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Eagle Tree FPV Overview

Q: What about FPV legality and safety?

Always obey the law when flying, and fly safely!  Laws vary from locality to locality. Most video transmitters used for FPV flying require an amateur radio license to operate legally.

For USA customers, please refer to the American Model Association’s Safety Code at http://www.modelaircraft.org/files/105.PDF and FPV related code at http://www.modelaircraft.org/files/550.pdf

Q: What Enhancements should I consider to my basic FPV equipment?

On Screen Display

  • It is often useful to have more than one video output, for goggles, a video display, a digital video recorder (DVR) and perhaps other accessories. Ground stations often provide video splitters for this purpose.
  • Most FPV video transmitters are broadband "analog" transmitters based on 1950's technology, with relatively limited range when compared to the range of your RC radio. One way to increase the range of the video link is to use a more powerful transmitter, but that uses more battery power, increases the likelihood of interfering with your RC receiver and other equipment, and may not be legal in your area. Another way to increase range (and to look really cool!) is to use a directional antenna on the ground, with an automated antenna tracker. Some ground stations handle the panning and tilting of antenna trackers, based on the position of the model relative to the pilot.
  • Another way to improve range and video signal quality is to use two receivers on the ground, and to automatically select the one that has the stronger signal. This arrangement is called "diversity." Some ground stations provide diversity when two receivers are connected to them.
  • Sometimes it's useful (and also cool!) to display real-time data from your model on your laptop, for your co-pilot to see. Some OSD/Ground station combinations support this, by embedding the model's data in the video or audio downlink, and sending the data from the ground station to your PC, normally through a USB connector.

Q: What FPV Equipment does Eagle Tree offer?

Eagle Tree offers the powerful OSD Pro on screen display (left), with a variety of sensors and accessories, including our Guardian stabilization expander. 

 


We also offer the EagleEyes FPV ground station (left) , which supports all the features described above, and more.

 

Additionally, our Guardian 2D/3D standalone stabilizer (right) is an easy, inexpensive way to add stabilization to your FPV model, if you 

don't plan on using our OSD Pro. All of our FPV products are listed under the FPV drop-down menu. 

Q: Do you offer FPV cameras, video transmitters, video receivers, or Goggles?

We at Eagle Tree like to design cool, innovative gadgets, and leave the boring stuff to other manufacturers. :) In line with this, Eagle Tree does not presently offer cameras, video transmitters/receivers, or video displays. However, many FPV dealers offer these products with our products fully integrated. Please see the dealer list below.

We offer a wide variety of sensors, including altimeters, RPM sensors, airspeed sensors, g-force sensors, temperature sensors, and much more! Note that all the sensors for our eLogger V4 work with our eLogger based OSD Pro systems!

Q: Where should I order?

We have a worldwide dealer network. Please click here for a list of dealers, or order direct from us if you prefer. Here are some of our larger FPV dealers:

Q: There are a lot of FPV products out there now. Why should I choose Eagle Tree for my FPV equipment?

Q: I need more information on what's available. What should I do?

We're glad to help! Here are some additional resources:

  • Click here to visit our support forum.
  • Click here to email us with questions about our FPV products!
  • Contact one of the FPV dealers listed above for information about video cameras, video transmitters/receivers, and video displays.
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