I just would like to share some upgrades I have done, and will be doing to my Fatshark Dominator V2 FPV Goggles.
Raceband Receiver Module for Dominator Goggles
I got my ATAS 40ch Raceband VTX from Dronematters for testing. however I couldn’t test the latest raceband frequencies because I didn’t have a raceband VRX. So as soon as this is available, I went and grabbed one from Banggood.
This VRX not only supports Raceband, it’s compatible with 3 other most common frequency bands, including the good old ImmersionRC, Boscam A and Boscam E bands. So you can carry on using your existing VTX.
I used this at our last meet up, I was using Raceband channel 1, the rest of the guys were on ImmersionRC frequencies. No interference at all, we used to have loads because I am on a 600mW VTX. We were really happy with the result.
Only problem is other people might not be able to tune into your channel to see your flying, because they are still on the old Fatshark VRX module. But that really isn’t a big deal personally.
Dominator Fan Faceplate
It’s out of stock everywhere, so I haven’t bought one yet, but it’s in my wishlist. I am thinking to get it from BangGood for the free shipping.
The purpose of the Fan is to help eliminate fogging in the lens, which happens all seasons to some people, particularly in the steaming hot summer.
It’s quite clever: To prevent accidental discharge of battery, there is no switch – only an 8 minute timer (press button and fan runs for 8 minutes, repressing adds 8 minutes). You only need to run the fan at the beginning of the session when the goggles are still cold, so that makes sense.
It runs off the Goggles battery balance plug, so in theory it should work with any 2S LiPo with a balance plug.
Fatshark Dominator V3 FPV Goggle
Talking about Fan Faceplate, fatshark has released a new Dominator goggles, the V3. From the pictures, you can spot the built-in fan faceplate right away.
It will be available from BG for $350, free shipping.
Differences from the previous Dominator V2 goggle
- Built-in Fan Faceplate
- Wider screen (used to be 4:3 now 16:9) – for most cameras which still only support 4:3 outpu, the image will appear stretched, some people might not like it.
- Higher resolution (used to be 600×480, now 800×480) – Mainly due to the wider screen
- Much better battery (1800 mAh battery with LED indicator) – The old battery is a 1000mah 2S LiPo, which I found pretty rubbish (I think the capacity is more like 700mah), only last me an hour or two. I used a 1300mah 2S from myself, it lasts 3 times longer!
- Similar price to Dom V2.
I wouldn’t get the V3 if I already have the V2, performance is so similar anyway, besides it might be difficult to get used to the wider, stretched screen. For new people, it’s really worth it getting the V3, for all the upgrades included in the package.