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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Dec 28, 2021 @ 11:29 AM | 37,136 Views
HDZero and Shark Byte Firmware Update How To

In these two videos I give a complete step by step on how to update the firmware on HDZero Goggles Module, The Fat Shark Scout HD and the various VTXs.

HDZero Digital FPV - Full Firmware Update Tutorial (Shark Byte) (15 min 55 sec)



In this second video I walk though how to recover after a failed update or installing the wrong firmware on the Goggle Module or Scout HD.

HDZero Digital FPV - Firmware Update Failed Recovery Process (Shark Byte) (10 min 56 sec)
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Dec 21, 2021 @ 04:04 PM | 13,793 Views
SpeedyBee F7 Mini 35A 3-6S 8-bit Flight Controller Stack Review


Talking a look at this new small FC Stack from SpeedyBee with Bluetooth and 35A ESC.

SpeedyBee F7 Mini 35A ESC & Flight Controller Stack Review (21 min 45 sec)

Posted by Mad_angler1 | Dec 10, 2021 @ 01:09 PM | 10,509 Views
HDZERO Is The Future Of Divimath Digital FPV

I discuss the changes to that Fat Shark have announced that basically mean Shark Byte is dead and the system will be known as HD Zero moving forward,

SHARK BYTE OVER ? - HDZERO IS THE FUTURE (12 min 2 sec)

Posted by Mad_angler1 | Nov 30, 2021 @ 01:09 PM | 13,605 Views


DJI Ocusync The Story So Far

Discussing the DJI Ocusync system and how its changed since it first released on the Mavic Pro and now is unto to O3+ on the new DJI Mavic 3.

We also look at why the Mavic 3 may not be compatible with the DJI Smart controller and Ocusync 2.

DJI Ocusync & The Mavic 3 - The Story So Far (26 min 20 sec)

Posted by Mad_angler1 | Nov 18, 2021 @ 07:47 PM | 12,196 Views
Taking a look at the new BetaFPV Micro Module for ExpressLRS

BetaFPV Micro TX ExpressLRS Module - OLED Display & RGB Review (19 min 27 sec)

Posted by Mad_angler1 | Nov 06, 2021 @ 01:23 PM | 16,988 Views


Taking a look at the new DJI Action 2 Camera for FPV Use, Is it any good and will it overheat ?

DJI Action 2 Camera For FPV - Its Pretty Good But Not Perfect (21 min 31 sec)

Posted by Mad_angler1 | Oct 31, 2021 @ 06:27 AM | 17,011 Views
FlowState - The FPV Drone Documentary

This will be available to stream on the Golden Gate Film Festival in November.
The film premieres on Monday, November 8, 6:00 PM PST however you can also view the film any time between November 9-14.

You can get tickets to this for $15 via the https://www.goldengateinternationalfilmfestival.com/ website and is something many of us have been looking forward to seeing.


JB has more info on this in his video here

You can finally stream FlowState: the FPV Drone Documentary online worldwide (2 min 8 sec)

Posted by Mad_angler1 | Oct 19, 2021 @ 11:06 AM | 14,925 Views
DJI DIGITAL FPV - WHERE IS CANVAS MODE ???

DJI DIGITAL FPV - WHERE IS CANVAS MODE ??? (8 min 54 sec)

Posted by Mad_angler1 | Sep 14, 2021 @ 01:44 PM | 15,024 Views


In this video I give a complete overview, review and teardown of the Scout HD FPV Goggles for HD Zero from Fat Shark.

FAT SHARK SCOUT HD FPV GOGGLES REVIEW - HD FPV SYSTEM FOR $350 (30 min 16 sec)





Posted by Mad_angler1 | Sep 08, 2021 @ 03:34 PM | 19,190 Views
Posted by Mad_angler1 | Aug 24, 2021 @ 10:35 AM | 17,707 Views
TBS Mambo Tracer RC

In this video I give an overview and my though on the TBS Mambo.

Video has timestamps and teardown too.



TBS Mambo Review - Great Radio But Not Perfect (19 min 47 sec)




Posted by Mad_angler1 | Aug 10, 2021 @ 02:24 PM | 10,773 Views
CADDX POLAR STARLIGHT


Taking a look at the new CaddX Polar Starlight Camera for DJI Digital FPV and giving you my thoughts.

DJI CADDX POLAR STARLIGHT REVIEW - GOOD BUT FLAWED (22 min 37 sec)

Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jul 31, 2021 @ 05:34 AM | 22,047 Views
Hi All, this week after my video and posts on RCG and other placed CaddX and DJI have stated they will no longer be encrypting camers that are not licenced for use with the DJI FPV System on the CaddX Vista.


If anyone's want to know in's and outs of all this and how it happened I explained it here in my update video on the situation.

