FPV is full of acronyms which is confusing (even the name of the hobby is the acronym of “first person view”). Here is a glossary of most if not all of the technical terms and acronyms used in FPV, or the RC hobby in general. Let me know if I am missing any!
The number of flight controllers (FC) for FPV drones can be overwhelming for beginners. This guide explains all the features and differences, and highlights important factors to consider when choosing a mini quad FC.
FPV Goggles are an important part of the first-person-view experience. With the growing popularity of drone racing and FPV flying, there is a rapidly growing market for FPV equipment, and as such there are more and more FPV goggles released all the time. This guide is to provide the information you need to decide on which one best suits you.
This tutorial explains the basics of mini quad motor: construction, design features and other factors that affect the performance and efficiency of a motor. This will help you choose the optimal motor for your next quadcopter and racing drone build.
Dedicated FPV cameras provides low latency real-time video to the drone pilots when they are flying. To choose the best FPV camera for racing drones and multirotors in general, there are a few things to consider which we will discuss in this tutorial.
In this tutorial I will show you how to build a racing drone (aka FPV mini quad) from scratch step by step. It walks you through what components you need, how to assemble the quadcopter, and configure the software for your first flight.
Parallel charging is an efficient way to charge multiple LiPo batteries simultaneously. When it’s done safely, you can quickly charge many LiPo’s at the same time to minimize waiting given the short flight time FPV drones have.
RSSI is a measurement of how good the radio signal is between your RC transmitter and receiver. It stands for Received Signal Strength Indication, and is an important safety feature. It helps avoid loss of radio signal, which could lead to unexpected crashes, damage to your quadcopter and other people’s properties.
This tutorial explains the basics of quadcopter hardware, what each component does and how they connect with each other. There is a lot to cover, make sure to check out the links for more information on each quadcopter component.
The media tends to use the term “drone” to refer to what we RC hobbyists call a “quadcopter” or “multirotor“. In this article I am going to share some of my ideas what drones and quadcopters are, and what the differences are between them. And how a quadcopter flies.
This tutorial explains the differences between RC Rate, Expo, Super Rate, as well as Throttle Expo and Throttle Mid, how these settings affect the performance of a quadcopter, and some tips on how to set them up.
Most quadcopter software including Betaflight and KISS allows users to adjust PID values to improve flight performance. In this post I will try to explain what PID is, how it affects stability and handling of a drone, and also share some tips on how to tune PID. Read More