Fully immersed flying is something that pilots have wanted to do in the past, but were never able to.
Using an RC plane or helicopters, users can now fly through the air thanks to the Fatshark Dominator HD FPV Goggles.
These goggles allow you to enter the pilot’s seat and truly take control of your plane like you have never done before.
The Dominator HD has the following specifications:
- DVR support
- 800 x 600 resolution
- 43 channel support
- Stereo output
Meant for FPV, the Fatshark Dominator was highly anticipated and fun right out of the box. Included are plugs, adapters, a carrying case and a battery, which allow for immediate use once everything is put into place on your RC.
As far as features are concerned, the HD offers the following:
Field of View and Resolution
A major upgrade. The field of view and resolution allow pilots to see clearer and offers a wider view as a result. This allows for crystal clear viewing when flying. A 45-degree field of view is present, and the LCD screen seen inside of the lenses allow for great color and clarity with great brightness seen.
The Goggles are 2D and 3D compatible.
A neat feature is that you can fine-tune the lenses right underneath the eye ports to adjust in or out and really center in on your eyes.
Not only is the head strap easily adjusted, there are soft rubber eye pieces seen. These pieces ensure that when you have the goggles on, they are comfortable at all times.
The rubber also reduces all external light to allow for a truly immersed experience without any outside distractions in the process.
Buttons and controls are seen on the top and bottom of the goggles. This allows for easy adjustments when flying and will not require you to remove the goggles in the process. A few of the options seen are:
- Channel Select: This setting allows you to use an up and down button to scroll through the goggles available channels.
- Volume Select: If you choose to hook the device up to a gaming system, you can change the volume setting.
- Input Port: A PS/2 data port is available.
- Brightness: Near the channel selection, it is possible to adjust the brightness level of the goggles.
- DVR: On the top of the set, you will find a full control knob for DVR playback, recording and stopping.
- Earphone: There is an earphone port.
- HDMI: An HDMI port is available.
- IPD Adjusters: Mentioned briefly, users can change the IPD to ensure they have the utmost in viewing at all times.
The controls are very intuitive to use and are placed perfectly on the headset so that you can still pilot your device, yet you will be able to change controls effortlessly.
Not only can you see through your drone’s camera in FPV, you will be able to record the entire experience and play it back whenever you see fit.
By using the controls mentioned before, you can start and stop recording and even view playback right inside of the goggles to relive the fun again and again.
What I found most accommodating about the Dominator is that it allows for:
- MicroSD support of up to 32 GB
- 30 FPS compression is enabled
- SD card upgradable
As you can see, you will be able to record the entirety of your flight and do so at a rate of 6 Mbps with a flawless 30 FPS playback.
The head-tracker can also be adjusted and is located at the top of the goggles. The Trinity Head Tracker can be used and slipped right into the device. This is deemed an accessory and will need to be inserted by the user.
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- Crystal clear clarity
- Perfect resolution
- Easy to use
- DVR recording is easy
- Button control
- On the expensive side
- Head tracking takes time to master
The Fatshark Dominator HD FPV Goggles provide an entirely new way for you to fly your drone or quadcopter. Fatshark has truly went to new heights with the Dominator HD with improvements easily noticed.
The white color scheme used on this model was provided after user feedback of the goggles causing sweating and getting hot. Aesthetically pleasing, these goggles are awesome to look at and even better when in use.
As you adjust your goggles accordingly, you will notice that the clarity and field of view are unreal.
The best part about the Dominator HD is that you can take them anywhere. The manufacturer even includes a carry bag and all the cords needed to use this device effectively.
Once you have flown with the Fatshark Dominator HD FPV Goggles, you will never want to pilot another drone or quadcopter without them again.