GoPro Head Tracker FPV

by FliteTest | November 26, 2012 | (38) Posted in Projects

Our FENIX 150 RC airplane is fixed with a DIY servo-driven GoPro mount that's linked into the Fatshark AttitudeSD giving us a truly unique head tracking FPV experience!

The Fatshark AttitudeSD is the newest FPV google headset available from Fatshark and features a built in headtracker!

We are using 5.8GHz Circular Polarized spiroNet Antenna with our googles and we've linked the head tracking to a homemade servo-driven platform for our GoPro.

The GoPro now moves anywhere the Fatshark user moves his head, which gives us a one of a kind FPV experience!

The FENIX 150 RC/Glider kit from Lazer Toyz is the perfect radio controlled plane for trying out these kinds of tests. And the foam construction allows it to be easily modified. We've chopped the nose off ours!

Another great feature of the head tracking setup is the ability to look down and follow objects as you fly over them!

These Fatshark goggles setup with the 5.8GHz Circular Polarized spiroNet Antenna gives us the ability to fly long range FPV without the need for a ground station geek box.  Pretty exciting stuff!  

For more information on the items mentioned in this video check out these links:

FPV Ground station

FENIX 150 - Glider/RC kit

5.8GHz Circular Polarized spiroNet Antenna

Fatshark AttitudeSD - with Built in Headtracker


tramsgar on November 27, 2012
Nice stuff, thanks. That beep-lockout-feature on the fatsharks seems pretty annoying though. Can it be disabled?
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peoplearegreat on December 6, 2012
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caseol on November 27, 2012
It would be nice a show presenting how to use HK FlightControl v2.1 as a core of the HeadTracking system.
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liveyourdreamsRC on November 27, 2012
This is different. I have only seen one gopro pan and tilt pod before and it was really bulky. This one seems nice and compact but I don't know what I would use it on though.
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Mirabile Visu on November 27, 2012
Most informative, as usual. Keep up the great work, it's an inspiation to me.
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liveyourdreamsRC on November 27, 2012
At the link I couldn't find anything on the attitude goggles. Is hobbyking going to be selling them?
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Benn Gunn on November 28, 2012
got to get me some of that stuff... great as always chaps
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casehatter on November 27, 2012
Some good info and I liked all the products used to make it very creative Chad. You guys do a good job and make it fun as it should be. Thanks again.....
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ALADBAS on May 15, 2013
if i want the gemboo how can i bay it????

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hbelanger on January 27, 2014
Look forward to see the build process for that pan and til but I might have to take a crack a it myself as I just got my fpv stuff in the mail. Gopro, fatsharks dominator. Turnigy 9x

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Daelke on March 13, 2021
Wild! I wanna do this but where is the promised instructions for the camera mount?
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GoPro Head Tracker FPV