Best FPV goggles on the market for drone racing.
« on: May 06, 2017, 09:16:37 pm »
Can someone give me their opinion of the best FVP goggles on the market for drone racing. Currently have fatshark teleporter V5 and i dont like them. I am prepared to spend what ever to get a really good set-up.
Please help. Im flying a ZMR350.
Dave

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Re: Best FPV goggles on the market for drone racing.
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2017, 10:54:32 pm »
Depends what you define best. I have both FatShark Dom v2 and cheap Quantums Pro. Quantums have better video quality, but I prefer FatShark's cause they're lighter and my head does not hurt from wearing them, I can put them in my back-pack with all stuff I need for flying and ride a bike, and they have built-in DVR. I would choose FatSharks. There are plenty of other options on the market though, really depends what you need. I wouldn't also care much about video quality, as your camera is probably not sending very high quality image, and even if it was, then that would be at the expense of delay/processing. I am fine with FatSharks :)

Re: Best FPV goggles on the market for drone racing.
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2017, 04:37:57 am »
I have (cheap) Quantum Pro V2 and (cheap) Eachine VR D2.  Both from Hobbyking.  They are both the shoebox style as opposed to small, easy to transport goggles.  You need to be near sighted to avoid eye strain with them the way they come.  Even young people would hurt their eyes if they used them regularly.  Both need to be longer to allow comfortable focusing.

The way they come, the Quantums are larger, but I lengthened the Eachines so they are fairly long now too.

The Quantum allows mounting the monitor outside the case (undocumented) to give a little focusing help in combination with using both lenses.  It really needs a bit more though.  Some people wear glasses with them and there is a little room for glasses.  It has a stocking holding it's two halves together.  That doesn't work so well when transporting them.

The Eachines don't really have enough room inside for glasses.

The Eachines I had to cut in half and lengthen by 95mm to get comfortable viewing, but considering it has a receiver with diversity, an integrated DVR (with playback at different speeds), now it focuses with zero eye strain, all the control buttons are there for the receiver, DVR, and display without a rat's nest of wiring, I can't really imagine anything being better for me until someone comes out with some goggles with a large, clear image and at a decent price.  They are All-In-Ones though, there are no external inputs/outputs and no speakers and no channel scan.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=36570916&postcount=3010

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Re: Best FPV goggles on the market for drone racing.
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2017, 08:12:32 am »
One more thing about FatSharks. If you have a irregular face :D then fat-shark has this adjustment of how far eye pupils should be, though it's limited how much you can move that, it's better to test goggles before buying if they fit you comfortably.

Also FatShark offers correction lenses or there are companies that can cut you any correct lenses for example
https://www.banggood.com/Fatshark-FPV-Goggles-Diopter-Lens-Set-of-2-4-6-Corrective-Lenses-p-915692.html
http://rho-lens.com/product/rho-lens-fpl/

Although most of time I wear glasses, sometimes for flying I use my daily contact lenses (same I wear for swimming or taking photos), sometimes I don't use lenses at all and it's fine, but my short-sightness is very small.

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Re: Best FPV goggles on the market for drone racing.
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2017, 12:14:23 pm »
I think you should check out skyzone as well.
Lots os value for money.

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Re: Best FPV goggles on the market for drone racing.
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2017, 01:21:01 pm »
I think you should check out skyzone as well.
Lots os value for money.

SkyZone diversity has res 854X480, compare this to FatShark Dominators v3 res 800X480, similar price.
Pros of SkyZone is true diversity module, each eye separately, which is an advantage if you use stereo camera. Though stereo cameras need two transmitters, two cameras and the one I know are pretty low image res, so you heavy and low res.

Dominators unfortunately have same vision on both eyes, but I dont care cause I dont use heavy stereo vision. Dominator diversity modules are rather for better range.
Another great thing on Dominator is you can change your module to any frequency, 1.2G, 2.4G, 5.8G. SkyZone is just one board.

Re: Best FPV goggles on the market for drone racing.
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2017, 02:38:27 am »
Bought some Fatshark Dominator v3.......time will tell..Thanks guys for you input

Re: Best FPV goggles on the market for drone racing.
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2017, 06:39:26 pm »
I have (cheap) Quantum Pro V2 and (cheap) Eachine VR D2.  Both from Hobbyking.  They are both the shoebox style as opposed to small, easy to transport goggles.  You need to be near sighted to avoid eye strain with them the way they come.  Even young people would hurt their eyes if they used them regularly.  Both need to be longer to allow comfortable focusing.

The way they come, the Quantums are larger, but I lengthened the Eachines so they are fairly long now too.

The Quantum allows mounting the monitor outside the case (undocumented) to give a little focusing help in combination with using both lenses.  It really needs a bit more though.  Some people wear glasses with them and there is a little room for glasses.  It has a stocking holding it's two halves together.  That doesn't work so well when transporting them.

The Eachines don't really have enough room inside for glasses.

The Eachines I had to cut in half and lengthen by 95mm to get comfortable viewing, but considering it has a receiver with diversity, an integrated DVR (with playback at different speeds), now it focuses with zero eye strain, all the control buttons are there for the receiver, DVR, and display without a rat's nest of wiring, I can't really imagine anything being better for me until someone comes out with some goggles with a large, clear image and at a decent price.  They are All-In-Ones though, there are no external inputs/outputs and no speakers and no channel scan.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=36570916&postcount=3010

I also bought the Eachine VR D2 Pro (but from Banggood). I love everything about them: Diversity, screen size, DVR, 2200mAh external battery, focusing Fresnel lens.

But like TheOtherCliff, I do notice some eye strain. I don't notice so much while I'm using them, but I do notice once I take them off. I actually find it hard to converge the two images from my eyes on objects far off in the distance after I take them off.

I don't regret my decision as these are my first goggles. But I probably won't use them next season. I currently don't wear corrective lenses and I don't want these goggles to be the reason why I have to start.

If you aren't planning on flying for more than an hour or so per week, they'd be ok. But if you're planning on flying 10-20+ batteries a week, I'd suggest getting something with a proper optical system that allows your eyes to focus farther into the distance.