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FPV Drone: Where to Start for a Beginner?

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?
FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

An advanced user drone park usu­al­ly includes sev­er­al drones, which in turn are divid­ed into GPS and FPV drones. GPS hob­by drones are often used to imple­ment sta­bi­lized aer­i­al pho­tog­ra­phy. Such mod­els reach the con­sumer in a com­plete, ready-to-fly pack­age (Drone + Remote Con­trol + Bat­tery + Charg­er), for which it is enough to read the instruc­tions and charge the bat­ter­ies using the includ­ed charg­er. Thanks to auto­mat­ic func­tions, the oper­a­tion of GPS drones is as sim­ple as pos­si­ble and does not require spe­cial pilot­ing skills from the user. The poten­tial of GPS drones is always lim­it­ed by elec­tron­ics, both in pow­er and in con­trol, which gen­er­al­ly pre­de­ter­mines their nar­row pur­pose (aer­i­al photography/cartography/monitoring/search and res­cue).

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

The rapid­ly grow­ing pop­u­lar­i­ty of FPV drones/quads/quads is the exact oppo­site of GPS drones. It was this niche that gave birth to spec­tac­u­lar drone rac­ing and freestyle drones. In the hob­by, such UAVs are used to imple­ment free dynam­ic flight in first-per­son mode, which allows you to give the user an inde­scrib­able feel­ing — the flight of a bird. The men­tioned free­dom of flight becomes avail­able due to the absence of any elec­tron­ic restric­tions in FPV drones, both in pow­er and in con­trol. Ide­al­ly, such drones are assem­bled and con­fig­ured by the user from scratch, tak­ing into account per­son­al pref­er­ences.

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Pro­duc­tion mod­els are usu­al­ly avail­able to the con­sumer in BNF or PNP kits, in which, in fact, there is only a drone, and such ele­ments as a bat­tery (avail­able only for the BNF kit), remote con­trol, FPV gog­gles / hel­met (less often an FPV mon­i­tor) and a charg­er are addi­tion­al­ly pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly. FPV drone con­trol is pos­si­ble only in one mode — Acro mode (excludes elec­tron­ic assis­tants respon­si­ble for auto sta­bi­liza­tion and hold­ing the posi­tion of the drone), which requires the user to have spe­cial pilot­ing skills that devel­op only dur­ing long train­ing ses­sions. In oth­er words, a begin­ner will not suc­ceed in pilot­ing such a drone the first time.

Note that some sell­ers put the bat­tery in the PNP pack­age, so do not be sur­prised if you come across such a kit.

In this arti­cle, we will guide the novice user step by step on where to start in order to quick­ly enter and devel­op in the FPV drone niche.

Main Components of an FPV Drone

To prop­er­ly approach the devel­op­ment of the top­ic, it would be best to start with a gen­er­al intro­duc­tion to the main com­po­nents of an FPV drone, thanks to which the drone can fly, and the pilot con­trols it in first per­son mode:

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Note: Com­po­nents such as the ESC can be imple­ment­ed in a 4‑in‑1/4‑in‑1 form fac­tor (as a sin­gle board), which allows them to be locat­ed in the cen­tral part of the drone above the flight con­troller.

FPV drone dimensions

In the FPV drone hob­by, drones are divid­ed into two main size groups, Micro (Micro) and Mini (Mini). Which par­tic­u­lar group the drone belongs to is deter­mined by its frame — the main frame on which all com­po­nents of the drone are mount­ed. Frame size is the diag­o­nal dis­tance between the two quad motors. Micro FPV drones — frame sizes range up to 150mm. Mini FPV drones — frame sizes range from 150–305mm. Drones from the mini group are not toys, they are pow­er­ful and can fly at speeds up to 160 km/h and even more, and this is what you will strive for as you grow. It is rec­om­mend­ed to start enter­ing the niche of rac­ing drones with micro quads, as they act as a kind of “kart­ing” before mov­ing on to high-speed “cars”.

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Note! In addi­tion to the group, the size of the frame also deter­mines the size of the pro­peller that can be mount­ed on it. That is, each frame is designed for a cer­tain size of the pro­peller, so in the hob­by the frame is also referred to depend­ing on the size of the pro­peller. So when you hear peo­ple say “5” frame, they mean a frame designed for 5″ props.

