FatShark PredatorV2 RTF FPV Headset System w/Camera and 5.8G TX
Hobbyking and Fat Shark are proud to introduce the easiest and best value RTF FPV system available, the Predator V2. The Predator V2 delivers a rewarding FPV experience for everyone at an affordable price. We have included a new high power 250mW 5.8 GHz A/V transmitter and a wide angle CMOS camera for simple fixed camera video piloting. The Predator V2 addresses the needs of the first time FPV pilot by pre-wiring and testing the camera, transmitter and power supply adapter as a complete system giving you a true RTF out of the box and plug/play with your RC vehicle. As a result of our diligent testing and years of continuous product improvement, the Predator V2 has incorporated Fat Sharks latest technology giving you the security of a solid video link and an amazing 1+ kilometer range right out of the box!
*The Predator V2 DOES NOT HAVE HEAD TRACKING.
*Fat Shark is not compatible with Chinese brand transmitters. Fat Shark can only guarantee compatibility with Fat Shark and ImmersionRC transmitters
Predator V2 RTF FPV kit includes: •Predator VGA headset with integrated 5G8 receiver (no head tracking). • Zipper carry case, lens cleaning cloth, Fat Shark stickers • NTSC CMOS camera with 2.5mm wide angle (100 degree FOV) lens • 250mW, 7ch 5G8 transmitter• Filtered balance lead TX power supply • AV cable (for connected to external AV devices viewing/recording) • 2X 5G8 3dBi dipole antenna (transmitter and headset) • 1000mAh 7V4 battery pack with RC discharge adapter (charged via standard RC chargers) • Manual
1. What is the true range you have been getting (with spironets) and is interference a problem in a park setting?
2. What is a good battery for a 5-10 minute flight for camera transmitter setup?
3. Finally, is it safe to use with 2.4Ghz Tx and Rx (Spectrum).
1) I get >3km range which is when my radio transmitter cuts out, not the FPV. Make sure you set RTH failsafe or you'll lose your plane. You get some interference if you fly behind trees and buildings.
2) I fly my Bixler 2 with a 3200mAh battery that drives everything incl camera & vTx. I get around 20 minutes flight time depending on wind conditions.
3) Yes it's safe, no probs.
Using the gopro to feed video to the transmitter. Works great! Watch battery level though, if it goes dead you are blind.
I just recieved this,everything was in perfect working order,it works great!,I have'nt fully tested the range,but the video quality is good.This unit does not have the head tracking feature,I fly spektrum and it was to my understanding that it will only work with the turnigy or futaba systems,I'm not going to buy another radio to use this feature,my custom built FPV airplane is going to be simple 3 channel operation,and I plan on using the left stick for panning the camera and the gear swith to tilt the camera. If you can live with out the head tracking,or don't want to buy another radio like me,this is the system to get.
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Just got these and got to compare them with my Predator V1 back to back. To cut a long story short, These Predators have Better Optics, Better Camera, Wider Angle lens on Camera, Higher powered Video TX 250mw. If head tracking isn't a big deal, these are GREAT Value and Quality!! Highly recommend these. I'm uploading a back to back comparison with the predator v1 on my youtube channel bmsweb
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Cracking bit of kit, goggles feel just as good but lighter than V1.
No issues with it at all in terms of functionality. however this camera is worse than the V1. for me it had real trouble keeping colour and kept going black and white. If you get this get another cam =].
With SpiroNets I got 300m high and 500m out with no problems.
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If recently received this great set.
Well, at least, I thought it would be a great set.
I've connected it once at home testing is. It started out great. However, I've tried it the other day, and all I get is static. I've tried every button, I've tried charging the LIPO/changing the LIPO, nothing. I seems 'dead'.
Suggestions? It warranty available through HK or Fat Shark?
Now I have nothing without even mounting it to my quad.....
Great value for what you get but the viewing angle is a little narrow and camera is not of the best quality picture (Get GoPro if you want the best possible and have money to spend) so I give it 4 stars.