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Old Feb 19, 2012, 01:47 PM
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Hi again!

Your best option is to buy the ARF version that comes with a brushless motor pre-installed, servos and all of the necessary hardware like Y-leads etc.

Here you go: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...544&aff=464726

Then all you need is a 20-30A ESC (I use a 30A for peace of mind), and upgrade the propeller to a TGS 6x4E for some serious power

Very cheap and efficient 30A ESC (what I use): http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...205&aff=464726

Prop: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...936&aff=464726

2200mAh 3s will be fine

I have a full setup/overview video of all the mods I used on my FPV Bixler:
HobbyKing Bixler Setup (16 min 30 sec)


In terms of FPV I think that it is the best beginner plane that you can buy if you are just getting into FPV- cheap, stable and very very durable (learnt from crash experience

Here's my FPV setup for the Bixler:
Super Simple FPV Setup (13 min 20 sec)


Anything else just ask

Cheers!
-Al
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 03:00 PM
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Good plane for FPV then? V1 it is. Maybe this motor?

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=7993

with a 2200mah 3s lipo?
With that motor It looks like you would have to turn the shaft around.
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 03:13 PM
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I like the cheap fpv setup!! But isn't your camera velcroed to the top of the plane going to be too wobbly??? It doesn't look real stable.
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 03:24 PM
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Ahh! Bad hand launch resulted in ripping my LG out! Took a nice 6x1.5 inch chunk of foam out to the one side of my fuse spar, and some damage on the other side of it.

I already cut a new piece of foam to put in there, glued it in, and used 8 Popsicle sticks (4 in, 4 outside) as bracing and support for the LG. Luckily it was a pretty clean break out (I guess left hand wheel hit the ground first, as that side ripped out, then on the other side the bolts that hold LG on just ripped out!).

I was just getting ready to FPV
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 07:04 PM
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All ordered

order the ARF, ESC you suggested and then 2 x 2700mah Zippy Compact 25C batteries. They only 199g so not much of a sacrifice for weight compard to the 2200mah (about 20g difference) The compact range seem way more weight efficient
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 07:45 PM
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All ordered

order the ARF, ESC you suggested and then 2 x 2700mah Zippy Compact 25C batteries. They only 199g so not much of a sacrifice for weight compard to the 2200mah (about 20g difference) The compact range seem way more weight efficient
Yeah that is why I got one, I have been FPVing with 2200 for motor and 1300 for fpv, so for me I will actually be saving about 40 grams (Using a zippy compact 500mah 3s for FPV)
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 10:11 PM
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Does anyone know how to hook the video tx to a laptop??
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 11:28 PM
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Does anyone know how to hook the video tx to a laptop??
The video TX? If you wanted to broadcast your laptop display you could but you would have to change the display resolution of the computer to match the vTX resolution or it wouldn't look right.
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 11:33 PM
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What are you using for a cable from the tx to the laptop?? RCA to USB cable??
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 11:44 PM
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What are you using for a cable from the tx to the laptop?? RCA to USB cable??
Are you talking about viewing FPV on laptop (Receiver not TX?)? It's called EasyCap
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 11:45 PM
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What are you using for a cable from the tx to the laptop?? RCA to USB cable??
Easycap is what ur after?
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 12:02 AM
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Thanks. That's what I was thinking about but wasn't sure what the name of it was. I want to use my laptop as the viewing device when I fly fpv.
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 12:55 AM
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Just got my video goggles - these are great!!

http://www.ilovefpv.com/2012/02/fat-...esbox-opening/
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 03:54 AM
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Thanks. That's what I was thinking about but wasn't sure what the name of it was. I want to use my laptop as the viewing device when I fly fpv.
From what I have read, there can be a delay in the transmission when hooking up the RX via Easycap to the laptop. So this could cause problems.
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 11:13 AM
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Now my Gopro won't work on live video!!! One thing after another!!!
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