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Chris J

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I'm putting a parts list together for my first build which will likely be something along the lines of a QAV-X. Before I start purchasing any parts (I currently have absolutely no drone parts or FPV gear) I wanted to ask about the very choppy and distorted video feed I've seen lots of quad racers and freestyle flyers deal with. I currently fly a Mavic and the video feed on that thing is fantastic, even at very long range...so why have I seen so many horrible FPV video feeds on the racers?

Are there proven FPV parts combinations that will allow me to avoid this problem altogether? If I have to deal with a crappy real time video feed, my personality is such that I'd fixate on that and not be able to enjoy the time flying.
 

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That's a real bummer, particularly because I know the technology exists as I've seen it in action on my Mavic. Is it perhaps that you can't have an interference-free video feed AND have it be low latency? I don't know what the latency is on the Mavic, but I suspect it wouldn't be ideal for a racer.
 
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Welcome, Chris! I also found this surprising. I am a P2, P3 and Mavic flyer as well. I'm pretty sure it is a latency issue but don't let that get to you. I've been flying race quads for a few months now (flying Phantoms a few years) and I'm having a blast. I've had my Mavic a month or so now and have only flown it a few times, I've been having too much fun with my FPV quads! The excitement of speed and maneuverability is a real rush! Good luck, I hope you stick around.

Jerry
 

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Thanks guys, I suppose I'll just jump into it and hopefully I can get over the video quality.
 

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That's the spirit, just jump on in! Personally, I think you're going to love it coming from the DJI world. Very, very, different!

Jerry
 

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If you want longer range switch to lower freq sys or uhf. You are suppose to have a ham license for that crap but.......lol. IMO ham license way overkill for this hobby. Connex is not quite at the point where it's worth the extra investment. I actually think it's worse than the analog signal but I haven't personal flown with it. I base that on videos I've seen and reviews from people that have flown with it and chose to stick to analog.
 

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