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Old Sep 05, 2009, 01:28 PM
RC = FUN
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Best FPV set up?

You guys, I'm brand new to FPV so I'm wondering if this camera will work well:

http://www.123securityproducts.com/kpcvsn500nhb.html

I am pretty sure it is the same as this sony SN555:L

http://hobbywireless.com/cart/index....93a92f64ed51e2

I am using my DX6i with AR7000. I know I won't be able to get 5km like some of you guys but if I enjoy it enough and want to go farther then I might buy a different radio system later on. I am not going to get goggles for now just because they don't fit my budget as of now. I will either be hooking it up to a little 15 inch television or my dad's labtop. I am going with this for the RX/TX for the camera:

Tell me what you think of this set up, but please don't reccomend me to get some $1,000 set up because I can't afford that as of now. And could someone post a link of the camera mount that fits perfectly into the easy star? because I am going to be using an easy star and recently saw a wooden mount that would work perfectly and was able to swivel with the use of two servos. Thanks a bunch, -Tyler

EDIT: Trappy found it for me, heres the pod for my easystar:

http://www.rangevideo.com/index.php?...roducts_id=106
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Old Sep 05, 2009, 01:43 PM
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Here's the ezPod for your EZ*:
http://www.rangevideo.com/index.php?...roducts_id=106
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Old Sep 05, 2009, 01:48 PM
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Thanks, what do you think about the cameras?
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Old Sep 05, 2009, 01:56 PM
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The KPC VSN 500 is the same as the SN777.

A very good camera but there have been reports of it being electrically "noisy"

It might interfere with OSD/GPS and/or your RC receiver.

The SN555 and the SN777 are kissin' cousins, look at the specs of each.

The SN777 and the KPC VSN 500 are both 25mm X 25mm size.

The SN555 is 30mm X 30mm size.

The SN555 does not seem to have the noise problem of the SN777 / KPC VSN 500.

I use the SN555 and I like it a lot!
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Old Sep 05, 2009, 02:10 PM
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Alright, that will definitly help when I make my decision. It really pays off to ask because I was just going to get that one because it was cheaper. Do they have a "kissin cousin" of the SN555 that'd also be cheaper? or should I just go with the SN555? -Tyler
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Old Sep 05, 2009, 02:13 PM
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Oh yeah, what is the difference between the "Sn555P" and the "SN555N"
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Old Sep 05, 2009, 02:23 PM
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Oh yeah, what is the difference between the "Sn555P" and the "SN555N"
PAL (European) or NTSC (USA) standard
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Old Sep 05, 2009, 03:05 PM
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Alright, that will definitly help when I make my decision. It really pays off to ask because I was just going to get that one because it was cheaper. Do they have a "kissin cousin" of the SN555 that'd also be cheaper? or should I just go with the SN555? -Tyler
Not that I know of... and I have been searching... I would like to find it at a better price...

Get the SN555 if it's within your budget.

That said... I do own the KPC VSN500 but have not flown it yet....

Hoping it won't give me interference problems....
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Old Sep 05, 2009, 04:02 PM
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Flyboy- these guys will have tons of info for you- they are the ones that helped me!

Goodluck on your FPV adventure.
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Old Sep 05, 2009, 04:17 PM
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Oh, I forgot....

The VSN700 is very similar to the SN555.
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Old Sep 05, 2009, 08:26 PM
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PAL (European) or NTSC (USA) standard

So is this jsut saying one is measured using metric and the other using American standard? (or whatever inches, foot, mile, etc. are called)

Kmart, they have lots of great info. I can already see that. Haha, I got a taste of FPV today when I put my phone on the bottom of my plane and saw the video... what'll be 1,000,000,000 times better will be having amazing quality AND a live video feed. I smile everytime I think of it and can't wait!!!!!

I am researching that VSN700 right now. -Tyler
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Old Sep 05, 2009, 08:40 PM
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No. PAL is the video standard for Europe. NTSC is the video standard for the USA. A PAL camera won't work with a NTSC screen.
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Old Sep 05, 2009, 08:43 PM
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No. PAL is the video standard for Europe. NTSC is the video standard for the USA. A PAL camera won't work with a NTSC screen.

Ok, I will make sure to get tge NTSC
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Old Sep 05, 2009, 08:47 PM
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Ok, I will be going with the Sony SN555 and just pay the little extra cash just because it seems like it's from a more known company and more people have that over the other one. As for my TX/RX for the live feed, is that a good system?
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Old Sep 05, 2009, 08:50 PM
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Ok, I will be going with the Sony SN555 and just pay the little extra cash just because it seems like it's from a more known company and more people have that over the other one. As for my TX/RX for the live feed, is that a good system?
Is what a good system?
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