DJI AVL58 5.8 GHz Video Link Kit

DJI AVL58 5.8 GHz Video Link Kit

DJI AVL58 5.8 GHz Video Link Kit

B&H # DJVK5.8 MFR # CP.AL.000001
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Product Highlights

  • For DJI Phantom Quadcopter
  • Adds Wireless Video
  • First-Person View (FPV)
  • Up to 3937' Line of Sight Range
  • 5.8 GHz Radio Frequency
  • Supports Eight Wireless Channels
  • Composite Video Signal
  • Powers from Phantom
  • Clover-Leaf Antenna
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DJI CP.AL.000001 Overview

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The AVL58 5.8 GHz Video Link Kit is a wireless transmitter (TX) and receiver (RX) set allowing the DJI Phantom Quadcopter to become a true FPV (first-person view) RC aircraft. This kit from DJI features two clover-leaf antennas, video and power cables. Adding wireless video to your Phantom experience takes the guess work out of aerial videography, allowing you to see what the camera sees. Operating on 5.8 GHz and featuring eight selectable channels, the operational range extends as far as 3937' (1,200 m) line of sight.

Wireless video adding a first-person view (FPV) experience to your DJI Phantom Quadcopter
Works with the Upgrade Kit for Zenmuse H3-2D
Powers directly from Phantom Quadcopter
Features two clover-leaf antennas
Outputs composite SD analogue video
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DJI CP.AL.000001 Specs

Wireless Range 3937' (1200 m) outdoor/RF line-of-sight range
Transmission Power 28 dBm ± 1 dBm
Receiver Sensitivity -90 dBm ± 2 dBm
Frequency Band 5.8 GHz FM Broadband
Frequency Range CH1: 5705 MHz
CH2: 5685 MHz
CH3: 5665 MHz
CH4: 5645 MHz
CH5: 5885 MHz
CH6: 5905 MHz
CH7: 5925 MHz
CH8: 5945 MHz
Input & Output Signal Input (TX): Composite on 3.5 mm Mini Male Type Connector
Output (RX): Composite on 3.5 mm Mini Type Connector (Mini to RCA Male Adapter Cable Supplied)
Power Requirements Transmitter (TX)
1050 mA ± 50mA at 6 V
860 mA ± 50mA at 8 V
680 mA ± 50mA at 10 V
575 mA  50mA at 12 V

Receiver (RX)
160 mA ± 10 mA at 6 V
125 mA ± 10 mA at 8 V
103 mA ± 10 mA at 10 V
90 mA ± 10 mA at 12 V
Antenna Type 2 x 5.8GHz Clover-Leaf Antenna (SMA Connector)
Operational Temperature -4 to 150°F (-20 to 70 °C)
Weight Transmitter (TX)
1.38 oz (39 g)

Receiver (RX)
1.75 oz (49.5 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.7 x 4.3 x 2.0"

