With the arrival of HeadPlay HD just around the corner here is a quickstart guide to help you get started using your new HeadPlay HD FPV headset.
Powering your HeadPlay HD
You should power the Headplay HD with 2S or 3S Li-Po battery. A 2S1P 1000Ah battery is included. The power connector is 2.1mm barrel plug- inside pin is positive. The wall charger is automatic and will shut off when charging is completed - indicated by the red LED turning green.
Important: there is no low battery alarm built into the Headplay HD. You need to monitor the battery voltage
To make your own alarm simply attach a small Li-po battery meter/buzzer to the balance port of the Headplay battery. A fully charged Headplay battery will power the Headplay for 1 hour. The Headplay LCD will shut off at 6.0V
The HeadPlay has 3 video inputs:
- 5.8GHz 32 channel integrated receiver (AV1)
- External AV input (AV2)
- HDMI IN
To cycle between these inputs you should press the SOURCE button one time.
To change the frequency of the 5.8GHz receiver, simply press the small black button on the top of the goggles one time.
To change the band , press and hold the same button. The LED segment display will rapidly flash , indicating your band.
- Band 1: 5725, 5745, 5765, 5785, 5805, 5825, 5845, 5865
- Band 2: 5733, 5752, 5771, 5790, 5809, 5828, 5847, 5866
- Band 3: 5705, 5685, 5665, 5645, 5885, 5905, 5925, 5945
- Band 4: 5740, 5760, 5780, 5800, 5820, 5840, 5860, 5880
To connect an external video input, such as an external video receiver, use the long 2.5 meter cable that is included with your Headplay HD set. This cable can also be used to share the battery between external Rx and Headplay HD.
Your Headplay HD set comes with a F220mm lens installed and a spare F330mm lens. The F330mm is less magnification and produces a smaller/crisp edges picture.
To change the lens : remove the four phillips head screws in the corners of the bottom plastic. Flip the Headplay upside down and lift the bottom foam housing. Try not to touch the lens when doing this.
Warning: Do not touch the ridged /grooved side of the lens or attempt to clean with any sort of cloth. DO NOT RUB THE ridged/grooved side of the lens. If you need to wash your fresnel lens, do it with warm soapy water only. Blow dry with slightly warm air or compressed air. Do not use very hot air since that can deform the lens. It is OK to cloth dry the smooth side of the lens.
Tip: I recommend that you do not change the lens, and keep the F220mm. If you change the lens, just be careful not to leave dust. If the large field of view is intimidating and feels too wide at first, try with the aspect ratio set to 4:3 instead of 16:10. This is changed within the OSD menu using the side buttons… The option you need to change is called: SCALE. This can only be done when video displayed.
How to clean and replace your Headplay HD lens.
THis video will show you how you go about changing the lens of your headset. It also shows you how to can wash it under a tap with some water incase anyone did not know how to do that
We hope that the new HeadPlay HD will make your FPV flights exciting. If you have any questions just reply to leave a comment below.