FatShark 250mW Video Transmitter - Great Range, Amazing Price.
With 250mW of power, this FatShark video transmitter is a great way to jump into FPV when using a FatShark based receiver system. Compatible with FatShark receiver systems, utilize this transmitter for great range on a budget, and when paired with an optional circular polarized antenna, you can increase your video quality & range.
Optional Circular Polarized Antennas: 5824antenna / FUM-FPV02 / 20016RC /
Product Note: This transmitter is ONLY compatible with other FatShark based systems - NOT compatible with all receiver systems available, so please check carefully.
Warning: It is imperative to NOT power up this unit without antenna installed; if antenna is not installed when unit is powered up, the unit can be damaged.
A Note on 5.8GHz:
For FPV flying, the 5.8GHz bandwidth is highly popular, and used often in multiple FPV applications. However, due to the very high frequency of the 5.8GHz bandwidth, "multi path" distortion is highly common, and with stock "whip" style antennas, 5.8GHz systems suffer greatly.
By utilizing a "Circular Polarized" antenna, video drop outs are reduced by a huge margin, and overall video clarity increases dramatically. By using a circular polarized antenna via your transmitter and receiver, multi-path rejection is added to your FPV system, allowing you to focus on the fun of flying, all the while extending your overall range & video signal clarity.
Disclaimer: A/V transmitters operating beyond 25mW may require HAM radio licensing in certain areas. It is the customers responsibility to secure proper licensing if such systems are to be purchased.
FPV flight offers new realms of possibility, putting you in the pilot's seat with a view like no other. Not only are you able to fly in a whole new way, but new elements of range & altitudes can be obtained, bringing an all new element of RC flight.
It is always the responsibility of the pilot to make sure that the aircraft is being operated safely, and within safe limits. Respect full scale pilots - NEVER exceed altitudes of 400' or greater, and never operate near active airports or runways. Always operate in safe environments, away from people, animals and otherwise.
It is always recommended to have a partner / buddy to keep your aircraft in sight in case of video drop out. Always be sure to practice safety, and always be sure to never exceed the limits of your RC transmitter. Never fly in populated areas where people are present, and always fly in areas that will not be compromised if a crash were to occur.
With higher power FPV systems, there is the complete possibility of flying beyond the range of your RC transmitter - be sure to take all proper precautions to avoid this, as any such situations are not covered under any element of warranty, repair, refund, credit or otherwise. In short, common sense is key - use good judgment, and practice safety with every flight.
HeliDirect LLC, or any company associated with HeliDirect LLC, will not be held liable for damage, personal injury, property damage, or any liability associated with any aspect of FPV flight - the end user accepts ALL risks & responsibilities.
* A Note On Range:
One of the most common questions with FPV flight is "how far will it go" - anyone who provides you with a specific range is either not being truthful, or is simply unaware. The range of your FPV system has an incredible amount of variables that no one can factor - this can be variables such as electronic placement, power output, antenna style, location, line of sight, local bandwidths, and on & on it goes. Simply put, no one can tell you the "true range" of any FPV system, so it is an absolute MUST to take every precaution necessary to avoid any aspect of loss or damage to anything while flying.
When flying FPV, do not depend upon your equipment, as no matter what you are flying, failure is always an option. When safety & common sense are used, you will reap the amazing rewards of FPV flight, all the while brining your aircraft home safe & sound.
Range of your FPV system is not guaranteed - use proper FPV systems & techniques to maximize your range, but please be aware that far too many variables exist to guarantee the effective range of any FPV system.