Posted by 3d astronaut |
Feb 25, 2014 @ 01:23 PM | 13,660 Views
I bought my Fatshark Attitudes for my first fpv system because I wanted a portable grab and go setup. After flying on 5.8ghz for close to a year, I quickly learned the limitations. Yes the video quality is fantastic with next to no latency, but the penetration is lacking. I started off seeing how far I could go and ventured out over a mile. After I did my first mile, I quickly became bored of distance runs. I have found that low to the ground close proximity flying is what I love.
I picked up a 1.3ghz setup and had to tether to my goggles. This isn't why I bought them. Hauling around a tripod, a 5000mah 3s pack to power the receiver for hours and a 20 foot extension cable isnt what I had in mind when I spent the money. I tried flying with screens but it wasnt as immersive. It was still fun, but it just didnt compare to the goggles.
I got in contact with Fatshark inquiring about modifying the board in my goggles and was quickly told not to as they had a cheap solution. They sold me a replacement pcb board full on knowing I wanted to install a 1.3ghz receiver in their goggles. That is customer service. For $20, I received the blank receiver module you see in the pictures.
I bought a laserbgc 1.3ghz 1 channel receiver from a member on the forums. As far as I know, this is the only option for 1.3. I just had to solder it to the board and hook it back up to the goggles. It took all of 2 minutes to break down the goggles. I had to remove the eye cups, take out the 2...Continue Reading
Posted by 3d astronaut |
Aug 04, 2012 @ 02:13 PM | 27,264 Views
A few friends have asked me to write up a review on the Wltoys V929 quad copter. Here it is:
It is basically a 99% Blade MQX clone. By 99% I mean 99% of the parts are interchangeable. I purchased mine here from banggood (free shipping yay!) It is a Chinese based distributor. I paid $39.66 shipped to my door ready to fly. There are other retailers out there but banggood seems to have the best deal.
This IS NOT spektrum/dsm2 compatible. It will however work with the popular Turnigy 9x radio without having to do any modifications.
Its a $37 quad copter ready to fly with a transmitter, 500mah 1cell battery and a charger.
It has local hobby shop support (Blade mqx parts available locally).
Works with Turnigy 9x radio.
It can handle a relatively small payload such as the 808 keychain cameras/micro fpv gear.
It is capable of doing programmed "flips" in forward, backward or side to side.
It can "roll" in a big loop just like the mqx.
It is absurdly durable. I have crashed this thing into the ceiling fan, the hard ground at the field, the concrete, my parents sliding glass door when visiting (whoops lol) and I have not had to replace a single part yet.
Its quite stable and holds its position fairly well if you take the time to balance out the props/make sure the battery is centered.
It uses the same battery as the blade 120sr so again, local battery packs at the lhs.
Not quite as stable as the mqx but man is it close.
It comes with that...Continue Reading