Dimension table

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Step 1. Add. accessories

As we not­ed above, the best pro­duc­tion FPV drones often come in two pos­si­ble con­fig­u­ra­tions: BNF (includes: drone, bat­tery, receiv­er, charg­er) and PNP (includes: drone, receiv­er). In order to take such a drone into the sky, you will need to pur­chase the miss­ing acces­sories, with­out which it will be impos­si­ble to fly, includ­ing in first-per­son mode. Accord­ing­ly, for the BNF con­fig­u­ra­tion, these miss­ing acces­sories are: remote con­trol and FPV gog­gles (helmet/monitor), and for the PNP con­fig­u­ra­tion: remote con­trol, FPV goggles/helmet (less often FPV mon­i­tor), bat­tery and charg­er. Below, we will high­light the most rel­e­vant com­pan­ion devices for today, which are best suit­ed for advanc­ing in the hob­by.

There is also an ARF pack­age in which the drone comes in a com­plete­ly dis­as­sem­bled state (con­struc­tor). Such equip­ment will require you to have the skills of own­ing a sol­der­ing iron and not only that, in gen­er­al, the lot of already advanced users. Less often, but still there is a RTF pack­age, which has every­thing you need for FPV flight (drone, remote con­trol, FPV gog­gles / hel­met / mon­i­tor), bat­tery, charg­er), you just need to charge the bat­tery and you can take off.

Remote Control

As a rule, the GPS drone remote con­trol is adapt­ed to work with only one UAV mod­el. The FPV remote con­trol of the drone allows you to pair with var­i­ous FPV mod­els, the main thing is that the sig­nal trans­mis­sion pro­to­col of the remote con­trol (TX pro­to­col) match­es the pro­to­col of the drone’s receiv­er / receiv­er (RX pro­to­col). If you don’t go into details, then for fans of mul­ti-engine UAVs, three com­pa­nies that are devel­op­ing con­soles and, accord­ing­ly, devel­op­ing appro­pri­ate receivers for them will be of inter­est:

  1. Frsky (TX pro­to­cols: D8/D16/LR12; RX pro­to­cols: SBUS/FPort)
  2. Fly­sky (TX pro­to­cols: AFHDS/AFHDS 2A; RX pro­to­cols: IBUS)
  3. Spec­trum (TX pro­to­cols: DSM/DSM2/DSMX; RX pro­to­cols: DSM/DSM2/DSMX)

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Note that there are mul­ti­pro­to­col con­trol equip­ment on the mar­ket that allow inter­fac­ing with var­i­ous receivers, includ­ing those men­tioned above.

Recommended Remotes

The con­soles pre­sent­ed below have stood the test of time and are the best solu­tion for enter­ing and advanc­ing in the hob­by today. The best are prod­ucts from Frsky, they are pre­ferred by most of the fans of the unmanned hob­by, from ama­teurs to pro­fes­sion­als:

Frsky

Taranis X9D Plus

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Taranis X9D Plus Special Edition

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Taranis QX7S

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Taranis QX7

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Spectrum

Spectrum DX6

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Spectrum DX8

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Flysky

Flysky I6

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Flysky I6S

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Turnigy Evolution Pro

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Universal control equipment

Inex­pen­sive mul­ti-pro­to­col con­trol equip­ment that has proven itself in the unmanned hob­by. Sup­ports about 40 known pro­to­cols includ­ing those men­tioned above.

Jumper T8SG v2.0 Plus

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

A remote con­trol in the UAV rac­ing niche belongs to the group of devices that, with the right choice, can go from novice to advanced pilot with­out replace­ment.

FPV goggles/helmet

FPV goggles/helmet are the next addi­tion­al acces­so­ry you will need to pur­chase as with­out them first per­son flight (FPV) will not be pos­si­ble. Com­pared to remotes, the range of FPV gog­gles pro­duced is much wider. We tried to col­lect the most suc­cess­ful mod­els from dif­fer­ent man­u­fac­tur­ers that are cur­rent­ly avail­able for pur­chase both in the pri­ma­ry and sec­ondary mar­kets, which have proven them­selves in prac­tice, and arranged them in ascend­ing order of price and man­u­fac­tura­bil­i­ty. We also rec­om­mend that you pay atten­tion to our spe­cial­ly pre­pared and time­ly updat­ed rank­ing of the best FPV gog­gles / hel­mets.

