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£30 FPV? - ECO Goggles by Flyingwings Ltd - partner Fat Sharks

Started by Hands0n, Friday,October 18, 2013, 19:55:13

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Hands0n

These have been mentioned on here before, which is why I';m mentioning them again  ::) I built a set tonight.  £30 all in, not bad at all.

The intention with these is two-fold.

Firstly when I was building up to FPV I started to accumulate bits and pieces, one being a well cheap 5.8GHz VTX/RX from China via eBay. Baulking at the cost of Fat Shark kit I thought these might be a good intro, coupled with a #16 HD 720p keychain FPV camera bought from the For Sales on here.   Then the impulsive gene struck and I bought the Fat Shark Attitude kit and have this little bundle left over.  So I intend to mount the #16 and 5.8 kit on to my APM 2.5 quad for general messing about (it flies really well).

Next up, I intend to use these as secondary goggles for my Fat Shark so that spectators can get a look at what I am seeing also.  The Fat Shark have a video out that will plug into these nicely.

So, all in all, £30 and there';s a very practical primary/secondary FPV display.

You can find out more, including the How To video on their website http://www.flyingwings.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=57_76&product_id=382


Pics to follow
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Danny
"Its better than bad, its good"

Current FCs: Pixhawk, APM 2.6, Naza M V2, Naze32, Flip32+ CC3D, KK2.1.5
Aircraft: miniMax Hex, DJI 550 (clone) TBS Disco, 450 Firefly, 250 Pro, ZMR250, Hubsan X4, Bixler 2

TheEdge

I have seen many coments about this sort of setup works best as a passenger goggle, but why is this one not suited for primary goggle?
You have tried both this one and the fat shark, how do they compare? Would it be possible to use this cheap one for a primary in a budget fpv?

Hands0n

Absolutely, yes.  These could indeed be used as primary FPV goggles.  I would have no hesitation doing so or recommending they be used as such.

In fact, I plan to use the ECO goggles on my Firefly 450 quad with a #16 keychain FPV camera with el. cheapo VTX/RX (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161057429739?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649) from eBay that I';ve accumulated. The entire FPV kit costing £87 all in.

I';m going to have to re-think the black tape, it hasn';t adhered to the goggles case at all well. Not that I need it to now that the glue has set and hardened.
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Danny
"Its better than bad, its good"

Current FCs: Pixhawk, APM 2.6, Naza M V2, Naze32, Flip32+ CC3D, KK2.1.5
Aircraft: miniMax Hex, DJI 550 (clone) TBS Disco, 450 Firefly, 250 Pro, ZMR250, Hubsan X4, Bixler 2

TheEdge

Quote from: Hands0n on Wednesday,October 23, 2013, 18:12:50
Absolutely, yes.  These could indeed be used as primary FPV goggles.  I would have no hesitation doing so or recommending they be used as such.

In fact, I plan to use the ECO goggles on my Firefly 450 quad with a #16 keychain FPV camera with el. cheapo VTX/RX (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161057429739?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649) from eBay that I';ve accumulated. The entire FPV kit costing £87 all in.

I';m going to have to re-think the black tape, it hasn';t adhered to the goggles case at all well. Not that I need it to now that the glue has set and hardened.


Thank you for the reply. Think I will try one of those,  as the cheapo goggles I bought of ebay turned out to be a scam and I got them refunded.

Col_M

I have a set of these half made, I';m just waiting for my screen to come from the far east, for something so cheap I';m actually quite excited to see what they';re like.
TBS Discovery : DRQ-250 : Q450 : Blade mQX

Hands0n

@Col_M - Please do let me know what you think. I';m hoping to get to use mine f';real this weekend (apocalyptic  rain and floods notwithstanding)
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Danny
"Its better than bad, its good"

Current FCs: Pixhawk, APM 2.6, Naza M V2, Naze32, Flip32+ CC3D, KK2.1.5
Aircraft: miniMax Hex, DJI 550 (clone) TBS Disco, 450 Firefly, 250 Pro, ZMR250, Hubsan X4, Bixler 2

Col_M

Funnily enough the screen came today.

It';s not actually too bad at all, you could certainly use them but it';s a little way off being as immersive as FatSharks. For a cheap way to get into FPV they';re definately worth it though. They';ll also require some further DIY upgrades to be more user friendly.

I';m probably going to mount them on goggles for comfort and a better light seal around your face, the foam is quite hard and even with the supplied thin padding wouldn';t be that comfortable.

To keep them on your head I';m planning a setup like the old Petzl Zoom head torches with the strap going over your head from front to back, then mounting the battery at the back to balance the weight of the goggles and screen a the front.

I think they do exactly what they say on the tin, perfectly adequate to test the waters of FPV or for passengers  ~~
TBS Discovery : DRQ-250 : Q450 : Blade mQX

Hands0n

Just a little bump of the thread as there have been several new members of late, building FPV and LOS with camera.  Here';s a potential way to dip your big toe in the FPV waters before committing big time.

I still use mine with my spotter/co-pilot/passenger/passer-by-who-asks-lots-of-questions. 
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Danny
"Its better than bad, its good"

Current FCs: Pixhawk, APM 2.6, Naza M V2, Naze32, Flip32+ CC3D, KK2.1.5
Aircraft: miniMax Hex, DJI 550 (clone) TBS Disco, 450 Firefly, 250 Pro, ZMR250, Hubsan X4, Bixler 2

Dek

Just went there and just a screen saying the IP is suspended   :huh

Hands0n

Quote from: Dek on Tuesday,December 03, 2013, 20:31:54
Just went there and just a screen saying the IP is suspended   :huh


Which link did you have trouble with?  Both of the above worked for me just now.
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Danny
"Its better than bad, its good"

Current FCs: Pixhawk, APM 2.6, Naza M V2, Naze32, Flip32+ CC3D, KK2.1.5
Aircraft: miniMax Hex, DJI 550 (clone) TBS Disco, 450 Firefly, 250 Pro, ZMR250, Hubsan X4, Bixler 2

Dek

It was the link in the first message. It is working now. Either someone didn';t pay the bill or the were maintaining/moving server. Not a nice message to pop up in any event, I would be mightily annoyed if our host did that.

As you say, working again now.

Glad it is as I fancy making a set for passenger use :)

Dek.