DJI CP.AL.000001 Reviews

AVL58 5.8 GHz Video Link Kit is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 44.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I don't know about this kit Use is for FPV for my Phantom 2 with GoPro. Kit does not come with a manual, nor is there much support out there for it. Transmitter must be TAPED to the outside of the Phantom's body. Receiver must be TAPED or velcro'd to the monitor we chose (Elvid). There was no cable to connect the GoPro to the Transmitter. Transmission of image is terrible at best. A three second view is the best it can do. Mostly I get brief glances of the camera's POV. This system worked quite well while testing (after we built cables, rigged a lithium battery setup and determined a way to set the kit up), however once in a work environment it failed in every aspect.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Transmitter cable harness fried my AVL58 Does not come with any detailed installation instructions or patch diagrams or pin-out diagrams. The 8-pin harness cable that came with the transmitter came stock with dean connectors. My DJI phantom doesnt use dean connectors, so i cut it off and decided to solder the red wire directly to the positive battery lead and black to the negative on the Phantom's motherboard. However when i powered on the Phantom a plume of smoke came out of the bottom of the Phantom. My AVL58 Transmitter was fried instantly as well as my iOSD mini module since they were interconnected. The transmitter and iOSD mini now both reak of burned/melted plastic/electronic components. Turns out the red wire on the transmitter cable harness WAS NOT positive, for some reason red was negative. This WRONG and made no sense. It goes against DJI's standard as well as the general standard around the world. Beware! test and thoroughly research before doing any custom wiring!
Date published: 2013-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must buy! I purchased the avl58 and have been happy with this kit ever since. If you brought the upgrade kit for the Zenmuse gimbal it's a simple setup ( I don't really know about the stock board.) but if you plan on buying this item you probably own it already. I flown it about a half a mile without any problems, so I'm sure you can go further. You may experience some signal interruption ( very slight) but that's to be expected. Just to be understood this is SD video, if you want Hd video you will have to buy something like a teradek product ( which is way more expensive and you don't really it for a fpv application. You definitely can't go wrong with this package. It's a definite buy if you ask me.
Date published: 2014-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from READ THIS FIRST! Complicated Install! Unfortunately BH doesn't want me to include links or anything so I tried to give you the best search terms in my explanation - hopefully this helps someone:Ok so unless you have BH hook this up for you, which I'm very curious exactly how they would, it's kinda of complicated because the cable they give you for the TX that goes on your drone does not work with anything you have if you used the upgrade board. Most hobby shops will give you a split cable that connects from the TX to power via the balance cable off your 3s phantom lipo battery. BH gives you a split cable that goes to a male 3.5mm jack and a T-join or deans style connector.I upgraded my phantom with the upgrade kit so it meant putting on an entirely new board therefore not needing the GCU or PMU. The board gave me three wires out to connect to video output so that was awesome, but with the cable BH gave me, I needed to figure out how to connect it to the 3.5mm male jack. I wanted to be able to easily remove my TX, so I bought a female 3.5mm jack, cut off the two tails (red/white audio outs) and soldered them to the video output cable from the board. Do NOT use the power from those three outs from the upgrade board as it's not meant for that kind of power (just use the yellow signal wire and brown ground to solder) As for the power cable, I had to find a T-Join or Dean's style female plug to either the balance female so I could connect it to my phantom battery or bare wire so I could solder it onto the board - the latter which I ended up doing and am very happy about because it's one less thing to connect. I found this cable on * searching 'deans style to ec3' and found one with some short wire that made it perfect to just cut off the ec3 adapter and use the bare wire to solder onto the board where the battery connects. Red to red, black to black. Here's a more detailed explanation of the video connection: there's three wires from the board - yellow (video), red (power but don't use this cable for power), and brown (ground). On my female 3.5mm jack, the white cable had a yellow and white cable in it and the red cable had a yellow and green? cable in it. Now I can't quite remember the color, but since they both had yellow, I knew that was the ground and via a wiring diagram online I found out that red (or right audio channel) was connected to the middle ring which is what the yellow (video) cable from the board should connect to, so I connected the yellow from the board to the green? cable from the (red side of the tail of the female 3.5mm jack) - make sense? The brown cable from the board I connected with both yellow cables from the tails and it worked!The cable for the TX was a little big so you have to cut a hole in the phantom to get it through the mainframe. I actual found a perfect oval sized weak spot right behind/underneath where the actual power cable for your phantom lipo battery connects to the board (when looking on the inside of the drone with the top off) and was able to simple cut it out with a blade.So I hope this helps someone out - I know I definitely spent a bunch of time searching and asking around on rc helicopter forums trying to search for wiring diagrams and understand what I was supposed to be wiring.Of course you don't have to make yours easily removable and you can simply cut off the power cable and wire those directly in the board and the video out cable from the board too.Watch a lot of youtube videos - they are extremely helpful.
Date published: 2013-11-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not impressed! Works but barely, I realize it's a high frequency device and that means that it is very line of site and the signal is easily blocked but the picture is a bit noisy and unstable even when it's a foot away! the most cruel part was that one of the power cables that came with the device (and required serious modifications to be used) was mis- labeled!! the black was positive and the red was negative!!! I had to find independent wiring diagrams on the internet (for the transmitter) cable to find this out and swap the polarity (goes against every fiber of my body to connect black to positive and red to neg.!) but I HAD TOO to get it to work. Thank God it didn't blow out the transmitter to connect it backwards (normally you'd get smoke and ruin it) I'm guessing this is a result of what my russian friend calls chinese revenge and I hope I'm the only person this has happen too but it took an entire evening of trouble shooting to find the problem.
Date published: 2014-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Get a Birds Eye View Mounted this on my DJI Phantom 2 for FPV flying and for framing shots. Video feed comes from GoPro camera mounted with the Zenmuse H3-3D gimbal. I would suggest using a right angle RP-SMA Male to RP-SMA Female connector for attaching the antenna to the transmitter. Doing so allows the antenna to mounted verticaly which improves the range. If you intend to use goggles or a monitor with a built in receiver you won't need the receiver that comes with this kit. This transmitter is not compatible with Fat Shark goggles.
Date published: 2014-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great Went out half mile in a remote area covered with hills. Area was Santa Clarita, CA. Had no visibility of the Phantom 2. Flying only FPV. No interference. There were no electrical lines nearby. Very clear picture. Get DJIP2-09 DJI Phantom 2 FPV & Cable Hub. No soldering needed. Plug and play. Had it running in minutes.
Date published: 2014-03-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not for the technically challenged I have a GoPro 3 black and found the supplied connectors did not work with this camera. The connectors are for a GoPro 2. I work as an electronics technician and found it very difficult to find the correct connectors to make the transmitter work. I had to surf the Internet to find the GoPro 3 connector and make it work with the supplied connectors without cutting everything to pieces and starting from scratch. Once I got the video link working I was happy with the results.
Date published: 2013-12-26
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Hello. I have a Phantom2 w/ Zenuse/GoPro and would like to use ground station with my iPad mini. I've installed iOSD and have an AVL 58. I am baffled when it comes to what is left to connect all this to my iPad mini. I'm not sure but is this about a BTU or other hardware that would make FPV and ground station come together? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Asked by: Anonymous
Hello! Need DJI Lightbridge solution. Check web site of DJI for more information - link: dji (dot) com (slash) product (slash) phantom-2
Answered by: Vitaliy D.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Is this kit supposed to come with the 8-pin connector and cable used to attach the transmitter to the Phantom? Our kit did not have this connector and I don't know how to connect the transmitter.
Asked by: Lyn C.
Hi Lyn, I already had an 8 pin connector but still needed to adjust the supplied setup to work on my Phantom with the GoPro. You may need to purchase an 8 core cable but check your phantom it may have it already. I upgraded mine to a new motherboard to work with the setup better and spliced the 8 core cable into: Black and Yellow - Video from the GoPro, Red and black was power i tapped into from the power connector on the new main board. Google it for a diagram it is not a scary as it may sound. Hope that helps a bit?
Answered by: Catriona S.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Does DJI AVL 58 work with the original DJI Phantom, and is the FPV Hub compatible with this installation?
Asked by: James
The AVL 58 is compatible with the DJI Phantom original verison, I do recommend using the upgraded control board, B&H # DJUPGRADEKIT, as this will have the upgraded PMU V2 and GCU V2 already integrated on the board. Then you will be able to use the FPV hub to help with installation and so you do not have to solder the power connections.
Answered by: Graham N.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Is this FCC part 15 certified? Or do you need an Amateur Ham Radio License to legally operate?
Asked by: James L.
The frequencies that the transmitter and receiver use are within the public use range so you do not need a license. However you do need to be careful that there are not other wireless devices in the area on the same frequency creating interference.
Answered by: Graham N.
Date published: 2018-08-28


