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Old Jan 01, 2012, 12:46 PM
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So you went for Predator :-(
Hope you like it.
Happy New Year
Nothing to be sad about...and my justification...

I purchased two MyVu video glasses. One was a standard FOV (sorry, I don't know what angle) and one had a wider FOV. They both worked great, but I noticed I didn't like the wider view as much. Yes the picture was bigger, but I felt like I had to 'look around' to see everything on the screen. The narrower FOV was a smaller picture, but I could take in everything on the screen much easier. Using that comparison I figured the narrower FOV Predators might work better for me than the wider FOV Dominators.

The MyVu's are wired and I had a rat's nest of wires to unjumble in the GS all the time...arghhhh...so wireless was interesting. The Predators come with the 5.8G VRx already. By the Predator review, a 2.4G module can also be installed with a little modification. With the Predator package (goggles, VTx, Head Tracker, and HT cable for 9X (which is what I'm using for my FPV) all at the same price as the Domintors, well...it just seemed like a better value with the features (wireless) and potential use of the HT with my Tx.

I really wished there was a way/store front I could go to to 'fit test' both versions to see which I really prefer. I don't have that ability though so am going with what I hope will fit me desires the best. Either way, both systems are Fat Sharks and both have great reviews, and both are supposed to have a really good display. I'm hoping the best...should have my stuff next week.
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Old Jan 01, 2012, 01:03 PM
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Just curious so let me know how are they.
If I would not fly I would send you my FS Dominatrix (LOL) to try
I really like them now, once I get my Zeph going and learn how to launch it while sitting I may go back to HP.
Hope the Predator's view is not to small specialy when you fly with DOSD the letters shring accordingly.
And you are absolutely right for the same price you get much more with probably minimal sacrifice in display.
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Old Jan 01, 2012, 01:55 PM
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I received mine this week, the narrow FOV isnt too bad, they are really comfortable, very well made, you need a fair pull to get the module covers off, but im very happy with them so far
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Old Jan 01, 2012, 02:28 PM
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Thats a good news :-)
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Old Jan 02, 2012, 12:24 PM
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Where to buy

Im in California driving down to LA then Vegas, does anyone know where I can buy a set of FS Dominators off the shelf? Cool flying fields? I brought my SS with me?

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Old Jan 02, 2012, 01:40 PM
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I dont think any one sells these "off the shelf" in a store; best bet is likely going to be to overnight/express ship from Ready Made RC
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Old Jan 03, 2012, 04:12 AM
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Thanks.
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Old Jan 03, 2012, 10:18 AM
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Fat Shark

Whats the difference between the FatShark 5.8GHz Aviator goggles and the
5.8 Dominators ?

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Old Jan 03, 2012, 10:46 AM
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I could be wrong Jeff, but I just have not seen them at my LHSs.
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Old Jan 03, 2012, 12:24 PM
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I *think* that FatShark has basically 3 goggles:
  • Aviators aka RCV922s (there may be a couple of models of this, but you can only buy one now). (I know the least about these).
  • Dominators
  • Predators

Aviators and Predators are similar about prices. Dominators are more pricey.
Dominators w/o HT and Rx are $299 from HK.
Predator w HT and Tx are $269 from HK. $299 gets a Tx and a camera too.
(HT and Rx are about $100 total to purchase separately for the Dominator)

All have 640x480 LCDs

Aviators have a wider field of view (FOV) at ~46 degrees
Dominators have 30 degree FOV
Predators have 25 degree FOV.

I've been mostly looking at the Dominators and Predators and seeing how holiday monies and paypal falls out. I'd prefer to order from RMRC, but they don't seem to have a Predator available, and their only combo kit is the well equipped Aviator combo.


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Whats the difference between the FatShark 5.8GHz Aviator goggles and the
5.8 Dominators ?

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Old Jan 03, 2012, 01:17 PM
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I'm waiting for you to get a set so I can check them out before ordering anything! Get buying!

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What's up outlaw? well i ordered a hk predator fpv composite plane, now i just need to step up and get the dominators! See you on sunday, hopefully.
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Old Jan 03, 2012, 02:25 PM
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Thanks for the info ,
so its kinda what do we really need as far as FOV or rather what do we require. Being new looking at these goggles , seems that HK's Predator package is the best bang for the buck but with less FOV. Be nice to be able to have a happy medium FOV say 35 FOV ( an average)?
Any body have all three and compared the FOV needed?
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I *think* that FatShark has basically 3 goggles:
  • Aviators aka RCV922s (there may be a couple of models of this, but you can only buy one now). (I know the least about these).
  • Dominators
  • Predators

Aviators and Predators are similar about prices. Dominators are more pricey.
Dominators w/o HT and Rx are $299 from HK.
Predator w HT and Tx are $269 from HK. $299 gets a Tx and a camera too.
(HT and Rx are about $100 total to purchase separately for the Dominator)

All have 640x480 LCDs

Aviators have a wider field of view (FOV) at ~46 degrees
Dominators have 30 degree FOV
Predators have 25 degree FOV.

I've been mostly looking at the Dominators and Predators and seeing how holiday monies and paypal falls out. I'd prefer to order from RMRC, but they don't seem to have a Predator available, and their only combo kit is the well equipped Aviator combo.
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Old Jan 03, 2012, 02:32 PM
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when you think "FOV" you naturally think "more to see off to the sides". This is not so with goggles. The camera dictates the field of view and how far to the sides you can see. The goggles FOV merely dictates the physical size of the image. I should have added that to the review, I apoligize. The wider FOV of the Aviators equals less black space in your peripheral vision, but at the expense of stretched and blurred edges. To me its a no brainer; the Dominators offer a much better picture.
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Old Jan 03, 2012, 02:37 PM
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Hummmmm, good point...
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when you think "FOV" you naturally think "more to see off to the sides". This is not so with goggles. The camera dictates the field of view and how far to the sides you can see. The goggles FOV merely dictates the physical size of the image. I should have added that to the review, I apoligize. The wider FOV of the Aviators equals less black space in your peripheral vision, but at the expense of stretched and blurred edges. To me its a no brainer; the Dominators offer a much better picture.
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Old Jan 03, 2012, 02:47 PM
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I found this rather interesting:
"Our standard horizontal reading vision is about 165 degrees, and vertically,
up to 130 degree Field of Vision. That sounds good, but there is a hitch.

When we read a page, watch tv, play cards or video games, and run our
computer, we access our acute, sharpest vision called our Foveal (Central)
vision. It has a maximum Field of Vision of only 15 degrees.

What happen to the rest of the 165 degrees? About 150 degrees of our Field
of Vision is Peripheral (outside of the center) and kind of blurry. Our eyes
focus for sharpness when using the computer, and restrict Central Vision to
that lousy 15%. It's the human condition."
(Author of Speed reading for Professionals, published by Barron's,
Business partner of Evelyn Wood)
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