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Old Jan 22, 2008, 12:07 PM
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where to buy Fatshark goggles?

where can I buy these?
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Old Jan 22, 2008, 12:31 PM
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I think it's gowiththeshark.com

Do a google search for Fatshark Goggles. He will ship them from China for a reasonable shipping price. I just ordered from him and it was hassel free!

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Old Jan 22, 2008, 12:53 PM
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it says you have to order from a dealer. Is there a US dealer?
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Old Jan 22, 2008, 01:01 PM
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He haven`t announced the retailers yet


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Old Jan 22, 2008, 01:21 PM
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He was briefly selling them directly (I have one of that generation), but has
now partnered with one of the big names in FPV (can probably guess who with
a little detective work).

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Old Mar 04, 2008, 06:40 AM
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I've emailed them a couple of times and they keep saying "They're going into production soon" and I can buy them from a retailer. But they wont' say who the retailer is. I'm about to give up and buy something else.
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Old Mar 04, 2008, 09:52 AM
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The partner is Aeropix, it's not a secret.

I don't know how long it will take until he start to sell again the headset. It should not be very long. If you can't wait anymore, buy now, but Ftashark goggle are very great, and I would wait if I was you.
You can reserve one so when Ftashark will sell it, you will be advise immediatly. It cost nothing and you can buy other goggle and tell him you will not buy them finally.
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Old Mar 04, 2008, 11:30 AM
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Can anyone post pictures of the displays while operating? I was not happy with the R-vision goggles. They had major pin cushion effect, blurring around the edges, and color separation (blue halo around the image). All of these issues I believe are due to the optics used. I believe the FatShark use the same display element and use more powerful optics (for larger FOV). So I'm concerned that they may have the same problems.
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Old Mar 04, 2008, 01:12 PM
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We are very close to getting these goggles online, production is ramping up, shipment should be possible in ~1 week. It will be possible to order these from the aeropix site, certainly within the next 24 hours.

Tough to take pictures of the displays while operating, at least not in a way that gets even close to what the wearer experiences when using them.
There is some slight pin-cushioning, due to the magnification required to achieve the impressive FOV. Due to this FOV, the pin-cushioning is really at the periphery of vision, so it has certainly never bothered me (and I've been flying exclusively using these for close to 8 months now).

As I mentioned in another thread recently, I did fly one long-range FPV flight, using the Fat-Sharks on the way out, and my original oriscape GVD510s for the flight back (this was during a receiver test).
It was an amusing test, no pincushioning on the 510s, beautiful crisp image... but it was like flying while staring through a keyhole!.
Since that flight, the 510s have remained in their case..
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Old Mar 04, 2008, 02:01 PM
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I've tried to get photos of the display, but it's just not really possible
due to the wrap around shape of the goggles making it hard to position
the camera, and the fact that the objective lens of the camera has to be
where your eye's lens would be to see the same thing and usually that's
not possible.

The FOV is very wide an immersive, and the image is typically very crisp
from top to bottom and 90% side to side, sometimes with a little bit of blur
out at the very edges depending on your eye position. The latter hasn't
been an issue yet, although I haven't flown it with my DragonOSD yet to see
if it'll be a problem when there's text out there near the edges.

I'd say they're the best bang for the buck, except I don't know what
Aeropix is going to charge for them, or whether they'll be available
without all the other stuff, if you just want to use the goggles with
some other existing FPV system.

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I have to admit, I'm ready to buy, 2 weeks ago to be exact. I waited so long I started to rethink about buying Headplays, more expensive, nice video but it's downfall for me is the brick for video inputs. I know Fat Shark has adjustible IPD's but is there a focus on the goggles? I just recently got my eyes done by Lasik surgery, gained great distance vision but lost some close-up vision. Headplays can be individually focused. I hate to turn around and put on reading glasses just to go FPV. It's always something. So I'll buy, if their avalible soon,
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Old Mar 04, 2008, 05:12 PM
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You won't be able to focus the FatShark, though I don't think it would be a problem. You definitely won't be able to get a set of reading glasses on underneath them. The lenses are super-close to the eyeball.

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Old Mar 04, 2008, 07:38 PM
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I was able to take some decent pictures of my r-vision goggles using a Nikon 7900. I don't see why it should be any harder with the Fatshark. The headband is stretchy, so you should be able to move it out of the way, or even remove it altogether.

Here's a sample of my r-vision. Huge pin cushion effect, blurry around the edges, and big time color separation.
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Wow, I can't believe how bad that looks :|
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Old Mar 04, 2008, 09:00 PM
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I don't see why it should be any harder with the Fatshark. The headband is stretchy, so you should be able to move it out of the way, or even remove it altogether.
The stretchy headband is only on the sides. The lenses are surrounded by the
curved hard plastic of the main unit, which wraps around to the temples.
I've got two cameras which can focus to within a few mm of the
front lens, but I simply can't fit then into that space. I'd have to disassemble
the whole unit just to get a camera into the same position my eye fits
easily.

Suffice it to say that the image looks a lot better than the photo
you've posted.

ian
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