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Video transmitters (VTXs)
Cameras
 Radio receivers (RXs)

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Lightweight VTXs & Cams

HDZero Whoop Lite

HDZero Whoop Lite

A smaller and lighter version of the HDZero VTX. It uses a super lightweight camera and runs on up to 3S battery voltage

Happymodel ELRS Fyujon AIO Board - 5.8GHz OPENVTX + 2.4GHz ERLS RX

Happymodel ELRS Fyujon AIO Board - 5.8GHz OPENVTX + 2.4GHz ERLS RX

An all in one 300mW VTX and ELRS 2.4Ghz receiver. If your flight controller doesn't have this build in it's a great solution for tiny drones and weighs only 2.1g!

Walksnail Avatar 1S VTX

Walksnail Avatar 1S VTX

A smaller and lighter version of the Avatar VTX. There is a version with the standard Nano camera and a LITE version with an even lighter board and camera. It only works up to 5V though so you'll need a 5V 2A BEC if you're running 2S batteries!

regular
vtxs & cams

HDZero Race V2 VTX

HDZero Race V2 VTX

HDZero offers unparalleled performance for racing and competitive freestyle flying. This VTX fits on 20mm M3 mounting which is the standard for racing quads. The 200mW output power is modest but most racing events limit output power to 25mW so this isn't a serious limitation.

DJI O3

DJI O3

The DJI O3 system pushes digital FPV in a new direction. Here the focus is onboard recording and image quality at the expense of latency. It is a great looking system, some pilots are reporting issues with vibration sensitivity of the IMU used for electronic image stabilisation, hopefully this will be resolved in a future firmware update.

Rush Tank Ultimate Plus 5.8GHz VTX

Rush Tank Ultimate Plus 5.8GHz VTX

A solid choice for Analog with a high transmit power and good reputation for reliability.

Caddx Vista / RunCam Link

Caddx Vista / RunCam Link

The Caddx vista is a great option for DJI pilots who prefer to record their HD footage on a Go Pro.

HDZero 1W Freestyle

HDZero 1W Freestyle

The best range and penetration for HDZero with 1W of transmit power. Ideal for aggressive freestyle where the benefits of low and fixed latency are key.

Walksnail Avatar

Walksnail Avatar

The full size Avatar VTX offers diversity video transmission and 8GB of onboard recording as well as supporting up to 6S input voltage.

RXs

Happymodel ExpressLRS Nano 2.4GHz EP1 RX

Happymodel ExpressLRS Nano 2.4GHz EP1 RX

Happymodel were the first to bring out ELRS hardware and their EP1 and EP2 receivers closely follow the developers reference design and are incredibly tiny. I lean towards the EP1 as the UFL antenna is much higher performing than the ceramic antenna on the EP2. If you need the smallest size and weight the EP2 is also a great choice.

MATEKSYS ExpressLRS 2.4GHz

MATEKSYS ExpressLRS 2.4GHz

I've made my mind up. I'm only recommending ELRS moving forward. At this point it does everything better than any other radio link. LoRa for range and penetration, yes. 1000Hz update rate for crazy low latency, yes. Loads of manufacturers are making receivers for ELRS and I think this diversity offering from Matek is certainly among the best performing and most reliable.

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