5.8Ghz 200mW transmitter. This system is Good for up to 500m flying with the supplied antenna. An optional directional antenna can extend range to 1km+. This unit a Includes built-in microphone. The receiver unit has additional AV outputs for video recording while using FPV goggles.
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Hi everybody, I've had mines for about a month now, and I too am having the same problems as you all are having, close range I have video, move away a few feet and the video breaks up and dips in and out to black. I've tried every channel configurataion and the problem still exists.
my range is to short to even fly with it! :( there is almost no difference in range between my cloverleaf (which I purchased at hk too) and the standart antennas! :(
my range is about 30-40 meter max....
does anyone some ideas to extend the range to something flyable? (would switching between the channels affect the range that much?)
thanks in advance, hoping on some friendly people to help :)
I bought one of these too, I found the range very poor. It wasnt even 30 meters. I tried everything including taking off the model and testing that way. I wonder if the quality is consistant from unit to unit
I think so,
Judt made an rma (on advice of the life chat) for this product, when I see people getting easylly 300-18000 meters, I think there is something seriously wrong with mine, Even with the cloverleafs I got such a stupid, short, unussual Distance...
Lets hope on the graceness of hk! (Sorry for bad english...) *)
i think this skyzone 5.8gears have defects..because some people also who have this gears experience the same problems as yours.
i have boscams 5.8ghz which i bought here a year ago..and i can reach 2km.with home made antennas..
Got to be honest, the one I bought was over a year ago, so it cant be a 'bad' batch thing. Electronics from china are pretty good now, Alot of the kit is the same manufacturer with different branding on depending where you buy it from. Like 2 or 3 manufacturers and 30 different vendors selling them. My bad experience has stopped me buying another of any make so I'm interested in all the comments to find one that will work ok.
Hi, I had the same problem but soved after watching on youtube how to solve it. Apparently the channels do not always bind correctly so although at close distance the channel works as soon as you move out the 5,8ghz searches a different close channel and you lose signal. I changed to a difefrent channel as suggested and now it works perfectly. To be homest the channel I am on now is not in any of the list downloaded from files.
yes, apparently you can have a good vid reception with tx/rx close by but when the tx/rx get further away the 5.8ghz system searches for a good channel and you loose signal. Find a good channel and it will work to full potential.
Hi, its not a matter of mixing channels to get more range its a matter of setting the correct channel, apparently some channel settings illustrated on the files on this site at close range work but do not at far range, that's because of the channel hopping features of the 5,8ghz,, if you do not set the correct channel it will give video at clsoe range but not far away.. you will have to try different channels until it works right.
some of the channel settings shown may work but some dont at all.
if you wish try my settings rx 1off 2on 3on 4on
tx 1on 2 on 3on 4off
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Very good quality transmitter and receiver.
I using this kit to fly FPV with an octocopter around 500 meter with stock antenna.
This is the best downlink kit i ever bought from HK.
The 5.8ghz not interfere on my 2.4ghz tramsmiter or my 900mhz telemetry link.
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This is a very good TX-RX combo. They work even with 2S and in fact it is better for the RX because less voltage means less heat. The transmitter has a switching power supply and it doesn't become hot. The RF module has an heat sink which can be removed because it works very well without it. The best result in power output are on the lower frequencies, above 5800mHz, so you should check the frequency channel it was set on. I reached 18,7 km with this combo but with some good antennas. Just search on youtube 5,8ghz 200mw 18km flight record or check up the Hobby King video files for this video set.
this worked wonderfully well. went installed on a bixler with eflite park 450. went out of sight and back no proble,s... a little fuzz when over head but that is the nature of the stock antenna. gonna make the IBcarzy antennas .. i am using futaba 72 mhz super 7. 220 3s and 800 mah vtx battery with the foxtec goggles here.
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Works very well but you will need a cloverleaf patch antenna for long range. The Tx needs a 3s battery and the Rx only needs a 2s. The Rx will work on a 3s but gets very hot not sure if using a 2s will cause problems with range but it did work. I have only done ground tests and will give an update as I move ahead.
I was able to cut the cam from an old x10 camera. I connected the wires and it worked perfectly. The good thing about x10 cams is that they have a mic and comes with a small housing (I cut the wire that connects the x10 cam to the 2.4g Tx and added a servo connector). The bad thing about x10 cams is that the image quality is not as good as the cam from HK (My x10 cam is about 10 years old) I plan to use the x10 cam for my sons RC car.
The unit is small and light and works very well. Each video out port work without issue so if you are looking to get into FPV this would not be a bad choice. 900mhz is very crowded and you may be unhappy with the results. Also with a cloverleaf patch antenna you can get good range and the size of this antenna is very small compared to 900mhz. Also if you have the skills you can make your own cloverleaf patch antenna.
Note: If you use the HK cam check your wires!!! I found that my red wire was connected to my “vout” and my white wire was connected to the “ ”.