THE BEST ENTRY LEVEL DRONE (FOR FPV RACING OR FREESTYLE) 2021

Black and Red color FPV drone flying in the air

If you’re reading this, you probably saw a cool FPV video not too long ago and thought: I want that too! You want to know what you need to get started (like a complete FPV beginner package, just the best beginner FPV drone) and get started right away.

Then congratulations, you have found the right page. =)

To get you started: Yes, FPV flying is as awesome as it looks! It takes a lot of practice, but once you know how to control your quad, the immersion with the FPV goggles allows for an almost unbelievable flying experience that is unlike anything else.

If you already own a camera drone like a DJI Mavic, good for you. Then you already know three of four axes on the remote control. But FPV is a whole other level, so you’re almost starting from scratch again. Sorry.

In my previous articles on the “Best Beginner FPV Drone,” I always recommended a fixed combination of drone, goggles, and radio. But in the meantime, there are a lot more options for putting together the necessary stuff for different needs — and of course, there are still complete packages that allow you to fly right out of the box.

That’s why I’ve put together four packages for every budget and taste.

Rough breakdown by budget

FPV racing drone starter kit with controller and goggles all in white colors.

The Tiny Whoop package

Black and green colored FPV drone on white pebbles.

The serious start – The affordable variant

An FPV drone with fiber body and green stands.

The serious start -The Pro variant

Grey colored FPV drone and controller with goggles on a silver table.

The expensive DJI variant

What are the differences in the packages?

Very roughly — they differ in how much time you have to put in before you can fly, how much money you like to spend, and how good the drone is 😉 And if we look into more detail:

The first package is really a complete FPV beginner package: you buy the complete package, and it has everything in it that you need. The second and third ‘packages’ are individual parts (drone, radio, goggles, accessories). These two are also the ‘serious’ entry into the hobby. Something you were looking for, right?

And last but not least, despite much hate from the community, I will also include the DJI FPV Combo package. Why it is so controversial, and what the advantages and especially disadvantages of this package for FPV beginners are, I will show you later.

The Tiny Whoop complete package

The advantages of this set are obvious: you have a drone, remote, and goggles in one package. You can unpack that and start flying immediately.

When you see the pictures with the Tiny Whoop (that’s this mini drone with the protection around the propellers), you might think it’s a child’s toy. But it’s far from that. This mini quadcopter has a full-fledged flight controller, the component that allows you to perform the flight maneuvers of a real FPV racer.

And I dare say that every serious FPV pilot has at least one Tiny Whoop at home, with which he flies around indoors in winter. With this small drone (only 7 cm edge length and about 25 g), you can fly indoors and even bump into something. Or let the kids (or girlfriend 😉 ) fly.

In addition, the tiny ones do not make much noise, which is why you can literally fly them anywhere. Take it to the BBQ with your buddies? Fly from in the garden sitting in the Living Room? No problem. The TinyWhoop variant has the charm in its versatility — and you learn everything you need to fly even larger FPV Racing Drones.

Unfortunately, showing spectacular videos to your friends doesn’t work so well because you can’t save the videos to an SD card with the TinyWhoop. So you can only watch it live via the goggles, but not on the PC or similar. But via a ***second, inexpensive pair of goggles, you can also let other people watch FPV — and believe me; your friends will celebrate you for that!

FPV racing drone starter kit with controller and goggles all in white colors.
The BetaFPV Whoop Racing Starter Kit — The small drone can do so much more than you expect

With the complete package, you don’t have the entry hurdle with combining components and can start flying right away — and immediately have an awesome flying experience. There is no need for the “binding” that you know from other FPV drones, which can be really tedious.

And the small Tiny Whoops are controlled just like the big ones: In fact, it’s the same remotes and radio protocols that are being used. If you can master the small one, you can fly a big one. So, the Tiny Whoop is perfect for getting started.

And by the way, you can use the radio remote and goggles included in this package for a larger FPV drone if you want to upgrade.

