After the release of the very popular and affordable Quanum V1 and V2 FPV goggles, Hobbyking made some improvements and released a V2 Pro version – including adjustable 3 position head straps and neoprene support glove with more storage pockets.
Get your Quanum V2 Pro FPV Goggles from Hobbyking.com.
Goggle kit includes
- non-blue screen wide screen
- acrylic lens set incl. 1X, 1.25X, 1.5X
- foam case
- foam inserts
- neoprene goggle glove with pockets
- various phone jack, XT60 and RCA connectors
- instruction manual
- 800×480 monitor resolution (between 4:3 and 16:9)
- Supply voltage: 7-13V (2S or 3S LiPo)
- Weight: 532g (note that with battery and VRX mounted on the goggles, it’s going to be heavier)
What else are still needed
Note that to use this pair of goggles, you will have to buy the following separately for FPV:
- Video receiver
This is DIY goggles kit and it requires a little bit of extra work in assembling it. By following the instruction manual included, it starts with inserting the supplied lens on the foam bottom case. There are 3 lens choices of different magnification (1x, 1.25x, 1.5x), and their job is to make the image look bigger and more immersive.
Next step is to put the foam case together with the screen fitted at the very back of it. Assembled case goes into the glove.
Quantum doesn’t come with any video receiver, so I used FR632 diversity for test. Power can be supplied by 2S/3S lipo as well.
Assembled goggles with video receiver and lipo weights nearly 800g.
Goggle sleeve has various pockets and loops for attaching wires, lipo and video receiver.
Assembling process took about 15-20 minutes with longest part being the cable management really.
Reasons why choose this FPV Goggles
- Cheap price, they have recently reduced it to around $35
- Can be used when wearing glasses (with some modifications)
- Magnifying lens inside the goggles can be adjusted easily
- Side pockets available on the goggle glove for better cable management and access to LCD display on video receiver
- Variety of supplied wires, even one with XT60 connector
- The 5″ monitor is big enough to be used as a standalone FPV monitor or a display for a spectators during FPV sessions
- Some users say it’s more immersive than the smaller goggles like the Fatshark Dominators, due to the much bigger screen
- It is a DIY goggles, so it requires assembling
- Additional video receiver and antennas are required in order to use these goggles (the extra costs need to be taken into account when purchasing)
- It’s quite heavy and bulky, not the best when it comes to transportation
- It’s difficult to get the perfect fit on my face, even with the supplied foams. Cut out for the nose doesn’t work for everyone and might require amendment
- Because it’s NOT a 4:3 display, the picture would appear stretched from a 4:3 cameras. Not that much of an issue but takes some time to get used to it if you come from a 4:3 display
- Big screen is good, but not everyone would enjoy it. I have personally experienced motion sickness and eye strain a little bit at the beginning of using it. Maybe it was because I am so used to the Fatsharks. This is certainly something to consider
I have to say it’s not fair to compare a cheap, foam FPV goggles to an expensive Fatshark, the size difference is significant and price difference is also huge. Quanum costs 5 times less than FatShark Dominator V3 for instance.
For such low price I wouldn’t expect a perfect solution, but the Quanum V2 Pro is certainly a excellent value FPV goggles for Pilots of any level.