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FPV BlackBox Flight Recorder MPEG4 PVR - CarbonBird - for SD SDHC Cards

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see also  7"LCD HERE

 If you ever wanted a small personal 720 line video recorder with a single button on/record cabled trigger ; or an FPV recorder that records right thru static without stopping ; or an FPV recorder for SDHC cards that can record MPEG4 .avi files with great quality at a reasonable price ; one that comes standard with a 2nd Lithium battery standard - Has a built in colour 2.5" TFT LCD screen - Records video and ground station audio - Then the CARBONBird® Black-Box FPV Flight recorder is worth a look - Based at your Ground Station it records those memorable flights of your FPV Scarab or FPV aeroplane or any onboard FPV arriving at the ground station  - without any drama.  

You may be thinking you dont need a ground station recorder because you are recording live on the aircraft - well consider this - if your aircraft goes down - even in close 100-200 or 300m LOS line-of-sight you may never find the aircraft (long grass - bushes or trees) or the GoPro and the HD Vision (or other expensive camera onboard) because you really need to get the last frame shots for a landmark (from the black Box recorder) or to read the GPS co-ordinates fom an OSD - trust me - ground station recorder will pay for itself many times over!



  • Video format MPEG 4 XVid codec ; file format wrapper .AVI (Audio is MS AD-PCM 16bit 22Mhz in mono).  PC Windows or Mac playback via VLC or XVid codec for Quicktime

  • High Resolution LCD 2.5", TFT true color LCD

  • Audio and video output RCA 3-in-1 AV output

  • Storage type required – NOT included :SD Card Class 10 SDHC (FAT 32 ,supports 2Gb, 4Gb, 8Gb, 16Gb and 32G)

  • Video size / speed – auto detect and record :PAL 720x576(D1)/25FPS ; NTSC 720x480(D1)/30FPS

  • Power supply out for external camera :Voltage: 5V; max. current = 400 mA out

  • Video format:NTSC/PAL auto detect - Can be set to output either to a TV

  • Multi record mode:Manual/Auto/Motion detection

  • USB2.0 Does not need a card reader - all files can be access on PC or Mac via USB

  • Recording time:1 hours/movie at highest Quality (battery at 100% life) or at a rate of 3-4Gb per hour – 8Gb card = 2hrs

  • Power consumption:480mA/h (with LCD on), 3.7V 1000 mAH chargeable Lithium battery gives approx 2hrs run time from 100%

  • Charging time – 3-6 hrs - Approved 5.0V DC 1.5A Wall charger.

    External power via uBEC – not included - must be DC 5v filtered, never connect more than 5v to external power !!!!!

  • Size:90 mm x 59 mm x23 mm

  • Weight: 98g (including Lithium battery)


  • Optional date/Time stamp setting
  • Optional Vibrate alert setting

Carbonbird Reserves the right to make minor changes to this product in light of product R&D.


  • 1 x MPEG Video Recorder with 2.5" TFT LCD
  • 2 x Lithium batteries 1000mah
  • 1 x 110-240v charger 5v 1.5a  - twin pin FLAT USA shaver style plug - see photo at right (AU order will receive an AU adapter plug)
  • 1 x black protective case - belt clip
  • 1 x Infra Red Remote with CR2032 battery
  • 1 x Wired remote cable 950mm
  • 1 x Video Cable 4 pole 3.5mm earphone to Mono RCA male
  • 1 x USB cable USB MiniB->USB standard A 750mm

The User manual does NOT ship as a hard copy - Can be download HERE - CarbonBird FPV Black Box recorder user manual

  • Excludes Shaver pin to world region 110-240v adapters - the charger requires a shaver 2 pin socket - see photo at right - or an adapter plug
  • Excludes FPV Camera, here
  • Excludes SDHC Card - Class 10 recommended - see options top right - add to cart
  • Excludes uBEC for 5v DC external input from 7.4 LiPo - requires you cut the plug and solder the uBEC - add as an option top right
  • Excludes OSD - (FPV OSD - OSD data is overlayed in the aircraft onto the video signal and transmitted)
NOTE : We strongly recommend you protect/lubricate with siliconspray all the electrical push connectors (Battery/Video in/Video Out/5vin) with connection-X or Inox electrical sprays


