Introduction: How to Install 32ch Receiver in Fatshark Teleporter

The Fatshark teleporters and some other goggles have inbuilt 7ch receivers, this instructable documents how I swapped it out for a 32ch receiver.

Step 1: Take It Apart

You will have to take it apart and this will void your warranty. Remove the eyecups and screws. Disconnect the plugs that connect the two shells together.

Step 2: The Receiver Module

This is the receiver module, take it out and desolder the receiver.

Step 3: Removing the Receiver

I removed the receiver by cutting the pins, removing the space, then remove the pins one by one. You have to be careful on the third pin as it is connected to a ground plane.

Step 4: The Receiver

Ensure that you have the correct pinout on your receiver and solder it in. I soldered a connector to make it easier to replace and have the correct spacing. That extra wire you see is because I lifted a pad and could no longer solder to it. The module I used was a diversity module that had its lower connector broken off. It still worked so I reused it.

Step 5: Put It Back Together

Reassemble the goggles and make sure it works. You can cut out a slot for the dip switches if you wish.

UPDATE: I have now cut a slot for the receiver to fit in. It works well with the trued and now the video is great. The use of the buttons on top are now unnecessary which allowed me to install a fan permanently.

Comments

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CoryC37 (author)2017-08-09

In regards to the last image showed, do the contours of the diversity cover plate fit flush to the goggles?

I want to use of the Laforge module, but I cant be asked to get Dominators for the price they want, and I am a stickler when it comes to making customization look good, due to my OCD.

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Lasplaner (author)CoryC372017-08-10

Its somewhat flush with the v3 cover, the 3.5 cover will not fit. Laforge will have no benefit as you can only fit a single module in. If you cut the other side too, the structural integrity will be compromised.

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CoryC37 (author)Lasplaner2017-08-11

Thanks for the reply. I had actually been looking into the possibility of transplanting the teleporter internals into a dominator shell, when I had the idea of using Laforge. I contacted Randy over at Fatshark and gave me a bit of useful information in regards to it and unfortunately without extensive modification it wouldn't be possible.

Although I glad that the v3 cover is somewhat flush, making this modification more viable than the idea I had. I might look into, albeit I will probably end up selling my teleporters and putting the money towards a pair of dominator hd2 or hd3s.