OTG and TBS ground station

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Hello first I want to say I’m a big fan of your videos! You have been a lot of help in the past. Okay I have Eachine EV800 goggles. They are okay but I want 2.4ghz video. I have an r9 mini 915mhz so no conflicts there. Quick question. Can you hook an Android phone with a YI OTG cable into a TBS ground station and receive video? Also I have a nexwave 2.4g module and hooked it directly up to a 5.8g transmitter to receive video from a TBS 2.4ghz 500mw VTX with my Ev800 goggles. Do you see conflicts with a setup like this? Bc I got it to work with a 5.8g module but can’t figure out what’s wrong with the 2.4ghz other than the module possibly being faulty. Thank you again for your help!

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That’s awesome. I’m so glad we have helped you get flying!

We actually use 5.8ghz to rebroadcast the 2.4ghz video signal most times when we are flying long range . The TBS groundstation ships with a greenhorn 5.8ghz transmitter for this very purpose.

TBS Groundstation for 2.4ghz Long Range FPV

It’s good to see you sticking with TBS over some of the other Chinese stuff, simply to support the people behind the development of FPV.   I’d recommend trashing the R9 for the real deal crossfire though.

TBS Crossfire Micro Tx Long Range RC Radio

I might seem biased but Trappy and TBS develop original technology.  I’ve worked closely with them and it really hurts the hobby when tech comes out that is clearly a blatent copy of something that was developed in house by the people shaping the industry.  When people purchase cloned tech, it puts the guys that actually have the balls to take big risks to develop the tech that is widely used today out of business and there wouldn’t be this hobby without them.  We have a box of new R9 transmitters that I am getting ready to destroy for YouTube, and although we sell FRsky, we don’t sell or endorse the R9 long range gear because they didn’t innovate .They copied.  And crossfire is made by and for FPV.  If you want crossfire I’ll hook you up for cost if you send me your R9 to smash.

TBS Crossfire Micro Tx Long Range RC Radio

Now that my rant is over,

I’d stay away from using the Android phone because of the induced latency.  Call me a purist, but the reason that we use analog video for FPV in the first place is so that we can get instant feedback about what our drones are up to.  Adding Analog to Digital Conversion to the mix might only add a few extra milliseconds to the signal chain but it can really degrade the flying experience .

Can  you clarify   “Also I have a nexwave 2.4g module and hooked it directly up to a 5.8g transmitter to receive video from a TBS 2.4ghz 500mw VTX with my Ev800 goggles. Do you see conflicts with a setup like this? Bc I got it to work with a 5.8g module but can’t figure out what’s wrong with the 2.4ghz other than the module possibly being faulty. ”

How is it wired up? Do you have good antenna spacing?

1. Does the video work between the 2.4ghz vtx and the nexwave rx?  Can you test this?

2. Is your channel correct on both vtx and rx?

3.  What does your 2.4ghz environment look like?

In some areas, there are more 2.4ghz devices than channels and that can cause some interference issues as well .

4. Try to break it down to the simplest way to get your video from your drone to your brain.  If you can get a camera- vtx-rx- google- brain direct path, you will have a much higher chance of success with FPV.

5.  Can you modify the eachine goggles to have a direct video input?

Can you verify the channels that you are trying to view in terms of frequency and then make sure that the frequency matches the dip settings for both tx and rx?

I hope these things help you get it working.

Let us know what you find to be the issue.

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