Originally Posted by carguy1994ca
Somedy got himself new clamps ?
First I'd get a patch (or build one), then I'd go with a monitor or goggles, because the laptop can crash
and then the plane will crash
I like goggles but had a chance to look at a big 10" Haier monitor and boy, thats good. If money is tight, get a 10 " minimum monitor, they can be found cheap (the guy got it for 40 $ ).
Or a bi-quad with the vee is a pretty good combo, that's what Alex recommended for me for low flying flights that may drop below the treeline, and I think the bi-quad is a little more tolerant of where you put it, in that the patch should be close to the ground for optimum performance whereas its not as important for the bi-quad. However the bi-quad has a somewhat narrower beam, about 50 degrees.
I think you need all that stuff and more... it's the FPV way! If you can fit all you stuff in your car when you go flying, you don't have enough stuff
Isn't that the truth! Last year when I started this hobby it was grab the radio and super cub and off I went. Now it's make sure umpteen batteries are ready to go, tv's are charged, camera is charged, load the ground station, monitors etc, load the plane, load the wing then double check it all. There there's all the setup when you get there..
ps. the 10" Haier is a great screen, I picked up a 7" at first for $60 then later a 10" for about the same price, the 7" is perfectly useable though. You can see my setup a page or two back in this thread.