I made an impromptu visit up to the parents’ yesterday and of course I threw all the drones in the boot just in case.
I’ve been struggling to find somewhere to practice with the FPV, but there’s a place we’ve been going to on walks since I was a kid. It’s pretty much in the middle of nowhere, never another soul around, plenty of space for me not to get into too much trouble, but still a few features around to make things interesting if I want.
Things did not go as planned.
Firstly, yes, that was a very lame crash. I think I was thrown by the video break up; that’s something you don’t get in simulators. I confess, I’m a little disappointed that with clear line of sight I’m getting video issues within 40m. This is supposed to be a “long range” FPV quad.
Anyway, I went to retrieve it and discovered a screw missing from one of the arms.
I checked in my kit and I don’t have a replacement long enough. Not a problem. The other screw is holding very firmly and the arm’s only going to move in a crash.
At this point I look up and discover four horses have wandered over to check out what’s going on. I’ve never seen another living thing (insects and flora excepted) around here in the last 40+ years and now there’s bloody horses!
Nice vid Jez Don’t let a small crash put you off Jez, I’m the king of 20 seconds flight, walk to collect quad rinse and repeat
With regard to your video feed, do you know what power output your VTX is set to? Could just need bumping up a bit
If its a GEPRC built in vtx it should go upto at least 600mW output Also as the other guys here told me when I first started the signal is always worse when you are facing back towards yourself if the antenna is on the back of the quad as the carbon frame blocks it
It’s a great big money pit Jez Do you know what Flight stack came built in? I’ll try to find the instructions for changing the output power for you On my GEPRC Elegant it was fairly easy. A few button presses. You can also check/change your video band/channel at the same time
Thats cool so Race band 7 5880 600mW. Just need to check against the channel on your goggles. Set the goggles manually rather than auto scan as per @notveryprettyboy to make sure its the exact channel and not one that’s close
Done that. Maybe it’s due to my “budget”, beginner gear. Surely there’s no problem that can’t be fixed by throwing more money and equipment at it?
Seriously, though, while I’m not yet ready to drop £250+ on super-duper goggles, I wouldn’t mind throwing a few quid at an antenna upgrade if I thought it would help. I’m currently running Fat Shark Recon V3s with the supplied “stick” antenna.