First flight of the Oculus Rift FPV system!
This system is completely digital. A laptop in the air compresses the video from the two cameras in realtime and sends them over 802.11n (2.4 GHz) down to the laptop on the ground.
Latency is around 120 ms – fully usable for flying!
Range is 50-100 m using built-in wlan-cards in laptops. We will increase this by using external APs. Ranges for e.g. Ubiquiti-systems are quoted as several km – using legal frequencies and power levels.
There is a _huge_ difference between this and an analogue FPV system. The all-digital design means realtime HD video from multiple cameras can be broadcasted and combined into a view-sphere which can then be viewed in a below-25-ms latency loop between ground computer and the Rift.
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