Prices & Availability:
BetaFPV Whoop Kit at Banggood (Notes about Banggood – see below)
BetaFPV Whoop Kit at Amazon
BetaFPV Whoop Kit at BetaFPV

Alternative:
EMAX Tinyhawk 2 RTF Kit | Amz | BG | AE

The serious beginner package — The affordable variant

Okay, this is where it gets serious: The iFlight Nazgul is a 5″ drone. This is the “standard” for FPV racing drones. Here you get the classic flight physics, and you can mount a GoPro and make those cool videos you know from YouTube.

Clearly speaking, this is not a “complete package.” It is an assembly list. You still have the task of buying the individual parts and putting them together.

Many would say, “Why don’t you get a decent remote and practice with a simulator first to see if that’s for you?” — And they’re definitely not wrong about that. But if you’re like me, you really want to get your hands on something right away.

And you want to keep it affordable. But you should still be aware that you can’t get started right away: A little practice on the simulator is necessary before your first flight (but that works with the radio that I recommend here in the package), and also a little preparation is necessary: Read how to charge the batteries, connect the radio with the drone (binding) and a few things more.

Black and green colored FPV drone on white pebbles.
The iFlight Nazgul5 quadcopter comes assembled and is a price-performance hit.

But this package here is the solid base that will get you into the FPV world. All the components are good and really worth the money — and over time, you will crash so hard that you will have to change not only the propeller but also the motor. This is “part of the game,” and even if you can’t imagine it today — you are serious about it, the soldering iron will become your friend for sure. =)

Shopping list – Serious & Cheap

iFlight Nazgul5 V2 4S

Prices & Availability:
iFlight Nazgul5 at Banggood (Version: Frsky XM+ Receiver from CN)

Short info about Banggood: The store with a name that would do honor to a porn movie site may seem a little suspicious to you now — but Banggood is a real player in the FPV sector. And the site of the store is also more reliable than it seems at first. For the Chinese manufacturers (yes, most of the FPV sector comes from China), Banggood is THE dealer. If you get into FPV, you will definitely have a lot to do with Banggood. And I’m very happy with Banggood as a supplier so far. The delivery times are long (2-3 weeks is standard), but the prices are very good, and even the service is satisfactory: If something doesn’t arrive properly, you often have to upload proof in the form of a video or picture, but then you get a replacement sent if you have a legitimate claim — at least that’s how it’s always been for me.

iFlight Nazgul5 at Amazon
iFlight Nazgul5 at AliExpress

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll immediately see that we’re looking at the same FPV drone like the one below in the much more expensive Digital package. Why? Because iFlight has created a real price-performance monster with the Nazgul.

Ever since the extremely critical FPV legend Mr. Steele flew the Nazgul (although he actually only wanted the camera) and rated it good, there are hardly any dissenting voices. It’s just a good quad. Period.

For really good videos, you can mount a GoPro on top. Unfortunately, the small GoPro Session is no longer available — So, 5″ (the size of the propellers and the classification) is necessary to carry the bigger cam.

And the Nazgul carries that GoPro through the air in a truly impressing way. It’s a neatly assembled package of good motors, a decent stack with a flight controller, VTX, and receiver.

Eachine EV800D (FPV goggles)

Since we are here for an affordable FPV setup, we’re using an analog signal. Now we are looking for FPV goggles. A good compromise between quality and price is the boxed goggles, i.e., goggles with a large screen that is a bit wider in front of the eyes.

Black FPV Googles box packed.
The Eachine boxed goggle is ugly but does a decent job without costing too much.

The EV800D model recommended here has a few years under its belt but is still in demand, and for a good reason: diversity receiver for a good picture, a DVR to record the flights (very important to determine the location for recovery after a crash), ease of use, and a nice second life as an external monitor (the “glasses frame” is removable) for guests and when tinkering if you do want to upgrade.

Prices & Availability
Eachine EV800D FPV Goggles at Banggood
Eachine EV800D FPV Goggles at Amazon
Eachine EV800D FPV Goggles at AliExpress

FrSky Taranis X9 Lite (radio remote control)

With the radio, you specify which protocol you want to fly with. The radio remote control and the receiver in the racing drone must speak the same language. FlySky is an even cheaper protocol than FrSky (i.e., the radio and receiver are cheaper), but I want to use FrSky as the minimum because of the reliability and range. There are other protocols for long-range (flying extremely far away), but here you also need other video equipment, etc.

white FPV controller in the center with blue controller on left and black controller on the right
The budget model Taranis X9 Lite from FrSky

In any case, FrSky has built up a widespread and reliable fleet of remotes with the Taranis series, and the FrSky Taranis Lite recommended here is really solid for a very reasonable price.

One more thing: Almost all remote controls run with “OpenTX” — this is the operating system and the quasi-standard in the FPV area. Unfortunately, I find it anything but intuitive to use, but since it is so widespread, you can also find a forum post or a YouTube video for every question.

Price & Availability
Taranis X9 lite at Banggood
Taranis X9 lite at Amazon
Taranis X9 lite at AliExpress

CHEAPER ALTERNATIVE: BETAFPV LITE RADIO2 SE

If you really have to watch every dime, there is a cool option even in the FrSky world: The BetaFPV Lite SE is a real FrSky radio (above from the Whoop package), but without display, and it can only connect to one copter. And it works on the simulator too. =)

My girlfriend still flies the BetaFPV Lite with her current FPV racing drone. I myself have a FrSky X-Lite — mainly because I can fly many different models with it, and I like the “controller style.”

With the two FrSky radio remote controls, however, it should be said that a bit of training is required here: You have to “bind,” i.e., connect the radio with the quadrocopter or the receiver — and this is unfortunately not as intuitive as it should be. But with a YouTube search and a little patience, you can get there.

Prices & Availability
BetaFPV LiteRadio 2 SE at Amazon
BetaFPV LiteRadio 2 SE at Banggood
BetaFPV LiteRadio 2 SE at AliExpress

FPV rechargeable batteries: 3-10x Tattu 1300mAh 4S (14.8V 75C 4S1P)

With real FPV racing drones, you only have very short flight times. Here it is so 3-8 minutes, depending on whether you’re leisurely cruising or “Send it” =)

In the package, we have selected the 4S. So 4 cells per battery. Currently, 6S are also very common (there, you must then also have the motors with suitable Volts on the quad), but the performance advantages for beginners are hardly noticeable. And 6S is just significantly more expensive (both the LiPos and the chargers).

Tattu LiPo battery in 1300mAh.
A Tattu 4S 1300mAh LiPo battery where you can clearly see the 4 cells

Another important thing: LiPos, i.e., lithium-polymer batteries, is a completely different matter than lithium-ion batteries. Even small damages can make them a fire hazard. Please take the time and read up a bit or watch a video on YouTube on the subject!

Prices & Availability
Tattu 4S LiPo at Amazon
Tattu 4S LiPo at Banggood
Tattu 4S LiPo at AliExpress

LiPo Charger: ISDT 608AC Battgo Lipo Charger AC / DC

The battery charger is really cheap when you consider that you get a charger from ISDT, including a detachable power supply (Yes, charger and power supply separately are in FPV what normal). I have it and do not want to miss it anymore. Not the fastest, but very compact and just really mature – as you are used to from ISDT.

ISDT charger in black color.
I don’t want to miss my ISDT Charger anymore

Prices & Availability
ISDT 608AC at Amazon
ISDT 608AC at Banggood
ISDT 608AC at AliExpress

Affordable ALTERNATIVE:

I got by for the first few years with a very simple Charsoon “Balance Loader.” It is certainly not so cool for the LiPos, but if every euro counts, you get along with it in any case and your racing drone in the air.

Charsoon DC-4S | Amz | BG | AE

FPV video for YouTube?

However, if you want to impress with awesome FPV videos with this package, you’ll have to add a GoPro. The FPV feed, which you can see on the goggles, is enough to fly (and get your adrenaline pumping) but just too low quality for outsiders (reminiscent of 80s VHS tapes).

However, the Nazgul has more than enough power to move a GoPro through the air — and a suitable mount for the GoPro is already included.

The serious FPV beginner’s package: The “digital” variant

OK. Now we are at the “serious digital variant.” Here you have to be ready to spend a four-digit amount. But the visual experience is a completely different dimension to the FPV beginner package above.

An FPV drone with fiber body and green stands.
The iFlight Nazgul5 HD v2 as a 6S variant — This thing convinces and puts the DJI in its place.

Here, we don’t use the “old” analog technology for transmitting the image to the goggles while flying (which is still used in the high-end sector — do not misunderstand) – but here we’re the proprietary digital technology from the ‘camera drone’ top dog company DJI. That said, the drone is from iFlight, but the goggles and radio are from DJI.

DJI has brought a product to the FPV racing drone space that has really shaken up the scene, called the ‘DJI Digital FPV System.’ It’s a closed system, meaning you’re largely reliant on DJI’s products, and there’s no alternative — but the digital image is really awesome. DIJ in the FPV world is like Apple to computers: you’re trapped in their world, but the product works very well.

Even the hypercritical “homebuilt-only” Mr. Steele likes the Nazgul

The digital image in the goggles is killer, the range with the DJI system is incredible — and there’s no need for a bunch of configuration and customizing since the radio works out of the box. You don’t have to read into additional things like transmission protocols.

Shopping List – Serious & Digital

iFligth Nazgul 5 V2 HD 6S

Price & Availability
iFlight Nazgul5 HD v2 as 6S at Banggood
iFlight Nazgul5 HD v2 as 6S at Amazon
iFlight Nazgul5 HD v2 as 6S at AliExpress

FPV goggles and radio: DJI FPV System

Black color FPV Goggles and controller with long antennas.
The DJI FPV System for FPV Racer consisting of goggles and a radio

Pricing & Availability:
DJI FPV System at Amazon
DJI FPV System at Banggood
DJI FPV System at AliExpress

LiPo Battery: Tattu R-Line V3 1400mAh 22,2V 120C 6S1P

Since we are in the performance package, we also need descent LiPos that fulfill their purpose as “ultra-high-discharge” devices. Lithium polymer batteries that enable full performance with extremely high voltage and extremely high discharge currents.

Tattu R-line LiPo battery
Tattu R-Line LiPo — enough power to start a car engine

LiPos are such a topic of their own, and over time even individual packs gain your affection, despite having three identical ones next to them. Each pack is a bit individual, needs care (how you charge it, what voltage you store it at, etc.), and when buying it, you can often only rely on the manufacturer’s reputation. But there is a kind of consensus with the batteries from Tattu (which were also recommended above), only this one is two cells more (6S) and in the professional version: Tattu R-Line (“R” like Race). With the 120C, you can start a car without problems.

Price & Availability
Tattu R-Line LiPo at Amazon
Tattu R-Line LiPo at Banggood

LiPo charger: ISDT D2 Mark 2

As with the package above, I also recommend ISDT here — just a bit bigger, so parallel charging is also possible. And also, with a built-in power supply – I find that simply more practical.

ISDT black D2 charger
The D2 charger from ISDT has two slots and plenty of power

Prices & Availability
ISDT D2 Charger at Amazon
ISDT D2 Charger at Banggood
ISDT D2 Charger at AliExpress

The DJI FPV Combo

Let’s talk about the Elephant in the Room: DJI FPV Combo.
As the introduction of the DJI FPV system (which we use in the package above) hadn’t already caused enough controversy in the FPV world, the DJI FPV Combo with the DJI FPV Drone splits the community into two almost irreconcilable camps.

side view of an FPV drone in black and grey color
The DJI FPV Combo Drone – All there, but very fragile.

I’ll try to summarize the most important things about the DJI FPV complete package:

  • Is this the fastest way to get started with FPV? => YES!
  • Expensive => YES!
  • Is the DJI FPV Combo worth the price => YES and NO!
  • Is DJI’s FPV Drone stable enough for an FPV racer => NO! (Not kidding, this thing breaks: if you want to fly close to objects – and you do if you want to do FPV “the right way” – this thing will explode faster than you can say [insert something random here]).
  • Can I save a lot of time with research, building and customization => YES!
  • Can I slowly “work my way up” flight-wise if I’m a beginner / already have a DJI drone => YES!
  • Do I pay exorbitant prices for the batteries (but they are safer) and other accessories => YES!
  • Do I get the convenience I expect, like “return to home”, “unpack and go” or an “emergency pause” button? => YES!
  • Do I get fantastic range and very long flight times for an FPV racer? => YES!
  • Do I give up the openness to use different systems, can I no longer repair myself, thus betraying a little the basic values of the RC / FPV world and put myself in the dependence of a single manufacturer? => YES!
  • Is this the best package on the market for cinematic shots with dynamics? => YES!
FPV drone with a controller and FPV goggles.
The DJI FPV Combo can clearly claim victory in terms of beginner-friendliness

IIf you now say to yourself: I have the money and want to fly FPV as fast as possible, this is certainly a good option. And the DJI FPV Combo certainly has the best recording capacities “out of the box” that you can wish for.

With the upper Nazgul packages, you first have to mount a GoPro and edit with tools like ReelSteady Pro to get to that level. And for the world between DJI camera drone footage and hardcore FPV footage, i.e., “cinematic FPV,” the DJI FPV Combo is unbeaten. And here, you can have unbelievably long flight times compared to approximate flight characteristics of a classic FPV drone paired with a smart camera.

However, suppose you are interested in racing, flying through forests and abandoned buildings, or proximity (flying extremely close to objects and buildings or just above the ground). In that case, this probably isn’t the way to go. One crash, and you’re in full dependency on DJI repair. With the iFlights from above, you have to be able to break something in the first place (the carbon frames can take an incredible beating), and if you do, you’ll quickly learn how to replace a motor or arm on your own.

If you don’t want that (self-repair) but want a real FPV RTF set (“Ready to Fly,” i.e., an FPV drone complete set with goggles) without reading up on radio protocols, LiPo batteries, etc. — then there is almost only the DJI option. And compared to the TinyWhoop complete package (also ready to fly), the DJI complete system can record awesome videos, while the TinyWhoop is only there for the fun of flying.

As I said, this is almost a matter of faith — for some, it is the best FPV drone for beginners; for others a crime against the hobby. You have to decide for yourself.

DJI FPV Combo

Pricing & Availability:
DJI FPV Combo at Amazon
DJI FPV Combo at Banggood
DJI FPV Combo at AliExpress

And what about building it yourself?

YES, MAN!!! THIS is actually the real right way to go in FPV. Simulator practice, then build it yourself. And there I would also rely on local stores to buy the parts – you have an entirely different contact and delivery time, if something may not be OK.

Keywords

  • FPV Drone Complete Set
  • FPV Drone Complete Set with Goggles
  • FPV Drone Beginner
  • Best FPV Drone for Beginners

The predecessor (2020) of the “Best entry-level drone.”

A drone with GoPro on top aligned with several other small drones
The HGLRC XJB-145 with a GoPro Session
A drone without propellers and GoPro
The HGLRC XJB-145 – For me, the best entry-level drone 2020
FPV drone with blue propellers submerged in the dirt.
My XJB-145 ate a little dirt

The old 2020 shopping list

Quad: HGLRC XJB145 | $165 | Amz BG AE

Glasses: Eachine EV800 | $59 | Amz BG AE

Remote: Flysky FS-i6S | $71 | Amz BG AE

Receiver: Flysky FS-A8S | $12 | Amz BG AE (only needed for PNP, not for BNF)

Batteries: Tattu 11.1 V 3S 850mah XT30 | $18 | Amz BG AE

Power supply: Charsoon DC-4S | $14 | Amz BG

FPV drones learn to fly – The book for Download

Learning to fly FPV drones – The book for download

8 Steps to the FPV Pilot – The Book to Learn to Fly FPV Drones

Controlling an FPV drone is much more difficult than, for example, a DJI Phantom or DJI Mavic Pro. Finally, it is about racing equipment, which should move at the absolute limit. Information and strategies about the FPV fly and how to learn the fastest how to find a drone in the book “In 8 steps to the FPV pilot”. The book is a “how-to” for beginners and advanced.

How do I learn to fly a racecopter?

Practice by! (“No, really now?”). Is probably obvious. But what exactly you should practice, with which flight exercises you should start, you will find in the book. The “basic exercises” will help you even if you want to learn to control a camera drone safely. Later, the exercises and maneuvers that are only possible with an xxxxx ACRO-capable racing drone come later. To initiate the famous Split-S maneuver, for example, you have to turn the drone upside down – this is only possible with racers with modern FC’s. What comes after the head over-part you can read in the book.

The book for FPV beginners at Digistore for 9,95 Euro

The book “In 8 Steps to FPV Pilot” is a book with step-by-step instructions for beginners and interested people. It is available at xxxxx Digistore24.de for € 9,95.

Now the good: Here on FPVRacingDrone.de you can get the book “In 8 steps to the FPV Pilot” for a short time free of charge when you sign up for the newsletter. When this action is over, the book will be available to newsletter subscribers for a discount.

What do I have to do to get the book for free?

Not much: Just sign up for the newsletter here and you will receive a download link as long as the campaign is running. If the action is over, you will receive a coupon code for a discount on Digistore24.

Can I just unsubscribe from the newsletter if I have downloaded the book?

Yes, you can. But in fairness, I would be happy if you stay a little bit in the newsletter. In addition, you will receive exciting FPV information with the newsletter: New articles or updates on articles about FPV Racing Drones and news from the FPV Racing and Freestyle scene.

FPV AIO Cams – All-In-One Cameras for FPV Drones (and Spies)

FPV AIO Cams – all-in-one cameras for FPV drones (and spies)

What is an FPV, AIO Cam?

An FPV AIO Cam is a small component that combines a camera, a video transmitter (VTx) and an antenna. This component only needs a power source and you can already receive the signal with FPV goggles .

Such a tiny camera can then be glued to all sorts of things and see the world from their perspective. If you can now control the whole thing (like race models or threats) you have a real “first-person perspective” experience.

Eachine E010 with AIO Cam

How do I connect an FPV AIO Cam to a drone?

It is enough to connect the cam sufficiently safe with the drone. “Sure enough” means here: It should not be able to slip or change its angle. Sometimes it is sufficient to attach the cam with a rubber band, sometimes help mounts specifically for the cam were built. The AIO cams are quite light, usually between 2 and 6 grams.

Where does the Cam get electricity from?

It is also not necessary to somehow connect an FPV AIO Cam to the drone. You can equip the camera with its own power supply, eg an S1 Lipo battery . That’s what we did with our DJI Mavic Air FPV .

But if you want to upgrade a tiny drone like the Eachine E010 to such an “all-in-one” camera as a real FPV drone, you need to tap the drone power supply, because the drone will not have enough power for another battery.

Solder AIO Cam to power supply

Probably the best-known AIO system is the Eachine TX03 ( Banggood)

 

Eachine TX03 AIO FPV Cam Camera
Eachine TX03

The next generation: FPV AIO with DVR

A very exciting development: There are now FPV AIO Cams with integrated HD video recorder (DVR – Digital Video Recorder). Then you put a small MicroSD in the AIO Cam and can take the picture with much better quality than it receives on the glasses.

Eachine DVR03 AIO FPV DVR Cam Camera Drone FPVRacingDrone
Eachine DVR03

For big threats, you usually use either a GoPro Session,   Foxeer Box or a RunCam Split   (for the latter, the same lens/camera is used for both FPV feed and HD recording => ladder than with extra). Camera).

Foxeer box
Foxeer box

Now it’s also available in AIO format, and the  Eachine DVR03  weighs just under 7 grams. This makes it almost possible to build the whole thing on a Tiny-Whoop and record the flight adventure in a beer garden, kitchen, and office in HD quality! ?

Eachine DVR03 AIO FPV DVR Cam Camera Drone FPVRacingDrone Back
Eachine DVR03 AIO FPV cam

Unfortunately, the output of the FPV feed suffers somewhat from the recording. If the DVR is activated, you will not have as many FPS (frames per second) as normal.

And yet I’ll get the thing well – I have the guts to record a flight with a mini-drone in something better quality!

The fastest drone in the world (267 km/h) – Quadmovr Movr5r2 F80

Quadmovr

Quadmovr (yes, it is written in this way and not Quadmover) from Germany is probably the best-known LOS pilot in the racing drones area. One of my favorite videos comes from him (especially because of the sound), you’ll find it on the homepage. His current Movr series arguably the fastest drone in the world, as he is also one of the busiest designers, pushing his builds to the limit.

Speed Freak

Lately, he’s been focusing on one thing: Speed!
With his Movr frames, he sets one record after another. To measure, he uses a telemetry unit mounted on the race quad which sends the data to his Taranis remote.

