FPV Freerider vs Liftoff vs DRL Sim – FPV Simulator Comparison

FPV Freerider vs Liftoff vs DRL Sim – FPV Simulator Comparison

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Want to fly FPV BETTER, FASTER, and CHEAPER? You need a simulator! In this video I’ll compare 3 popular FPV simulators; FPV Freerider, Liftoff, and DRL Sim. I’ll show you how the gameplay experience is and what I LIKE and DON’T LIKE about them (spoiler: DRL is my favorite)!

COMMENT BELOW what YOUR favorite simulator is and why!

00:00 Begin
(- 3:30 -) FPV Freerider
(- 6:11 -) Liftoff
(- 17:45 -) DRL Racing Simulator
(- 33:33 -) Conclusion

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  1. Cornelis Van Niekerk on July 22, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    This is a fantastic video, thanks man. I started a week ago learning FPV and coincidentally got those exact 3 simulators and even so early on my experience with these three sims were the same. I learned a lot from this video. I struggled myself to death learning the basic turns in Lift Off, it being so drifty and slippery. It was very discouraging, then I tried DRL and there you go, I am actually getting to do cinematic freestyle motions. Having someone as experienced as you resonate that experience was validating and inspiring. Thank you for the good work, man 💪.

  2. Under Droner on July 22, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Thanks man subbed

  3. William B. Francis on July 22, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Will the FlySky Model FS CT6B work with DRL Simulator?

  4. MantTea on July 22, 2022 at 7:56 pm


  5. Elephants Painting Elephants on July 22, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    2:51 “it’s a little finicky but I am on a Mac”

    Me: oohhhhhhhhhh yup

  6. Herb Love on July 22, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    DRL has massif areas, briljant to learn how to fly!

  7. Colin Sawuka on July 22, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Hi Adam I’d like to know if any of those can automatically match the same settings I have on my flysky controller that I use on my drone.?

  8. Emilio's Journeys on July 22, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Great video 👍 hint hint most sims real good to learn.. I own most all of them.. the thing is they keep constantly updating them so maybe one that u may note like suddenly feels better after an update I did velocidrone for many months then went to liftoff after an update feels very good now, but now I saw yesterday there’s another big update for DRL man am gonna have to get more hard drives lolol.. my advice just get all of the sims they really not expensive. As compared to a PSP new game!. Most of the pros keep mentioning velocidrone so there something in that if they keep saying it maybe it’s velocidrone #1 liftoff #2 and DRL #3 then again good to have all three since they all keep getting updates

  9. Moving Art on July 22, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    I enjoyed the Intro xD

  10. Relaxin Nature on July 22, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    love this man! Thank you so much!

  11. R S on July 22, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    have you tried uncrashed? I just recently bought it and its the best feeling sim ever.

  12. Chris on July 22, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    if my Taranis is in mode 1 can i use either of these simulators?

  13. proper Orientation on July 22, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    One very good simulator that noone seems to mention is DCL i play on ps5 with the psvr headset and its amazing. Liftoff on ps4/5 is also amazing. DCL to me feels better for freestyle but liftoff is more fun and has a very videogamey story mode which is aloooot of fun virtualy hanging out with @joshuabardwell (if you get DCL the best use to me is just to go into freeflight mode and rip around , i love speed but dont care about racing others) USE THE VR HEADSET IF YA GOT IT!

  14. husky041 on July 22, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    Pleased to hear that some think the same of Lift Off as I do. I’m a beginner and tried Lift Off first.. It’s really difficult for me. I have never even managed a complete lap of Bardwell’s Yard, and I’ve often thought to myself, "I’ll never be able to do this!!!".
    Now I’ve given DRL a bash I’m happier. I can fly around ok and even make some gates and complete laps of the easier courses. Why is Lift Off so different?

  15. C Neiner on July 22, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    Had to stop when you started making your own sound effects.

  16. choppergirl on July 22, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Liftoff for the win. Velocidrone second. Never tried Freerider. DRL lacks a freestyle mode and the quad just does not feel as polished as the other two. Quite a few maps, but you just can’t unlock and fly them unless yu do all the races (or something, i never figured it out). . I put about an huor or two playing DRL…. mmmm maybe 200 hours or so hours playing Velocidrone… and about a whopping 2,000 hours on Liftoff… if that tells you anything. There’s also Orqa and CurryKittens… both of which are pretty much still alpha stage, not terribly flyable or usable, but free. I’d pass on both.

  17. Rami Jay on July 22, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    21:59: DJI FPV has entered the chat

  18. AbnormallyNormal // on July 22, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    The reason Liftoff rates and PID’s feel different in real life is because Liftoff is still emulating a super old version of betalflight (like 3.6 or something). 4.X has changed so much of how the quad works and how PID’s and filtering works that it’s not the same anymore

  19. Outgoing Flamingo cubing on July 22, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    I praise you for just saying it

  20. RCwithAdam on July 22, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    Which simulator do YOU use?

  21. Ben Laser on July 22, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    TX16S Hall effects gimbles. Changed my life.

