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Determining Typical Bandwidth for 2.4GHz Radio Control in Drones for FPV Camera Data Transmission

I'm working on a drone project that involves transmitting FPV (First Person View) camera data using a 2.4GHz radio control system. I'm trying to calculate the potential delay in transferring this ...
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Is UART on SpeedyBee F405 V3 a 3.3 volt one or a 5 volt one?

I want to connect SpeedyBee F405 V3 to a Raspberry Pi via UART. Raspberry Pi uses 3.3 volt for GPIO, so it sounds like connecting a 5 volt UART to it may damage it - and most online documentation ...
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Trying to bind xm+ to tx12 radiomaster

Hello I am trying to bind xm+ to a radiomaster tx12 w cc2500 mode inside ive tried rolling back the firmware on the xm+ but to no prevail. Also tied version 2 with frsky x2 (d16) Nothing seems to be ...
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How to reduce fixed-wing FPV wobble?

I've been flying fixed wing and quadcopter FPV for a while, and one problem all the planes have is they wobble or get bumped around by turbulence, even on relatively calm days. Are there types of ...
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FPV system with camera synchronized to IMU

I'm looking for a drone who has an IMU synchronized to a camera. Global shutter would be nice but I would even tolerate rolling shutter if it's time stamps lock to the IMU. Does a hobby priced ...
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Would appreciate help! What is wrong with the ESC?

Hear the beep when I connect a battery and when I connect a battery and the FC has voltage... Sounds like there is a voltage drop...but could it also be a new noise? https://drive.google.com/file/d/...
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Can I use BAT and GND pads for wiring BetaFPV SMO4K?

I'm trying to wire BetaFPV SMO4K camera to my IFlight Evoque F5D which uses BLITZ F7 Stack (F7 V1.1 + 55A 4in1 ESC) stack. Official SMO4K manual suggests connecting camera power cable to ...
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FPV System recommendations

Here are my desired specs for an FPV camera - let me know if they are impossible: 5.8 Ghz Digital rather than Analog, for less interference/artifacts? CCD instead of CMOS, because a global shutter ...
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Is FPV a specific category of drones or just a way to use them?

I'm approaching the drone world and I'm studying the basics before buying the first one or attending a course. I would use them for personal pleasure, not for work nor for racing or group flying. But ...
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Does the Mavic Mini 2 drone support the DJI FPV controller and goggles?

The drone: Official Website | Where I'm buying it from I am looking for a drone for a class at school, but we need one under 250 grams, and that supports First Person View, so that we can use VR ...
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Why do people say flying FPV is harder than LOS?

I've heard people say that FPV is harder than LOS and I'm curious as to why- it's easier for me to stay oriented when I can see the aircraft's perspective, especially flying acro quads.
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What is the standard setting for the Ele stick in FPV mode

I've been flying quads for quite a while both line of sight and FPV. I started with Liftoff simulator FPV where I had the settings set the way that when I move the Ele stick backwards, the drone moves ...
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FPV system for ground vehicle

Is there a VR goggle system with remote control made for ground vehicles? Drones have a clear line of sight, so I would imagine the same system would barely work on ground? I need up to 200 metres of ...
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Is my flight controller dead or can I save it?

I built a new quadcopter and was able to power up the drone with no problem when I finished. However, after flashing new firmware to my receiver and forgetting to disconnect the receiver wires from ...
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FPV camera not working

I've bought the following two items: https://droneshop.nl/emax-transporter-fpv-bril https://droneshop.nl/star-power-vm275t-5g8-25mw-48-channel-vtx-with-osd Both are 5.8ghz 48-channel. They both ...
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Dji fpv will not link in digital fpv mode

I bought the DJI fpv kit and I am trying to change the VTX from 25mW to 700mW. I don’t see a setting in the goggles until I change it to digital fpv mode. But when I do that, I can see the setting in ...
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IR and/or Thermal FPV

I'm interested in thermal imaging and night vision and applying it to FPV flight. Can anyone recommend a good night vision FPV camera? I've seen the RunCam Night Eagle, and it looks great, if a little ...
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What types of cameras don't have wide angle view? Are those a good fit for a racing drone?

I am looking to make an fpv racing drone but I want to find a small, lightweight camera without the wide angle lens. Should I use this camera as my main fpv camera or mount a wide angle camera for my ...
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recommendations for a DIY/dev platform lifter drone

I was mainly wondering if there was something in the drones world, similar to what the ender3 is to the 3d printing community -- that is, a cheap kit massively owned by makers and open source ...
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Accessing the video feed of a cheap FPV drone

A while ago, I bought a small and cheap WIFI FPV drone to fly in the office and at home (not outside). It's very funny (It's my first drone ever) and now I would like to access the video stream ...
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Fatshark Shark Byte throughput

Is the data throughput rate of the Fatshark Shark Byte system known i.e. Mbps? This will be interesting to know as it will give us an idea of where the limitations of the system are and where we may ...
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Flight controller or ESCs on Eachine Viswhoop not booting properly

After last flight my Eachine Viswhoop stopped booting properly and arming (link to gfycat with sound). When connecting battery to drone I can hear FC beeping but don't get second set of "beeps&...
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EU Citizens: range settings of DJI Digital FPV system (FCC vs CE)?

I'm looking to buy the DJI Digital FPV System and I'm now looking at the range. In the specs it says: ...
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Visual references when driving a Quad Copter through gates

I am a complete beginner, starting to learn to fly. So far I managed to control the altitude and do some basic turns, I can also do figure eights if the flags are well far from each other. I realised ...
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How do DJI drones achieve such long flight times compared to traditional FPV drones?

