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Old 11-30-2014, 03:08 PM
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I am looking to buy a FPV quadacopter but not sure what to get. I am looking in the $500 ish range. I have been flying the Blade 180 Qx for practice but am looking to get bigger. The Blade 350 QX3 seems ok The Blade quads fly nice but any review about their cameras are not good and the one that came with a camera that is junk. The DJI Phantom is common enough but lately I've been reading it has fly away issues. I want one that has WIFI for a I Pad or smart phone. Any suggestions?
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I would suggest getting the Blade base model, going with 5.8 ghz for video and then getting one of the small 5.8 ghz dvr setups. You can mount the dvr to your transmitter and although you won't be able to control the camera from it, you will be able to view and record the flights.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/7-HD-800-600...item3a9a71b541

You might also want to check out a Free X quad.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2014-NEW-Fre...item27f1158b96
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What do u mean the dji phantom has fly away issues, No it doesn't if u gps lock it it flies better than most that i've seen. And i got 2, the Phantom 1 and the Phantom 2.
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Originally Posted by devo208
What do u mean the dji phantom has fly away issues, No it doesn't if u gps lock it it flies better than most that i've seen. And i got 2, the Phantom 1 and the Phantom 2.
There are page after page of results if you google it.
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#n...antom+fly+away
The fact is that all flight controllers with gps have had some fly away issues. Whether that be hardware, firmware or user error, it's still a fact.

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Old 12-09-2014, 02:39 PM
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I maybe leaning towards the Phantom. I 've seen them fly a lot lately since Troy Built Models has set up shop in my building and they fly the Phantom a lot. I am impressed how well they hold station even on the windiest days. ALTHOUGH I saw that Horizon Hobby has a Micro FPV setup and that might work good on my 180QX. I have a few micro planes and think it would be good for them also . Any thoughts ?
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The HH FPV micro setup has been getting lots of good reviews. I've thought about getting one of the new Nano QX's with the built in VTX. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Blade-BLH728...item5b08f77402

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I just spent 4 days up in atlanta hobby for the first time.
While i was there i notice they take a ton of calls.
They were very patent with customers.
They pull stuff out of the box before to inspect and make sure it is setup correct.
I would just make a phone call so they can fit you needs, very informitive on them.
They go over exactly what you need in a copter.
Just my 2 cent
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Atlanta Hobby is great. I got my Nano QX FPV last week and I'm having a ball with it. I like it so much I bought a 180QX for outdoor use and have a Spektrum camera coming for it too.
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Atlanta Hobby is great. I got my Nano QX FPV last week and I'm having a ball with it. I like it so much I bought a 180QX for outdoor use and have a Spektrum camera coming for it too.
I got the Fat Shark Micro FPV and put it on my 180Qx and have had a ball with it . Probably wont fly any other way from now on. Had a wide open space at the Rc club I am a member of and had a blast. Like it so much I bought the Hobby zone Sports Cub S to go with the camera. Haven't flown FPV on it yet until I get used to it normal flying but it is real docile it beginner mode so it should be real easy and fun I'm sure.
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So I am wondering what is the best setup to record what I'm seeing while flying . The head set came with cables and I 'm not sure what I need to record.the view. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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What you will need is a DVR of some sort. I found this on Ebay and I just got one. It's an Aiptek camcorder that will record from any rca source. It has it's own battery so you won't have to worry about carrying around a bunch of stuff.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/121356846345...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Or you could get a DVR from Hobbyking.
The Aomway is a 5.8ghz receiver that will work with any 5.8ghz transmitter. It takes a micro SD card and all you would really need is a 12 volts source. You wouldn't need a monitor and you wouldn't have to plug it into your goggles.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._Recorder.html
This has a small lcd that would allow you to see the video and play it back.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/8GB-Surveill...item43b324d263
Or you could get a monitor with built in DVR and diversity receiver. Anytime you get something with a receiver just make sure it's a 32 channel receiver. That way you can use it with any 5.8ghz video transmitter. This one also has a built in video recorder.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Skyzone-SKY-...item3ced87c275

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What Fatshark goggles do you have? Do you have a cloverleaf antenna? I highly recommend a cloverleaft because it dramatically improves range and reception. Just make sure it's RHCP which means "Right Handed Circular Polarised" And make sure it's a receiver antenna. It is the single most important thing you can do to enhance how your fpv system operates.
http://www.getfpv.com/fpvlr-5-8ghz-p...egree-sma.html

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