The HD02 from Skyzone is a high quality FPV monitor packed full of features. As FPV monitors go, it has pretty much got it all; it combines a fantastic 7-inch LCD display with an equally good 40-channel 5.8GHz diversity receiver, along with a HDMI interface and a DVR too (available as an option).
The display is one of the best with seen in an FPV monitor. It outputs a high-resolution picture (1024 x 600 pixels) that shows a good level of detail. It also produces a vivid image with accurate colours and a good level of contrast (700:1). Some monitors are unusable in sunlight, which is impractical for an FPV monitor - not this one. Its 600cd/m² LED backlit screen is the brightest we’ve used and can be seen easily on the brightest of days. It even comes with a removable sunshade that will help keep unwanted light off the screen to eliminate glare, while also giving it a professional look. The sunshade also folds away to protect the screen when you’re done using it.
Most importantly for FPV users, if the input signal gets weak it does not switch to the dreaded "blue screen" - a problem with many non-FPV monitors whereby if signal strength dips, even for a split second, the screen turns blue! When this monitor suffers from a signal interruption it just shows static and hence this feature allows you to fly much further without losing the image and potentially your drone!
The screen alone makes this a standout monitor, but the inclusion of a 5.8GHz diversity receiver is a real bonus. A diversity receiver is essentially two receivers all in one. In essence, this allows you two mix and match antennas for a solid video link. So it might be that you select a circular polarised omnidirectional antenna, which will provide good reception in all directions in the near field, and a directional high gain patch antenna for long distance flights. The diversity receiver is clever in that it will seamlessly switch between the receivers with the strongest signal. The receiver operates over 5 bands and boasts 40 channels, including Raceband, making it compatible with most FPV gear, including ImmersionRC, Fat shark, Boscam amongst others. Best still, for ease of operation there is a button for auto channel searching.
With the addition of a DVR, the HD02 is a complete all in one ground station. The built in DVR lets you record and play back your flight for you and your mates to enjoy over and over again. More importantly, the DVR could also be a life saver for your model. Couple your FPV setup with an OSD (on screen display) and if you lose your model, play back the video to get the GPS coordinates of the crash site. The DVR records at a resolution of 720x576 and the format is MP4. Note that the DVR requires a micro SD card to record footage (supports up to 32GB).
The monitor also features an AV input port and an AV output port along with a HDMI input. This means that you can use it as just a monitor and feed it with a signal from a different receiver or directly from a camera or HD downlink via HDMI. Alternatively you can use the HD02’s inbuilt diversity receiver and output the signal to another display, for instance FPV goggles via the AV output.
Finally, powering the monitor is straightforward. It comes with a detectable 2000mAh battery or it can be powered from an external power source, DC 7V- 24V supported. A JST charging lead is supplied.
For the best FPV experience we recommend fixing the monitor to your transmitter using our carbon fibre monitor mount sold separately.
The HD02 is available with and without a DVR, please select as required.
A 5865 MHz, 5845 MHz, 5825 MHz, 5805 MHz, 5785 MHz, 5765 MHz, 5745 MHz, 5725 MHz
B 5733 MHz, 5752 MHz, 5771 MHz, 5790 MHz, 5809 MHz, 5828 MHz, 5847 MHz, 5866 MHz
C 5705 MHz, 5685 MHz, 5665 MHz, 5645 MHz, 5885 MHz, 5905 MHz, 5925 MHz, 5945 MHz
D 5740 MHz, 5760 MHz, 5780 MHz, 5800 MHz, 5820 MHz, 5840 MHz, 5860 MHz, 5880 MHz
R 5658 MHz, 5695 MHz, 5732 MHz, 5769 MHz, 5806 MHz, 5843 MHz, 5880 MHz, 5917 MHz
7.0 inch Display with 600cd/m Brightness
Foldable Screen Shroud for Outdoor Use
Anti-Glare Surface Treatment
700:1 Contrast Ratio
Built-in Diversity Receiver with Automatic Antenna Switching
Operates Over 5 Bands and 40 Channels
Not Affected by 2.4GHz R/C Radios
No "Blue Screen" Due to Weak Signal Input
With DVR Function for Video recording
One button to record, Loop recording
Videos Playback on Device
Rechargable Battery (Runtime 1hr)