what is that little metal bracket that comes with this? I've ordered it and can't find a way to use it
Asked by: Dillon J.
The small metal bracket is an optional mount for the transmitter if you need to attach it to the Quadcopter.
Answered by: Graham N.
Date published: 2018-08-28


OK- I have the DJI Phantom 1 (Model P330) that I purchased from B&H, and a GoPro Hero3. I would like to purchase the DJI AVL 58. I am not interested in purchasing a gimbal for this rig, as I will likely upgrade to the Phantom 2 later in 2015. So, can I install the AVL 58 on my current older Phantom, without installing the Upgrade Board / gimbal? And if so, isn't the only required connection on the Copter the 4-pin white Balance power connector? (i.e.: no soldering or other hard connections). I also understand that this configuration will not give me OSD status, only the FPV video. I also assume that I can migrate the AVL 58 to a future Phantom 2 later on.
Asked by: James
Hi James, I'm using a similar rig but I did upgrade the board and have the Zemuse Gimbal.If your using a GoPro you will need an adapter to go to the AVL58 from the camera. Also you will need to power the transmitter with a connection from an ESC point. (Soldered) You will see camera info as your OSD display.You can transfer the AVL58 to another copter as well. Hope that helps. Look on YouTube for connection help and DJI for wiring diagrams.
Answered by: ANDY G.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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