Building an FPV setup

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:

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.

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