Started making the first tests of the MicroQuad for FPV.
The mod to the keychain camera really make it much cleaner and easy to install. I’ve made a cable for it that not only grabs the video out signal but also powers the camera.
At the moment as vTX I’m using a 1.2Ghz TX (20mW or so) that I had from a really old kit. It doesn’t provide a way to swap the channel but as it is super light it was the right choice for the MicroQuad. Still I was a bit disappointed with the performance, variations in voltage and temperature make it shift the frequency and loosing image quality.
Next stepp will try and find a 5.8Ghz TX to get better performance and range.
To prove that it works heres the video:
Ignore the video quality as it was a very cloudy day and at 4pm there is almost no light. The image in the goggles was pretty clear and comparing with a GoPro it was actually very good.
Thumbs up for the latest 0.58 FW for the #16 keychain that allows video out with a aspect ratio of 4:3 that fills the full image on the goggles.
Impression as well as the lack of vibrations seen in the video, for such a small frame and running the 1811′s that are far from the the best motors (actually is possible to hear one running badly) the vibrations noticed were minimal.