Welcome to YuneecPilots.com!

Sign up and join the fastest growing Yuneec drone community.

  1. David Armstrong

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2016
    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    57
    I am getting ready to purchase a pair Skyview goggles for my Typhoon H.
    Before I do, does anyone have another model of goggles that they have used with the H and like better?
    Could you list them here and maybe a few points of what you like about them?
     
    GRH likes this.
  2. Brent

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2016
    Messages:
    107
    Likes Received:
    30
    I use Headplay HD. Very similar to the Skyview except they also have a built in video receiver for use with other uav's with video transmitters

    Sent from my XT1096 using Tapatalk
     
  3. Brent

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2016
    Messages:
    107
    Likes Received:
    30
    I think the Headplays are slightly bigger as well

    Sent from my XT1096 using Tapatalk
     
  4. RiverRunner

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2016
    Messages:
    531
    Likes Received:
    222
    Just saw this review today:
     
  5. GRH

    GRH

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2016
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    8
    I haven't decided yet. Please keep us posted if you do make the purchase.
     
  6. Panther6834

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2016
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Disclaimer: I do not work for, or have any personal connection, to either Epson or Colorado Video. Additionally, I am not attempting to make any sales for, nor do I receive any compensation from, either company. I am only adding to this forum with useful information that people are probably interested in. The only reason for this statement is to make it clear that I am just another drone enthusiast (DJI Phantom 3 Pro, & Yuneec Typhoon H), and have no financial gain, whatsoever, in the information I am passing on.

    Likewise, I'm also interested in goggles. One difference...I'd prefer NON-immersive goggles, something akin to Epsons Moverio series, which allow you to not only see video incoming from whatever source they're receiving from, but which allow you to see through them. In the US, the UK, and several other countries, "line-of-sight" is required by law, so Yuneec's Skyview goggles violate those laws. Unfortunately, Epson's Moverio BT-200 & BT-300 utilize their own Android-powered 'control units', and (currently) have no option for HDMI input.

    However, there IS good news...and a little "bad" news to go with it. One of Epson's Senior Engineers, Eric Mizufuka, who is in charge of the Moverio unit, has been working with a third-party company, Colorado Video, in developing a "break-out" box that connects to Epson's Moverio BT-200. From the last email I received from him on that particular subject (October, 2015), the "breakout box" was, at that point in time, quite large AND expensive ($1,600):
    DVI-D (HDMI) Interface for Moverio BT-200

    Thankfully, they were able to get the size of the box greatly reduced...and, as for the price, it's now less than $500. Of course, you also need to already have an Epson Moverio BT-200. According to Colorado Video, the information they posted a few months ago indicated that the DM485 (the new name for what was originally called the "DVI to Moverio Interface") would not be compatible with Epson's soon-to-be-released Moverio BT300. I have reached out to Eric to find out if this is correct, or whether Epson has changed the BT-300 connector to the same as the BT-200.

    Either way, for those who might be interested, and don't already own an Epson Moverio BT-200, Epson & Colorado Video are currently offering a combo package containing a Moverio BT-200 AND Colorado Video DM485 for only $799, via Epson's Prelaunch Labs. Both offers (DM485 only, or the combo package) are available here:
    HDMI Input Accessory

    To most people, this should be a considerably better option, at it not only provides a better way of viewing what the camera is seeing, but it also allows you to maintain view of your drone.
     
  7. David Armstrong

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2016
    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    57
    Thanks for the info. I don't know about UK, but in the US you can fly FPV if you have a spotter.
    I have been reading some really good reviews of the Skyviews, so I went ahead and ordered those. They aren't the very best that I could have gotten, but seem to get good reviews for the price range.
     
  8. Sparkorc

    Joined:
    May 24, 2016
    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    73
    Same rules in the UK you can fly FPV if you have a spotter with you but you can still only fly LOS, I liked my fatshark dominator goggles but they only work with my phantom and TBS discovery pro, I'm not sure if I will bother to get new goggles to work with my TH because of the constraints getting a spotter to go with you every time you go flying FPV, and the lady indoors is getting a bit bored being a spotter its only good now for holiday/vacations but that's it.
     
  9. vr-pilot

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2016
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    24
    I just got my Yuneec Skyview yesterday and it fits into the top bag of the YTH PRO back pack. The goggles themselves look good, angled HDMI connector cable fits fine, 3.5 mm audio connector, picture quality is good. So far so good.
    But I personally have the problem that I cannot see the lower part of the RC display (settings buttons). I showed it some colleagues today and those with smaller heads/faces could see everything and those with bigger heads/face (like me) all had the same problem of more or less not seeing the lower image buttom.
    I think I will keep it because it is nevertheless a neat HDMI solution and even ideal if your head/face has the correct size...