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Hi,
first post but have been reading around here for a while - great resource.
As I have seen there are so many threads with this question, however I couldn't find any that were that recent. Simply wondering what really is the best FPV setup (easy setup, decent range, good picture, etc.) Have seen the new Lilliput 339/dw and wondered how it faired with the popular black pearl monitor. Also 600mw vs 250mw. I live in a pretty hilly area so not looking to go that far but just want decent picture for upto 1km.
Many thanks in advance.
 
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Hi,
first post but have been reading around here for a while - great resource.
As I have seen there are so many threads with this question, however I couldn't find any that were that recent. Simply wondering what really is the best FPV setup (easy setup, decent range, good picture, etc.) Have seen the new Lilliput 339/dw and wondered how it faired with the popular black pearl monitor. Also 600mw vs 250mw. I live in a pretty hilly area so not looking to go that far but just want decent picture for upto 1km.
Many thanks in advance.

I would look at either the Boscam or Black Pearl monitors as Lilliput is over priced. For FPV you need a monitor, transmitter, mini iOSD and plug n play cable for which ever TX you buy.
 
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Welcome to the form tjlt123.

Depends on how far you want to fly. I only go to 400-500m but prefer the FPVLR setup over Spironets as this is a little bit too far for the spiros, and anyway the FPVLRs just improve the quality. The 4.5 turn helix can do at least 1KM with a 25mw (twenty five mw) transmitter. If you are only interested in 200-300m, the spiros are a great solution.
 
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Depends on how far you want to fly. I only go to 400-500m but prefer the FPVLR setup over Spironets as this is a little bit too far for the spiros, and anyway the FPVLRs just improve the quality. The 4.5 turn helix can do at least 1KM with a 25mw (twenty five mw) transmitter. If you are only interested in 200-300m, the spiros are a great solution.
Thanks very much. So you reckon with a 25mw transmitter + fpvlr antennas I could get at least 1km without too much interference?
 
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I did this as worst case test. Not many people use 25mw vTxs even though it is the maximum allowed in Europe. I cant say that there was no interference at all, but is was flyable and I was surprised. Especially since the Spiros with a 600mw Tx only went 750m on the same route.

I personally think that 25mw is hard to work with. It lacks the ability to push through transient obstacles (like a tree branch or the gimbal when you are turning) the only reason to recommend 25mw is if you are in a country where that is the legal limit and you want to stick to legal limits. That 1Km I saw was with the aircraft flying away from me with the antenna at the back of the aircraft. As I turned 180 it got noisy until I got nearer to the vRx. I would definitely recommend the FPVLR helix 4.5 turn.
 
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I did this as worst case test. Not many people use 25mw vTxs even though it is the maximum allowed in Europe. I cant say that there was no interference at all, but is was flyable and I was surprised. Especially since the Spiros with a 600mw Tx only went 750m on the same route.

I personally think that 25mw is hard to work with. It lacks the ability to push through transient obstacles (like a tree branch or the gimbal when you are turning) the only reason to recommend 25mw is if you are in a country where that is the legal limit and you want to stick to legal limits. That 1Km I saw was with the aircraft flying away from me with the antenna at the back of the aircraft. As I turned 180 it got noisy until I got nearer to the vRx. I would definitely recommend the FPVLR helix 4.5 turn.
Thanks. Do you know of any UK dealers that stock the FPVLRs or can you only buy direct?
 
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Thanks. Do you know of any UK dealers that stock the FPVLRs or can you only buy direct?

I bought directly from their site. Delivery takes at least 3 weeks.

Where are you in the UK. There is a location field in the profile. It can help when you ask questions to know the context of your geographic position.

Edit :This is what I currently use for a P2, 5.8Ghz FPV. Check your plug types before ordering.

http://fpvlr.com/store/product/5-8ghz-premium-combo/
 
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I bought directly from their site. Delivery takes at least 3 weeks.

Where are you in the UK. There is a location field in the profile. It can help when you ask questions to know the context of your geographic position.

Edit :This is what I currently use for a P2, 5.8Ghz FPV. Check your plug types before ordering.

http://fpvlr.com/store/product/5-8ghz-premium-combo/
I think I'll get that.
Btw which transmitter and monitor do you use?
 
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Before you do, I suggest you wait for others to chip in to see if they think there is anything better than FPVLR. Just leave it a day or two and get a more balanced answer. I stand by my recommendation however, and am very impressed with their kit.

A common vTx and monitor to use is an Immersion RC 600mw and a Black Pearl 7 channel (not 32 channel) monitor. Again there are others out there, but this seems to be a popular combo. You should be aware of the legal limits in your country.
 
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If you ebay helical antenna there is a Polish seller, i bought a 3.5 turn which gives a great compromise between distance and directionality for £20 or so. Then you just need a couple of cloverleafs, provided you get the right polarisation there are plenty about.
 
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If you are thinking about within 300m radius, blue beam ultras are solid performer! Anything further, I recommended helical antenna.

My setup give crystal clear video feed passed 1.3km and my radio ran out of range. I am sure I can go pass 2km no problem.

Here is my setup:

Immersion RC 600mw transmitter
Blue beam ultra air screw on bird
Black pearl monitor with Aomway helical antenna and immersion RC patch antenna
 
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