Epic FPV Station

by FliteTest | May 29, 2014 | (17) Posted in Projects


32" LED Television x2

Duo5800 v3 Diversity A/V Rx

Uno5800 v2 5.8GHz A/V Rx

900MHZ 200mW Tx/Rx x2

SpiroNET Omni - 5.8GHz CP Antenna x3

12v simple plug-in DC power supply (same ones that power basic chargers)

Immersion RC 600 Mw Transmitter: http://amzn.to/1BXy6IB
Immersion RC SprioNet 5.8 Antenna: 
Immersion RC UNO5800 V2 5.8G AV Receiver: 
ImmersionRC EzUHF Receiver: http://amzn.to/1ujccsC

Flying FPV is an amazing experience...if you're the pilot. We wanted to be able to share that experience with more people at once, so Josh built this amazing community ground station. 

The coolest thing about the Duo5800 is the fact that it will constantly assess which antenna is getting the best signal and seamlessly switches between the better of the two. We had two of the same antenna (which didn't make much difference), but if you had a directional and omni-directional antenna on the same receiver you would be getting the best signal at both distances.  

We tested this setup with the TBS Discovery equipped with a 5.8GHz 600mW Tx.

One of the tricks to making this work is turning off the television's blue screen feature.

Basically, if the signal going to the TV becomes too weak, the TV will go to a blue screen. Turning this feature off will let you see the signal even if it's not that great. 

Better to fly through a weak signal than a bright blue blindfold!

We wouldn't recommend using this indoors. Luckily, we did get a pretty good signal even while it was pushing through a wall. 

This is a great way to share the FPV experience with someone new or a whole crowd! If you end up at an event with us, be sure to keep your eyes open for that bright orange trailer. This might just be hanging off the side and you can check it out for yourself. 

So eBay is doing this new thing called eBay Collections! It's basically a list of different things all under a specific theme. We made one packed full of great FPV gear and a few of the components we used to make this awesome ground station.

Check out the collection here!

Here is where it gets awesome! If you make your own eBay Collection and post a link to it in the comments section on YouTubewe are going to pick our two favorites and send the winners a $25 eBay giftcard! 

As always, we thank you guys for your continued inspiration and support! We wouldn't even exist without the wonderful RC community out there and we love you all!


Have you own epic FPV station? Show it off in the forums! 


suvansh on June 4, 2014
awesome idea!!
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fabLAB Asturias on June 4, 2014
So, how do you power that thing? I guess it runs on mains power, do you have any system to power that from batteries when you take that to events?
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andre on June 4, 2014
So now you need a FPV buggy with a Canada Space Arm to go out and recover your downed multi-rotors ;)
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Corsair2014 on June 5, 2014
this is the lowest rating ive seen on a FliteTest article :o
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earthsciteach on June 6, 2014
Build video, please! I'm also interested in how you are powering this. My guess is 12 v cigarette lighter plug through an inverter.
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RCSchim on April 12, 2015
Nice guys!
Just had to laugh about seeing the earplugs on the Discovery ;-))
I came to this solution a few years ago and Trappy and the other guys at FPVLab laughed at me. Than they admitted it's weird looking but working.
In the meantime I'm using a nice gelblock (I think some silicone mixture) from a guy on a german FPV Forum (he's nick is Hongkong pfui). The gelblock even works better in all temperatures (where the earplugs can let pass jello in cold temps).
See my old vid if you're curious: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5BD9PFAJAI

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zann68 on May 5, 2015
Great idea! My sons and I want to build one to take to fly-ins.

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