I purchased my Quanum DIY FPV V2 Goggles sometime back and while the overall quality isn’t bad the design’s just not compatible with my eyesight. Even with the monitor mounted outside the shell the image was still out of focus. It must be a common complaint because Hobby King is now selling an upgrade kit that replaces the Fresnel lenses with Plano-convex lenses and for people that want to salvage their goggles the upgrade may be worthwhile, but I’ve decided to go a different route.
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With a native resolution of 800×480 pixels the monitor that’s bundled with the goggles is actually pretty nice. It’s bright, it’s lightweight, it doesn’t blue screen, and it operates over a wide voltage range — all of which make it a good candidate for bolting to an RC transmitter. All that’s needed is a way to mount it and power it.
|If you don’t have Quanum goggles but you’re interested in a DIY FPV monitor project like this one there are a number of similar 12-volt displays on eBay – just be careful that you get one with a native resolution of at least 800×480 pixels.|
If you turn the monitor over you’ll see the back has mounting slots and after a little research (and a lot of luck) I found a tripod attachment for an iPads and tablets with a bracket that fits the display perfectly. (The bracket came lightly glued to the back of the iPad clamp but broke free with a screwdriver and some carefully applied frustration.) Once you snap the liberated bracket to the monitor it’s ready to accept standard FPV mounting hardware.
To keep the install as tidy and lightweight as possible I powered everything [including the VRx] from the switched side of my Taranis Tx – using a Polyswitch PTC resettable fuse as protection.
- Barrel connector female plug 2.5mm ID / 5.5mm OD
- Barrel connector male jack 2.5mm ID / 5.5mm OD
- Polyswitch PTC (PPTC) resettable fuse with 2A hold current
- Transmitter neck strap balancer
- FPV monitor bracket for RC transmitter
- ProAm USA monitor sunshade
- Wizgear tripod mount – Note: Bracket is [lightly] glued on and must be carefully separated with a screwdriver.
- Quick release camera D-ring screw
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