After seeing the FPV video with a CF2 from http://www.LaDroneShop.com (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wzpcRnsgD8) I just had to try it out myself and finally spend some money on this.
Here is the shopping list:
- 1g Pal camera, already comes with a wide angle lens attached, so no need to buy it extra!
=> http://ladroneshop.com/en/cameras-fpv/9 ... al-1g.html (42,21 Euro)
- 2g 5.8GHz 25mw transmitter
=> http://ladroneshop.com/en/8ghz-transmit ... 25mw-.html (49,99 Euro)
- 170 mAh Battery to power camera and transmitter (it's actually an original CF1 battery!)
=> http://ladroneshop.com/en/920-crazyflie ... -01-a.html (4,78 Euro)
- 5" FPV monitor (5.8GHz) with DVR recording on to a micro SD card (149.- Euro)
=> http://ladroneshop.com/en/1332-5-lcd-fp ... shade.html
The camera is the same as in the YouTube video. They used a different transmitter though (http://ladroneshop.com/en/1593-tx5810-1 ... itter.html) which is
pretty similar to the one I got and costs almost the same (51,50 Euro). In the video they used a 7" FPV monitor with two antennas (Diversity), which is not really necessary.
For me, the ability to record video was more important than a big screen. The 7" monitor was not in stock anyway.
Unfortunately the CF1 battery can not be hooked up to the transmitter directly because they have different connectors (CF1 battery: "Micro JST" or JST-ZH, Transmitter: "Nano JST" or JST-SH). So I had to do some soldering and used different cables.
I also had to solder some plugs to the cable that connects the camera with the transmitter.
There is still a lot of extra cable, that I will eventually cut off to save weight.
For the first few flights I just used sticky tape to attach everything to the CF2. The extra battery is on the bottom. I'll clean it up later on.
Why Do I use an extra battery instead of using the CF2's own battery?
Because I'm lazy and wanted to avoid issues with interferences from the motors. The CF2 also has enough power to lift the weight.
How Do I charge the extra battery?
Currently I'm using a CF1 as a charger.
Now for the interesting part:
Does it fly? Yes
How long does it fly? About 4:30min
Weight with the FPV stuff? 46g in total
How long does the camera and the transmitter work on one charge? About 35min!
I'll upload a video some time soon. For now here is picture of the beta-"sticky-tape" version: Regards,