Hawkeye’s ‘Little Pilot Master’ FPV monitor sequence has 3 fashions. In this evaluate, we can have a more in-depth take a look at the smallest, 2.5″ version. These tiny FPV screens might be conveniently put in on high of your controller, permitting you to make a simple transition from the road of sight (LoS) flights to first-person view (FPV) flights by way of FPV goggles.
The Little Pilot Master may also be efficiently used as 5.8GHz analogue enter for the DJI FPV Goggles V2 – because it comes solely with proprietary digital FPV sign reception.
Hawkeye Little Pilot Master options
- Two display screen dimension choices (2.5″ and three.5″);
- 960 x 240 display screen decision and 350 lux brightness;
- Built-in DVR (solely Plus version);
- AV In/Out jack for an exterior supply, DVR, or DJI goggles;
- Integrated battery for about 2 hours of utilization;
- Onboard 5.8GHz 48CH video receiver.
Hawkeye Little Pilot Master hands-on evaluate
Disclosure: I acquired this FPV monitor from MakerFire with the intention to take a look at it and do an in-depth evaluate. Although the product was supplied without spending a dime, all opinions on this article stay my very own, with no sponsor’s affect.
While I request Little Pilot Master Plus with a built-in DVR, I acquired the fundamental 2.5″ version with out onboard recording. Probably not with intention, however they did the identical mistake with my Jumper T-Lite transmitter order (I acquired CC2500 as an alternative of JP4IN1).
At a look
Hawkeye packs the Little Pilot Master in an affordable cardboard field with the next equipment: 5.8GHz rubber duck antenna, 3.5mm jack cable, and instruction guide.
Roughly, the FPV monitor measures 9×7.2×1.7 cm and weighs about 50 grams. It has an RP-SMA antenna socket on high and a metallic threaded mount gap on the backside. Control buttons and a micro USB charging socket are discovered on the left aspect of the FPV monitor. The 2.5″ LCD display screen has a decision of 960×240 pixels, 16:9 facet ratio and 350 Lux brightness.
The general constructed high quality of the Little Pilot is sweet. My solely grievance is that it doesn’t include some mounting equipment and a sunshade.
Controls and settings
The Little Pilot Master has solely 3 buttons: energy, plus and minus. While by brief urgent the ‘+’ key you may toggle between 6 bands, the ‘-‘ permits to vary channels (1-8). Auto looking might be activated by long-pressing the ‘+’ button. Toggling between inner RF and exterior video supply might be accomplished by long-pressing the ‘-‘ button.
After is switched ON, by brief urgent the facility button you may enter into the principle menu the place you can also make the next settings:
- Brightness stage;
- Contrat stage;
- Format (Auto, PAL, or NTSC)
- OSD (ON/OFF);
- Sleep timer (Off, 1min, 3min, 5min, or 10min);
- Reset to manufacturing unit settings.
Price, choices and availability
At the time I printed my evaluate had been out there 3 variations of the Hawkeye Little Pilot FPV monitor, 2.5″, 3.5″ XITU and three.5″ Plus with recording perform. All variations might be ordered from eBay and plenty of respected RC retailers together with MakerFire. While the smallest model is priced at $44.99, the Plus version with built-in DVR might be bought for $75.99. For an additional $7.99 USD you may go for a 3D printed mount that means that you can set up it on high of the T-lite transmitter.
Little Pilot Master evaluate: First utilization
Without entry to a 3D printer, I needed to craft my FPV monitor mount from an outdated RC cellphone holder and a customized made cold-shoe. Taking into consideration that I construct the mount in lower than quarter-hour, the outcomes are fairly good. It permits hassle-free set up and might accommodate each sizes of screens.
The built-in 48CH 5.8GHz is suitable with all my analogue FPV drones. Battery voltage and chosen Band, CH#, frequency, and RSSI stage are displayed on high of the show.
The display screen is matte with lowered reflections. Colours and backbone are acceptable, however the dimension is simply too small to fly in full FPV mode. Battery life is about 2 hours, the display screen shuts-down when 3.3-3.4v is reached.
- Price/worth ratio
- Design and construct high quality
- Battery life
In case you endure from movement illness and flying by FPV goggles will not be an choice for you, the Hawkeye Little Pilot Master is a superb choice. Being small and light-weight, it may be put in on high of virtually any transmitter. If you might be near retirement I recommend choosing the three.5″ model, as a result of you’ll discovered the two.5″ too small.
- Included 3.5mm jack cable for DJI FPV goggles or exterior DVR;
- Built-in battery;
- Ability to vary the antenna;
- Easy to make use of OSD interface.
- No built-in DVR;
- Single not dual-diversity reciever.