Fatshark Dominator SE Goggles – A First Look Fatshark Dominator SE Goggles – A First Look
FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestredditTumblr It has been a while since Fatshark released a new set of FPV goggles. The Dominator HD V2s were a huge success and therefore... Fatshark Dominator SE Goggles – A First Look

It has been a while since Fatshark released a new set of FPV goggles. The Dominator HD V2s were a huge success and therefore Fatshark has already set the bar high. Fatshark has produced another set of FPV goggles called the Fatshark Dominator SE.b0kUFXs

Fatshark claims that these goggles are meant to be cheaper than the HDV2 but at the same time provide the same level of performance in terms of video quality and comfort. You can pick these goggles up here for $349.95 USD.

What’s In The Box

The following information is probably all correct, however since no one has actually received these goggles we may have got some of it wrong…

We think that the Dominator SE (FS1065) comes with the following:

  • – Battery charge adapter cable.
  • – 7.4V 1000mAh battery with LED indicator
  • – Spironet RH Omni antenna
  • – Raceband 5G8 Receiver module
  • – Tall Zipper Case
  • – Dominator SE Headset with Fan equipped Face plate
  • – Startup manual in English, French, Spanish, Italian and German languages
  • – 2 sets of foam and the walcro plate for the face place
  • – one set of two -2 Dioptre correction lenses
  • – Lens cleaning cloth


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There are a few things that stand out to me. Firstly, I’m surprised (and relieved) that Fatshark are finally including an antenna with their goggles. This is a small issue that lots of people have been complaining about and I’m glad they have listened.

Nevertheless, for $350 I would be expecting a battery that is more than 1000mAh. To be honest, you can easily just switch up the battery but that will include an extra cost which is a little bit annoying. It also does not come with a battery charger so you will have to order one for $18.

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Fatshark Dominator SE Specifications:

Here are the specs of the Fatshark Dominator SE Goggles.

  • – 59-69mm IPD range (adjustable with sliders on the bottom)
  • – VGA 640×480 LCD Display
  • – NTSC/PAL auto signal selection
  • – Modular head tracker bay (No head tracking module included)
  • – Modular receiver bay
  • – DC In: 7-13V for 2S or 3S batteries
  • – Integrated DVR.

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The specs on these things are not great considering their price tag. There is no HDMI or DRV and
features like head tracking are not included. It has a VGA 640×480 display which is the same as the Attitude V3 (I would expect at least 800×480 for $350.) I do really like the orange and black colour scheme and the fact that you can use 3S batteries with these goggles is a bonus too.

Overall I don’t quite know what to make about these goggles. I’ve ordered a pair and will be reviewing them as soon as I get my hands on them. However my first impressions are that Fatshark is using old technology on a rather pricey ‘new’ set of goggles.

I think that the release of the Fatshark Dominator SE Goggles combined with the discontinuation of HD V2’s means that the Dominator HD V3’s are soon to be released? Leave your thoughts and comments below. Thanks!

  • Christopher Plancich

    August 7, 2016 #1 Author

    honestly,not really worth it.
    lack of DVR and HDMI is a big turnoff.


    • Brian Storey

      August 14, 2016 #2 Author

      It does have a DVR…..But they suffer from the 2 main problems that the HDV2 had. Blurry edges of the screen that can be somewhat fixed with Diopters and the contrast is awful. They use the same lenses that are in the HDV2, that everyone complains about. The image I see in the goggles is a bit washed out, doesn’t have the fine detail in the branches and color fidelity. It almost looks like the contrast is cranked up, but reducing contrast makes it just more washed out without gaining detail. I tried using them at dusk and I had to switch back to my Dominator V2 goggles. I own the Dom V2, Dom HDV2 and the Dom SE and I am still using my Dom V2. The battery it comes with is missing the middle wire on the balance plug so you can’t balance charge it, as if there batteries don’t have a short lifespan already. Your lucky to get 3 months out of their crappy LiPo. I made a battery with two 18650, 3400mah LiIo over a year ago and it’s still working great and lasts much longer. I guess the orange and black color scheme is the only thing special about the SE goggles.


      • Angus

        September 25, 2016 #3 Author

        The battery has an integrated balancing circut so you don’t need to balance charge it.


  • Alasdair

    August 10, 2016 #4 Author

    It is a pity they just keep putting those crappy low res low contrast, low grey scale display panels into their goggles. If they moved up from the nineties to 2016 display technology (look how far mobile phone screens have come in the last few years) and used proper optical grade coated lenses that stop colour splitting and edge distortion rather than cheap plastic, they would probably be on the mark with the money (price) they are asking. I made a set of goggles using a top quality 5″ photography PVM with very high contrast (>2000:1) and 1200×800 resolution, the image and colour are just stunning, razor sharp, full fov image size, it is very deep and immersive.. one day I hope one of these manufacturers will do the same or better with a set of glasses so I can shift to something smaller. Sadly they don’t seem to be in much of a hurry. These days the HDMI is a total no brainer, but likely caused by utilising cheap ancient componentry… like the 1990’s lcd’s..


    • admin

      August 10, 2016 #5 Author

      I totally agree. It seems like these companies are stuck in the 1990s and don’t want to invest in new technology for monetary purposes.


      • Alasdair

        August 15, 2016 #6 Author

        I think they also have the drip feed marketing mentality. Why give the customer everything when we can upgrade them ten times over, and still have another trick up our sleeves. I think it is (hopefully) just a matter of time until a big player like Samsung will notice there is many million here to be made with ‘current’ technology adaption into something as simple as goggles, and not just throw some crusty low spec composite video converter chip into them, but push the envelope with high spec scan conversion that can rival hdtv. It seems so simple, and still we wait..


  • Partik

    August 18, 2016 #7 Author

    How’s it for 349$ at Geekbuying?


  • Jozef O’Shannessy

    September 28, 2016 #8 Author

    I bought some dominator se goggles ! , have used HD2s , image is actually brilliant in my se’s , hardly worth the extra cost of the HD2 ,my colour is awesome ,picture is really sharp , I recommend a foxeer hs1177 camera , love that I can record straight to the goggles and play back. Can watch the footage in the field while my race buddies repair their quads ha ha , if you already own HD2.or Dom v3 , the se’s probably won’t deliver anything particularly new or special but if you want some sexy goggles that work really well , I heartily recommend you get some dom se’s


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