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FPV set up...Very new to Quadcopters and RC in general

Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by TagCollector, May 30, 2014.

  1. TagCollector

    May 30, 2014
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    Hi all - looking for a bit of help here as I've had a little search through the forums in regards to setting up FPV and I have to admit it all seems a bit daunting being very new to Quadcopters. (I film extreme sports with GoPro cameras and have recently bought the Phantom in an attempt to get some really unique shots).

    I currently have a DJI Phantom 1.1.1 with a GoPro Hero 3+ Black edition in the mount but I am unable to use the wireless function of the GoPro to view as it interferes with the copter (transmits at 2.4ghz also).

    I would like to get a monitor to attach to the control - is it going to be as simple as purchasing and attaching the following?

    On a side note, I have seen a reasonably priced gimbal for my next purchase but am hesitant due to the lack of reviews...can anyone comment on this?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. falcon20cne

    May 6, 2014
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    you will also need to supply power to the vTx, there is a cable that should come with the vtx for doing this but may not be so plug and play. Also you have not listed a osd (on screen display), if you are planning on flying fpv those are really handy, but would go in between the gopro and the vtx. you might also consider how you are planning on mounting the monitor to your transmitter, you have options there so try and figure out what you like.
  3. GhostMaster

    Dec 7, 2013
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  4. dano7602

    Apr 24, 2014
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    I would suggest getting a couple more things to make your fpv experience better. First off I would get a pair of sprionet antennas the fat shark ones work good. Also helical antenna will dramatically increase your fpv range, I have a IBC Crazy 5 turn helical antenna. I purchase all my antennas from readymaderc.com. I would also suggest getting a Iosd mini this will help you navigate better with fpv. Lastly a plug and play cable will make everything a lot easier then soldering, this cable will allow you connect everything without the need to solder http://www.firstpersonview.com/cables/i ... tter-cable. As for the gimbal I cannot comment on the gimbal you have chosen but I would suggest spending a little more money and getting the tarot gimbal. The problem with the cheaper gimbals is they are rather heavy, the tarot gimbal only weighs a little bit more then the zenmuse and for only $140 it is less then half the price. If you are willing to spend a little extra on the gimbal I think it will be worth your while.
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