Been watching some footage for a few weeks now of FPV and interested in having a further look into it and the possibility of owning one.
I’ve scrolled through this section on the forum and came across a lot of information and have confused me more in places…I have seen the “So you want to fly FPV?” post from @anon34183503 which is excellent and shows what parts are needed etc but was wondering where the best place is to find possible building guides and recommendations for parts? (Few recommendations on that post but are they still up to date at all?) In terms of a budget, nothing too much at the start but a product which will be useful for gathering footage and most importantly will be able to handle some crashes!
Ideally i’d like to buy a sturdy pre-build and be able to eventually attach a go-pro onto that for footage but hear building is the best option for sure? (Not feeling overly confident about building at the moment) Any information or guidance for things to look at will be appreciated, there’s that much info online it’s hard to differ which information is “good”.
Welcome to the world of fpv. Glad you enjoyed my article. First things first don’t be intimidated by the choices out there. I can put together a shopping list of bits within a set budget for you and if required provide 1on1 coaching via skype call.
There are a few questions that we need to ask and 1 that you need to ask yourself…
Starting with the 1 question to ask yourself…
What kind of flying do you want to do? Are you interested in freestyle flips and tricks? Long range crusing? Racing? Videography?
Once you know that then the parts choices come pretty quickly.
So the next question is what if any equipment do you have? Followed by what is the hard limit on what you want to spend initially?
Feel free to drop me a message here or over on my YouTube
hi connor, i has similar question a while a go and someone suggested i look and see if there is a local fpv club that flies so you can go and see them in action, maybe try one and see if fpv is for you without having to spend first.
I found a local club on facebook and have had a good discussion but then got lockdown so haven’t had a chance to goto one of their meetings yet.
I’ve used Hobbyking for years, I first look at the U.K warehouse for all the bits I need then move on to other sites.
If there’s a U.K manufacturer of brushless motors, ESC,Cameras,lipo,VTX,VRX, FPV goggles…that’s where I’d buy first and foremost.