I’ve been looking for a fun, small, quadcopter suitable for FPV and inexpensive / durable enough to hand the radio over to friends for test flights. My buddy Steve Doll over at Hovership recommended giving the LaTrax Alias a try (~$150).
When the LaTrax Alias came out, it was accompanied with a video that showed just how durable the little quadcopter is. It survives crashes into street signs and is run over by a bike without causing noticeable damage. Friends have confirmed that it is durable enough to crash often and hard.
For FPV, Steve recommends the tin, Fatshark / ImmersionRC-compatible AltitudeRC Nano 25mW video transmitter (available at Hovership, GetFPV and other stores) and a tiny camera like the Lumenier CP-520 Pico nano camera.
AltitudeRC tx and small camera (photo: Hovership))
The AltitudeRC transmitter supports 1s to 3s batteries, so you can power it directly from the 1s battery that powers the LaTrax Alias. The transmitter can also directly power a 3.6v camera (like the Lumenier camera linked above), which is very cool.
Obviously, you will have to own your own FPV goggles (e.g., Fatshark) or receiver / monitor (e.g., Black Pearl).
Check out Hovership’s setup page for more information about FPV on tiny quads. I should have my parts in about a week, and will give it a try! Here is Steve’s setup:Comments