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May 05, 2016, 05:59 PM
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What's the best setup for race/ freestyle fpv drone


Title pretty much sums it up what's the best setup money not concern.
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May 05, 2016, 07:41 PM
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HS1177 camera – that’s the gold standard for FPV racing. They come in different shapes and colors so select the one that fits. http://www.surveilzone.com/search/in...177&category=0

Dominator V3 goggles with race band goggles. http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=4424

VAS Bluebeam Ultra antennas http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=1255


VTX: There are a large number on the race band that are excellent. If you are just racing you don’t need more that 200mw. Some clubs have a 25mw limit so all can fly without a license so check before you buy.
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=5190

http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=5191

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May 05, 2016, 08:03 PM
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I've never raced with them, but for "freestyle" a head mounted display like the Headplays is unquestionably the way to go. Hobbyking and others are coming out with their own 1280x720 headsets soon, and Headplay should be releasing a V2 sometime as well.
Even Fatshark's best (>$500) can't compete with their resolution and image size.

Watch from 19:00 on in this excellent vid for an idea of just how much more immersive a HMD is than goggles:

HeadPlay Goggles Unbox & Review (30 min 34 sec)
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May 06, 2016, 06:17 AM
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I've never raced with them, but for "freestyle" a head mounted display like the Headplays is unquestionably the way to go.

I respectfully disagree. I found the large mass hanging way out in front of my face very uncomfortable.


Also those images are very VERY misleading. Thatís not the way it looks when you are actually using the goggles.


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May 06, 2016, 07:46 AM
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I respectfully disagree. I found the large mass hanging way out in front of my face very uncomfortable.
That's cool. The longest I've worn the Headplays is ~8 minutes at a time, for 6 flights total. They do have a larger moment (i.e. torque) than goggles, but I'm a pretty big guy and it hasn't been a distraction for me. YMMV.

Ease of transportation is the one downside to headsets. I put mine in a small duffel bag with my quads when I walk to the park or drive somewhere. If I was hiking 5 miles to my flying site with limited cargo/backpack space it would bother me more

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Also those images are very VERY misleading. That’s not the way it looks when you are actually using the goggles.
What do you mean, "That's not the way it looks"?
That's exactly the way it looks, at far as field of view. Everyone's eyes focus and process light differently, but the FOV is the FOV.

I've tried 2 different fatshark goggles belonging to friends, plus my Headplays. The difference in image size is just how it looks in the photo above.

One could argue that the dramatically different image size, with the same SD (NTSC or PAL) image results in a perceived lower resolution image (like watching a SD movie on a 27" screen vs 70" screen). The Headplays have much higher resolution (1280x800 vs Fatshark's max 800x600) but they both are displaying a relatively low res image (until affordable 720p digital systems are available, at least).
But the Headplay's do a great job scaling this up to it's large panel, with minimal "screen door effect" and solid colors.

Best of course is to try out both.
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Mar 06, 2017, 10:48 AM
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ignore this, i posted in wrong tread
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