Recommended FPV goggles/helmets

For our part, we want to note that despite the pos­i­tive reviews of the FPV gog­gles / hel­mets pre­sent­ed below, over time they will inevitably be replaced by more tech­no­log­i­cal mod­els. Accord­ing­ly, if at the cur­rent time you could not find the FPV gog­gles / hel­met spec­i­fied in this list for sale, we rec­om­mend that you go to the offi­cial web­site of the devel­op­er of the head­set you like and get acquaint­ed with the new range offered there. Or stay tuned for our rank­ing of the best FPV head­sets.

Eachine VR006

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Eachine VR-007 Pro

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Eachine EV100

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

SJ RG01

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Eachine EV800

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Eachine EV800D

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Eachine Goggles Two

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Skyzone SKY02C

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Eachine EV200D

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Fatshark Attitude V5

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Aomway Commander

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Aomway Commander V2

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Skyzone SKY03O

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Fatshark HDO2

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Orqa FPV.ONE

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

DJI FPV Goggles (V2)

For ref­er­ence! To take advan­tage of both ver­sions of FPV head­sets (DJI FPV Goggles/DJI FPV Gog­gles V2), the FPV drone must be retro­fit­ted with the DJI Dig­i­tal FPV sys­tem.

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Also, first-per­son flight can be real­ized using an FPV mon­i­tor, but due to the less immer­sive effect, it is less com­mon­ly used by FPV drone pilots.

Device pairing

Remote control + receiver

As we said above, each of the pre­sent­ed remotes inter­acts direct­ly with the receiv­er of a spe­cif­ic devel­op­er. In order for them to start inter­act­ing, they will need to be con­nect­ed (bind / bind). This process is sim­ple and one-time, but for each remote con­trol and receiv­er it is imple­ment­ed in its own way. Step-by-step visu­al instruc­tions can be found in the FPV drone man­u­al or on YouTube.

FPV goggles + video transmitter

Pair­ing the FPV gog­gles with a video trans­mit­ter (VTX) is sim­i­lar to search­ing for TV chan­nels on a TV. After turn­ing on the drone, it is enough to start auto-search of the broad­cast video chan­nel via the gog­gles inter­face (if the FPV gog­gles / hel­met have such a func­tion), or to search man­u­al­ly and you can take off. The goggles/helmet can be pow­ered from both the built-in and exter­nal bat­ter­ies. The built-in bat­tery is usu­al­ly charged by the charg­er that comes with the goggles/helmet, and the exter­nal one by means of a charg­er, which you will def­i­nite­ly buy to charge the drone’s bat­ter­ies.

battery

If the pack­age of the select­ed FPV drone mod­el does not include a recharge­able bat­tery (PNP pack­age), then to select a bat­tery, you need to either go to the developer’s web­site and select a bat­tery from the avail­able list, or use the char­ac­ter­is­tics of the rec­om­mend­ed bat­tery (usu­al­ly avail­able in the drone’s spec­i­fi­ca­tion; for exam­ple: 11.1V 350mAh 30C LiPo) choose a bat­tery from a num­ber of third-par­ty well-known devel­op­ers. In this case, in addi­tion to the rec­om­mend­ed spec­i­fi­ca­tions, the user needs to pay atten­tion to the drone pow­er cable con­nec­tor, which is usu­al­ly of the fol­low­ing types: JST / JST-PH 2.0 / BT2.0 / XT30 / XT60. For those who will be look­ing for third par­ty bat­ter­ies, we have col­lect­ed the most pop­u­lar bat­ter­ies that have proven them­selves in prac­tice, and arranged them in ascend­ing order of ener­gy effi­cien­cy for each type of 1S / 2S / 3S (HV) LiPo bat­ter­ies that are rel­e­vant for pow­er­ing micro FPV drones.

