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Posted by bakchos | Jun 12, 2013 @ 08:03 PM | 2,737 Views
I wanted a small portable ground station when i am piloting my hexacopter, i only need the screen to aim the shots i need to make my video or pictures, i prefer the freedom of the LCD from the goggles when filming on tight spot around buildings, it is a mix of LOS and FPV flying for that specific activity.

i am waiting on the bracket, but the rest is ready.

So, i got that cheap screen on Ebay :

and this FPV Display Support Folding Holder Carbon Fiber for 7" Monitor Futaba Flysky

I wanted to have the required items on the back of the screen for easy removal, i am powering it with a 3s 1000mah for now but i will make a connector from the TX to supply 12v after i see if i like it and how much power it pulls.

this is the how to pictures :

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Posted by bakchos | Aug 24, 2012 @ 09:30 PM | 4,664 Views
Posted by bakchos | May 31, 2012 @ 08:10 PM | 3,875 Views
Hello guys,

I have updated my ground station with the RVGS antenna tracker,

1st, i took a small project box and fitted the pan servo and quick connector on the bottom,

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Posted by bakchos | Apr 09, 2012 @ 08:13 PM | 4,014 Views
Let me share my ground station V2 ;

After getting 2.4 for video on my planes i needed 1.2 for my quad because i am flying on 2.4, so i had to make it all together.
  • Home depot case with recycled laser level tripod
  • 5A 12volt sealed pb batt
  • EagleEye diversity
  • 2x 1.2ghz video rx
  • 2x 2.4ghz video rx
  • 1 patch and 1 omni for each frequency
  • frequency select switch
  • vupoint recorder
  • 5.8ghz 20mw vtx to send image to fatshark's
  • external audio/video jacks
  • 7" liliput lcd monitor recycled from old CarPc project
  • switch to select onboard power or outboard using the back plug and extension cable with cig plug

Let the pictures talk for themself ;

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Posted by bakchos | Dec 11, 2011 @ 03:56 PM | 5,246 Views
If you are like me and want to have total freedom when walking around with the goggles, this mod is for you.
You will need 46.50 USD to have the parts, shipping included, if you are in Canada.

I only transmit the video signal, not the audio, but you can do it by routing 2 more wires, no big deal.

Disclaimer : If you break your fatshark's or crash the plane using this mod i will not be responsible !!

So, let's start ;

You need This video transmitter (5.8ghz and this video rx (5.8ghz)

Make sure you have a perfectly clean work bench before attempting this mod !

Start by opening the goggles, drill a hole for the antenna on the top of the goggles, then place the video RX inside and make the connections just like in the picture :

You need to supply 5volt to the vrx, there is a regulator on the board inside, just make these easy connection :
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Posted by bakchos | Nov 30, 2010 @ 06:29 PM | 6,302 Views
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Posted by bakchos | Nov 06, 2010 @ 12:56 PM | 6,433 Views

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