You may have watched some of our FPV episodes or you've heard us briefly talk about FPV camera setups but we've never really shared how to setup a basic FPV camera kit.
In this Fast Tip Josh and Chad talk about what to expect when investing in an FPV camera kit.
Hobby King's 900MHZ 200mW Tx/Rx & 1/3-inch CCD Camera NTSC kit is one that we use in our FPV setups and we think it's a great starter kit. Purchasing everything together allows you a nice platform to build more advanced setups and assures you that you'll have all the components that you need.
The camera doesn't record audio in this kit so the yellow wire connects to the white wire when connected.
This kit doesn't come with any power so you will need to provide your own. Chad created a connector that will allow you to connect power a Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 35C Lipo Pack. (or whichever power pack you prefer)
The lens that comes stock in this kit is not very good. The narrow field of view makes it bad for FPV, so we recommend replacing it with a wide angle lens 2.1mm.
To replace the lens, connect the camera to a monitor and unscrew the old lens and replace with the new lens using the monitor to set your focus. Remember, you will want to focus on distance!
We created these simple camera pack mounts that are great for installing into most any plane. The transmitter gets hot, so be sure to allow for air flow!
Here is a basic diagram connecting to a GoPro Camera 2.5mm plug:
Learn more about the FPV Camera kit mentioned in this video:
900MHZ 200mW Tx/Rx & 1/3-inch CCD Camera NTSC
Wide Angle Lens (2.1mm)
Turnigy 500mAh 3S 20C Lipo Pack
Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 35C Lipo Pack
Also check out Simple FPV Article for more details!
Here's some more resources to help get you started in FPV: