So What is FPV then?

First person view (FPV)is a method used to control a radio controlled vehicle from the driver or pilot's view point. Most commonly it is used to pilot an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or a radio controlled aircraft. The vehicle is either driven or piloted remotely from a first person perspective via an onboard camera, fed wirelessly to goggles or a video monitor. This adds a whole new exciting element to radio controlled models and more importantly flying as it gives you a total different prospective and fantastic views you wouldn't normally see from the ground.

 

You can add first person view equipment to anything you might already own or something you plan to buy. It all depends on what you want out of the hobby and your ability but remember to start slow, take small steps and understand what your doing and the laws associated with FPV. Don't go out and buy the first plane or Multi-Rotor you come across as some as you might of guessed are better than others for coping with the extra weight of equipment.

Everything and anything is being FPV'd at the moment, whether its a HUGE scale model or a tiny multirotor. This is because 2011 seen a huge turn in the way people were going about the hobby which was mostly due to a slash in prices for the kit required from China.

 

We're starting to see full on 3D Pilots moving towards and experimenting with multirotors or flyingwings using there skills to produce some of the most amazing high definition videos as demonstrated in the "Featured" or even some of my Videos for that matter.