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Nov 09, 2010, 12:06 AM
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New to FPV and need some equipment

Hey guys. I am sure there have been a lot of posts like this one but I really need some help. I have decided that I am going to get an FPV system for the holidays. I have been flying planes for over a year and am a pretty good pilot.

Here is what I think I want, obviously there might be something that people would suggest otherwise, and I would love to hear those suggestions.

Right now I don't have a plane that would work for FPV so I am looking at buying a dynam Sonic 185
I have looked into the common ones like the easystar but I like the way this one looks.

I have a 2.4 ghz radio to the plane so I think a 1.3 ghz video system will be good for me.
I have been looking at either the 1.3 ghz basic or advanced package at but am confused about the differences. Here are the criteria I would like the system I get to fill:
1. I would like pretty solid range, like a mile or more would be awesome. (A quick question, how do obstacles between you and the plane affect the video reception?)
2. I need some sort of OSD, nothing fancy but an arrow to point to where I am, airspeed, a battery monitor, and other basic features.
The battery indicator is something I am greatly confused about. Usually you have a different, smaller battery for the camera and video tx so what battery is the OSD monitor for, the plane battery or the video battery? I think it would be cool to have it on the plane battery but I don't know how that would work.

And since these packages do not come with goggles, I have read that the Fatshark RCV922 headset is really nice. I have also seen wired ones that are around $100 less than the wireless so I would like to get that instead of the wireless. I have not found a good place to buy this headset though so if I could get a link, that'd be nice.
EDIT: I have looked around some more and have found this base edition. Is it powered from the receiver or can I hook up a Lipo to it?

One thing I am confused about is whether or not the fatshark goggles will work with the readymaderc systems. I assume they will but I don't wanna get it wrong.

Another thing I would love to have is the video sent from the camera to be recorded. I'm not sure if there are enough outputs on the receiver in the sytems for that.

I cannot tell you how much I appreciate this forum and the help people supply. I have seen so many awesome videos of FPV flight that now I just drool when I see one. If someone would take me under their wing and go back and fourth by PMs, I would be extremely appreciative but I will also check this thread everyday. Thank you so much in advance for all the assistance, I can't wait to get up in the air.
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Nov 09, 2010, 03:04 AM
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The receiver only has one out put so in order to use the glasses and a recorder you will need a av splitter or the eagle eyes fpv station. I also use a 1.3 ghz system with a 2.4 radio. I am eventually going to upgrade to UHF. Talk to Tim at ready made. He is a big help.
Nov 09, 2010, 07:33 AM
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Check the FPV classifieds area. Lots of great gear that is already tested and working going for cheap.

1.3GHz or 910MHz will work well. I have been using 910 mostly only because I don't care for the 1.3GHz RX units.

Excellent choice on an airframe!

Check my blog in addition to searching here. I have written dozens of tutorials to help you get started and quickly advance in this hobby. Feel free to PM me with questions. I'd be glad to help you out.


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