Tagged: mini tricopter fpv
13 September, 2015 at 16:03 #19445
I am looking into buying both the mini with NAZE + BEC because I really like how the design is integrated.
I have never flown quads or tri’s before and I really like the idea of FPV, so would this FatShark Teleporter V3 RTF FPV Headset System w/Camera and 5.8G TX (http://www.hobbyking.co.uk/hobbyking/store/__66582__FatShark_Teleporter_V3_RTF_FPV_Headset_System_w_Camera_and_5_8G_TX.html) set work well?
I think it has a built in BEC so I guess I am not maximising the mini board?
Apart from buying mini kit + electronics (rcexplorer set) + FPV (hobbyking), is there anything else I will need that is not obvious? I already have a Spektrum DX6i (should be OK?) and know I will need some 4s batteries (1800 or 3000?).
Also for the future will this have enough lift if I also add on a GoPro?13 September, 2015 at 18:40 #19458
Ok. i will try to answer some of your questions. Yes the fatshark teleporters with the 250 mw transmitter will work well. To power the fpv transmitter, there is a balance connecter for 2s, 3s, and 4s batteries. if you are confident with soldering, i recommend cutting the little balance adapter off the video transmitter cable and soldering the positive to the pads next to the esc pads. Do not solder the video transmitter to the integrated BEC pads.
Your dx6i will work great.
You will need 4s 1800 batteries. here are some links.http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=11942&aff=61689
you will also need the pigtail connecter for the battery. Depending on the battery you chose, match the connecter. example http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/281651099849?ul_noapp=true&chn=ps&lpid=82
I don’t know if the included camera will fit in the mini tricopter. you might consider this one. http://www.securitycamera2000.com/products/RunCam-600TVL-DC-5%252d17V-Wide-Voltage-Mini-FPV-Camera%252dUS.html
You will have plenty of power to lift a go pro if you want to.
One last thing. you might consider some circularly polarized antennas such as the immersion rc ones. link to those.http://www.banggood.com/Fatshark-ImmersionRC-SpiroNet-5_8GHz-RHCP-Antenna-Set-2-PCS-p-956810.html?currency=USD&createTmp=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=shopping&utm_content=saul&utm_campaign=Rc-Quad-us&gclid=Cj0KEQjwvdSvBRDahavi3KPGrvUBEiQATZ9v0JAkMrbLmGmXsKiMcXKvtJLxgN3l79fQom-NW-qhMrYaAgIy8P8HAQ
The included ones will work, but there will be a lot of breakup.
Sorry this is a bit long winded. please feel free to ask any questions you might have.13 September, 2015 at 19:15 #19463
Camera will most likely not fit. I would definitely suggest the one mentioned above. A lot of good reviews on it. Also, in my opinion, this combo: http://www.banggood.com/Eachine-CCD-700tvl-110-160-Degree-Camera-Lens-w-5_8G-FPV-Transmitter-p-977402.html works amazing for its price.13 September, 2015 at 20:05 #19482
Thank you for the information, so I will definitely need to change the TX RX, are the actual goggles good, or should I look at an alternative for those also?13 September, 2015 at 20:28 #19486
I’ve never actually tried any goggles, I’m using Quanum headset from HK and I’m happy with it.13 September, 2015 at 20:34 #19489
You might look at the fashark attitude sd v2. Usually you can find them on eBay for a good price. The 250mw transmitter which is the tx is perfect to start fpv. The goggles have a built in receiver(rx) nether of which need to be replaced.13 September, 2015 at 22:37 #19495
I am based in the UK and it looks like 25mW is the maximum power for TX, apart from that maybe the Quanum would be a good choice?
The screen certainly seems better than the lower spec Fatshark, and slightly more affordable, I feel like with all the different components it wouldn’t be too difficult to upgrade any single parts first.
Why do you think the other camera wouldn’t fit? Is it due to size or camera hole positioning?13 September, 2015 at 23:25 #19497
glad you told me you are based in the uk. here is a legal plug and play setup for the mini tri. The depth of the camera is the problem. You could mount it on top of the mini tricopter where david mounted the go pro.
this includes immersion rc clover leaf antennas.14 September, 2015 at 00:50 #19501
If that’s your first FPV setup, I would definitely suggest the Quanum. You’ll love it, especially if you buy V2, it’s cheap, and if you ever want to go for the goggles, it will be a great passenger headset. (: I bought my V2 recently, didn’t fit it to my head perfectly yet, but the quality is great, especially if you use a good CCD camera.14 September, 2015 at 10:58 #19520
Thank you mjpilot for that link but I would rather not risk US import fees, been hit hard before by them.
I think I have decided on building a system around the Quanum V2, involving the ImmersionRC 25mW (legal), the circular antenna and a receiver I have yet to find.
I think I will make the 12v regulator following this http://rcexplorer.se/projects/2012/07/the-tricopter-v2-6hv/ guide, unless there is a similar off the shelf solution?
So now I am looking for a good receiver to paid with the Immersion and the Quanum and I will order everything!!
Thanks so far for all the help/advice.14 September, 2015 at 10:59 #19521
And I just realised I still need to get a camera, any good solutions on HK or other EU/UK websites?
Most of the links above seem to be US only.14 September, 2015 at 11:51 #19529
The camera suggested above should be easy to find in UK/EU.
There’s a number of commercially available voltage regulators and most video transmitters already include one.
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