Thought I would start a build thread for the FPV trailer my Flying buddy Wargumby and I are working on. He was generous enough to buy the 6'X12' Wells cargo trailer for this endeavor. Not really trying to build a full realistic cockpit style trailer ( at least for now ) like some others have, This is more of a nice place to get in from the sun and mount a couple TV's and our gear, and enjoy some long range flying away from home.
First step was to remove one wall of the thin ply covering to we could mount a 15/32 sheet of good one side ply for mounting all the gear. Figured while we had the walls off we would throw some solid foam insulation in there to help keep it cool/warm. We will probably use the extra thin ply to insulate the ceiling. I have a element non-blue screen 32" TV coming this wed for my Main flying screen. Have Dom V2 for backup just in case signal gets REALLY bad and TV goes to black screen. Its the same TV that Flite test used on their indoor twin TV ground station.
I got 4 fairly large SLA 12V Batts from work to power the stuff for now, maybe getting a pair of deep cycle RV batts later if these arent enough but they should be fine for now and the price was right. Not sure where we going to mount them. Wargumby wants to make a battery try under the floor with a hatch, I was thinking just throw them inside since there sealed. I got a 80A breaker for the main line off the batts and will run that into a distrobution fuse block somwhere on the main wall.
Here is the first panel of thicker Ply for mounting the Tv's and other gear. Haven't figured out exactly how we are going to penetrate the trailer for antennas and what not. We will be using 12-13DB yagi's on crossfire for TX and He is currently on 1.2 with a pepperbox and or a 13.5db yagi. I am running 2.4 with a pepperbox, and 16db sectional panel antenna. I was thinking about getting a cheap ball head off amazon for mounting antennas as that would make it easy to aim them once we are setup. I have a 6' section of pan-duit on the way for cable management. Plan to run that floor to ceiling in the middle of the wall between the TV's.
I am totally open to ideas as far as things we might be forgetting and ways to handle getting signal and video in/out of the trailer. I have been thinking about making a mount for a small mast to get antennas up higher, and we are planning to mount some LED white and red lights on the ceiling for regular and black out conditions.