How To Get Started Flying FPV Drones

So something about FPV drones caught your eye but you are not sure what the best way to get started is? Here is the advice I have been giving all the newcomers to the hobby:

0:38 Step 1 – Get a Radio, Fly a Simulator
Jumper T16 https://www.heli-nation.com/latest-jumper-t16-pro-with-hall-gimbals-open-source-multi-protocol-built-in-radio-transmitter
FrSky X-Lite https://www.frsky-rc.com/product/taranis-x-lite/
FrSky Taranis Q X7 https://www.frsky-rc.com/product/taranis-q-x7-2/
FlySky Nirvana https://www.undergroundfpv.com/collections/radio-controller/products/code-name-dark-knight-controller

2:42 Step 2 – Flight Simulators
Liftoff https://store.steampowered.com/app/410340/Liftoff_FPV_Drone_Racing/
Velocidrone http://www.velocidrone.com/
Rotor Rush https://www.dronesimulation.co.uk/
DRL Racing https://store.steampowered.com/app/641780/The_Drone_Racing_League_Simulator/

3:42 Step 3 – Research and Education
Joshua Bardwell https://www.youtube.com/user/loraan
UAVFutures https://www.youtube.com/UAVFutures
Mr. Steel’s How To FPV Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5Y2yyiC4P5S_3RnxttT3FqMH8-bRH-4p
Kwad Camp twitch streams https://www.twitch.tv/kwad_camp
FPV related Discord channels http://thedrone.wiki/index.php?title=FPV_Discord_Channels
FPV subreddits
https://www.reddit.com/r/multicopter
https://www.reddit.com/r/fpv
https://www.reddit.com/r/multicopterbuilds
https://www.reddit.com/r/fpvracing

4:12 Step 4 – Buy or Build Your First Drone
Bardwells FPV Shopping List https://www.fpvknowitall.com/ultimate-fpv-shopping-list/

5:22 Step 5 – Goggles
eachine EV800D https://www.eachine.com/Eachine-EV800D-5_8G-40CH-Diversity-FPV-Goggles-5-Inch-800+480-Video-Headset-HD-DVR-Build-in-Battery-p-859.html

6:32 Step 6 – Enjoy!
I know it may seem daunting and there is a lot to learn, but it is fun and well worth the effort.

3 Comments

  1. Mario Grippa on November 6, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    So I got a Taranis Q X7 what battery would you recommend. Also will I be able to charge the battery just by plugging in the controller or should I buy a separate charger, if so which one.

  2. AJ Walsh on November 6, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    This is a most efficient presentation of useful information that keeps the viewer interested. Short, concise, effective.

  3. circleofowls on November 6, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    Fantastic video. I’d recommend adding the Jumper T16 as well, it seems to be the go-to radio at the $150+ mark.

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