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07-30-2013 08:13 AM  5 years agoPost 1
jtv62161

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Was going to purchase a set of predators but after hearing of the poor range I think I will hold off although 279.00 is a great fpv entry price

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07-30-2013 01:51 PM  5 years agoPost 2
rexxigpilot

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You can vastly improve the range by going with a more powerful TX and circular polarized antenna. The 250mW TX is a bit low powered. Go with at least 400mW TX. 5.8GHz radio frequency also suffers from multipath interference when using the stock dipole whip antenna. The circular polarized (cloverleaf) antenna will fix that problem.

Personally, I recommend the Dominator goggles. They have the best video quality (glass optics versus plastic) and are modular, so you can upgrade and add components like head tracking as needed.

The negative on the Dominator is a fixed inter-pupillary distance at I think 65mm. It fits most just fine unless you have narrow eyes. The other issue is a narrow field of view (30°) versus a much wider FOV (46°) for FatShark's Attitude HD goggles.

There should be a new model Dominator (HD?) coming out soon that will have higher resolution and a wider FOV. Don't know if it will have adjustable IPD though.

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08-01-2013 02:33 AM  5 years agoPost 3
jtv62161

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fatshark skyhawk
can anyone tell me if the fatshsrk skyhawk goggles are less quality than say preadors or dominators?

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08-04-2013 11:21 PM  5 years agoPost 4
fla heli boy

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right on rexxi. Been researching the heck out of those new goggles. Was supposed to be out in July/August. Now saying September.
45 degree FOV, adjustable pupilar (sp??) distance, glass lenses, can go 5.8 or 2.3 on tx (the 2.3 is much better for flying behind trees, buildings etc.)....tons of new thechnology.....he wanted to do a 1.3 ghz, but decided the expense wasn't worth it.
Oh, also will have on board recording (SD card).
I'm most likely going to wait unless I can get a smokin' deal and use those later for a spectator set or back-up.
Lots to learn.
Right now I'm struggling setting up my NAZA v2.

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