How To Do FPV With The Phantom 2 Part 3

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March 27, 2015
FPV & Racing


In this tutorial, we’re going to be assembling the mounting bracket that’s used for attatching the FPV monitor to the Phantom 2 controller. Then we’ll be setting it up to work with the video transmitter.

The first step is to assemble the FPV mounting bracket. I won’t go into detail on how to put this bracket together since honestly, none of the peaces have real names associated with them, but basically there are four screws and each is a different size, so you’ll need a 1.5mm, 2mm, 2.5mm and a 3mm hex key/allen wrench.

You should be able to look at the video and see how I’m putting the bracket together. Just make sure that you don’t over-tighten the screws or they will strip out. If your worried about them coming out, just use some blue thread locker/locktight.

After assembling the bracket, place it on to the Phantom 2 transmitter and use the remaining screw and washer to attach it to the neck-strap mount. Depending on what transmitter you’re using, the washer may fit into the bracket, or it may stick out, but the most important thing is that its secure.

Once the bracket is mounted, you can then mount the FPV monitor using the 1/4” thumb screw that comes with the bracket. If you’re using the Black Pearl monitor like I am, then you’ll need to find a spacer of some kind to keep the screw from going too far into the monitor and striping it out.

After the FPV monitor is mounted, you can then make whatever adjustment that you need to get it positioned how you want it.

Now we can move on to configuring the FPV monitor and video transmitter.

First, make sure that the battery is in the monitor, then attach the two antennas and plug the power cord into the “bottom charging port”.​

On the video transmitter, if you look closely at the bottom right you will see some switches hiding under the clear plastic casing. Cut away the plastic and then use a small stick to change the switches into this order:

Down, up, down, down.

Changing the state of these switches will determine the frequency that the video transmitter transmits. This pattern should represent channel 6.​

Next, hold the power button on the FPV monitor until it turns on, turn the Phantom 2 on, then use the button on the far right of the monitor to change the channel to 6. If everything is set up correctly, you should now see a black screen. Now all you half to do is turn the GoPro on and you should see the live video feed.​

The last thing that I should mention is that the video signal that comes into the monitor is in a 4:3 aspect ratio, so everything will appear to be stretched horizontally. To get around this, press and hold the same far right button that was used to change the channel and that will stretch the video vertically from 4:3 to 16:9.​

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