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11-11-2016 10:04 PM  24 months agoPost 1
coolingfan

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I am new to fpv. I have everything installed and hook up on my quad. I am using a Quanum cyclops for goggles. and the camera is the rise camera and 200mv transmitter. when I look through goggles everything is grainy looking. Do I need to adjust the camera focus? It looks like the lens on the camera is adjustable.

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11-11-2016 10:10 PM  24 months agoPost 2
wrongler

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Is everything 5.8? Are you on the correct channel with the VTX/VRX? Antennas on both VTX/VRX? Hope you didn't power them up without an antenna, It will cause damage?

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11-11-2016 11:42 PM  24 months agoPost 3
Slowpoke

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It depends on how grainy....

The video in the goggles will usually not be as clear as the video that is recorded by a camera such as a GoPro.

A lot of FPVers have two cameras, one that transmits video back to the ground station, and another camera that records the flight.

A lot of the fpv videos you see posted on YouTube are the video captured by the higher resolution camera, and not what the pilot is seeing.

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11-12-2016 12:43 AM  24 months agoPost 4
coolingfan

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wrongler, Answer to your question about having the antenna on. Yes it was on. I have been researching this hobby for some time now. I have video to the goggles. I just think I need to adjust the goggles to my eyes. I wear prescription glasses. Can't see anything up close without them. It sucks, but thats the way it is. I played with the camera focus adjustment. Didn't see a huge improvement there. I need to seek out some local fpvers in my area. I know there is some around. Just not sure where they are. Prolly check with my local hobby store. They may know. Or I could do the same thing I did when I built my first gasser conversion heli. Go it alone. Only took me 1 year to get the engine tune and bugs out. I know it will all work out. There are some great people on this forum.

I do have 2 cameras on board. 1 for recording and man is it crystal clear. And the other for video feed to my goggles. I probably wait and get my son to help me. He is in Denver playing football at the moment. Go Warriors!! If they win, then there is a good chance they can make it to state. Enough about football.

Everything is on 5.8ghz. This is the RISE RXD 250 quadcopter. I got from Tower hobbies. And the fpv equipment is what was recommended on there website. So that should be compatible. I really appreciate your quick responses. Its dark here now. Have to wait for light. Try again then. Thanks

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11-12-2016 02:08 AM  24 months agoPost 5
Doug

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Lenses
I have Fatshark Dominators and they only provide +diopter lenses which suck for my old eyes or farsighted people. There are some providers of corrective lenses or you can make your own I am not familiar with you goggles but, do they have provisions for a corrective lenses?

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11-12-2016 06:27 AM  24 months agoPost 6
coolingfan

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They fit over your glasses. That is one reason I bought them. The second reason is they were only $89.00. And third they had good reviews on YouTube. Gotta love YouTube. If you want to know how to do something. Just Do a search on YouTube. Someone has probably made a video about it. Lol.

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11-12-2016 07:24 PM  24 months agoPost 7
coolingfan

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Update. Well appears I having a power problem. 2min 52 seconds in flight I loose power and down comes the quad. I've noticed these quads don't auto rotate worth a hoot. lol This all seems to of happen since I installed the fpv gear. I had flown over 6 times with no issues, before installing fpv gear. Funny thing is, its all hook according to the instructions that came with transmitter and camera. I am powering the camera from the receiver. The video lead from the camera goes straight TX transmitter. The transmitter is power by a jst connector that was prewired in from the power distribution board. This was a bnf quad.

I have disconnect all the fpv equipment and removed it. Will try flying it with out it and see if I loose power. Might hook it up to Libre pilot first and see if I can see anything in the setup that may have changed since I installed the fpv equipment. Any thoughts.

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11-12-2016 08:53 PM  24 months agoPost 8
coolingfan

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Just did a flite test without fpv gear. No flight failures. Hooked up to libre pilot. Didn't see anything that look different. Decided on the arming timeout to disable it by setting to "0" Don't know if that had anything to do with it or not. Have all fpv gear back on. Wont get to check it now. Wife on the way home. She doesn't know i have a quad copter. Oops did i forget to tell her. lol. No, chose not too. Yikes!!

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11-12-2016 11:19 PM  24 months agoPost 9
Doug

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Batt moitoring
Do you have a "Beeper" set up for low voltage. some (most) voltage regulators have a very impolite voltage cutoff. That may be the issue.

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11-13-2016 12:56 AM  24 months agoPost 10
coolingfan

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I flew it without the fpv gear on board and I had no issues. Plus I check battery each time it failed previously with fpv electronics hook up. Battery voltage per cell was always 4.07vdc. That shouldn't be a low voltage problem.

The receiver receives it 5 volts from the flight controller. The camera gets its power from the receiver. I wonder if the camera is drawing to much Power from the receiver. Perhaps it would be better if I tap into the wire that is powering the transmitter, it quite a heavier gaged wire then the wire that powers the receiver. Perhaps the voltage drop maybe causing the receiver to go into failsafe.

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