FPV RC Car Post 1/2 - Shopping List

This is a post with the shopping list of parts I used to create my semi-long range FPV rc car. It will be a 2 part tutorial-ish thing with this post being the shopping list and notes about the purchased items. In the next post, I will include pictures and more info on how I set it up.

NOTE: This is the -MAX- price for the least expensive stuff for -NON PRIME MEMBERS-. If you have amazon prime, or want to exclude any of these items because you already have them, the price will be lower. In my opinion, all the items in the cart below are required to use this setup to the fullest.

Tools List:

Hot Glue gun with LOTS of hot glue (although velcro can be used for some parts of this)


wire strippers (if you want to modify the lcd)

Around-the-house parts list:

Cardboard (for the cheapo fpv goggles)

Total Cost (non prime, all items): $281.12
Total Cost (prime, all items): $242.12

Rc Car:


MEATAL PARTShttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014W78U08/ref=ox_sc_act_title_12?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A36E7VM1OXVGQ1


FOAM BOARD - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C1JVOZS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_11?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Onboard FPV Items:

TX/RX - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VTE58FS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_8?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ADP2IAVIDN48D (should be available for $39.99 for prime users. Thats the price i got it for when I purchased mine)

BATTERY FOR TX - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TD9WWGY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3AR95NHANJAX6

CHARGER FOR TX BATT - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CF93RF4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A215PENFG8OL60

JST TO 5.5MM ADAPTER - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VR5V2IG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A20WEVHROQQX12

CCTV CAMERA - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IEXTOMA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_9?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1PU58TIO4246Z

"Ground Station" setup:

12V WALL ADAPTER - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PJZQDDO/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AYOMIWFVJV81A

SPLITTER TO POWER RX AND SCREEN - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0050H9A18/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2JLG39IXVD27H

RCA TO HEADPHONE ADAPTER - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000I23TTE/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A28PN2F1WYF0K8

CHEAP EARBUDS - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0043RJ3CW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1BZ09PNZVGR75

LCD SCREEN* - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045IIZKU/ref=ox_sc_act_title_10?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A15L64JDJXTEHM


Transmitter: 1.2ghz 1.5 watt** china no-brand transmitter and receiver with stock antennas.

CCTV Camera: 5mp cctv camera with microphone

Lipo: 3s, 500mah lipo battery (should power devices for at least an hour. Much longer than the rc car will run)

*I used this one because it was cheap and I could strip it down and put it in a cardboard box to use as goggles. Post 2 will go into detail as to why I didn't chose a non blue-screen display.

**If you want to use this transmitter for FPV in the AIR, you need to pass and purchase UHF licensing for $15. On the ground is fine though.