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Building Multicopter Video Drones by Ty Audronis

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Chapter 6. First Person View (FPV) Gear

Okay, now you've got your multicopter flying, and it's time to shoot some video. Usually, the whole point of using a multicopter is to use it as a camera platform. So, what good is it if you can't see what the camera sees? Any serious multicopter imager needs an FPV system to be effective. Let's take a look at how these systems work.

Components of an FPV system

There are really only five main components of an FPV system:

  • The camera
  • OSD (onscreen display)
  • Video transmitter (TX)
  • Video receiver (RX)
  • Monitor

Let's take a look at these one by one. The following image shows you the wiring diagram with an added FPV system so that you can see how it fits into the grand scheme of things (the bottom-left section of the figure): ...

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