Hi. Today we’re taking a look at a very exciting product; the Fat Shark Recon HD Goggle. This is a ground breaker in the digital FPV world. It is a very affordable goggle that is capable of Full Digital FPV.
The Fat Shark Recon HD goggle is a complete goggle solution. You don’t need a separate receiver or external antennas. You just need a battery. It is everything you need to fly Full Avatar FPV.
Fat Shark Recon HD FPV Goggle Review
This is what is referred to as a box-goggle. It’s a little bit different from what we’ve seen with the higher-end Fat Shark Dominator Goggles. The Fat Shark Recon HD features just one single panel with some optics that help both eyes look at the same screen.
If you look at the picture above, you’ll see that you have a single optical element, but it’s divided in the center so that each eye can focus on the screen.
You don’t have that same level of adjustability that you have with the dominator, where you can adjust the spacing of the individual display, or the focus. You do need to have good vision when using this.
While it’s not as optically advanced as something like the Dominator, you get it at a much more affordable price point and almost all of the same features.
Build and Design
The Fat Shark Recon HD has the Avata system built into it. You get a five-way joystick for navigating the menu, a return button, and the Start/Stop Record button.
In addition, you got DVR built into the drone and an SD Card slot right in the middle. You just mount an SD Card onto the goggle and record straight into it.
Like I told you earlier, this goggle has built-in antennas. This is really convenient when you have to put it into a bag and carry it around. It’s got a really small form factor. There are four left hand circular polarized antennas. The only trade-off with that is that, you kind of have put your drone in a left hand-polarized mode.
Additionally, the Fat Shark Recon HD Goggle also has HDMI Out, similar to the Dominator goggles. There’s a USB-C port at the bottom. You just plug that into HDMI, and just output your video to an external monitor.
The other thing that this goggle is missing compared to the higher end dominator, is the ability to get to that high frame rate mode. They max out at 60fps. However, this is at 1080p, which most people will be okay with and is also easy to get used to.
At its price point, this FPV Goggle is definitely worth it. It comes in at an affordable price and brings almost the same features as some higher-end goggles out there.