First Impressions: Tactic FPV RM2 Video Monitor

First Impressions: Tactic FPV RM2 Video Monitor

Over at smallscalerc.com, I’m taking a closer look at one of Dromida’s latest FPV-equipped vehicles, their 1/18-scale FPV Rally Car. Given my recent exposure (and addiction) to FPV, this model has been nothing short of fun and, despite its small size, offers a hefty load of features.

One of those features is the FPV monitor which it comes equipped with. Although it’s bundled with this radio-controlled rally car (and it’s sibling, the Dromida FPV Monster Truck) you can purchase this video monitor separately ($74.99 – Amazon.com) and marry it to any 5-band (A, B, E, F and R), 40-channel FPV camera.

Unboxing the Dromida FPV Rally Car and Tactic FPV RM2 Video Monitor

Initial Thoughts on the Tactic FPV RM2 Video Monitor

With only one other FPV headset/monitor to compare to, the Tactic FPV RM2 is a well-rounded, feature-rich option for first-person view driving and recording. The video monitor is a slim unit which you can either place into an FPV headset, such as the Tactic FPV G1 ($24.99 – Amazon.com), a tripod, or controller-mounted bracket. Having driven vehicles through both a headset-mounted display and a controller-mounted display, I can see the appeal in both, however, I’ve become a fan of the immersive experience that a headset provides.

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Being sealed off from the outside world and relying only on your video feed to navigate and drive your vehicle is a unique feeling and provides plenty of excitement.

The display on the FPV RM2 monitor is very clear and, despite its standard-definition resolution, quite crisp. Finding a solid, static-free channel is relatively easy. Simply toggle through the channels (using the appropriate band) and stop when you see a clear picture. It’s a bit like finding a clear TV station with an over-the-air antenna…if you’ve ever done or remember doing that.

Once the channel has been locked in, you’re ready to roll. There are a number of indicators on the upper and lower portion of the video display which provide details on total time running, what band and channel you’re currently using, if a micro SD memory card is inserted, the video displays battery charge, and the length of your recording time (if you’re using that feature).

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With the exception of the recording time, all of these items are easy to spot while using an FPV headset. The recording time readout is a bit tricky to see, however, adjusting the goggles a bit can make it visible. Speaking of recording, that feature is a very nice (and surprising addition) to this video monitor. My first set of FPV gear didn’t include a DVR or recording option, and I’ve been looking at options to add that feature. Having the ability to record my FPV experience, regardless of the resolution, is a great added bonus, and one that I wasn’t aware of when unboxing this FPV display.

After a handful of “in the field” tests, both indoors and out, I am very happy with the quality and driving experience that the Tactic FPV RM2 provides. Solid quality and solid features, all packed within a well-designed display unit. Although I’ll be spending more time with this video display setup, it already has a thumbs-up from me.

If you’re interested in reading my “First Impressions” review of the Dromida FPV Rally car, which features this video display, head over to smallscalerc.com.

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