FPV Camera Crystal Repairs

Board cameras used in FPV applications can be quite vulnerable, and sooner or later, through-hole leaded components can fatigue and break off with vibrations.

One of the most fragile components is the crystal.
(Standard designator for a crystal is ‘Y’)


This crystal, with one broken leg, will be moved to the other side of the PCB:

Move the broken off leg to the other side of the PCB.… Read more...

How to Build an FPV Camera Shield

A “how to” build video for the FPV Camera Shield, so you can bang a set of five of these out in about 15 minutes.

Previously described:

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More Taranis Momentary Switches

One momentary switch not enough on your Taranis radio?

It’s very straightforward to fit different switches to the Taranis to suit your own requirements.

First, undo the Philips heads screws and separate the case:



I use switch SG as a 3-way centre off to reset timers 1 and 2, and a conventional toggle switch is just annoying.… Read more...

Headplay Mini HDMI Lead

What were the Headplay design engineers thinking???

The Headplay HD 7″ Headset picture looks absolutely stunning when fed with a HDMI source, but the lack of clearance with the connector shroud makes it impossible to use many of the common mini HDMI leads out there.… Read more...

Headplay HD and Glasses

If you normally need to wear glasses, then rest assured, this is no problem with the Headplay HD 7″ headset.

Picture are worth 1,000 words.

It’s much easier to insert the glasses first, then put the whole thing up to your face, whilst putting the head strap over your head.… Read more...

EzUHF Receiver – Replacing a Broken SMA

Ripped the SMA antenna connector off your EzUHF receiver in a crash?

It probably looks like this on the solder side:


Components side:


Whilst the SMA jack fitted on this receiver has a narrow body, all is not lost, as you can most likely fit a wide body SMA jack in its place:


When purchasing PCB mount SMA “end launch” style connectors, be aware of the PCB thickness the connector is designed for.… Read more...

Headplay HD Push Button Wire Loom – Be Careful

Took delivery of a Headplay HD FPV headset, and not along after, took it apart.

As you do!

To help with splitting the two halves, hold the switch panel down with a finger or thumb whilst you separate the halves:


Inside – you can see the slot where the fresnel lens sits, halfway back towards the rear:


If you haven’t taken yours apart yet, something to be aware of when re-assembling:

Watch out for the wires, and make sure you don’t pinch the wires with the screw post on the other shell half.… Read more...