Thanks PhoenixF...I see you have SkyZone SK1 V2. How do you like that? I have no way of seeing, testing the goggles. The Fatshark HD3 is like $500. What are your thoughts? Should I also get the kit and try to see if the FPV on the transmitter is ok to start before I invest more into quads?
Also, you have Spectrum DX 8. A lot of people are using the FRSKY Tranis, What made you chose the Spectrum over FRSky?
Thanks for all the feedback.
To be perfectly honest. This is my very first pair of goggles. And I haven't used the them yet. I purchased them used after Christmas from a different forum. Got a pretty good deal on them. But I did do a lot of research on goggles before purchasing. And I was fully aware of all of their intricacies before purchasing. I've only powered them up once and without a CCD feed (transmitter on my 210R hasn't been powered up yet). But, compared to the more expensive FatShark goggles, I think that they will work very well. I like the fact that they have built-in diversity and 30deg field of view (comparable to higher end Fatshark). Only thing I'm not sure about is the 16:9 screen ratio. But most people who use these goggles say that it is easy to adapt. The on-board camera is a little cheesy. But I'm hoping to be able to use them for LOS landings. Not quite sure about how FPV landings will work out for me (yet). As a heli pilot, I'm capable of pinpoint soft landings LOS. The only disappointment that I have experienced so far is the immersiveness of the view itself. But, I think that it's about as good as it gets with goggles. To get any better, you would have to go with the bulky goggles and bigger screens just like "theGreenOrange" as suggested many times.
Now for the radio (Tx). Two biggest reason:
1) I don't want to learn the "Open Source Programing"
2) Pre configured programming for Quads, Helicopters, Airplanes and Sailplanes.
I started this hobby with Helis (rotary wing). I've learned to fly helis well enough to enjoy them. And I'm not done with helis. I'm currently even considering an FPV Airplane (fixed wing). So, to me at least, this type of Tx makes more sense. The Next Statement Is My Opinion Only:
The FRSKY radios look cheep and feels cheep. And is used on DRL for other reason besides it's quality. (Back to reality).
The Spektrum radios are know for "GOOD" build quality. Comparable to other radios in its class. IE: Futaba, JR, Mikado. Not extremely "High End". But not low end either. And, Spektrum supports their equipment diligently. Good Luck on making a decision on a radio. The radio is the most important decision to make.