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Old Apr 06, 2012, 03:49 PM
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Do you have a link to where you bought that lcd monitor ?

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I bought it used for 500 NOK (about 85$). It is named UNITED, so if you google you will find it.
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 08:48 PM
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Below are photos and specs of my older 1280 GS and my newly built 5.8 mini GS.

1280 GS specs:
Custom albumin case with:
~ Two +8db 1.2Ghz patch antennas
~ Two telescoping camera booms holding the patch antennas
~ Two 1.2Ghz Video RXs
~ Two 4000mah 3s lipo batteries in parallel
~ Two 12v Buck Inverters to power the VRXs and Diversity
~ Eagle Eyes Ground Station for video Diversity
~ Digital Voltmeter display panel for battery status
~ Three video, audio and 12v output for goggles, laptop, etc
~ Haier 10.2" LCD TV (runs off 12v)





5.8 GS Specs:
~ Pelican case "clone" #5 from Fry's Electronics
~ CarbonBird.com FPV DVR with screen
~ 5.8Ghz video RX with CarbonBird.com clover leaf antenna
~ Fat Shark 922 goggles
~ 5000mah 3s lipo
~ lipo cell monitor w/ alarm
~ Hobbkyking 5v UBEC (to power the DVR)
~ Camera tripod to hold the station up off the ground
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 03:44 AM
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I just added the RVGS to my ground station . so nice to have tracking again. the RVGS is being powered off my ground stations two sealed lead acid 12AH batteries throu a plug I made with an old 3s balance plug that fits into the RVGS .
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 04:08 AM
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Hi KellyFPVER have you tested the rvgs for tracking and diversity and if so how did you find it?
Liam
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 08:28 AM
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I just added the RVGS to my ground station . so nice to have tracking again. the RVGS is being powered off my ground stations two sealed lead acid 12AH batteries throu a plug I made with an old 3s balance plug that fits into the RVGS .
does the tracker works with only RVOSD?
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 02:45 PM
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Hi KellyFPVER have you tested the rvgs for tracking and diversity and if so how did you find it?
Liam
its the best damb system I have ever tried ! both tracking and diversity work better then most out there . the Happy killmore GS part of it we are still waiting on a up date for . and yes it only works with the RVOSD because thats what overlays the hidden line of video that it uses to send all the data.
diversity is so clean and tracking is right on target and can be very fast! pluse its as easy as 123 to set up and just fly.
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 12:40 PM
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Here is my humble effort completed today.

Only thing you can't see is a connector towards the base on the side of the case that I plug the Fatsharks into.

Final upgrade will be to transmit the 2.4 vid signal on to the goggs via 5.8Ghz. Sure will look odd having a case set down somewhere with a tracking antenna spinning on top!
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 08:06 PM
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My ground station V2

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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Old Apr 09, 2012, 10:43 PM
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looks nice!
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 11:50 PM
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Does look good, i like the twin frequency setup too.
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Old Apr 10, 2012, 12:22 AM
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I plan on doing led switches on my setup, I am curious... are you just using raw power being fed through it for the lighting? I've noticed some switches have separate leg for LED and some don't, also anyone have a good link for cheap led switches? Everywhere local is around $3 to $12 each.
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Old Apr 10, 2012, 04:13 AM
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Here is my humble effort completed today.

Only thing you can't see is a connector towards the base on the side of the case that I plug the Fatsharks into.

Final upgrade will be to transmit the 2.4 vid signal on to the goggs via 5.8Ghz. Sure will look odd having a case set down somewhere with a tracking antenna spinning on top!
Great platform tesco!! How about the pan-tilt system on the side of the case. Can you post more detailed images?

Thanks!!!


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Old Apr 10, 2012, 07:06 AM
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Great platform tesco!! How about the pan-tilt system on the side of the case. Can you post more detailed images?

Thanks!!!


Regards...
No problem, its just 2 x 360 winch servos, one is hotglued to the side of the case. The other is hotglued onto the servo arm so it can be pushed on when setting up.

Plenty of power in them to move the antenna.
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Old Apr 10, 2012, 08:46 AM
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No problem, its just 2 x 360 winch servos, one is hotglued to the side of the case. The other is hotglued onto the servo arm so it can be pushed on when setting up.

Plenty of power in them to move the antenna.
Thanks tesco!!! Really great and economical idea. Probably I'll copy it, if you're agree


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Old Apr 10, 2012, 09:31 AM
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Thanks tesco!!! Really great and economical idea. Probably I'll copy it, if you're agree


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So long as you know I own the worldwide patent
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