Tonight, I took my first successful maiden flight of my new Hubsan sizedFlexRC Pico X, which lasted mere seconds before something caused it to skyrocket into the ceiling (I blame gremlins). When I surveyed the damage, I found that the antenna on the Crazepony micro cam that I had been using was ripped off of the VTx board. After a pack or two on LOS, I got the FPV itch again and borrowed a FX798T to work with. It lasted for all of a few minutes before a crash broke the antenna board clean off of the VTx.
So, with ~$60 of cameras broken in the span of three packs, I’m beginning to doubt that a new Crazepony cam will last more than a crash or two before breaking again. Ignoring the possibility of a mullet mod (not sure where I’d mount the mullet on this tbh…), what camera would best withstand a Whoop crash? Anything where the antenna comes out the bottom at a 90° angle so a crash won’t break it off immediately? Are those split camera/VTx models any good (namely the FX806TC)? Really, all I’d like is to be able to crash this thing without requiring a $20-40 investment each time.