Cheap, yet good FPV setups to get you started

Discussion in 'FPV Systems' started by GJH105775, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. glowingturnip

    glowingturnip Well-Known Member

    yeah, i'll just snip those plugs off and splice them together into an XT60 plug. Got one on order
     
  2. GJH105775

    GJH105775 Avid Linux User, and U.S. Air Force 1C631 @ 2ROPS Moderator

    Might get a bunch of the female XT60 connectors, they are really useful.
     
  3. Dave-M

    Dave-M Member

    IMG_20160109_163153.jpg Hi excuse me butting into your thread but I also am a complete novice to this FPV side of things, I have a nighthawk 250 quad and wanting to add FPV gear to it. Withe the quad kit came the camera, I have bought a Boscam-FPV-TS351-200mw transmitter and connected it up to a
    Fat Shark PilotHD V2 FPV Camera 5001133 using the supplied cable, so that I could test before I fitted into the quad I used 4 AA batteries to power the transmitter again using the lead provided. Got nothing except a small plume of smoke. not happy presume I have tried the transmitter, the aerial was connected battery power read 6.5v connected correctly. So what have I done or not done? Any advice would be good, I don't want to try another transmitter just yet.[​IMG]

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  4. GJH105775

    GJH105775 Avid Linux User, and U.S. Air Force 1C631 @ 2ROPS Moderator

    How many volts is your setup specced for?
     
  5. Dave-M

    Dave-M Member

    Hi
    The operating voltage for the transmitter is between 7-12volts, my battery pack is 6.5 volts, thought I was safe plunging into the battery holder wired up with the correct plug, so thought All would be good.
     
  6. GJH105775

    GJH105775 Avid Linux User, and U.S. Air Force 1C631 @ 2ROPS Moderator

    How long until it smoked, and did you have the antenna in good? If you use them without an antenna for a minute they can overheat.
     
  7. Dave-M

    Dave-M Member

    Yes the antenna was in and secure before connecting up also checked that the polarity was correct. The smoke was as soon as I plugged the battery in so was connected for about 30 seconds. I really can't see why this has happened. I have gone over the battery pack, checked with a volt meter.I mean what can go wrong. Could it be sensitive to the type of battery its powered by?
     
  8. GJH105775

    GJH105775 Avid Linux User, and U.S. Air Force 1C631 @ 2ROPS Moderator

    In this case I don't think it is current hungry, and voltage is voltage, so battery should not make a difference. However I have known teh wrong spec sheets to come with things I bought from china, and sometimes even just the wrong specs. What part on the board smoked, you can probably repair it, also can you give a link to the product?
     
  9. Dave-M

    Dave-M Member

    Yes that's what I thought regarding battery type. The transmitter came with no documentation, I bought from a model plane event last summer the vendor was a quad copper specialist so presumed the products were good. But I take your point it could be just a bad unit and I was unlucky. Problem I have is that I'm not part of a club so don't have local knowledge I can ask. I will be telephoning a supplier tomorrow. The link for the transmitter is;
    http://www.helipal.com/boscam-5-8ghz-fpv-system-ts351-tx-200mw.html
    The smoked component is the black item just above the signal input
     
  10. GJH105775

    GJH105775 Avid Linux User, and U.S. Air Force 1C631 @ 2ROPS Moderator

    Certainly not junk, might try to claim a warranty if it came with one. I'd suggest you just power from a 3S LiPo. Be sure to talk to them about it, but it sounds like a DOA.
     
  11. Dave-M

    Dave-M Member

    Thanks for your input, unfortunately I have no receipt so no chance regarding warranty. Perhaps it is just a bad unit.
     
  12. Seamus Brady

    Seamus Brady Member

    Thanks i was looking for a good FPV system
     
  13. JOEYLOPINA

    JOEYLOPINA New Member

    Any recommendations on a screen instead of the goggles?
     
  14. GJH105775

    GJH105775 Avid Linux User, and U.S. Air Force 1C631 @ 2ROPS Moderator

    What type of budget do you have for a screen?
     
  15. JOEYLOPINA

    JOEYLOPINA New Member

    Something nice but not too expensive.
     
  16. Nightowl

    Nightowl Member

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  17. Altsickeness

    Altsickeness Quad Addict

    Im wondering about the Quantum v2 goggles. How are they for a guy in his fourties on the verge of needing reading glasses and developing close vision and focus issues? Is there problems for older guys using goggles?
     
  18. GJH105775

    GJH105775 Avid Linux User, and U.S. Air Force 1C631 @ 2ROPS Moderator

    I have heard of people switching to them or Headplay goggles simply for the ability to use glasses, but I can't speak for the quantum v2s as to how well they work/feel with glasses.
     
  19. glowingturnip

    glowingturnip Well-Known Member

    ahem, speaking as a guy in his 40's who already wears reading glasses, they're fine. I've got the V1 (couldn't find a V2 stockist for the UK) and they come with 3 different fresnel lenses which you put between the screen and your nose and can slide backwards and forwards for focus/magnification. I can get a clean focus on the screen even though it's only inches away, without my glasses.
     
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  20. Altsickeness

    Altsickeness Quad Addict

    Thanks!
     

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