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Jul 24, 2012, 05:35 PM
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NEWBIE getting into FPV, what do I need?


Hi everyone! I have been watching videos on fpv and am now very interested in getting my own set. My question is what do i need? If someone can list out everything i need that would be greatfull!!!! I am looking for something not cheap but not covered in Gold either. Thanks in adavce to you guys! Looking forward to getting the feedback!
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Jul 24, 2012, 06:04 PM
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I don't have a direct list of components to order for you (although if you buy, I suggest buying from Readymaderc.com. He only carries high quality stuff).

Look at this thread also. EXTREMELY helpful. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1355327
Jul 24, 2012, 07:21 PM
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NEWBIE getting into FPV, what do I need?
You 'need' to read these threads

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1355327

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1567954

then make some decisions based on the info gathered, then come back with some more specific questions.

It would also help if you give us some info on what platforms you have experience with and where you fly.

Sorry if that seems rude but your question is far too broad as everyones needs / expectations / desires / circumstances are different and what suits one person perfectly may not suit another at all.

Good luck.
Jul 24, 2012, 07:42 PM
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my flying experience is 3D I can fly any 3D manuver. I can basically fly anything! =) But thanks for the info guys!
Jul 24, 2012, 08:13 PM
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If you can fly 3D, you'll be a jump ahead of others just getting into FPV. I strongly suggest you go with a simple setup at first. NO OSD, RTH, antenna tracker, pan tilt, LRS (Long Range System). You don't need any of that to have a blast FPV'ing around. I didn't buy my first OSD until I had FPV'ed (that just sounds weird,heh) for almost 4 years.

I like a 500mW 1.2 system from Readymaderc.com, Blue Beam circular polarized antenna set for the 1.2 system, the SC2000 PZ0420 camera and a small, cheap LCD screen off of Ebay or better yet, the new 7inch high brightness screen for sale from FoxtechFPV.com. That is all you need. And you will have a BLAST with that setup!
Jul 24, 2012, 08:14 PM
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Cool, i'm sure you'll be able to handle FPV just fine then.

As i said, read up (get used to reading as you'll be doing alot of it to start with) and come back when you have a grasp on which way you want to go.

The one biggest piece of advice i would give is "keep it simple" to start with. A basic stable flying plane, camera, video transmitter, video reciever and display is all you need to have heaps of fun.
Jul 24, 2012, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by philthyy View Post
If you can fly 3D, you'll be a jump ahead of others just getting into FPV. I strongly suggest you go with a simple setup at first. NO OSD, RTH, antenna tracker, pan tilt, LRS (Long Range System). You don't need any of that to have a blast FPV'ing around. I didn't buy my first OSD until I had FPV'ed (that just sounds weird,heh) for almost 4 years.
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Jul 24, 2012, 08:32 PM
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Awesome!!! Im just looking for something to fly from the house and fly over a local golf course and just cruze around! What type of plane should i look into getting?
Jul 24, 2012, 08:41 PM
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Personally i think powered gliders (Sky surfer, Bixler, AXN etc) are the most versatile platforms for FPV and they are nice and stable but can be powered up to fly fast also.
Jul 25, 2012, 04:08 PM
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Can i use my dx8 on it?
Jul 26, 2012, 02:39 PM
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I recommend not using 2.4GHz for control. Problems with Spektrum and FPV are very well documented here.

-Alex
Apr 20, 2015, 05:08 PM
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please help me


i wanna get into a little fvp. I just order an CX 20 and a SJ4000 wifi camera. I was planning on using my cell phone as temporary viewing screen. Do i need anything else to get started? Will the wifi on the camera work or do i need something else to go along with it? Also what do i need to make my signal stronger from my CX 20 controller? Please help. Im on a budget but really trying to get into this. Any info is much appreciated!!!
Apr 21, 2015, 10:16 AM
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The wifi range is extremely poor, don't expect to get much more than 15 to 20 meters.

For a budget setup, look at the Hobbyking Quanum FPV goggle set, around $100 and you get camera, vtx, vrx, antennas and goggles/screen.

Chris


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