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    Question FPV for Summit

    yup... I'm keen on getting an FPV for my new Summit.

    Can anybody here who has done this can show me where i can get one?
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    Where are you located? What radio are you running in your Summit? What kind of budget do you have? Alll these factors will determine what gear you should get. Different countries have different laws regarding power output of the video downlink. If your using the new 2.4 radio in your Summit than you will need to use a different frequency for video. You can not use 2.4 for control and video as one will overpower the other.

    Plenty of FPV info can be found @ the links below:

    http://fpvpilot.com/sitemap.aspx

    http://www.rcgroups.com/video-piloting-fpv-rpv-469/

    I buy all my gear from HobbyWireless and ReadymadeRc.

    http://hobbywireless.com/cart/index.php

    http://www.readymaderc.com/store/

    Hobbywireless's plug and play systems are the way to go in my opinion. They are priced right and very easy to get up and running. You might find some cheap video gear on E-bay but you pay for what you get so be carefull.

    My FPV Summit in action:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7SZGwoWxFU


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    Quote Originally Posted by FPVRustlerVXL
    Where are you located? What radio are you running in your Summit? What kind of budget do you have? Alll these factors will determine what gear you should get. Different countries have different laws regarding power output of the video downlink. If your using the new 2.4 radio in your Summit than you will need to use a different frequency for video. You can not use 2.4 for control and video as one will overpower the other.

    Plenty of FPV info can be found @ the links below:

    http://fpvpilot.com/sitemap.aspx

    http://www.rcgroups.com/video-piloting-fpv-rpv-469/

    I buy all my gear from HobbyWireless and ReadymadeRc.

    http://hobbywireless.com/cart/index.php

    http://www.readymaderc.com/store/

    Hobbywireless's plug and play systems are the way to go in my opinion. They are priced right and very easy to get up and running. You might find some cheap video gear on E-bay but you pay for what you get so be carefull.

    My FPV Summit in action:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7SZGwoWxFU



    Wow! That is so cool... I'm impressed! I was budgeting around $1500 nothing more and hopefully its enough...

    I saw quite a few in Ebay but i wasn't really keen on them. Thanks for the list and advise. I'll browse through the links you have provided and see which one is good.

    I'll probably stick with the 27mhz controller and go for a 2.4ghz FPV unless you have a better suggestion? I am open for opinions...

    Thanks again!

    Thanks for the link
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    you should copy wobby he has a sweet fpv setup.. Google wobby fpv

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    been enjoying my new summit i forgot to log back in.

    Thanks for the tip.... I had a look at that wobby fpv and that is a sweet setup.

    I'll research that setup that he has done and see if i could copy.
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    i don't know mabey this would work?http://www.nitrorcx.com/24ghzmiwiauc.html
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    If you're not running 2.4 GHz control and don't mind going only 50-100 feet, then that will work.

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    The stock 27mhz radio actually gets some really good distance. $1500.00 is overkill for ground based FPV. You could get a really nice FPV setup for about $700.00. For that amount you could get video downlink, camera, lipo's, patch antennas, goggles etc.

    The link wirgej38 posted is the gear you need to stay away from. Pure junk! Sorry wirgej38 don't take it personally.

    Wobby is using a 1.3MHz @ 800mw for VTX "video transmitter" and 35MHz for R/C control. For a camera he is currently using an HD Gopro with video out.

    If you have no experience with FPV I highly recommend a Plug and Play setup from HobbyWireless. Definitely get the 1000mw VTX for your ground application. The higher the MW "milliwatts" the further out you can go.

    I look forward to seeing your first Summit FPV video. Good Luck.



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    Thanks FPVRustlerVXL for your advise....

    I am new to FPV so really i don't know what to get. I planned on spending no more than 1500 but if i can get it cheaper..... YAY! the change will be for another truck!

    is this a good combo?

    it says i still need a camera... would like to go HD... where can i get that go pro?
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    You can't do HD wirelessly unfortunately. You can get the GoPro Hero HD cam and record in HD on the camera and then use the video out to wirelessly send back video through your transmitter.
    As a caveat, technically, to use most of the wireless gear, you need to get a HAM radio license. Taking the test is not that difficult but if you want to stay in the legal realm of things, you'll need that license.

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    hmmm.... is that HAM license in the US?

    another LHS has told me they are getting some brand of FPV... I'll grab the name and try and find it and will post. if you could advise if they are any good, that would be great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FPVRustlerVXL View Post

    Wobby is using a 1.3MHz @ 800mw for VTX "video transmitter" and 35MHz for R/C control. For a camera he is currently using an HD Gopro with video out.
    That is not correct.

    Wobby is using 1.2Ghz 800mw for VTX and a Fut 9c w/ R139DPS on 36Mhz for RC.

    On a different topic...This thread has funny timing. I'm in the last few stages of setting up my FPV summit.

    Pictures to follow...

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    From what I understood by surfing around, in USA if you don't use 2.4 Ghtz for the FPV (and I think under 100 Miliwatts), you need to get a Ham Radio license. Is that correct? I know it varies depending on region. That would make those Traxxas 27 mhz radios quite popular.

    I downloaded a pdf of the possible multiple choice questions. I can pick off the technical section easily (Ohms Law, math) but that's only like six questions total on the test. Good news is for the first level at least, you don't need to know Morse Code anymore.
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