| | Fatshark [font=San Francisco, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, .SFNSText-Regular, sans-serif]introduces[/font] their[font=San Francisco, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, .SFNSText-Regular, sans-serif] first ever box style goggles! [/font] [font='San Francisco', -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, '.SFNSText-Regular', sans-serif]The Fat Shark Transformer HD FSV1104[/font] [font='San Francisco', -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, '.SFNSText-Regular', sans-serif]This FSV1104 bundle is a complete goggle kit with the HD monitor pre-installed into the Full Panel Viewer. In this configuration, the goggles enjoy the cost benefit of a single panel design but in a form and comfort factor closer to micro display type goggles. The patented folded optics allow both eyes to converge onto the single display in a viewer that is less than half the size of all previous single panel [font='San Francisco', -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, '.SFNSText-Regular', sans-serif]style headsets. A bottom mounted access panel can be opened to change the optics for different magnifications (sold separately).
Brand Name : Fat Shark
Item Name : Transformer HD Bundle
1 x FSV1101 720p monitor with diversity receiver (antenna not included)
1 x FSV1103 HD Full Panel Viewer
1 x 18650 cell Li-Ion battery holder (battery and charger not included)
1 x Power Extension cable
1 x Manual
1 x Cleaning cloth[/font][/font]
is that a step backward for Fatshark? or are they trying to compete in the lower end market ?
Don't be a LOS'er, be a FPV'er :) -- My Fleet
I thought that fatshark is all about goggles that are slim that was to be my only move to them, now i see them creating product thst is on the market for a long time... If i see corectle they are competing with products from last year, as now everything new has duversity builded in. Imho miss, but lets see maybe it will find its market.
All the best
Grzesiek (Grisha/ Greg)
Nox 5, Nox 3, Minimalist 112, Scrap at the moment... nothing is flyable
Bench / in progres: fixing Nox 5, Nox 3, Minimalist 112, Scrap
thinking about building: 450
I was actually interested in that. I wear glasses and was thinking price. The new fat shark goggles are $700 Canadian
(10-Jan-2017, 10:37 AM)Gorgeousguy Wrote: I was actually interested in that. I wear glasses and was thinking price. The new fat shark goggles are $700 Canadian
@oscar - these goggles don't compete with any of their other goggle offerings, so I'm sure its a play at the lower end of the market.
26-Jan-2017, 05:05 AM (This post was last modified: 26-Jan-2017, 09:09 AM by Tom BD Bad.)
I have to say, on features, HD 1080p 1920 x 1080px resolution, included battery, mushroom and patch antenna. The Eachine Goggles 2 features blow this offer from Fat Shark out of the water. Specially considering you will save over $100 by getting the Eachine...
Full review of the Eachine Goggles 2 coming soon...
@ Oscar, a step back and failure to compete at this end of the market, still don't know if this is final features but as things stand, the FSV1104 needs a complete rethink if they are going to sell to anyone but die hard Fat Shark fans.
I purchased these a couple months ago and while I have limited experience, here are my thoughts.
My original experience is with FatShark Predators. While these function, I did not really enjoy using them. The FOV was just too small to be useful and it was just difficult to concentrate on the actual flight.
I used a colleagues Quanum V2s and I decided that I much preferred the 5" screen headmount type (at least compared to the Predators). I had not tested any other goggles at this point.
I was looking around....I think I was settling on the Eachine VR D2s. My only concern was how HUGE they seemed. I don't really care what I look like when I fly but the weight hanging off my face for extended periods of time plus the headache of carrying them around was concerning to me.
I randomly came across a thread about the Transformers on RCGroups. "Fatshark" himself actually talked about them an explained why he made them. He explained that these are different from the other headsets on the market. The screen is actually mounted on the top and a mirror projects it onto your eyes. This enables more distance between the display and your eyes while keeping the overall depth fairly close to traditional Fatsharks. This got me intrigued. I then saw that you can remove the monitor and use it standalone. I really liked this because my daughter likes to watch when I fly LOS and since she is 6, goggles don't really fit her.
I was hemming and hawing for a while and a pair showed up in RCGroup classifieds so I considered it fate.....
They came with the binocular headset which I wasn't really interested in but they sounded interesting.
Okay....that was a long story. Here's the result. HOLY CRAP. The BINOCULAR viewer is amazing! 55 degrees FOV! It is fantastic to fly from. My colleague (the one with the Quanums) actually bought a pair of HD3s which I had the chance to wear briefly and the lower FOV was noticeable. I won't deny those goggles are great but it made me feel really good about the Transformers. Just looking at FOV and image quality, I think the Transformers come out on top. I am NOT saying the Transformers are better but they are great where it counts.
Drawbacks: No DVR, not true diversity, and they're still a little bulky. I just finished modding a ProDVR onto it which I'm excited about but I won't deny that I am jealous of the size of my colleagues.........goggles.
All in all, they are not the right goggles for everyone but they should not be compared to traditional goggles. I highly recommend trying a pair if you get a chance.
How's the video reception on the Transformer? I'm flying using a diversity monitor (RX-LCD 5812) and most of my friends who are using Fatshark goggles with diversity receivers (True D etc) say my reception are still better than theirs. This made me wary on trying out Goggles as I'm used to getting clear video most of the time. Especially since the Transformer is using Antenna Diversity instead of True Diversity.
(16-May-2017, 08:21 PM)guile Wrote: How's the video reception on the Transformer? I'm flying using a diversity monitor (RX-LCD 5812) and most of my friends who are using Fatshark goggles with diversity receivers (True D etc) say my reception are still better than theirs. This made me wary on trying out Goggles as I'm used to getting clear video most of the time. Especially since the Transformer is using Antenna Diversity instead of True Diversity.
I don't really have a great comparison because there are so many factors. For now, I'm not using the best antennas. I have one ImmersionRC CP one that is decent but nothing to write home about.
This is some DVR video I made for reference (no judgement on the flying....still learning).
There are a couple other under my profile if you are interested. I think everything that is uploaded comes from a micro with a tiny linear antenna....so maybe not the best reference but at least it is something.
The move from a monitor to goggles though is so much more about immersion that video quality. Any potential drop in quality is more than made up for by having that huge FOV and getting the feeling that you are sitting in the cockpit.
Best of luck with your decision. If you pull the trigger, I'd love to hear/see a direct comparison.