Foxeer Arrow V2 HS1190 Review
Foxeer has finally launched the Arrow V2 on the market, which has installed a useful OSD. In addition, the camera uses the popular Sony Super Had II CCD sensor and has an integrated microphone. Below I would like to give an overview of the Foxeer Arrow V2 (HS1190) camera.
Whats in the box
- 1× Arrow V2 (HS1190) camera
- 1× metal bracket for mounting and screws
- 1× OSD-control unit
- 1× plastic mounting set
- 1× 7 Pin silicon cable (VCC GND VIDEO AUDIO OSD GND VBAT)
- 1× additional camera housing (center fixing)
- 1× manual
- Manufacturer: Foxeer
- Lens: 2,8 mm/2,5 mm
- Model: HS1190
- Weight (without mounting material): 14 g
- Dimensions: 26 mm × 29 mm × 21 mm
- Video mode: NTSC/PAL
- Sensor: 1/3″ Sony Super Had II CCD IR Blocked/IR Sensitive
- Housing color: black or orange
- Resolution: 600 TVL color /650 TVL black/white
- Power consumption: 60 mA
- Input voltage: 5-35 V
- Microphone: yes
- WDR: D-WDR
- large input voltage range
- integrated OSD (voltage / timer / pilot name)
- integrated microphone
- Voltage calibration via OSD
- many mounting options
Camera / sensor
The Foxeer Arrow 2 has the same sensor as the RunCam Swift 2, the Sony Super Had II CCD sensor. This sensor has proved its worth in the field of FPVs and offers, among other things, a lot of configuration possibilities, so that the camera can be precisely set to its own needs.
The camera can be mounted in many different ways, as you can see in the following photos.
Like at the RunCam Swift 2, the camera housing of the Arrow v2 uses only metal press-in threads.
The camera and the OSD can be configured via the control unit. Two cables lead to the control unit from the 7-pin adapter. They are connected to each other by a further plug. When the control unit is no longer used, a 33 mm cable dangles around the camera. The advantage of this is that you can connect the OSD control unit to the camera quickly and easily, even if the camera is very tightly installed in the frame. The disadvantage is that the additional cable has to be secured in order not to get into the propellers. The ideal solution would be if there were a 5-pin plug (Cam) and a 2-pin plug (OSD) instead of the 7-pin plug to connect the OSD socket separately. If they had then also added the 33mm adapter separately, it would be the perfect solution in my opinion.
The OSD menu is very similar to the RunCam Swift 2 menu. On the Foxeer Arrow V2, however, you cannot set a baseline, but the voltage can be precisely calibrated to 0.1 volts.
Pilot name, timer and voltage can be freely positioned as desired on the video image.
The default settings of the Foxeer Arrow V2 appear a bit too bright to me. However, I haven’t flown it outside and cannot estimate how the performance of the default settings is in flight. The settings of the camera (Sony Super Had II CCD sensor) can be configured via the OSD.
I will expand this post as soon as I have DVR material available. 😉
Conclusion: Foxeer Arrow V2
As a direct competitor to the RunCam Swift 2, the Foxeer Arrow V2 does not need to hide. Foxeer has learned from the misfortune of the Arrow V1 and placed with this version a solid camera on the market. This was, by the way, the first camera with an integrated OSD. I cannot say anything about the crash resistance at the moment, but I will of course update this review by new insights.