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Will SmallHD DP4 Monitor Work for FPV?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by JoeButch, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. JoeButch

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  2. OI Photography

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    Should work just fine, you'll just need to connect the standard component RCA video output plug (yellow) from the AVL58 receiver to the matching adapter on the monitor.

    I can't comment on the quality of that display though for these purposes, the specs say the brightness is at the lower end of the spectrum for common FPV montors.
     
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    Joe I have that same monitor. Did you get your P2 setup for fpv yet? I am on the fence of what to do.
     
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    It will. I use my DP6 for FPV.
     
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    Yep it does work. You can also wire up a cable so that the 2 LPE6 batteries power the AVL-58 Receiver as well. I bought a couple of high capacity batteries and it is great. Haven't worked out a setting for full screen - not sure it is possible - it fills about 3/4. You can do 1:1 but that zooms in too much. Haven't tested the full range yet.
     
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    I would looove to know how you wired the DP4 LP-E6 batteries to power your receiver! Did you have to remove the battery plate or something?
     
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    I have my receiver attached to the top of the DP6 and use a splitter cable between the battery plate and the monitor and receiver.

    http://www.amazon.com/5-5x2-1mm-Female- ... r+splitter

    Everything is powered by the same batteries. Makes for a simple setup.
     
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    Hmm, maybe I'm missing something here. There's no output from my DP4 battery plate, only the input for a power cable. Are you running a separate battery plate to both the monitor and receiver? I was assuming it was actually the batteries on the DP4 that was also powering the receiver somehow.