Recommended Batteries for Micro FPV Drone:

1S (3.7V/3.8V) LiPo batteries

Luminier 1S 3.7v 205mAh 25C

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

New Bee Drone Nitro Nectar 1S 3.7v 250mAh 30C

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Tattu 1S 3.7v 220mAh 45C

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

GNB 1S 3.8v 300mAh HV 30C

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

BetaFPV 1S 3.8v 300mAh HV 30C

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

GNB 1S 3.7v 350mAh 80C

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Eachine 1S 3.8v 460mAh HV 50C

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Emax 1S 3.8v 450mah HV 80C

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

GNB 1S 3.8v 520mAh HV 80C

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

2S (7.4V/7.6V) LiPo batteries

BetaFPV 2S 300mAh 45C

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Tattu 2S 300mAh 45C

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

URUAV 2S 300mAh HV 80C

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

GNB 2S 300mAh HV 80C

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Acehe 2S 450mAh 75C

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

GNB 2S 650mAh 60C

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

XF Power 2S 450mAh 75C

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

GNB 2S 450mAh HV 80C

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

3S (11.1/11.4V) LiPo batteries

GNB 3S 300mAh 80C HV

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

BetaFPV 3S 450mAh 75C

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

CNHL Ministar 3S 450mAh 70C

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Infinity 3S 550mAh 70C

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

RDQ series 3S 450mAh 80C

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

GNB 3S 550mAh 80C

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Tattu 3S 450mAh 75C

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

GNB 3S 450mAh 80C HV

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

GNB 3S 520mAh 80C HV

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

GNB 3S 650mAh 60C HV

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Acehe 3S 650mAh 75C

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

When choos­ing a LiPo, always stick to well-known brands to ensure decent qual­i­ty and per­for­mance. Remem­ber, once you save on LiPo, you can pay dear­ly for it! You can learn more about lithi­um-poly­mer bat­ter­ies, how to choose them cor­rect­ly, oper­ate them safe­ly, charge, store and dis­pose of them in our review.

Charger

This is the next acces­so­ry you will need to pur­chase, as any bat­tery needs to be recharged after work. There are a great vari­ety of charg­ers on the shelves of the glob­al mar­ket (Ama­zon, Ebay, AliEx­press, GearBest, Bang­good, etc.), but as with Bat­tery / Con­trol Equip­ment, not all of them are equal­ly use­ful. The right charg­er can not only serve you well for a long time, but also main­tain the max­i­mum ener­gy effi­cien­cy of the bat­tery through­out its entire ser­vice life. Below, we have select­ed for you a num­ber of the most suc­cess­ful charg­ers that have man­aged to pos­i­tive­ly estab­lish them­selves in any of our hob­bies.

Recommended memory

The bat­ter­ies list­ed in the list are uni­ver­sal devices and can charge bat­ter­ies of var­i­ous types and capac­i­ties used in hob­bies both to pow­er UAVs and oth­er radio mod­els and not only. We also note that the charg­er kits do not always have all the nec­es­sary adapters for charg­ing the bat­tery, but they can always be pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly.

For our part, we want to note that despite the pos­i­tive feed­back on the mem­o­ry devices pre­sent­ed below, over time they will inevitably be replaced by more tech­no­log­i­cal­ly advanced mod­els. Accord­ing­ly, if at the cur­rent time you could not find a charg­er from this list for sale, we rec­om­mend that you go to the offi­cial web­site of the devel­op­er of the charg­er you like and get acquaint­ed with the new assort­ment offered there.

SKYRC B6 AC V2

Impor­tant! The pre­sent­ed mod­el is in great demand in the hob­by, and there­fore there are a large num­ber of fakes on the mar­ket, which in turn are famous for their short ser­vice life and unsat­is­fac­to­ry charge qual­i­ty! Before buy­ing, always check with the sell­er for infor­ma­tion about the orig­i­nal­i­ty of the prod­uct. Note! On the back of the brand­ed charg­er, there is always a secu­ri­ty code through which you can check the orig­i­nal­i­ty of the charg­er on the offi­cial web­site of the devel­op­er.

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

SKYRC IMAX B6 mini

Impor­tant! The pre­sent­ed mod­el is in great demand in the hob­by, and there­fore there are a large num­ber of fakes on the mar­ket, which in turn are famous for their short ser­vice life and unsat­is­fac­to­ry charge qual­i­ty! Before buy­ing, always check with the sell­er for infor­ma­tion about the orig­i­nal­i­ty of the prod­uct. Note! On the back of the brand­ed charg­er, there is always a secu­ri­ty code through which you can check the orig­i­nal­i­ty of the charg­er on the offi­cial web­site of the devel­op­er. It is also worth con­sid­er­ing that the kit does not include a pow­er sup­ply. Pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly. There are a lot of third-par­ty options on the mar­ket, how­ev­er, if you don’t know how to choose the right PSU, then it will be bet­ter to buy the orig­i­nal one from SKYRC!

