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Any camera commonly used on drones or model aircraft for an FPV view.

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How to prevent a 5V supply from sagging to 4.6V when the FPV camera is on?

I have issues with my FPV camera. My camera is a RunCam split 2S (concept is similar to Caddx turtle). This camera turns off almost instantly after I have plugged in my battery. When I probe the ...
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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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Difference between analog and digital FPV systems?

The new DJI digital FPV system and a few other systems are using a digital signal for FPV video. How is this different from a traditional analog signal for FPV drones?
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How do I wire up this transmitter and camera

I'm a total newbie to FPV and electronics. My son bought the following components as an adventure into FPV for his Remote Control vehicles (cars, planes, drones). Descriptions of the components: ...
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Does the Ryze Tello have an adjustable camera angle?

With the pictures I've looked at of the Ryze Tello, it seems that the camera is fixed and cannot look straight down, such as with the DJI Mavic Air 2. Does the camera have variable angles, or is it ...
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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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2D/3D/fpv video glasses to use with external camera

I do not have any prior experience with FPV goggles (never owned one), but now I am involved in a project where I need to connect a video or FPV glasses to an external camera through a wired ...
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Quiet, dockable drone for patrolling and remote communication

Never had a drone before but now I want one which needs to meet this very specific set of requirements: Dockable. I want to setup a drone dock on the roof of a building, where the drone will reside ...
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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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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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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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FPV camera and beeper seems to be interfering with each other

I recently changed my VTX from the Tbs unify pro 5G8 HV to the unify pro 5G8 V3. Because of this I had to move the cameras 5v input from the VTX to the FC (The HV model has a built in regulator, and ...
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How can I read the recording status of a Runcam Split 4 through UART?

I am working on a project where I need to interface with a Runcam Split 4 using its UART protocol. You can find the protocol documentation here I am able to get info about the device features through ...
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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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Access drone footage over WiFi

I have a drone (E520S) which transmits its video footage over WiFi to an app (eachine pro) and I was wondering if I could view the footage without using the app or learn how it is transmitted.
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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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How does Herelink achieve 20km range with 1080P video streaming quality?

According to the HereLink manual. It uses 2.4ghz frequency for wireless communication and claims video streaming in 1080p up to 20km range. How is this possible? If it can transmit up to 20km then it ...
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Watch videos from fpv camera without goggles

I have this vtx VTX Eachine TX805 (25mw - 800mw) analogic + antena foxeer with a standard CM1200 analogique 25x25 camera. But I don't have gogles, and I would like to capture videos, pictures and to ...
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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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What components would I need to capture high resolution images mounted on a 5 inch drone (not FPV images)?

I have built my own 5 inch drone using a Mateksys f722 controller and INAV, but I'm confused on what components I need to make an image capture interface similar to the DJI drones. For example, the ...
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wireless camera options

I know drones use high fps and long range cameras, I'm working on a tracked robot and quality is a higher concern then fps per say. I have found boards that allow multi camera options but I was hoping ...
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To which device should the fpv camera be connected: flight controller or video transmitter?

I have FC Matek F405-WMN and 5.8GHz transmitter TBS UNIFY PRO32 HV. The F405 wiring diagram (http://www.mateksys.com/?portfolio=f405-wmn#tab-id-4) shows that two cameras can be connected to it. But I ...
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Seeking Guidance on Camera Selection and Image Transfer for Drone-based Insulator Monitoring Project

We're working on a final year project involving a drone that flies to towers, captures images of insulators, and sends them for processing on a computer. We've assembled the drone, and now our main ...
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Can I connect an action camera with FPV transmitter?

I'm working on a project involving using a quadcopter for surveillance. For that, I need a live video feed, that will be transmitted wirelessly to a ground control system. The live video feed needs to ...
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