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#1 easystarfpv4 Apr 26, 2012 05:44 AM

What is the best Radio to use for FPV?
 
What would be the best radio model to use for FPV? Also, what frequency does that use? I am not looking to go long range, I was thinking of no more than one mile (5280 feet). What radio model would be best for that?

#2 brodjack Apr 26, 2012 05:49 AM

i get 1.3 miles with the Frysky 2.4 hack conversionon an old Futaba 6EXA 35 meg.zero probs..
So if you have an old TX,thats the cheapest and best route.

#3 rcimports Apr 26, 2012 06:45 AM

Yeah FRSky DIY with any old radio or the Turnigy 9X if you can get one.

#4 wallaguest1 Apr 26, 2012 07:13 AM

get a 9x at ebay or wowrcmodel
http://www.wowrcmodel.com/rc-accesso...et-mode-2.html

#5 MikeTheCrash Apr 26, 2012 05:11 PM

9x, smartieparts board, er9x firmware, dragon link.
:cool:

#6 Adidas4275 Apr 26, 2012 05:16 PM

yeah, the futabas or 9x with the custom firmware are nice because they allow for PPM out to a long range system like draong link and allow for PPM input from a head tracker.

radios like the DX8 or 7s you have have one or the other.... not both (easily)

so I use a DL with my Dx8 with no issues, but if i wanted to us a headtracker as well it would not be doable.

I have a turnigy 9x with er9x on it on the way and will be testing it with my dragon link soon....

the more channels the better :D

#7 sfakias Apr 27, 2012 07:04 AM

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Originally Posted by wallaguest1 (Post 21440336)

This is a little overpriced....

#8 hwat rc Apr 27, 2012 07:30 AM

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Originally Posted by sfakias (Post 21449857)
This is a little overpriced....

yeh why not just get it at hk for about 60$ shipped.

#9 camship Apr 27, 2012 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by sfakias (Post 21449857)
This is a little overpriced....

That is a LOT over priced. You can get the really good version from RHobbies for around $85. They still retain the VHF antenna for use with 35/50/70/72MHz. RF modules too. Toss in the Smartieparts board and ER9x Firmware and you have a really nice flexible TX for about $150 total.

Eurgle 2.4Ghz 9 Channel Digital Programmable LCD Radio Gear (3rd Generation)

Good Luck,

Rob

#10 D-OCHO Apr 27, 2012 08:09 AM

Best radio by far Futaba 9C (35 or 72 Mhz.) upgradeble to 2,4 and UHF.
Get a good nice clean one and have fun.

Why do you think the still price close to 200 USD for an old model radio???
Because every FPV pilot wants one.

#11 camship Apr 27, 2012 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by D-OCHO (Post 21450251)
Best radio by far Futaba 9C (35 or 72 Mhz.) upgradeble to 2,4 and UHF.
Get a good nice clean one and have fun.

Why do you think the still price close to 200 USD for an old model radio???
Because every FPV pilot wants one.

So they can get angry when they find out it's only 8 channels in any mode besides PCM?

Sorry, couldn't help it. I got Futaba's all over the place and don't use them for FPV, too limited. I DO use the Futaba 72MHz modules, (older ones) with my other TX's though.

Have a good one,

Rob

#12 metalfred Apr 27, 2012 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by mikethecrash (Post 21445161)
9x, smartieparts board, er9x firmware, dragon link.
:cool:

+1000

#13 cr8tive_leo Apr 27, 2012 09:06 AM

9x radio, open 9x or er9x, skip the smartieparts board, go with a$6 avr usb programmer , wait for er sky board, and you're good to go. Then dragon link and a ham license


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