Originally Posted by Muddie
Is wi-fi an issue with 1.3GHz exclusively or does it affect 5.8GHz also? I've been building my FPV setup piecemeal and went with 5.8 for simplicity sake, but if I live in a very populated area and wi-fi is everywhere. If I need to go 1.3 I would rather do that sooner rather than later!
It is a slight issue. I get some interference like lines in my picture. But I never lose the picture. I have a 1500mw VTx too! I have read that the high power VTX units can be part of the problem with the Wi-Fi. I'm ordering a 300mw VTx as I've read that it's a lot better for use in urban areas. Still, it's not that big of a problem. If I get up about 50 feet or more, the interference isn't bad at all. It's only when I'm close to houses with Wi-Fi.
5.8GHz isn't as prone to any kind of interference but the range is limited. The penetration through objects like trees and houses isn't good either. I wouldn't use 5.8GHz for my main video feed. However, I WOULD like to get a low power 5.8GHz setup that I can use to take the video feed from my video Rx and transmit the video to my goggles wireless. That's not on the top of my list of upgrades as the wire is only a minor annoyance. I would also have another battery to charge.
But I still believe that 1.3GHz is the way to go for quad copters. 900MHz is prone to interference from cell phones. That stuff has a lot more range than a wireless router and I feel it would be rough in urban areas. For me, I fly my quad copter around my neighborhood most of the time. I live in Alaska, but most people still have Wi-Fi. 900MHz has more range than 1.3, but 1.3 is more than enough for a quad copter. I'd use 900MHz on a plane that I would fly in a rural area.
Originally Posted by Vantasstic
Looks good. How is your GoPro secured...I don't see any straps or rubber bands!!!
In the picture, I was just using a piece of 3M double sided tape. I just wanted it on there for the balance. But I'm going to use some foam underneath the camera and then just secure it with a couple of big rubber bands through the very convenient holes and hooks that are on the frame. When I had my GoPro on my VC-450, I had it attached to a tab with the 3M stuff. Quad coptering is about all I've been using my GoPro for lately. I also bought a layer lens for it