  22. Michael R. on July 22, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    Blimbs are Magic. Made me lol
    DRL purchased. Thank you

  23. Timothy Laibe on July 22, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Thumbs up man just for that intro, SIMULATOR !!!! I use DRL

  24. Le Posteur on July 22, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    FPV Freerider

  25. da33ie on July 22, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Awsome vid! Its inspired me to get drl ..an ive just learnt how to fly in acro mode!!! Im well chuffed! Thankyou!!!

  26. Screamin' Jimmy on July 22, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Oh man, glad I’m not the only one who found liftoff "slippery". Liftoff is the only Sim I’ve tried, and coming solely from DJI’s heavily assisted UAV’s I was kind of surprised at how badly I was at completing even the most basic maneuvers.

  27. AG Creations Florida on July 22, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    So in real life its easier compared to the games?

  28. Rob S. Patrick on July 22, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    Thanks, but you sure like to hear your self talk…..

  29. Rasmus Thygesen on July 22, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    love the intro.. And the rest…! lol

  30. Eagle on July 22, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    I bought the drl sim…and say this video

  31. Nick Vledder on July 22, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    Learned a lot from this video, thanks a lot!

  32. MikeflightFPV on July 22, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    I prefer velocidrone myself. In the other sims they feel very floaty and have virtually no drift. Ex=Fly straight forward then 180 yaw spin into a backwards path. All sims but velocidrone stop the quad in its tracks or doesn’t drift like a real drone. In velocidrone it’s as close to realistic as possible so when you do spin it’ll continue to maintain its momentum n fly backwards without pushing it.

  33. Rod Diniz on July 22, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    I stop to watch when you start to do sound effects with your mouth…

  34. Dan Dan on July 22, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Thanks for the sound effects

  35. Le Posteur on July 22, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    But actually I’m not good at all I use freerider because I knew only this simulator but I think that DRL is much better

  36. Midas Haymaker on July 22, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Put up some settings for those that don’t yet have a drone to mimic

  37. elbowgreasey on July 22, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Thank you this was very helpful I went with DRL last night and already put 2hrs on it! It’s awesome and even runs really well on a crappy laptop with low frame rates 40fps it’s still very flyable!! So impressed can tell for sure I will be able to work on perfecting maneuvers I was too timid to try in real life flight while in fpv. I’m a long time line of sight pilot so pulling off fpv moves is a real challenge! Lol I even get queezy after a bit of fpv whether in real world or on the sim, it really sucks but I refuse to be deterred!

  38. David Corral on July 22, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Which sims comes with a radio/transmitter and/or able to use your own. I’m new and don’t have a transmitter yet so probably need a simm with transmitter but I’m planning on purchasing a Radio Master TX 16S master which I believe is a good to great transmitter in my $180-$250 price range. In short not looking for a game per say I’m looking to learn real time real flight with real transmitter.

  39. Ruslan L on July 22, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    FYI Liftoff looks MUUUCH better then that without the compass and fields and with better graphics settings…!

  40. choppergirl on July 22, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    My rates are not locked or bound together in Liftoff. You can change all the rates, Super, and RC independently. ou can’t change max rate which is just a math calculation.

  41. Taha Efe Altintas on July 22, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    in drl my 3 inch drone is not even close to real life first it always turns left and second it turns really slow

  42. Mikołaj Mirski on July 22, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    has anyone tried DRL simulator with literadio 3 PRO on MacBook? Did ot work just fine?

  43. Mas Bowo on July 22, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Thank you for making this. Those are my options as well. I think we can get a lot with liftoff and DRL since we will always train or warm up in simulator

  44. Ohlala on July 22, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Which simulator can you connect to the dji goggles? Playing on a pc monitor isn’t helpful.

  45. Kael Stokes on July 22, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Can these all work with BETAFPV Literadio 2 SE Transmitter?

  46. 12 packadayhabit on July 22, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    drl requires internet to play….freerider is not a sim its a game, it doesnt have the settings required to be a sim….. liftoff beats em all hands down , better graphics, maps and most realistic flight feel.

  47. Slacker Cast on July 22, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Thanks for this, I was literally on the verge of all of these. I will likely end up with them all but upon your suggestion and I consider it a bad,I’d one I will start with the dry one. Great vidya!

  48. Kristóf Medve on July 22, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    It would be cool if they’d put just a sound effect into DRL just to notice you that you made a mistake and hit something. I guess it could be good for real life flying

  49. sofreshprod on July 22, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    i prefer freerider recharged, he’s cheaper and better than all others, i think. and the build mode is awesome

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