DJI Digital FPV & CaddX Update - No Camera Encryption & Canvas Mode To Come
DJI Digital FPV & CaddX Update - No Camera Encryption & Canvas Mode To Come (11 min 10 sec)


A few last comments on this all from me.

This is the 3rd time I have been at the eye of the storm on this and im pleased and proud we all have been able to get a result here. For me this was never about pinning it to DJI or upsetting CaddX, it was my open and honest thoughts on what I felt was just wrong. If it was not for you guys commenting and sharing the statement I put out and the video we would never have got the result.

While I may have been the mouth piece you were the guys that made it happen period.

As I have said already there were lots of messages back and forth with both companies after I put everything out and both sides were really friendly, I was glad I was also play a small part to help on the Canvas thing too and I will talk about that more some time if it actually come to fruition.

There is a hell of a lot more I could say on this and how it played out as there are some things im a little 'hmm' about on the whole thing however im going to leave it and I now intend to get back to trying to do what I love to do and leave some of the politics behind for a while, my intention on all of these 3 times now we have got a result was never to become a PITA but to help the community and that's what we have done.

I finally want to thank everyone for the kind words and comments and all that's left to say is outstanding work all.
Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jul 27, 2021 @ 07:13 PM | 19,938 Views
DJI FPV Update - New Encrypted Air Unit ? Blocking Competitors but No New Features !!!

New DJI FPV Update - New Encrypted Air Unit ? Blocking Competitors but No New Features !!! (13 min 21 sec)


Today we have seen the release of firmware version V01.00.06.06 for the DJI FPV Air Unit, FPV Remote and the Air Unit Lite also known as the CaddX Vista.

This update has only one change listed that is
Added support for new Air Unit (Lite) hardware

While it is not known for sure at this time what this new HW is its strongly believed based on comments from CaddX in the past and the new Polar Starlight camera that this is going to be new Air Unit models with onboard camera encryption to prevent use of unlicensed 3rd party cameras such as the Runcam MIPI.

While its understandable DJI and CaddX would want to protect their licence agreement its disappointing that users will potentially be affected by this moving forward with new air units and possible issues with both 3rd party cameras as well as other lower official models previously sold and released.

Whats more concerning for users of the DJI Digital FPV System is that new features and bug fixes seem to have come to stop yet a new hardware revision and firmware can be developed to block competition in sort order.

While there have been a number major issues fixed with the V2 Goggles over the last month or so there remains a number of features missing and bugs in the system that have not been addressed....Continue Reading
Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jul 25, 2021 @ 04:44 AM | 15,214 Views

Runcam MIPI Camera
Taking a look at the Runcam MIPI Camera for the DJI Digital FPV System.

RUNCAM MIPI - A DJI FPV COMPATIBLE CAMERA YOU CAN ACTUALLY BUY (13 min 8 sec)

Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jul 05, 2021 @ 04:52 PM | 11,922 Views


Shark Byte News

In this video I am talking about the new VTX for Shark Byte from Fat Shar as well as Canvas mode support for Ardupilot with Shark Byte .

Also new Shark Byte HD Box Goggles coming soon

Shark Byte News - TX5R.1 Race VTX & Ardupilot Canvas Mode (11 min 25 sec)





Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jun 19, 2021 @ 06:28 AM | 38,292 Views
Herelink 600mw Mod


In this video I show how to modify Herelink from Cubepilot to get 600mw 28db output in all modes.

Herelink 28db 600mw Mode - How To (8 min 6 sec)



How to Force Herelink Max Output

You Need to ADB into the device first

Adb in the air unit and the gcs unit

The config file is = persist.sys.d2d.tx.pwr.cfg

To Check = adb shell getprop persist.sys.d2d.tx.pwr.cfg

By default it contains
23,20,20,20

These are for the region config, the max supported by herelink is 28db ~ 600mw,
to set it you would go

adb shell setprop persist.sys.d2d.tx.pwr.cfg 28,28,28,28

This would need to be done on both gcs and air unit for both sides




Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jun 09, 2021 @ 05:01 PM | 25,168 Views
Taking a look at the DJI Digital FPV System when used with the FPV Goggles V1 and FPV Goggles V2 and air U=units Like the DJI and CaddX Vista on a spectrum analyzer.

Comparing 25mbs vs 50mbps mode and looking how the RC behaves with the OFDM Video signal.

DJI Digital FPV Ocusync - A Look On A Spectrum Analyzer (27 min 49 sec)


Posted by Mad_angler1 | Apr 11, 2021 @ 04:42 AM | 12,234 Views
DJI FPV Drone Smart Battery

This video is an overview of the DJI Smart Battery and how it works, its features and how to get the best live out of it when using with the DJI FPV Drone and Goggles V2.


DJI FPV Drone Smart Battery - How It Works, Tips & How To Get Best Life (15 min 24 sec)