Quanum FPV Goggle Review – Cheapeast DIY Goggle from Hobbyking

HobbyKing released the most affordable FPV goggles back in June this year. The Quanum DIY FPV Goggle Set comes with a non-blue-screen 4.3″ monitor. The goggles require user DIY build, which is one of the reasons why it’s so cheap.

Cheapest FPV Goggle? The Quanum FPV DIY Goggle

The monitor has two signal inputs (yellow and white), and a mini JST power adapter. Note that both signal inputs are for videos, and the white one is NOT an audio input. The goggles can be switched between 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratios and comes with 3 Fresnel lenses included to find the most comfortable FPV viewing experience for you.

It uses Fresnel glass to magnify the image, create a sensation of immersion, it also help reducing eye strain. To find where to put the lens, you have to trial and error, to find the best position, and it depends on your eyesight.

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Goggle Specs

  • Monitor screen: NON-Blue screen custom TFT LCD
  • Screen size: 4.3in (16:9 or 4:3 switchable)
  • Format: PAL/NTSC supported
  • Supply voltage: 7~13V
  • Resolution: 480px (w)
  • Fresnel lens: 3X and 4X included
  • Size: 140x95x120mm
  • Weight: 195g

Here we will talk about the pros and cons about this cheap Quanum FPV goggle.

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Advantages

  • Cheap!
  • Custom monitors for Non-blue screen when signal lost
  • It can be used as a stand alone monitor as well as a primary FPV goggle
  • Three different lenses available for different users
  • Ability to adjust the distance between the lens and the monitor to find the best focus point
  • Some people think it’s even greater than the Fatshark in terms of user experience! Image is perfect (no fogging), and not feeling tired for focusing close on the screen.

Disadvantages

  • You actually need to assemble the whole thing yourself, although it doesn’t seem to take long (15 to 30 mins)
  • With 4:3 aspect, image is cropped, but with 16:9, image is stretched
  • Some complains about the ergonomics of the case, some say the nose doesn’t fit.
  • Screen resolution is very low
  • Some complains about the close focus gives headache
  • The lenses that come with it are too narrow, which blocks a lot of view
  • It doesn’t feel as comfortable wearing it as the Fatshark

Conclusion

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A few complains are purely nitpicky as far as I’m concerned. For $30, I don’t expect perfection. I think it’s quite a good product for people who cannot afford a Fatshark goggle, or someone who just started FPV, and not sure if they want to invest so much money in this hobby.

Buy this product from here.

To learn how to put this thing together, check out this video.

5 thoughts on “Quanum FPV Goggle Review – Cheapeast DIY Goggle from Hobbyking

  1. GorillaGorilla

    I’ve been using the quanum V2s for a year now and love them but only recently noticed cropping down the right of the screen when in 4:3. Is the cropping you where referring to in your review?
    If it is do you know of a monitor that could be used to replaced the one in the kit?

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  2. Yavr

    As salam o alaikum

    Dear,
    I would appreciate i you can guide me BATTERY for QUANAM bundle set as following:
    QUANUM Goggle + received (RC832)
    QUANUM camera + Transmitter (TS5823)

    As, i dont know much and am getting confuse after searching net for details.
    I need exact model name, 2s or 3s, volts, so I can place order with exact specification adn it will also make it easier for me to search teh web.

    Please reply on [email protected]

    Kind Regards
    Yavr

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    1. Oscar Post author

      to power the camera and vtx, you can just use your 3S main battery.
      to power your goggle and vrx, most 3S lipo would do. I personally use 950mah 3S 30C, it lasts 2 hours :D

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  3. Patrick

    thank you for a pretty good overview of these goggles. What battery and what sort of battery life are you seeing with these?

    Thanks

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    1. Oscar Post author

      thanks! I use a 900mah 3S lipo to power my VRX and goggle, it lasts about 1.5 hour. You don’t need high C rating, anything above 1C should do fine.

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