FPV - Flying from the cockpit

A small introduction, what is FPV all about?

FPV1) is the acronym used to describe a new and fun way to fly planes, helicopters, drive cars or even boats and submarines.

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A camera is installed in the aircraft - or any other RC vehicle - and the video is transmitted to the ground. This way, you're able to pilot or drive as if you were inside the aircraft - without any risk, by looking at the camera as if you were inside. It's a lot of fun, either to visit new areas, make videos “from the sky”, formation flying, slaloming between the trees, driving along the beach or even jumping from wave to wave.

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It looks fantastic doesn't it? However, if you have tried to get into the hobby you might have noticed the steep learning curve, experimentation and lack of direction to get started. This is what this documentation attempts to solve.

Prior knowledge of radio control flying/driving is strongly recommended, before you attempt to fly FPV !

Goals of this guide

  • A simple reference to start FPV in the best conditions (so you don't have to search and read hundred pages)
  • A quick, non-extensive recommendation of the best material to get
  • Avoid deceptions, crashes, and learn the important basics at the same time
  • Important steps clearly identified

FPV Reference chapters

Other demo Videos

In a car

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In a boat

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In a micro-heli, indoor

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1) First Person View
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