Right so… I think it’s time to build a 5inch, been umming and arrring for the last few years, and let’s do this. Was amazed to see the quads on Sunday (where and who I’ll fly with might be an issue, but… we’ll sort that!)
So there is going to be a lot of advise here, and recommended parts, etcb but I think I’ll start by looking at Oscar Liangs build an analogue drone list (How to Build an FPV Drone From Scratch (Analog FPV System) - Oscar Liang), see what’s in stock, find alternatives, etc, etc and then make a list and share here for “checking”.
A couple of questions though:
- Do I avoid banggood, aliexpress, etc stick to UK retail places (have used HobbyRC, Unmanned tech before)?
- I do need a new charger I’m 95% sure my SkyRC T200 charger is wrong, as it “balances” 2S batteries to 4.3/3.6volts (actually takes the 2nd cell down). Any recommendations there? I don’t want to spent a fortune. I can acquire a PC PSU easily. Considering: ISDT Q8 500W DC Charger? I can use that in the field. Or anything else for around £50 not too bad.
After trying @notveryprettyboy s HDO2 goggles, whilst they were nicer, I don’t think I’ll need or want to upgrade from my “fake” Eachine EV800Ds just yet!
Was good to see @Earwig list of costs of FPV, so think I know roughly what I’m getting into (I hope!)
In the meantime back to DRL and Velocidrone for practise and muscle memory!