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  1. #1
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    Here's my dilema - No FPV

    I've been looking at drones for 2 days. All burned out
    Initially I was set on the Aton, till I saw FPV and goggles, which to me is another dimension to drones. What I really like about the Aton is the support, availability of parts and mostly, the Run time. Some of the racing drones appeal to me, but I didn't realize the run time was 5 minutes, which is ridiculous.

    I've seen a couple videos on installing FPV into the Aton, which looks like a hack. My questions.

    1. I know there is a JST connector on the Aton. Can you power your FPV from this JST connection and not have to use an external battery to power the FPV mechanism? I thought I read that you could do this, but the connection would suffer from interference. I would have to set this up so it's neat and there isn't wires all over the place.

    2. As far as I know, there is the receiver that goes on the aton, that the camera plugs into and the transmitter is on the headset? Or do I have that backwards.

    Sorry for my ignorance, trying to learn.

  2. #2
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    the transmitter for FPV would be on the aton. the goggles generally have a built in receiver.
    Traxxas please sell kits!

  3. #3
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    Yes you can use the power from the JST. I made a 1x2 pigtail so I can still plug in the gimbal when running both.

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    Go check out my thread on helipal all in one. Plugs right in and works. No additional battery needed but thinking of one for more flight time.

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer83L View Post
    the transmitter for FPV would be on the aton. the goggles generally have a built in receiver.
    I know with the Fat Shark Dominator goggles, the receiver was sold separately, I did not know that when I ordered my goggles and had to wait an extra week to get the receiver in. That is so you can pick between 5.8 GHz, 2.4 GHz, ect.. I would suggest 5.8 GHz for the Aton.

  6. #6
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    5min is a lot of time when your nerves are jangling the entire flight. I started to really push my frame around tge traack the other day, battery was done in 3:30min. That was long enough lol

  7. #7
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    3 minutes on the Aton?

  8. #8
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    No. On a racer

  9. #9
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    I live in Buzzards Bay, If you want to check out an Aton first hand I could demo it if you haven't already seen one live
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  10. #10
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    5 minutes is plenty of time for an fpv race. Don't not buy a race drone because of battery life, you could always just buy multiple batteries lol id recommend this. Buy a latrax alias to learn. Aton to learn some more. Then buy a fpv racing drone when you have more experience.

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