$160 Simple FPV Setup by ukarmy04
For the transmitter/camera, I went with the FPV backpack/pod setup inspired by Bruce from RCModelReviews. This was done so that I would be able to move my FPV setup between my multirotors and airplanes without too much hassle. I made my ground station out of a Harbor Freight aluminum case and tried to make everything as compact and portable.
I've written a full build log as well as a comprehensive parts list for everything I used in this ground station on my website:
Below, I've attached a few pictures showing the what the basic setup looks like with short descriptions of each component.
The RC305 receiver, the transmitter, the cloverleaf antenna and the camera.
The FPV pod mounted to balsa using CA glue and heat-shrink.
Closer angle of the FPV pod.
Modified connections for the RC305 using servo cables and a JST.
Modified DVD slave screen to slim down size and make it a little more sleek.
Harbor Freight aluminum case purchased for $15, inlaid with balsa for a clean look.
Foam pocket for the FPV pod, the circular polarized antennas and the battery.
Small hole in the lid of the case for the receiver antenna - makes for a quick setup.
Closeup of screen assembly.
Indoor test hover of the FPV setup. No multipathing issues.
If you have any questions, feel free to comment or contact me and I'll do my best to help out. Hope you enjoyed!