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Sep 04, 2013, 06:24 PM
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5.8 ghz FPV EasyStar II setup

Here is my current Multiplex EasyStar II FPV setup. Max flight so far was 2.38 miles at 856 feet. The video was getting fuzzy at 2.38 miles, and I had several momentary control signal dropouts on the way home, but at 800 feet there was plenty of time to regain the signal.

Easystar II Parts
Turnigy2836 brushless Outrunner 1200kv $18.68
Dimension: 28mm x 37mm, 55mm(with shaft)
Weight: 74g (kv1200) (not including connectors)
Diameter of shaft:F4.0mm
Length of front shaft:F19mm
Lamination thickness: .2mm
Magnet type: 45SH
Max performance
Voltage: 3-4S Lipoly
Prop: APC9x6
Thrust: 1100g
Power: 340W

Turnigy Plush 25 amp ESC $20.95
Cont Current: 25A
Burst Current: 35A
BEC Mode: Linear
BEC : 5v / 2A
Lipo Cells: 2-4
NiMH : 5-12
Weight: 22g
Size: 24x45x11mm
Supported motor speed for all TURNIGY ESCs is;
(Maximum): 210000 RPM (2 poles), 70000 RPM (6 poles), 35000 RPM (12 poles)

Turnigy BESC Programming Card $6.95

EXI S1123 9gm Digital Servos
Dimensions: 22.6 x 11.4 x 22.2mm
Weight: 9g / 0.32oz
Operating Speed (4.8V no load): 0.12sec/60 degrees
Stall Torque (4.8V): 1.4 kg/cm
Operating Voltage:4.8 Volts

690TVL Ultra WDR Pixim SEAWOLF HD CCTV Mini Camera, PZ0481 $88.50
3.6 mm Lens OSD
56mm wide, 57mm high, 115g,
12V, <150ma,
1/3 DPS sensor, Min. Illumination 0.1 lux

Immersion 600mw 5.8 ghz Video Transmitter $69.99
600mW (+28dBm) typical output power
6-25V input voltage, 2S-6S LiPo compatible
Typical power consumption of just 3W at any input voltage
5V power output, ideal for powering cameras
Video, stereo-audio
Composite video input at 1Vpp/75 ohm
7 channels (5740, 5760, 5780, 5800, 5820, 5840, 5860), PLL synthesized
FM Audio/Video Modulation
50 ohm antenna impedance.
Weight: 18-grams.
Size : 50 x 23 x 15 mm.
Requires airflow for cooling, do not mount in an enclosed area
Must be used with an antenna at all times

5.8 GHz SpiroNET Omni RP-SMA Antenna Set (RHCP) $39.99
Set includes 3 lobe and 4 lobe skew planar antennas manufactured by Immersion RC.

HobbyKing G-OSD 3 with GPS $37.50
Weight: Main Board - 5.7g / GPS Module - 11.6g
Dimensions: Main Board - 40x26x6mm / GPS Module - 28x16x8mm
Working Voltage: Main Board - 7~25V / GPS Module - 5V
Programmed with CL-OSD

DORA translates (Spektrum) DSMX receiver output into RSSI signal for OSD/FPV $25.99

Lo-Cut Filter (470 microfarad 25V capacitor)
Ferrite rings in video cable and FPV cam & Vtx power cables
Shielded speaker wire for video connections

Fatshark Dominator Video Glasses $299.99

Fatshark Dominator 5.8ghz Receiver Module $33.99

5.8 GHz 3 Turn Helical (Can Be Goggles Mounted) (7 dBic) (IBC) $29.99
Frequency range: 5600-5980Mhz

5.8 GHz 5 Turn Helical (Can Be Goggles Mounted) (9.5 dBic) (IBC) $33.99
Beam width: 105 degrees
-3db point: 65 degrees
Frequency range: 5600-5980Mhz
Axial ratio: .82

808#16 Keychain Camera, Lens B $47.99
Removed battery and connected to spare receiver channel for endless power

Spektrum AR6210 6-Channel DSMX Receiver with remote $69.99
Type: Full Range Aircraft Receiver
# of Channels: 6
Modulation: DSM2/DSMX
Band: 2.4GHz
Length: 1.19 in (30.1mm)
Width: 1.03 in (21.6mm)
Height: 0.48 in (12.3mm)
Weight: 0.35 oz (10g)
Voltage Range: 3.59.6V
Antenna Length: Main Rx: 30mm (2); Remote Rx: 30mm (2)

Spektrum Dx6i modified to accept 7dbi patch antenna
Tx mod:
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Sep 05, 2013, 01:45 AM
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your drop outs may have been caused by the fact that the sat rx was so close to the vtx. if you move the sat rx out to one wing tip then you should get much better control range.

ground station: if you kepp you control transmitter away from the vrx then you should also get better video range.
Sep 05, 2013, 07:48 PM
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Thanks planemad man! Good idea, I hadn't thought of it. I have been reluctant to place electronics on the wings because I take it apart and transport in the original box. I might try moving the satellite to the fwd part of the fuse though. I think I also have a video problem because the motor pod shadows the vtx on the return trip. Turning 20 degrees and tacking like a sailboat helps, but it might be nice to mount the vtx on the tail fin to get the antenna higher.

Meanwhile I'm building a second ESII, just ordered EZ-UHF and 1.3 ghz video equipment.
Sep 06, 2013, 01:11 AM
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also with the reciver antena and satalites you want all the antenna pointing in diffrent direction as much as you can.
Sep 06, 2013, 05:08 PM
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The rx and satellite antennas are 90 degrees to each other at present. The satellite antennas are wrapped around the fuse so that there is a vertical component too. Maybe better if not wrapped?
Sep 07, 2013, 02:17 AM
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i think if the anntennna are curved in use it ruinins the polarization but that is just me thinking out loud
Sep 20, 2013, 10:56 PM
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Curved antenna? Question is moot because I flew into the radio shadow of a hill and did a nose plant from 300 feet. I'm gearing up to build a new ESII with 1.3ghz video and 433mgz control. I needed a good excuse to upgrade anyway. I do miss the crunched one though.
Sep 21, 2013, 01:01 AM
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oh it looks like the antenna for the sat rx has been curved
Oct 01, 2013, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by mutski
Curved antenna? Question is moot because I flew into the radio shadow of a hill and did a nose plant from 300 feet. I'm gearing up to build a new ESII with 1.3ghz video and 433mgz control. I needed a good excuse to upgrade anyway. I do miss the crunched one though.
Hi Mutski,I have just stumbled across this thread in an attempt to find out some info on the HK g-osd 3 that I can't get to work.
Please can you show me the way to wire it up to the Immersion 600mw vtx and a sony 450 line camera.
The instructions are confusing to a newbies first venture into OSD use.
Please excuse me if I'm in the wrong place to ask, it's just I see you use the same equipment!
P.s I've just done the same as you, flew my Easyfly st330 into a dead zone 2km along a beach but the failsafe must have worked since it landed fairly softly into the rocks!

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