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Old Jun 10, 2015, 09:22 PM
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Fat Shark 5.8GHZ 5G8RX 32ch Race Band Receiver Module for Dominators

Has anyone taken a look at this?

http://www.getfpv.com/fat-shark-5-8g...ominators.html

Just wondering why it's cheaper than the Dominator Alpha and Beta VRX's when this one does the normal channels, plus the racebands plus 2 boscam bands?
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Old Jun 10, 2015, 11:40 PM
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If you refer to this fpvlab thread;

http://fpvlab.com/forums/showthread....380#post703380

You will see that FS has set a MAP pricing structure on these units. Big win for us, maybe not so for smaller, low volume shops though.

Imho at this price you would be nuts not to buy one of these instead of the regular fs 5.8g module if you are just now buying FS Dom V2 (or FS HD) goggles (which btw have also come down in price ~$50).

For now, since I already have the standard fs/immersion nextwave 5.8g module on my FS Dom V2's, I don't see the need for this. Maybe later, if I get into 250 quad racing and/or want to start using some Boscam vtx's.
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Old Jun 18, 2015, 04:14 PM
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just ordered one, even though I just received my Alpha just yesterday. Hope the alpha will still come in useful.

Fatshark Dominator V2 Raceband 5.8GHz WWU (6 min 16 sec)
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Old Jun 18, 2015, 05:17 PM
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just ordered one, even though I just received my Alpha just yesterday. Hope the alpha will still come in useful.
Pretty expensive paperweight imho. Maybe ok to have the alpha's as a backup?
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Are these essentially the same as the TBS module with the different bands?
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Old Jun 23, 2015, 03:04 PM
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Old Jul 07, 2015, 02:45 AM
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Hi Guys,
have you checked if it is working on the dominator V1???? I want to order it but I have red on hk page from a customer that was having trouble using it with V1....


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Old Jul 07, 2015, 07:53 AM
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I have used this RX with all Dominator versions, 1 2 and HD. Works fine no issue at all
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Old Jul 08, 2015, 06:44 AM
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I have used this RX with all Dominator versions, 1 2 and HD. Works fine no issue at all

Are you sure that it is the same RX module?? and you tried it with the fatshark dominator v1?
sorry but I just want to be sure before placing the order...
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Yes I'm sure....
I just said I've used the race band RX with all versions of Dominators. ALL includes V1
Regardless of the version, Dominators all use the same type receiver modules. Besides its only $30, if you don't like it sell it to someone in the classifieds
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I've used this module with the normal fatshark bands in Dominator V2's. Works great.
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Works great. I'd like to change bands easier though because me and my friends all fly different bands. SO I made this little mod.

Top of the pins is ground so you only need 1 wire to touch both top pins in the new switch. Or .. since it's ground just grab it from the antenna base or even the heat sink will work. But I used the 1 top pin. Then leave the pins off and use the outer one. Test for continuity as you go.
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Works great. I'd like to change bands easier though because me and my friends all fly different bands. SO I made this little mod.

Top of the pins is ground so you only need 1 wire to touch both top pins in the new switch. Or .. since it's ground just grab it from the antenna base or even the heat sink will work. But I used the 1 top pin. Then leave the pins off and use the outer one. Test for continuity as you go.
Good thinking!

Also looks like you could just dremel a little window in the hatch cover. over these pin switches so you can access them with a small screwdriver/plastic rod/toothpick. Should be pretty easy to get to if you are using a standard spironet antenna and it will avoid constantly removing the hatch (which eventually will loosen it) and removing the antenna.
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I saw on a site that the regular alpha band dominator modules are only $20 now.
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Good thinking!

Also looks like you could just dremel a little window in the hatch cover. over these pin switches so you can access them with a small screwdriver/plastic rod/toothpick. Should be pretty easy to get to if you are using a standard spironet antenna and it will avoid constantly removing the hatch (which eventually will loosen it) and removing the antenna.
I thought about a hole but I think it would be a pain. The little switches can be pretty stiff and I'd hate to have to force something in there and risk scratching anything, though wood should be safe. With the outer switch you only need to solder 3 places on both ends (squeeze the 2 top pins together on the new switch and solder 1 wire to it since it's ground anyway).
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