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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I've seen many people getting like 1km range with these antennas and the 200mw boscam Tx & Rx. But why do I get less 70m of range with the exact same antennas and video system ? I'm using the quanum DIY fpv goggles, a 3s 850mah lipo for Tx and a 2s 2200mah for Rx.
What's wrong with my setup ??? Or is it just because I've plugged the the Rx and Tx without the antenna for like 1 or 2 second ?
Please help !
I can't get any video signal from this. Tx & Rx both powered by 3s Lipo. Tx plugged into a gopro.
Bother have LEDs lighting but but no signal after trying virtually all Channel variations.
Is there any way to test if one of the parts is a dud ?
I had the same problem as I am new to fpv. My solution after a mate advised me was that the wiring from the Go Pro to the tx must have the black (GND) and Yellow (Video wires connected) and nothing else unless you want audio then you will need the white (AUDIO) wire, the Go Pro must be turned on as well. Disconnect the extra wires with a pin to push in the clips at in the connector. I did have to also try the different channel combinations and mine worked fine with 0101 on both rx and tx. Your power is not an issue I power mine on 3s. I have read you can damage the Go Pro by connecting the red wire to it but their are cable out their that have it.
Your other options is to test the screen by plugging it into a video source like a playstation 2.
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.
2 thumbs up!
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 “ ”.