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

ProLead RC B6 80AC

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Tenergy TB6AC+80W

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

SKYRC Q200

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

EV-PEAK C1-XR

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

ToolkitRC M8

The mem­o­ry reach­es the buy­er with­out a set of adapters (pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly).

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

HOBBYMATE D6 DUO PRO

The mem­o­ry reach­es the buy­er with­out a set of adapters (pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly).

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

ISDT D2 Dual

The mem­o­ry reach­es the buy­er with­out a set of adapters (pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly).

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

ISDT Q6 Pro

The mem­o­ry reach­es the buy­er with­out a set of adapters (pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly).

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

ISDT 608AC

The mem­o­ry reach­es the buy­er with­out a set of adapters (pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly).

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

ISDT T8

The mem­o­ry reach­es the buy­er with­out a set of adapters (pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly).

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Step 2. Training

Today, train­ing to fly an FPV drone is some­what sim­i­lar to train­ing civ­il and mil­i­tary pilots, name­ly, for every­one, every­thing starts with a sim­u­la­tor, as it is safe, inex­pen­sive and prac­ti­cal. As we men­tioned above, the FPV drone is con­trolled in Acro mode, which requires the novice pilot to have spe­cial skills acquired only through prac­tice. And since the first steps in most cas­es are asso­ci­at­ed with numer­ous crash­es (falls, col­li­sions with obsta­cles, etc.), which for obvi­ous rea­sons leads to all sorts of destruc­tion of the drone, it is best to start train­ing with an FPV drone sim­u­la­tor.

Note that the poten­tial of the FPV drone sim­u­la­tor is rel­e­vant not only for begin­ners of the drone hob­by, but also for pro­fes­sion­als, for exam­ple, dur­ing the prepa­ra­tion for the com­pe­ti­tion (allows you to cre­ate vir­tu­al FPV tracks of a future event and work out the flight route to automa­tism; or to work out new aer­o­bat­ic maneu­vers).

Simulators

The range of FPV drone sim­u­la­tors offered is quite wide and grad­u­al­ly this list will only grow. Based on per­son­al expe­ri­ence, we rec­om­mend that a begin­ner turn his atten­tion to a pro­fes­sion­al sim­u­la­tor from the world-famous DRL drone rac­ing league in world sports — DRL Sim­u­la­tor, which is more tai­lored for pro­fes­sion­als and advanced hob­by users, but at the same time has a suf­fi­cient vir­tu­al train­ing base for begin­ners . In more detail about all avail­able FPV drone sim­u­la­tors, we rec­om­mend our spe­cial­ly pre­pared arti­cle.

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Step 3 Practice

No mat­ter how unique sim­u­la­tions are, they can nev­er replace real prac­tice. And so, when the vir­tu­al expe­ri­ence gained allows you to move on to real flights, the begin­ner will have a well-found­ed ques­tion — where is it bet­ter to start? As we said at the begin­ning of this arti­cle, you need to start with micro FPV drones. You can prac­tice both at home and on the street, the main thing is to choose the right quadrics for this. We have col­lect­ed for you some of the most pop­u­lar micro mod­els in the hob­by, which have received the high­est rat­ings from both begin­ners and advanced users, and divid­ed them into mod­els for safe oper­a­tion at home, and mod­els for adren­a­line fly­ing on the street.

Why for home and street? First, for secu­ri­ty rea­sons, when we talk about home flights. Sec­ond­ly, when you are fly­ing in tight spaces, the first thing you need to prac­tice is precision/handling tech­nique. And when the flight is car­ried out on the street, among oth­er things, var­i­ous aer­o­bat­ic maneu­vers are prac­ticed, adap­ta­tion to speed and, in gen­er­al, to flight in first-per­son mode in free space con­di­tions occurs, and, of course, the flight char­ac­ter­is­tics of a drone with­out pro­peller pro­tec­tion are an order of mag­ni­tude bet­ter.

Note! In prac­tice, it is not uncom­mon for some peo­ple to expe­ri­ence dizzi­ness when fly­ing with FPV gog­gles. In this case, it is rec­om­mend­ed to tem­porar­i­ly switch from FPV gog­gles to an FPV hel­met, or use the FPV mon­i­tor alto­geth­er. This fact once again indi­cates a sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence in flight immer­sion when using var­i­ous FPV image out­put devices.

