Cheapest FPV Goggle? The Quanum FPV DIY Goggle
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
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.
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To learn how to put this thing together, check out this video.