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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a fully charged 4s lipo is more than 15v so I wouldn't recommend it and this thing runs warm enough on 11.1v pack. I run my Rx on an 800mah 7.4V (46 grams) and have gotten over 1 hour of use (haven't tested max time).
Ive see that there is a bit of mixed information on what wires that do what, so to conclude this:
Vidout=yellow cabel on the plug
Positiv=red cable on the plug
I know now that this is kind of a no brainer, but this is a heads up for the noobs out there who wants to get a quitegood FPV set very cheeply.
Can this transmitter be powered off of a 4s lipo? Also, I am confused about the whole fpv scene, and could use a detail writeup on making an fpv setup. I am just guessing on a setup at this point but am uncertain. Also a multirotor forum maybe? Thanks!
Yes and no. I'm currently using this combination and it works quite well but you would need to do a couple modifications. You would need to add a voltage regulator between the transmitter and camera since the fatshark camera requires voltage between 3.5 to 5 volts and this transmitter will provide the same voltage that you connect to it for camera power which will be above 5 volts. Also the pinout from the connector on this transmitter is different from the pinout on the fatshark cable. Have a look at the manuals for both to match up positive, negative/ground, and video cables the same on both.
The transmitter and receiver should both run ok from either a 2 or 3 cell lipo
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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 “ ”.