  • Requires basic Battery management skills - Lithium batteries must never be stored in a low state of charge - requires batteries are promptly recharged to 60->100%
  • Requires Video input signal from either your Video Rx, googles or diversity Rx with Female Video Audio RCA
  • Requires  5v line input - ONLY - use a UBEC !!!!!!!   if you connect 12v or16v you will blow the device and smoke it !!!!! ONLY 5v external
  • Requires care - Needs to be kept dry, free of dirt, salt and protected from direct UV or sunlight. Cannot be dropped.  This is not a glass screen iPhone - Screen requires protection from sharp or abrasive objects - rubbing or abuse.  
The upper left side shows 'live" vision  recorded during the flight - transmitted to the ground and recorded by the FPV Blackbox - the data is recorded is visual data (if you have OSD)  - not text - if the Scarab meets with mis-adventure - this footage can be used to note the last known GPS (or landmarks if no OSD) and locate the aircraft and camera (in very rugged terrain) The PARIS would be set to RTH Return-to-Home but whilst out of range of the RC radio often still sends video footage - After landing the Pilot revoers the GoPro Hero HD footage Main section of the screen centre/right.

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  • Information on assembling a kit can be gained by looking at the photos on the product page itself. If you stuck on an advanced kit then first read the Quad Noobs guide
  • MultiCopters should hover at 50% throttle and fly for 10-15 mins.
  • Balance all props - vibration causes junk sensors data and gello in video - remove the SOURCE of the vibration by balancing
  • Use a quality prop balancer(Du-Bro 499 Tru-Spin Prop Balancer) statically; then run them individually to check they are centred true and the tipshave the same path; any vibration will reduce the effectiveness of the Wii gyro or anyother gyro.
  • Attach any IMU or sensors such as Sirius™, NAZA or WookM with vibration isolation gel - Board with sensors solder to directly are just cheapo clones - commercial quality IMU use isolation vibration materials
  • Keep your PROPS OFF - not installed - until you are fully conversant/understand in full the functions of your Tx in full including TRAV (end Points), the arm and disarm procedures - realise that for a noob skiping or out-of-order set-up steps or moving sticks, or even static - PROPS may start at anytime without warning. Never install props prior to calibration of the ESC and testing the gyro orientation, and arm/disarm testing of the board - YOU are responsible - make sure your actions and your Copter is safe - remove the prop -remove the risk.
  • Always maiden on default PIDs' - If the copter is not almost perfect on default PID's then DO NOT go straight to altering the PID's! Most of the problems you will face as a noob will be caused by making wild assumptions or following myths from forums - fly on default PIDs first - balance your props - make sure your ESC are calibrated and synchronized.
  • Dont be fooled by forum claims of kirby flashed ESCs - this software will melt your ESCs and give short flights - there is a lot of bad info on forums

Safety in Australian Skies

  • Keep more than 30m from persons,choose an empty sports field for your first flights
  • Do not fly near pets, houses or cars
  • Never fly within 3nm of an airfield or above 400ft
  • Never install your props until after the Multicopter is fully tested and 100% correct without props. Engines can start suddenly and without warning IF YOU FAIL to understand how they work or skip any steps.
  • Set your Tx/Rx binding to low throttle 1/4 position so that if the link is lost the copter will descend slowly.
  • Always keep your Copter in line of sight for one pilot ops - FPV is only legal in AU with a buddy on a buddybox - 2 person FPV is 100% legal using the buddybox system below 400'.  See CASA Part 101 Regs
  • RC Flying is a privilege - please enjoy it.  Don't show off and don't get over confident
  • Home movies are fine, but in Australia professional paid photography or videos from an RC aircraft requires CASA Part 101 compliance, including exams and approved ops manuals and pilot competency tests by CASA official which will cost several thousand up front.

Safety in USA Skies

USA multicopter Flyers be aware - FAA D.O.T USA published an AC 91-57 (Advisory Circular) on June 9 1981 to keep flyers of models away from populated areas (people) and minimise hazard to persons and property on the ground - the intention is conveyed by this AC - It is titled Model aircraft operating Standards - Para 3. a) to e).

Clearly stated are the 400ft height limit and not closer than 3nm from an airport and the avoidance of populated areas and parks.

Once used commercially a model in the USA becomes a U.A.S and pilots should read this document regarding the use of multicopters for Comm Ops


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