I’ve wanted to do FPV since before I even got into RC so, when I won some money at a local casino, I invested it in the following equipment:
- 600TVL SONY SUPER HAD CCD Camera
- Bluebeam Whip antenna set
- FatShark Dominator goggles with 5.8GHz receiver module
- ImmersionRC 600mW 5.8GHz transmitter
The camera was positively reviewed by Bruce Simpson of RCModelReviews and cost less than $50. For everything else, I ordered the 5.8Ghz FPV Starter Package from ReadyMadeRC (minus the camera.)
The camera needs 6v-12v, whereas the video transmitter only supplies 5V, so I spliced the camera into the transmitter’s power leads, running the camera directly off of the 3-cell LiPo that powers the transmitter.
Early tests in my basement are promising, but the setup hasn’t flown yet. I’m planning to do a test installation on my Radian glider, as soon as I get the time.