DJI is able to achieve ~30 minute flight times with their dones. Whereas, a typical FPV drone is only ~7 minutes I see this as a huge achievement by DJI, I am interested to understand how they were ...
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Reasonably priced FPV Drone for beginner

I'm looking for the best, reasonably priced FPV racing drone to start with. I would use a local shop but sadly there are none in a good distance from where I live. I have looked around quite a bit and ...
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Streaming FPV over WiFi?

I met a guy some time ago running a first person view (FPV) stream over Wifi. He said that the setup didn't use a complete Operations System Interconnect (OSI) network stack and this allowed them to ...
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FPV lag on visuo xs812

I have a visuo xs812 but with a very slow lag. I know that for many people this is a problem, does anyone know a fix?
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First radio transmitter. Taranis X-Lite, X9 Lite or Jumper T8GS?

I'm looking for a nice budget radio transmitter to start in the hooby and stay with it for some good time. I'm found these three good options but I'm tottaly newbie so I don't know the pros and cons ...
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Video is lost after crashing

This problem started a few days ago. After crashing with my quad I almost completely lose the video feed until I power cycle the drone. The only time I have video is when I get really close to the ...
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Does flying a drone close to the ground affect signal quality? [duplicate]

If I were to fly a drone over a large, flat field and there was nothing blocking Line of sight to the drone, would flying at close proximity to the ground impact the FPV video reception? would flying ...
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When flying FPV with a 5.8ghz video transmitter, is an Amateur Radio License (Ham license) required?

What are the legal requirements I need to know when operating a 5.8ghz video transmitter like the ones often used for flying FPV? Are the rules different around the world? Is a technicians class ...
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What does the TVL rating mean for FPV cameras?

I see listings for analog FPV cameras like this one which have ratings in units of TVL. (e.g. 1000 TVL or 1200 TVL) What is TVL?
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DJI FPV Air Unit mistakenly declares "slow card"

Getting a slow sd card in my DJI goggles screen indicating the message for the air unit. Using a 64gb SanDisk Extreme Pro Card.
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Quality of transmitted image and electrical problems

There is a question already regarding a flickering OSD, but I wonder how other image quality problems relate to electrical problems. What's the first thing one has to look for when the transmitted ...
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What is a "mushroom antenna"?

In Can circularly and linearly polarized antennae be used together for FPV? I read about a "mushroom antenna". While I have very little experience with FPV drones I am generally experienced in radios ...
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How does one wire an OSD-enabled external DVR into Fat Shark goggles?

I've recently bought an Eachine Pro DVR which I want to add to my trusty FatShark Attitude v2 goggles. Wiring the DVR to be able to record video is easy: just solder the DVR's video input wire to ...
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How to fix OSD flickering?

I just changed my Diatone R349 flight controller because the old one broke. On my first test flight, I noticed the OSD is flickering very bad, sometimes losing it for more than 1 second, even when not ...
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Can circularly and linearly polarized antennae be used together for FPV?

I have a few spare antennae of mixed polarizations I'd like to be able to reuse for my FPV gear. Is there anything I need to know about incompatible configurations of mismatched polarizations ...
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What blocks an FPV video signal?

I am interested in long-range range FPV flying. What things block the video signal of a 5.8gHz video transmitter the most?
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Calculating the range of an FPV drone

It's been a long time since I studied Electronics and Communications Engineering, but if I recall correctly, it should be possible to calculate an estimate for the range of an FPV drone given the ...
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What should I look for when buying FPV goggles?

What features should I look for when I’m buying a new set of FPV goggles?
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Isn’t flying FPV drones illegal accoding to FAA rules?

I understand there is First Person View (FPV) drone flying which involves putting on a headset and controlling the drone from the live camera feed, The FAA Rules For Unmanned Aircraft Part 107 state: ...
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Are real-time OSDs for HD FPV video systems available for drones?

In the last several years, several high-definition FPV video systems have become available. These systems do not use the NTSC or PAL analog video historically used with FPV systems and they are not ...
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How to focus a newly-replaced lens on an FPV camera?

I cracked the lens on my FPV camera after a metal pipe jumped in front of my quad...Fortunately, I had another lens from another FPV camera sitting around. But I'm not sure how far away I should be ...
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What should I look for when choosing an FPV camera?

I know that cameras are applicable to lots of fields, but FPV cameras are a special category with a very specific set of requirements - what should I look for when picking an FPV camera?
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When flying FPV in a group, what are the best video transmission channels/frequencies to use to avoid interference?

When flying FPV drones in a group setting it is very important to choose appropriate video transmission frequencies so you don't interfere with others that are flying near you. What are the best ...
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Does the LaForge V3 Fat Shark Receiver receive audio from VTX?

I installed the Mach 3 VTX that has a built-in mic for audio that is transmitting to the LaForge v3 receiver in my fatshark dominator v3 goggles. Video works great and Smartaudio is also working. I ...
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How do I pick my gear when getting started with FPV multirotors?

There are a large number of beginner and starter kits out there for people looking to get into multirotor FPV flying, all touting their various advantages over the competition. What should I look for ...
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What are good specifications for a intermediate medium priced quadcopter?

What are good specifications for an intermediate medium-priced quadcopter? I have flown a smaller quadcopter before and developed a bit of an understanding of how they work and how to control it. I ...
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