With the FAA continually tightening down on regulations, many manufactures and fliers are looking for ways to get around the regulations. One of the most damaging regulations for FPV is the one which states that the Pilot must have the model in line of sight at all times. Now, most FPV pilot’s get around this by having a spotter while others just ignore it completely. However, with the FAA getting tougher and tougher on laws like that, many are starting to look for Solutions. And BangGood the notorious and sometimes hilarious Chinese company have found what they call a solution the BangGood FPV Monocular Head Mount Micro Display.
All you do is put it onto a pair of glasses (whether you wear them or not), with a kind of rubber holder with suckers on it, then you simple place the screen in the holder and fly. Now we at Drone Insider can’t see this being used for FPV racing, as the pilot will probably throw up his guts before the first corner….However, there are some very justified uses for AP work. Especially work where the pilot only really uses FPV functions to line up a shot, not actually fly the craft.
There are a couple of things to watch out for, it has the worlds most Awkward voltage rating in terms of RC 3.5 to 5V which means a 1S battery will be too small and a 2S will cause the magic smoke to start puffing out of your rather expensive Chinese miniature screen. So DEFINITELY INSTALL A 5V UBEC in series with the JST lead if you are using the monocle. Also Brucey’s Monocle came with the JST wired the wrong way, so make sure you go over every inch of your product before doing anything with it, you can never trust Chines QC.
Finally in terms of Specs the monocle looks fairly decent, the resolution is on par with mid range Fatsharks and it is a nice light weight. We are just waiting for someone to make a guide of how to connect two of these for some new DIY FPV Goggles.
Working temperature: -10 ~70℃
Storage temperature: -30 ~83℃
Virtual Size: 78 inches screen (Fictitous distance 2 meters)
Resolution: VGA 640X480
Video Input: Simulation CVBS
Viewing Angle: 26°
Operating Voltage: DC3.5V-5V
Operating Current: <120mA
Power consumption: <0.6w
Brucey as always does a very good impressions video here check it out: