What’s up guys?! How is the RC flying world treating you this week? Contact me if you have any questions or comment below. This week’s post is on Flying FPV, enjoy!
FPV stands for first-person-view. It allows you to have a pilot’s bird eye view in the sky from the ground. Flying FPV is super fun, but it can also be challenging. I’ve wrecked multiple times because of flying FPV. I rarely crash while regular flying, but when I wear the goggles, the perspective and orientation doesn’t do justice. It’s not the gear’s fault; it’s just harder to tell where you are through a camera that is moving quickly. So here’s some tips for flying FPV:
Know your aircraft – I highly recommend flying your Quadcopter regularly at first. Figure out how it likes to fly, especially speed. Master your Quadcopter first and then try out the FPV.
Fly the Quad into the air first, and then pull the goggles down over your eyes to fly FPV.
Always move forward, don’t let your Quadcopter fly backwards while in FPV. It’s hard to know your quadcopter’s orientation through FPV.
Don’t fly out of signal range. You can do a range check to see exactly how far away you can fly FPV. If your video gets blurry or starts cutting out, fly closer to home base.