This new FPV goggle from Fat Shark promises premium features such as OLED screens for a mid-range price. Included in the package is also a diversity receiver making this package ready to use out of the box. Cheaper than the HDO but better specs than many goggles of the same price, the Fat Shark Attitude V5 can change the FPV goggles industry.
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- FOV (field of view): 30°
- Format: 4:3
- Interpupillary Distance (IPD): 59 to 69 mm – Adjustable
- Diopter Lens Slot: Available – lens sold separately
- Resolution 640 X 400 OLED – NTSC/PAL auto selection
- DVR: analog video recording
- SD card support to 32GB – AVI file format
- Support playback recording file
- Firmware upgrade via SD card
- Auto-save recording file when power off
- Wireless Receiver: True Diversity Receivers with OLED display
- Auto Scan Channel / Spectrum Analyzer
- Interfaces: DC power port
- AV in / out port
- Earphone jack
- Color: Black and Green
- Fan plate: Face foam and Velcro sticker – easy replacement
- Anti-fogging mini-fan
When I first saw these goggles online, I could not believe the specifications of the goggles. They have OLED screens, a diversity module, DVR, with decent resolution for just $299. The color also looks very good. This is $200 less than the HDO, which also has similar specifications to the Attitude v5 and does not even come with a module! After getting frustrated with my old Eachine ev100 goggles, I decided to give these a try and see if they lived up to their hype.
Upon first inspection, the build quality looks high quality. The plastic of the goggle case does not feel cheap, and the screens are very bright compared to my previous goggles. However, the IPD adjustment barely fits my eyes and takes me some time to adjust before I stop seeing double-screens. From first impressions, the goggles look like a good choice for a mid-priced goggle.
Un-boxing of the Fat Shark Attitude V5
The Fat Shark Attitude V5 comes in a box just like any other Fat Shark goggle. When the box is first opened, there is the goggle carrying case with Fat Shark branding on it. Opening up the carrying case, the goggle package includes the goggles with the module already installed, a cloth for wiping the screens, 18650 Lithium-ion battery case for powering the goggles, Immersion RC mushroom and patch antenna that are right-hand circular polarized. There is also a sticker sheet.
With the contents in the goggles, there are pros and cons. First of all, I like how the package is small, and how there is no need to put something together since the module is already in the module bay of the goggles. However, one con is that the package does not include batteries. Even if the batteries cost a bit more money, including the batteries for the battery case will allow the goggles ready to use out of the box.
Using the Fat Shark Attitude V5 FPV Goggles
The screens of the Fat Shark Attitude V5 can be adjusted for contrast and brightness which is very useful. For me, sometimes different conditions require different screen settings on the goggles. With the goggles, there is no need to change camera settings on the drone. Even though the screen resolution of these goggles is only 600×400, power lines can be seen, as well as many other more “invisible” objects.
The range of the included module is decent, and I can fly at races with minimal breakup as shown in this video however the performance may be better with a module like the ImmersionRC rapidFIRE or better antennas. The module also includes 32 channels which is more than enough for a race. These goggles are very good, but there are still some issues with the goggles.
Issues with the Fat Shark Attitude V5
- Light Leakage: There is a little bit of light leakage around the nose, where the foam is too thin, however, if once you get flying the light leak is not noticeable.
- IPD Adjustment: There is an adjustment for IPD but if the range was 1mm more narrow, it would fit me better. Furthermore, if Fat Sshark could add focal length adjustment like the Eachine ev100, these goggles might be even better than the HDO.
- Goggle Carrying Case: The goggle case is too big to fit in the Lowepro BPX2 which is the backpack I use. The goggles have to be taken out of the case and then put into the backpack which makes it more vulnerable.
- DVR: The DVR does its job, however, the recordings are usually brighter than what is seen in the goggles. (Watch this video)
- OSD: the module does not include an OSD showing RSSI you need to look at the module screen by taking off the goggle to get the information.
- Bright Screens with adjustable features
- Ability to see small objects
- Almost ready to use out of the box (need 18650s batteries)
- Module bay with an included module
- The included module has a decent range
- Excellent Build Quality
- Easy to use
- Does not include batteries
- IPD is not narrow enough
- Goggle case too thick
- DVR too bright
Improvements to the Fat Shark Attitude V5
Although these goggles are good, there are still some improvements that can be made making these goggles even better.
- Add focal adjustment for the nearsighted people
- Thicker foam around the nose which combats light leakage.
- Different Color Choice (A white version, which reflects sunlight might be better)
18650 batteries are needed to power the goggles, and while this is the only mandatory thing needed for the goggles to work, many other add-ons can make the experience of the Fat Shark Attitude v5 FPV goggles better than what it is out of the box. Upgrades include a better module, upgraded foam, better antennas, even a better goggle strap.
More Information About the Attitude v5
- Check out the Fatshark Product page here
- Review by Joshua Bardwell here
- Comparison with other similar goggles by Joshua Bardwell here
- Range test by Joshua Bardwell here (start video at 19:47)
- UAVfutures review here
- Buy the goggles from GetFPV here
Learn more about FPV Goggles here
The Fat Shark Attitude V5 does not disappoint for $300. All its advertised features are there, and for $300, there are no other goggles with OLED screens and a module bay. While there are issues with the goggles such as light leakage, these issues are not deal breakers and I would still recommend these goggles for the $300 price point.
The Fat Shark Attitude V5 is a goggle with high-end features for a mid-range price point. Pilots can grow with these goggles, and will not need to upgrade, as with some cheaper goggles. With so many good features, these goggles are an absolute buy if you have $300 to spend on FPV goggles.