Modded EV800 goggles

By NLubbe on Mar 19, 2021

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I know this isn't a quadcopter but want to share as an example of budget yet very functional options for analog goggles. This setup costed $160 dollars Canadian. I couldn't get myself to spend insane amounts of money on analog goggles so I made what I had work!

My original EV800 non diversity goggles now have an AKK diversity module (could use any module you like) as well as video out and a dc5521 connector to power the goggles externally. Internals include a step down 26v max input (2-6s lipo) to power the goggles and a step up 3.3v in 5v out for the receiver module. I completely removed the old receiver because there was no other way to do this properly. It was soldered so that took some finess. A coat of white paint freshened it up as well :)

UPDATE: Flashed achillies and it's so much better with regards to menu and overall speed and ease of switching channels. I haven't been in enough of a multipath prone area to see how much of a difference it made with the receiving quality.

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Thomas Parker   Apr 01, 2021  
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looks good mate!

tmak712   Mar 21, 2021  
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I'm looking to do something similar. How did you mount the receiver? Do you have a wiring digram?

NLubbe   Mar 21, 2021 

The receiver is held by the 3d printed mount. It has a sliding door at the back that closes to hold the module. I had to de-pin the module otherwise it wouldn't have fit so flush. When I de-soldered the original receiver in the ev800 the pads on it were labeled. Googled the diagram for the diversity module and wired accordingly.

OptimaZe   Mar 20, 2021  
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Nicely done. They look great, and I imagine the difference in performance is quite significant.

NLubbe   Mar 20, 2021 
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Thanks! Very happy with them. Speaking performance I was out 3km with my DC7 long range quad today at 500mw transmission and video was golden!

Spairow   Mar 19, 2021  
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Thanks for sharing. This opens up some possiblities i didn't consider before. Let us know if you come up with anything else.

NLubbe   Mar 19, 2021 

I will!I forgot to mention this whole endeavor set me back no more than 160 dollars Canadian, including the price of the goggles originally.

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