Recommended Micro FPV Drones

For our part, we want to note that despite the pos­i­tive feed­back about the FPV quadrics pre­sent­ed below, over time they will inevitably be replaced by more tech­no­log­i­cal­ly advanced mod­els. Accord­ing­ly, if at the cur­rent time you could not find an FPV drone from this list for sale, we rec­om­mend that you go to the offi­cial web­site of the devel­op­er of the mod­el you like and get acquaint­ed with the new range offered there.

For home

Eachine US65 UK65

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

URUAV UR65

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Betafpv Beta65 Pro

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Happymodel Mobula6

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Eachine TRASHCAN

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Happymodel Mobula7 HD

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Emax Tinyhawk (RTF kit)

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

EMAX Tinyhawk II (RTF Kit)

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

KINGKONG/LDARC TINY GT7

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

KINGKONG/LDARC TINY GT8

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Emax Tinyhawk S

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

iFlight TurboBee 99R

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

iFlight CineBee 75HD

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Eachine Cinema 4K

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

SPC Maker Mini Whale HD

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Happymodel Larva X HD (quad 2 in 1; with removable protection for indoors and outdoors)

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

iFlight Cinebee Hybrid 4K

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

iFlight Titan DC2 HD

Avail­able in two RTF and BNF pack­ages. On board the most mod­ern stuff­ing, which is com­ple­ment­ed by a unique FPV sys­tem from DJI Inno­va­tions.

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

For the street

Eachine Tyro69 (ARF version or constructor)

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Eachine Novice-III (RTF version)

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Eachine RedDevil V2

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Happymodel Sailfly‑X

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

HGLRC Parrot120

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

SKYSTARS TALON X110

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Diatone GTB229

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

EMAX Tinyhawk Freestyle

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Full Speed ​​Toothpick

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

SPC Maker S125

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

SPC Maker X90

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Emax Babyhawk‑R Race Edition

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Emax Tinyhawk II Race

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

GEPRC PHANTOM

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

iFlight TurboBee 120RS

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

BetaFPV Twig XL 3″

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Happymodel Larva X HD (quad 2 in 1; with removable protection)

FPV drone: where to start for a beginner?

Let’s summarize

So let’s briefly sum­ma­rize what has been said above. To quick­ly enter the niche of rac­ing FPV drones, you need to start small. For those who can’t afford to buy con­trol gear, FPV goggles/helmet, bat­tery, and charg­er, the best option is to choose an RTF kit, in which the drone reach­es the con­sumer with all the com­po­nents nec­es­sary for oper­a­tion. For every­one else, the first pri­or­i­ty will be the choice and pur­chase of all the above nec­es­sary extras. com­po­nents.

Then you need to get an FPV drone sim­u­la­tor and start get­ting acquaint­ed with the physics of pilot­ing in Acro mode (at least 100 hours of prac­tice). After you can con­fi­dent­ly fly a vir­tu­al drone, you can move on to real flights.

To do this, it is advis­able to pur­chase two drones at once, one for fly­ing at home (with annu­lar motor pro­tec­tion), the oth­er for fly­ing out­doors (with­out pro­tec­tion). Of course, both can fly indoors and out­doors, but for a begin­ner, for safe­ty rea­sons, it will be best for a quad for home to be pro­tect­ed by pro­pellers. If your bud­get does not cov­er the pur­chase of two drones, the choice should fall on the mod­el with ring pro­tec­tion, respec­tive­ly. Then you com­bine flights using the sim­u­la­tor and pur­chased micro quads.

Remem­ber, the more you prac­tice, the faster you will move on to high-speed mini drones. As you progress in pilot­ing, which you will def­i­nite­ly under­stand soon­er or lat­er in the learn­ing process, you can move on to mini drones with frames from 150 mm and above.

Impor­tant! For out­door flights, choose areas free from peo­ple, ani­mals, cars, etc. (the field in any of its man­i­fes­ta­tions will be the best place). Remem­ber! No mat­ter how fast you progress in your hob­by, you are always learn­ing, so don’t get car­ried away, avoid being care­less and respect those around you. That’s all, thank you for your atten­tion, we hope our expe­ri­ence will be use­ful to you. Fly care­ful­ly and safe­ly!

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FPV progress in one year.

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