You can use any radio transmitter (TX) to play FPV simulators wirelessly using a Betaflight flight controller, all you need is a F4 or F7 FC and a radio receiver. I will show you how to set it up in this tutorial.
When talking about radio receiver (RX) and transmitter (TX) protocols, you will surely encounter some confusing acronyms like PWM, CRSF, SBUS, DSMX, FPort etc. In this guide, I will explain all the common RC protocols and the differences between them.
There are over 100 channels in the 5.8GHz frequency spectrum between analog and digital FPV systems (DJI FPV & Shark Byte). I included all these channels in a table and plotted a diagram so you can easily look them up and choose the best possible signal for video.
Here is a list of tools and drones that I frequently use. Note that I am not sponsored by any company, I only recommend products based on my experience.
I often get asked what motor size and KV should be used for FPV drones of certain prop size and LiPo voltage. There is no single answer but a range of options you can explore. So I made this list based on the builds I have flown and seen over the years, trying to give you an idea what sort of combinations are possible and popular.
FPV Goggles offers immersive drone flying experience, it’s like sitting in the cockpit of the aircraft, hence the name FPV flying (first person view). This guide is to provide the information you need to decide on which FPV goggles best suits you.
This tutorial walks you through how to setup the Radiomaster TX16S radio. I will try to explain everything you need to know how to use the TX16S for the first time, including battery, radio settings, model setup and gimbal calibrations.
By default you can only get the total battery voltage with Crossfire telemetry. Here’s an easy trick to get averaged cell voltage from telemetry, so you don’t have to do the math in your head.
In the latest OpenTX they added “model match” to Crossfire, i.e. RXNUM which is basically a number you can assign to a model before binding the receiver, this allows the model profile on your radio can only control a particular receiver.
Flying FPV in the winter can be hard on RC pilots and models. Low temperatures can even lead to such profanity as “nice weather for flying, but it’s too cold to go out there!” Here are a few tips that can help you and your drones survive those winter FPV sessions.
In this article we provide advice on how to choose the hardware needed for an FPV setup, some useful tips about flying FPV and explain the different common configurations of FPV systems used in FPV drones.
The signal bar in DJI’s FPV Goggles is sometimes unreliable, I found bitrate (aka bandwidth) is a much better signal strength indicator. If you use Crossfire, you can also display LQ in OSD although it’s not yet supported.