Radio control First person view (FPV) piloting differs from the tradition method of line of sight. While in some ways it is easier, it is also less forgiving and the devil is in the details. We have spent the last 4 years pushing the limits, spending too much money and failing so you don’t have too. We have a few secrets that will aid any budding FPV pilot and help you take your abilities to the next level.
-You will learn to evaluate flying sites and the RF environment for the best possible outcome
-You will learn how to configure your equipment for FPV specific piloting and self improvement
-You will learn the benefits of simplicity and constancy and how to apply those philosophies to FPV piloting and your equipment
Consistency is key to improving your skills and progressing your abilities. Obviously practice is needed, but if that practice is not done in a controlled and consistent way how can you even gauge your improvement? Most people go about learning to fly FPV in an erratic and chaotic way, this leads to many “teachable moments” brought on by failure. Just like the sport of golf, consistency in your actions and routine is one of the fastest ways to improve. Our course teaches you how to be consistent with your FPV piloting, the details which cannot be skipped and the ones that can. This is the foundation and the beginning of your evolution
Keep it super simple! Seems simple right? Most new FPV pilots will solve problems with the addition of gear, or they will build the most complex and capable craft known to man. That is exactly what not to do. Our course applies the KISS (keep it super simple) methodology to the choice, design and construction of your craft and ground station. With so much to go wrong at any given time, it’s best to minimize those things and whittle away at your system till it only has what is required for FPV flight.
If you come from a background in traditional line of sight (LOS) piloting, you may find yourself thinking this would be easy. Nothing can be further from the truth and most of the time LOS pilots need to relearn just about everything. Craft are built with precision in mind, to keep the camera straight and where you point it. Simple changes in the philosophy applied to precision goes a long way to being successful in FPV, we can pass this philosophy on to you through simple examples and application.
Configuration of your radio and personal settings are typically very subjective, but there’s some great guidelines to follow for FPV. If you have experience programming transmitters you already understand the multitude of options and configurations available. We are here to help and interpret the “feel” of your craft to better the interface between you and your sticks. How we connect our brains to the aircraft, and every setting a long the way, is important to FPV flight.
What makes FPV piloting completely different than LOS piloting is the fact that you are now transmitting to and from the craft. This causes us to rethink everything when it comes to the radio frequency (RF) environment we are playing in. We can also fly much father and beyond the visual line of sight of the pilot, this means we must learn to analyze the RF environment and integrate that knowledge into our flights. This is where the meat and potatoes of our course lies.
If this is something you have been struggling with or you just want to get into FPV flight, shoot us an email and we can personalize your course today. Stop failing, stop wasting money, learn the secrets the pros use.