Fatshark Attitude V4 (Anniversary Edition) FPV Goggles First Look/Review

This is a first look at the brand new Fatshark Attitude V4 FPV goggles. The popular Attitude V3 set the bar high, as they included everything you needed to get started unlike the other high-end offerings from Fatshark. The V4s have been released as 10 year Anniversary Edition goggles and come with a unique red fan faceplate, but this isn’t all that’s new! Read on to find out (a teaser in the picture below).

Short version: For anyone starting in the hobby or wanting to make the step up from screen box goggles, the Attitude V4s offer a good package.

You can buy the Fatshark Attitude V4 now on Amazon or Banggood.

Fatshark Attitude V4 FPV GogglesThe Attitude V4 goggles are featured in my roundup of the Best FPV Goggles, check it out!

Fatshark Attitude V4 Specification – Overview & Key Features

The AttitudeV4 goggles, whilst similar to what we have seen before, do have some small changes.

  • Brand new OLED 32 channel receiver module with improved signal sensitivity and stability
  • Special Edition Red Fan Face Plate
  • Built-in DVR – this was a key feature missing from the V3s, so I’m sure this is a welcome addition for many
  • Standard 4:3 ratio
  • 640×480 resolution
  • 32 degrees FOV
  • Modular receiver bay, also supports 1.3 and 2.4 Ghz receivers

Also included in the package:

  • SpiroNET omni antenna
  • 1,000 mAh battery with LED indicator
  • Battery charge cable
  • Zipper carry case

Fatshark Attitude V4 – Cons

It’s disappointing to see another set of Fatshark goggles released without diversity. The upgraded receiver stopped short of being what most in the hobby would like to have seen, which is a pity. For most this will mean purchasing an additional (diversity) receiver, but without a second module bay, this limits choices. While diversity has become expected by most, it is only needed by a small number of pilots. Think about how often you need the benefit of both omni and high-gain directional antennas, not often.

The battery size is somewhat underwhelming. It’s understandable that Fatshark have released a cool-looking colour matched battery to go with the red faceplate, but why limit this to only 1,000 mAh? The standard 1,800 mAh 2S version would have been much more useful, but by not including it, additional battery purchases are almost guaranteed. (Check out my guide here of how to use any 2-6S LiPo with your goggles as an alternative!)

The lack of HDMI input will either kill these goggles or not be an issue and is completely personal. I love hooking up to an HD feed or the PC, but if you only intend on using an analogue feed, this isn’t an issue.

Fatshark Attitude V4 – Pros

The new receiver is a nice addition and what it lacks in diversity, it makes up for in usability! The OLED screen makes a nice change from dip switches and has been put to good use. As well as clearly displaying the Band, Channel and therefore Frequency that you are currently tuned to, the receiver includes a frequency scanner. It is now possible to see which channels are in use and the signal strength on each channel, making tuning into a friend’s feed much easier. In addition, Fatshark claim improved performance from the receiver, with higher sensitivity. This should mean less interference and overall a ‘cleaner’ video feed, possibly removing the need for a diversity setup in most cases.

Fatshark appear to have stuck with what they know as far as the optics are concerned. Although this is not a step forward, I like that they haven’t released another pair of goggles with huge FOV and blurry images. Instead, buyers can be sure that they will receive a crisp image and a screen that is a perfectly reasonable size.

Fatshark Attitude V4 – Verdict

My overall impression of the Attitude V4 , as a “10 year Anniversary Edition” release, is that I would have liked to see something more innovative. What is most exciting is the new receiver module, which is also due to be released separately soon, but ultimately there are already aftermarket versions which do more.

If you already have Fatshark goggles, these may not be for you, but… For anyone starting in the hobby or wanting to make the step up from screen box goggles, the V4s offer a great overall package at a very attractive price point!

You can buy the Fatshark Attitude V4 now on Amazon or Banggood.

The Attitude V4 goggles are featured in my roundup of the Best FPV Goggles, check it out!

 

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