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Can I fly with the goggles off?

mesasys

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Hi all,
I'm not a newbie to RC flying. However, I'm new to FPV. I have a Mark4 quad. It came with a FPV system. I believe it's the Caddex Nebula Nano. I don't have the DJI goggles yet. After going through Betaflight setup I was able to hover the drone for a test flight. I'm concerned with flying the drone and not having the goggles turned on or bound. So my question is can I overheat or damage the Caddex or flight controller if I fly the drone without the goggles bound or turned on?

When flying without the goggles, I'm not worried about the GPS module since I won't fly far enough to activate the failsafe. I know my throttle cut switch works and the motors stop if I turn off the transmitter. The safety thing is another topic. Any guidance is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
 

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It doesn't care a single bit if there's something to receive or not.
 

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Thanks guys. Just being extra careful not to damage anything too soon. Goggles are on the way, but it's nice to know I can fly line of sight without damaging the system.
 

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Thanks guys. Just being extra careful not to damage anything too soon. Goggles are on the way, but it's nice to know I can fly line of sight without damaging the system.
I do not think it would be a issue since your goggles are not bound to the caddx vista yet, so there would be no video transmission going on until you did.
 

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the only time a transmitter could be damaged is by not putting the antenna on it depending on how high the transmit power is.. higher transmit power with no antenna will cause damage. not sure where the power cutoff is for not needing to use the antenna
 

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the only time a transmitter could be damaged is by not putting the antenna on it depending on how high the transmit power is.. higher transmit power with no antenna will cause damage. not sure where the power cutoff is for not needing to use the antenna
Interesting. I never thought of that one. I was thinking more along the lines of the unit overheating if the unit couldn't find the goggles. Luckily I flew it with the antenna on. Thanks!
 

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Think of the vtx as a radio station. The radio stations transmitter does its thing regardless whether or not any one is tuned in to the station. Just like it doesn't care if there are thousands of radios tuned in. Transmitters just transmit and don't care if there is a receiver.
 

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Not sure if it varies with drones, but I can certainly speak from my experience with mine, in that there are several connection options, one of which does not require the monitor or the goggles. I have not used this function however, since I managed to nearly execute myself on my first flight on the long road to teaching myself FPV.
 

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