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FPV Diversity Module Shootout 1: LaForge v4 VS TrueD v3.6 VS Pro58 AchilleΣ+ VS RX5808 AchilleΣ v2

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Published on Mar 8, 2018

THE BEST diversity receiver module for your FPV Goggles is a term that is very difficult to quantify and to objectively award to a product.
In this series of FPV VRx module testing, I decided to reduce the variables to a minimum and analyze DVR footage like it has not been done before - you can find below a more detailed description of the test rig and methodology.

Hit that subscribe button and press on the bell icon - you don't want to miss Part 2 and Part 3! Also feel free to let me know your feedback and suggestions in the comments, as usual!

Index for Part 1:
Introduction @ 0:07
Run #1 @ 1:43
Run #2 @ 3:29
Run #3 @ 6:22
Run #4 @ 8:58
Results @ 10:37

This is FPV Goggles Module Shootout (PART 1): LaForge v4 VS TrueD v3.6 VS Pro58 AchilleΣ Plus VS RX5808 AchilleΣ v2 - Let's go!

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*If you like my content and want to support the channel, you can use the affiliate links below. I get a small kickback from the store if you decide to buy something and it costs nothing extra to you.
Thank you in advance!

UBAD LaForge v4:
https://goo.gl/WsG2Li (UBAD)
https://goo.gl/ofDA6S (Ebay)
https://goo.gl/86vttb (Drone-FPV-Racer)
https://goo.gl/tGGoA9 (GetFPV)

Eachine Pro58:
https://goo.gl/fFKU2n (Banggood)
https://goo.gl/YUDPzc (Ebay)
https://goo.gl/3WFNQ7 (Banggood)

FuriousFPV True-D v3.6:
https://goo.gl/fNNeXA (FuriousFPV)
https://goo.gl/Dy1rge (Banggood)
https://goo.gl/NfywvJ (Banggood)
https://goo.gl/JwWgCw (Ebay)
https://goo.gl/WRUrpo (HobbyKing)

Realacc RX5808 Pro Plus:
https://goo.gl/YDSFQm (Banggood)
https://goo.gl/xB4YzB (Ebay)
https://goo.gl/xRo27X (Banggood)

AchilleΣ firmware website: https://achillesfpv.eu


How to do the OSD mod and flash AchilleΣ Plus on the Pro58 receiver module:
https://youtu.be/d8Rdyn6lo0g

How to flash AchilleΣ v2 on the RX5808 Pro and the RX5808 Pro Plus receiver modules:
https://youtu.be/W7iP16TOco8

Fatshark HD3 Core FPV goggles power button and fan mods (feat. FuriousFPV True-D v3.6):
https://youtu.be/y4WF_RkFbNk

How to install UBAD LaForge V4 on Fatshark HD3 Core FPV goggles:
https://youtu.be/VZgsVjodSWI


CREDITS FOR PART 1: Huge thanks to
KokoblokoFPV for his mad piloting and his patience: https://goo.gl/gxK4Z9
Hoonigan for his LaForge v4: https://goo.gl/No5Szz
TonyFPV for his True-D v3.6 and Menace Invader: https://goo.gl/zXNBYv
Hobbytrip.gr for the AXII antennas: https://goo.gl/KxzUJ4
TsirosFPV for his Menace Invaders: https://goo.gl/rjLM3q
Lee13 for his Menace Invaders: https://goo.gl/b6PQsF


TEST RIG:
The test rig is hand-made, using mostly wooden and plastic surfaces, mounts and screws. All the wires are the exact same type and length, with the power wires routed separately from the twisted pairs of video wires. The modules are equally spaced and held firmly into place. The omni antennas are all Lumenier AXII, attached via 90 degree adapters and mounted vertically, upright. The patch antennas are all Menace Invader, attached via 45 degree adapters and facing the same way. Also, the exact same DVR units, BECs and L/C filters have been used and the whole rig is powered from a single 4S LiPo battery.
All the modules are on stock settings and were calibrated properly, using a TBS Unify at 25mW, on 5800MHz.

METHODOLOGY:
This test series is split in 3 parts. The 1st part is the "Antenna Swap" test, where each set of omni/patch antennas was moved to the next VRx module, after each test run. The test was conducted in an outdoor area, with a quad using a TBS Unify VTx at 25mW, on F4 (5800MHz) frequency.
Thousands of frames have been analyzed and compared via software and then cross-checked manually. Noise and blur data have been collected, organized and "translated" into an easier-to-understand format, in the graphs at the end of the 4 test runs.
This 1st part is not only meant to identify the performance of each module, but to also confirm that none of the antenna sets used for these tests have any kind of tendency, advantage or disadvantage, compared to the other sets.
Part 2 is the "Outdoor Track" test and Part 3 is the "Indoor Track" test.


NOTE FOR TEST RUN #3: I was wondering why the Pro58 was struggling in some parts of this flight. After reviewing the footage over and over again, it turns out that the quad was on the far right of the test rig, out of sight of the patch antenna and with the omni of the Pro58 being obscured by all the omni antennas of the other 3 modules and the DVR units. Next to the Pro58 was the True-D, then the RX5808 and last, unobscured, the LaForge.



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This video features the song "LIMBO (Extended-Edit)" by RoughNX, available under a Creative Commons License
Song link: https://www.roughnx.com/limbo
Artist link: https://www.roughnx.com
CC-by license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...
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#muteFPV
#LaForge
#TrueD
#Pro58
#RX5808
#AchillesPlus
#FPVmodules

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