Hi folks I’m an fpv pilot approaching openhd for the first time.
Since I saw different videos of people achieving 15/20k of range with this system I decided to give it a go and document myself. I also saw currykitten’s video which seem pretty straightforward.
However, I’m not looking for extreme range, somewhere between 7/10k is where my flying comfort zone ends and it will be enough for me as range.
I read the wiki and think that a following configuration should do:
Pi4b 2gb ram and the 7inch touch display on the ground side
Pi zero wh on the airside
2x Asus ac56 5.8g cards
Zerocam on the plane
As for the model I can use a mini talon an s1100 or an arwing900
All three of them run inav on a matek f405 and crossfire for RC link, also I can use 2.4g for control.
Pretty basic configuration till now, but what should I pay attention to I order to teach my goal?
I read that at least on air usb connections should be replaced with soldering.
What about the placement of the components? What about the antennas?
Clearly stock antennas won’t give me the desired range so what antennas should I use? I have several 5.8g cloverleaf and patch antennas from my analog vtxs. Will the work fine? Which exact frequency the WiFi adapter work on?
What should I be paying attention to in order to have a reliable video feed? As said earlier not looking for extreme range , I’d prefer an enjoyable video feed for mid range flights.