The article will be useful for pilots who are just starting to fly FPV. Most FPV drones on the market come with monitors built into the remote. But, it is video glasses that are the best solution for flights with a first-person view.
The goggles are mainly used by racing drone pilots and free flight enthusiasts. The top includes budget options from $50 to $160. The most affordable points to gain experience from FPV flying.
Separately, I would like to say about the presence of receiver diversity in some glasses, in terms of range and picture quality it is noticeably better than usual. The Diversity receiver has two antennas and automatically switches to the best signal.
|Eachine VR-007||Eachine VR-008 Duo||Eachine VR-009||Eachine EV800||KDS KYLIN VISION||UFOFPV V3||Eachine Goggles One||Eachine Goggles Two||Eachine VR D2|
|Permission||480 x 272 4.3 inches||480 x 272 4.3 inches||800 x 480 5 inches||800 x 480 5 inches||800 x 480 5 inches||800 x 480 5 inches||1920 x 1080 5 inches||1920 x 1080 5 inches||800 x 480 5 inches|
|The weight||290 g total weight||250 g without battery||258 g without battery||401 g. total weight||385 g total weight||305 without battery||382 g. total weight||382 g. total weight||488 g total weight|
|Qty. channels||40 raceband||40 raceband||40 raceband||40 raceband||64||40||40 raceband||40 raceband||40 raceband|
|Battery||2 x 7.4V 800mAh||s2 or s3, not included||s2 or s4, not included||1s 3.7v 2000mAh built-in||1s 3.7v 2000mAh 10C||2s 7.4V 1600mAh||2s 7.4V 2200mAh||2s 7.4V 2200mAh||2s 7.4v 2200mah|
|Working hours||45 min. each battery||–||–||90 minutes||50 minutes||120 minutes||60 minutes||60 minutes||120 minutes|
Eachine VR-007 / Eachine VR-008 Duo / Eachine VR-009
Eachine VR-007 and Eachine VR-008 Duo are the most budget options presented in the review. The glasses have a modest screen resolution, only 480 × 272 pixels.
Eachine VR-007 has a lining made of two types of foam rubber, of different hardness. Therefore, they sit well on the face, do not irritate. There is no light penetration into the glasses. They have only one receiver for 40 Raceband channels. But it comes with two batteries with charge indicators.
The Eachine VR-008 Duo is lined in fabric and leather. It breaks in the nose area, because of this, light gets inside. It is necessary to additionally glue the foam rubber. Has two 40CH Raceband receivers but does not come with a battery or charger. Compatible with 2 and 3 cell JST batteries.
Both options are equipped with bayonet antennas, it is better to change to clover ones.
Eachine VR-009 is a new model in the VR line. It differs from previous versions with a full 5-inch monitor with a resolution of 800 × 480 pixels. Also, now equipped with a clover antenna. The price is only 65. Eachine tried to make the cheapest glasses with full resolution. There are no more pluses.
Cons of Eachine VR-009. The receiver is normal. The glasses let some light in, near the nose. The kit does not include a battery.
Eachine VR D2
Eachine VR D2 has a built-in DVR that records video to a microSD card. Cards up to 64 gigabytes are supported. Through the glasses menu, you can manage the captured video files, delete, view and rewind.
Also pleased with the presence of diversity of the receiver and antennas, clover and directional. Another plus is the adjustable focal length of the lens. There are also disadvantages, there is no lining in the nose area, light passes through the hole. It is necessary to additionally glue the foam rubber. Lack of auto search for video images.
The build quality is not the best, there are no complaints about the picture.
The main feature of Eachine EV800 is its collapsible design. The glasses are disassembled into two parts, one of which can be used as a monitor. The bottom has a tripod mount.
Built-in battery, with the ability to connect an external one. The lining of the glasses is missing, the plastic presses on the face. Also, the light passes in the nose area, it is necessary to additionally glue everything with foam rubber.
Another drawback is the lack of adjustment of the distance from the lens to the eyes.
KDS KYLIN VISION / JJRC JJPRO F01
KDS KYLIN VISION has two disadvantages, no lens adjustment and a conventional receiver. Everything else is just pluses. Great build quality and crisp pictures. 64-channel receiver, speaker. The fabric lining fits snugly to the face, sits comfortably and does not let in light. The buttons on the side have different shapes, it is intuitively convenient to press without removing the helmet. The menu on the screen is simple and clear.
The battery is conveniently hidden in the compartment and closed with a lid. You can connect your own 3.7 volt batteries through the JST connector.
When flying within the city, the picture quality becomes noticeably worse.
UFOFPV V3 compact FPV goggles. Pros. The presence of a diversity receiver. Rich menu of settings and additional information. Convenient frequency search with better RSSI.
Minuses. Linear antennas. No charger. The light passes in the places where the strap is attached to the glasses and in the area of the nose. Requires additional refinement, foam rubber and black electrical tape.
There are no special complaints about the quality of the picture, about the same as the other glasses presented here.
Eachine Goggles One / Eachine Goggles Two
Eachine Goggles One is lightweight and comfortable. There were no light hits inside the glasses. Through micro HDMI, you can connect to your computer and fly in the simulator. Active cooling system, fan installed. 1920 × 1080p resolution is suitable for quadcopters with HD or Full HD video transmitters, such as the DJI Phantom 3 and 4.
Minuses. The main disadvantage is the bulky size of the glasses. You can’t select a channel manually either.
Eachine Goggles Two differs from Eachine Goggles One in having receiver diversity.
If you have a quadcopter with an HD link, then you should look towards Eachine Goggles Two. In other cases, such a resolution of the video image is not needed. It is worth paying attention to the diversity of the receiver and lens adjustment.