If you are disapointed by the WiFi version of your Syma X5, the real Syma X5 5.8G FPV kit is probably for you. For around 50 USD, you have a full kit including a HD ready cam, a 200mW VTX, a DVR and 4.3 FPV monitor!!! Not bad
+ 1 x Camera+VTX+DVR+battery combo (with a 1S 300mAh LiPo )
+ 1 x 4″3 FPV monitor (using 4xAA batteries not included)
+ 1 x USB charger cable for the camera combo and the FPV monitor
+ 1 x Monitor mount
In a first glance, this kit is very similar to the WLtoys V666, V686G kit.
The RTC6507 as video modulator. Versus the V686G variant, now you can select one of the 8 Boscam frequencies via this 3 position DIP switch.
Here is the table of the 8 measured freq (Courtesy Alias_Hendrik )
If you want to install a CL antenna, you will need to desolder the actual antenna, solder the lead (interior) wire on the small pad and the ground (external) to the pad associated with the huge gnd surface.
A M5.5 lens mount… Unfortunatly, no known wide lens for such tiny size
EDIT : Good news, the 808#16 lens D combo (lens + sensor) can be directly installed
A 300 mAh, 1S model
No blue screen. Only when the signal is recovering, there is a short black transition time to time.
The monitor have a SMA connector
A battery bay with a 1S cell and the DIP 3P switch to select one of the 8 Boscam frequencies
The LCD display is really basic. Any settings can be ajusted . The screen have very brillant dalle and even with the sun shade It’s hard to see outdoors.
The antenna is patch antenna, a directive linear polarization model. The directivity is half-plan
UNBOXING AND DEMO FLIGHT
+ Full standalone 5.8G kit
+ 720p@30fps recording
+ 300mAh (> 15min of usage)
+ Lens oriention ajustable
+ No frame rate drop while recording
+ Planar antenna
+ Powerful VTX (200mW)
+ Channels selection (Boscam band)
+ VTX Battery information displayed
+ Can be probably use for non-syma X5 model
+ 808#16 lens D+sensor (120 deg of FOV) can be installed
– M5.5 lens mount not compatible with 808#16 lens
– HD video not as good as the V686G
– WDR in strong light not working perfectly (linked with the sensor size)
– Brillant LCD screen
– Some vertical white lines
– Can’t disable OSD informations
– No monitor setting
This 5.8G FPV kit have been courtesy provided by Banggood in order to make a fair and not biased review. I would like to thanks them for this attitude.
You can find it actually for 52 USD at http://www.banggood.com/Syma-X5C-1-X5SC-X5SW-5_8G-FPV-720P-Camera-with-Monitor-Real-Time-Transmission-p-980090.html