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Feb 8th 2018

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Multirotor 101 - Part III

Padre and Jason build a FPV system for the ever-popular SYMA system.
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Category: Help & How To
FPV Help
-- William B.
I am excited that you have brought drones back to Know How! I watched when you did drones in 2015, but only recently have I been getting very much into designing and building my own. I started with the trainer you suggested and have graduated to 250 and 450 class quads, but now I want FPV.
I've been looking at some options and they all look either too expensive or too complicated. I'm not sure if I want goggles, because I actually like to SEE my drone in addition to being able to see FROM the drone. What are my options and what would you suggest for a budget of ~$200?"
  • Allow me to interface a receiver with my PROPERLY Equipped Android phone or tablet
  • 5.8 Ghz (so it won't crowd the already crowded 2.4Ghz spectrum
    1. Must support OTG (On The Go)
    2. Must support UVC (USB Video Class)
  • 5.8Ghz (40 Channels)
  • 3 Output power levels (25/200/600MW)
  • Can transmit audio AND video
  • 7-24 Volts
  • 5.8Ghz
  • 48 channels
  • 5.8Ghz
  • 25mw
  • Combines a camera with a transmitter/antenna
  • Can run on 3.3-5v (Can be run on a single LiPo)
  • Diversity Antennas
  • Front-Facing Camera
The STL files for the FPV Mount are at the link below:
  • Hovering above the ground effect
  • Nose Out
  • Circle of Death
  • Nose In
What you get in the box:
  • ROVA Drone
  • 2 x 2s (7.4v) 1200mAh battery
  • USB Charger
  • Carrying Case
  • 16GB SD Card
What is it?
  • a phone-controlled drone (iOS or Android)
  • Connects via WiFi (Password 00000000)
  • 8 Minutes of flight
  • Forward-Facing Camera + Downward facing camera (12MP/5MP)

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