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FPV Ground station

Postby tomapowa » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:46 am

First FPV post... figured I'd show ya my FPV ground station...

- 5.8Ghz 32-channel receiver
- 5.8Ghz Circular Polarized Antennas
- 1-in/4-out Video distribution amplifier
- 7" LCD monitor with Sun Hood/Shade
- Fat Shark Attitude SD video goggles w/ head tracker
- Foldable Tripod/Antenna mast
- 3s (12v) LiPo battery w/ low voltage protector
- Mini DVR recorder
- Extra A/V wires for connecting up another monitor/goggles/video recorder, etc...

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Re: FPV Ground station

Postby Neons » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:51 am

Thanks for the show of your FPV ground station. I learned alot from viewing it all. I have ordered Ground Station equipment.
I ordered stuff below. Broke the budget. This gives me a dual setup now.


1 x 8 Inch RMRC LCD FPV Monitor - This is for additional viewing.

1 x Uno 5.8Ghz V2 Receiver Main Ground station receiver.

1 x SpiroNet 5.8Ghz V2 Antenna Set . Has a better range.

1 x AltitudeRC Nano 5.8G FPV Transmitter - Very tiny for micro quads.

1 x Eagle Eyes FPV Station with Plastic Case (EAGLE-EYES . Amplifier that handles a lot of stuff without signal losses.

1 x Endoscope camera. Tiny, for small quads. Has to be modified.
Bob Pacheco

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Re: FPV Ground station

Postby tomapowa » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:32 pm

NICE BOB!!... let me know when it all comes in... We'll have to plan another FPV/Plane night at my house ;)

I also copied you email and posted it here seeing it provides links to all the parts you ordered...

Description Unit

8 Inch RMRC LCD FPV Monitor [1191]
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/index. ... ts_id=1191

Uno 5.8Ghz V2 Receiver
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/index. ... cts_id=877


Eagle Eyes FPV Station with Plastic Case [121]
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/index. ... cts_id=121


AltitudeRC Nano 5.8G FPV Transmitter [2284]
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/index. ... ts_id=2284

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Re: FPV Ground station

Postby tomapowa » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:39 pm

Bob,
This just arrived yesterday...a nice 32 channel dual-receiver, diversity-style 5.8Ghz receiver... I offered $90 and he accepted and arrived 3 days later (I thought he was in China but in fact was in NY)... Cool device!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/141042918560?ss ... 1497.l2649
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Re: FPV Ground station

Postby tomapowa » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:44 pm

Here's a link to those mini 5.8Ghz A/V transmitter I showed you which I attached to my mini-quads... The one you bought includes a daughter board which has additional components such as a voltage regulator, DIP switches for channel changing, etc... nice but not really needed, plus the weight is double than it really needs to be ;)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/111079370240?ss ... 1423.l2649
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Re: FPV Ground station

Postby tomapowa » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:47 pm

Here's a decent video distribution/amp for under $10 :)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SALE-50-OFF-Car ... 20cd89f92f
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Re: FPV Ground station

Postby tomapowa » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:52 pm

Here's a decent 600TVL CMOS camera on Ebay for under $15... just bought one.. couldn't resist! :)
(surprised to read it can be powered from 5v to 12 volts... most of these are 12v only ... Cool!)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/500-Mega-Pixel- ... 20d983cf4e
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Re: FPV Ground station

Postby Neons » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:07 am

I have a hard time finding these Items on eBay because I am new to this information regarding FPV. I just am not sure about it. So I end up spending more money for items that give big explanations and are on FPV sites. Those things you found are nice. I did find the mini 5.8Ghz A/V transmitter you have here on eBay. I just did not know what to do with it. I am sure it would have been good otherwise. So I spent more. Oh well.
Bob Pacheco

tomapowa

Re: FPV Ground station

Postby tomapowa » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:10 pm

No problem Bob... at least you got some really nice stuff!... :)... just figured I'd post these Ebay links in case others are thinking on getting into FPV

By the way I figured out the issue with my Attitude goggles and it's head-tracking (remember your goggles worked fine but mine did not?)... some how the head tracking program got changed (most likely by holding in the calibrate button while powering on... this is how you get it in to program mode)... somehow I changed the head tracker such that it controlled R/C channels 5 and 7 instead of 5 and 6... got it all figured out and working great! Learn something new every day! (though it did take me 3 days to finally figure out what the heck was wrong... I had my goggles ripped apart in pieces thinking it was something electronic, etc... LMAO!)

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Re: FPV Ground station

Postby Neons » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:24 pm

Glad to hear that it is all good now. These electronic instruments are very complex. I looked at my Eagle Tree Ground station amplifier . There is a lot of Greek in there. I have to play around with it to get it working. So much to it. It has built in Antenna tracking and can receive 2 separate receivers and will automatically follow the best on . Called Diversity settings. So much more also like Telemetry and GPS Followup plugs. It holds the GPS readings should the Copter get downed. .
Bob Pacheco


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