735 But, of course, inevitably along comes a post like this to worry me all over again... viewtopic.php?p=88166#p88166 I really dislike these type of posts. But a more serious one questions whether it cuts distance... viewtopic.php?p=92923#p92923 ... followed by others who seem happily unchanged. All in all, folks seem happy with it. -- OK, getting down to bottom line and hoping that the goggles and the gimbal arrive within 6-8 weeks, which do YOU suggest, Pull_Up - and anyone else who knows about these things? Based on general consensus from the 2 monster gimbal threads, one on Rotorpixel and the other on DronExpert... Is there a compelling reason NOT to order the DronExpert? Sorry for the length -- hopefully, it serves as a summary starting point of 2 massive threads, for those just reaching this point. I suppose, basically, I need Pull_Up, who's been so helpful to a few other newbies and myself on the other thread, to bless the direction I'm leaning. All opinions, of course, are more than welcome. Thanks very much, in advance. All the best, Ken P.S. And a related question... Inevitably, I can see the need for greater distance. So, should those Horizon antennae be installed first or does it matter and are they the best "DIY for Dummies" product to extend range significantly?