FPV Goggles – Components to help you Fly!!!

Hello again, I hope all your flights have gone well. Together we have grown into the FPV piloting, We have our goggles and have been flying.

The last time we chatted we discussed what is FPV and how can it be used. This time we are going to break down the components of FPV goggles.

Telemetry – Your Flight Data.

We have used our FPV goggles practicing. That doesn’t mean we understand each component and what it all means. Your flight data that is on your screen is one that many finds confusing when first using goggles. This data is called telemetry and it is and can be a drone saver. The information is usually the same on all goggles. They may display in different locations on the screen and may even be a different symbol.

The quality of the goggle is important also, we will get into that in another discussion. The Telemetry is information like; altitude, battery life, GPS location in reference to the artificial horizon,( overlaid on video signal). All the information is to help your keep track your drone. In my opinion the distance away from the transmitter is also very key information. This tells your your range, allowing your to know how long it would take to get back if battery is getting low.

Antenna – Which to Use?

Linear polarization, circular moralization, directional and Omnidirectional can all sound very confusing. That’s why we are here. Each type of antenna is used for different ways of piloting your drone. This means that if your are piloting for video a different type of antenna would work better than an antenna for stunt flying. A good portion of the time a circular polarized antenna gives enough range and coverage for any type of flying. If your are going for range go with the Linear polarized antenna. Some goggles are equipped with diversity. Diversity is when the goggle is able to utilize two antenna or more, and they can be one of each or two of the same. There is also the directional and omnidirectional antenna are similar just with coverage instead of range. We will dive deeper into the specifics on each type of antenna in another conversation, be sure to check back for updated discussions.

DVR or No DVR, That is a Question!

Are you creating video and posting on You Tube? Then your may want to make sure your goggles have DVR! The DVR capability allows your to record the video that the camera is seeing. This video is what your see while wearing the goggles. This your have experienced all ready with your practice. There are many goggles that have this built into their products, and others that do not yet they have the capability of your buying one that will work for your flying needs. This is crucial if your are flying drones for video footage.

Video Quality – How well can your see?

How important to your is a clear video? i myself would like a video with little to no interference. The video quality is also a tool that can be used to keep your drone within range and safe. I have found that when my video starts to get fuzzy, or flicker. I turn around. While in my range and coverage the video is absolutely amazing. How is yours, send pics of your video in the comments below,

Landing Zone!

Well, here we are with a little more knowledge about our FPV goggles. Share with me which goggles your decided on and how they are working for your. We can see where all this information about our goggles we can be creative with video footage in ways that were not possible without cranes and al kinds of extra people to make it happen. I wish your well in your future flights. Happy Don’t forget to leave your comments and questions below in the comments section.

Happy Flying!!!

 

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “FPV Goggles – Components to help you Fly!!!

  • April 17, 2018 at 10:11 pm
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    These components of the fpv goggles are very interesting. I need to have dvr so that I can post my videos on youtube. I will take your advice and when the video gets blurry, I will turn my drone around. This will give me a better quality picture and keep my equipment safe. Thank you for your help.

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    • April 17, 2018 at 10:11 pm
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      Good call! I would be very upset if my drone just took off. Looking forward to viewing some of your flights, doyou have videos posted at this time?

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  • July 9, 2018 at 2:23 am
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    Hi Turtle; If I tell you that yours is the first post I have read on Drone would you believe me? It is fascinating.

    How helpful are the FPV goggles when flying? So the flying time of the Drone is measured by the quality of power by which it is powered?

    Because one Drone can be used for more than one purpose Don’t you think that buying all three types of Antennas would be a good idea?
    DorcasW

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    • July 9, 2018 at 4:45 am
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      I would agree, however it depends on what the dorne is being used for. I would have antenna for each use that i would need FPV goggles. The FPV goggles are very helpful. I suggest you try out one of the DRL simulations to see what it is like. The drone flight time is based on weight, air currents, and battery life. Thank you for your comments and questions!

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  • July 17, 2018 at 1:10 pm
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    What a fun site!
    I never knew there was so much to flying drones. My nephew got one for his birthday, so I guess I’ll be learning more about them. This looks like a great place to do that.
    Great information. Now when my nephew gets excited and chatters on and on about his drone, I will actually understand him …Lol.

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    • July 31, 2018 at 1:31 pm
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      Hello John,
      That is awesome to hear. I am sure that you and your nephew will have that one thing you do together and have a great time while bonding. That is what this site is all about, the drones are a catalyst. Thank you so much

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