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11-03-2015 01:58 AM  4 years ago
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Dr.Ben

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Goggle comparison
All,

Can someone provide some excuse for a reasonable firsthand use comparison of a Headplay versus the latest Fatshark V3's? Please, no theoreticals.

I'm not scared to spend some money, but I'd like not to do it twice. This is largely uncharted territory where I live, so I can't easily try a friend's goggles.

Thanks guys.

Ben Minor
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11-03-2015 11:58 AM  4 years ago
u8mydog

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I have dominator V2 that had the eye pieces updated so it is a V3 equivalent. And I've tried a guy's headplays at the field.

Personally, I prefer goggles instead of the hood. I don't wear glasses but have to hold a menu at an arms length. When I tried the hood, a guy loaned me a pair of reading glasses so it was in focus.

BUT, for me the hood is too immersive. When wearing the hood, I did a hard nose down turn and just about threw up. Don't get me wrong. I love roller coasters but the hood was an experience that I wasn't prepared for. I only did one flight with the headplays and it wasn't for me. Your full view is the screen so you have to move your eyes around a lot to see the corners of the screen.

Googles are like flying looking through binoculars with a wider field of view. Your eyes don't have to move around as much.

Maybe another way of thinking about the experience is driving a car with the seat as far back as it goes. That kind of represents the goggles. Then move the seat all the way forward and place your face up to the windshield.

For you, it comes down to personal preference. The headplays are extremely comfortable and light. I've never had problems with goggles fogging up. It would be best if you could find a local event or club where someone would let you try both.

If you do get dominators, the Vrx is a separate purchase so make sure you purchase the Vrx with the racing channels.

I've also tried another pair of non-fatshark googles that have diversity and an extra video camera facing front so that you don't have to take the googles off when walking to the flight station. I didn't like the image as much in these googles because the screens are like a wide tv but the video image is like an old tv. So the video image gets stretched horizontally. I do like the idea of diversity but not at the cost of the stretching. We couldn't tell a difference of FOV between these googles and the dominators.

I got hooked on FPV when a guy let me wear his googles. They were attitude V1. I've never gone back and tried doing a side by side comparison to the dominators but I'd say the attitudes were adequate.

At IRCHA I tried the zeiss glasses at their booth. I didn't use them for flying. When switching to 3d, resolution was lower due to the video link. In normal mode, they were ok but needed eye cups to keep ambient light out. Supposedly they have eye cups now. I also didn't like the fact that there was a cable running off the goggles that would then plug into a receiver and powerpack that would be in your pocket or something. They were nice goggles if you wanted to watch a video on a plane but for the price, I went with dominators.

I hope this helps. It isn't a definitive answer.
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11-03-2015 07:47 PM  4 years ago
Dr.Ben

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Actually that was quite excellent. Thank you. I'm going to drive a little an see if I can try on the goggle style and compare that to the Headplays. I don't even have to fly the model. I just want to see the difference in immersion and FOV. I think focus is OK for either because the degree of my nearsightedness puts my nearpoint without glasses at about 4 inches from my face.

Ben Minor
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11-04-2015 01:14 PM  4 years ago
ttrip06

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yes I agree that was a great explanation.Tim Tripoli

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02-21-2016 06:33 PM  4 years ago
Ehelibuff

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I have the Dom V2's and I love them for the exact reasons explained. Mine are still stock. I haven't upgraded them to V3 or HD. But I love how clean the view is and the racing band made a big difference with avoiding unwanted noise from others around me.Eric B. Baker
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03-27-2016 01:23 PM  4 years ago
Blademan

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I love my Head plays
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