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Hubsan X4: FPV Camera & Video Goggles Setup

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The Spektrum Ultra Micro FPV camera is a great way of getting a first person view from a small aircraft such as a Hubsan X4. However, with the camera on top, you may want to save on the weight of an additional battery to power it. With a few modifications, we had our new FPV set up and ready to fly. In this blog, we are going to show you how we achieved this.

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For this build, we used the Hubsan X4 quadcopter, the Spektrum Ultra Micro FPV Camera and Video Transmitter, and the Flysight Spexman One video goggles for the live view.

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The first thing you will need to do is remove the bottom half of the Hubsan shell by unscrewing the three small screws circled in the picture below.

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Next, you need to remove the battery connector from the camera and bare the ends of each wire coming from it.

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After that has been done, you can go ahead and solder the camera wires to the underside of the main board where the battery is connected; red to red and black to black.

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Then you can arrange the camera like so…

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…and replace the bottom part of the shell.

 

 

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Secure the camera to the top of the shell using a double-sided sticky pad.

 

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All that is left to do is put on your video goggles, tune them in, and take it for a test flight.

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You’ll have a blast flying this around, especially in places where it would be much harder with a larger model. We’ve certainly had fun testing it in the office; even flying it under tables and out of the window.

 

 

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