Quadmovr FrSky Taranis X9D Radio Spark FPV Racing Drone Drone FPVRacingDrone World Record World record Speed ​​Fastest drone in the world
267 km / h !!

The fastest drone in the world

In the Miniquad area, it should thus hold the world record in terms of speed (as of March 2018): The Movr5r2 f80 flies an incredible 267 km / h with a 6S battery (which is 166 Mp / h in retard units).

Here is his record flight:

UPDATE: The DRL R3 Racers has even come to 288.6 km/h (179.3 Mp/h) with an outlandish 10S Lipo 80A ESC equipment. Wow. But Quadmovr still holds the 6S record.

I finally got my drone from UAVFutures!!!

I finally got my drone from UAVFutures !!!

In September, I won a UAV Futures Channel drone:

It is a Furybee x215 which was considered by Stew with praise (price / performance at 150 euros )

Furibee X215 drone drone fpv racing fpvracingdrone fatshark drl racer

 

Now (in December) she finally arrived in Germany:

Furibee x215 drone drone fpv racing fpvracingdrone fatshark drl racer

If you want to get started with this racer, you need a spark , glasses and batteries (3S are here).

THANK YOU SO MUCH STEW from UAVFUTURES !!

Furibee x215 test

Unfortunately, I’m not in Germany at the moment, so this will probably take some time with the test = /

FPVRacingDrone @ JungleHub

FPVRacingDrone @ JungleHub

How did this site come about?

When I saw Mr.Steele’s first YouTube videos with FPV Racing drones, it was all about me. The nerd in me made leaps of joy and got big eyes, and when I saw (and heard!) The performance of these quadrocopters in a Quadmovr video (the LOS video on the front page ) my jaw clattered on the keyboard. The DRL videos were like F-Zero or WipeOut on the console – just in real.

It was clear to me: “I have to do that too”. But gathering together the information as a beginner was not so easy. So many technical terms, so four new things and I had no plan of it. It was clear to me: If I understood that to some extent, I build a site for those interested, beginners and beginners. So they do not have to search as long as me.

Jungle Hub

In the summer of 2017, I’m off and have traveled two months Europe. I was sure, “This is so long and so much time, I will certainly take care of my online projects”. Well, unfortunately, the tour was way too good, the people I met too nice, the drinks too delicious and the sun too nice, as I had time to sit longer on the computer.

But after two months “doing nothing” came a bit a guilty conscience. And then the right mail: Tim Chimoy offers a workshop with the wonderful, handy short title “8 Weeks Digital Business Intensive Mastermind” or 8WDBIMM “.

Booked! That was the pistol on my chest that I needed to finally get a bit more serious about the stories. The selection FPVRacingDrone.de as a main project to take was not so easy – I thought others of my projects would be more exciting for a workshop, I’m just just so horny on the multicopter ?
Since then I was pleased that the confirmation came in the group This is an exciting topic worth working on in the workshop.

The other projects

Overall, we were only 6 “students” who participated, our mentors were Tim , Martha and Charles . Here are the projects of the other participants:

Brotze.it

Annemarie and her sister have a wonderful website, on which they sell spreads and the right home feeling with:

brotze.it

Digiteam.ch

Lukas is an expert in digital team solutions, on his site you can find all the information about the tools that enable digital collaboration:

digiteam.ch

Monkymind.de

Sabine helps you to keep the little monkey in your head under control and to regain your peace of mind:

monkymind.de

StageMyPlace.de

Maria knows how to build shops and design sales areas. You’re digital and online, now it’s time to build new offline channels in stationary retail:

stagemyplace.de

My other projects

DogsAndKittens.com

A page for the American market about specialized cats and dog food. My time as a consultant at Fressnapf has brought me to this topic.

dogsandkittens.com specialized pet food for diabetic cats and senior dogs

dogsandkittens.com

xpt.de

Concept not making sense since 2008.
Actually says it all. xD

xpt.de concept not making sense sincce 2008

xpt.de

AndDoesItComeInBlack.tumblr.com

A site for minimalists and design lovers. Everything in black.

anddoesitcomeinblack.tumblr.com Black Design Minimalism Does It Come in Black

anddoesitcomeinblack.tumblr.com

Powder Snow

Skiing is a big passion of mine, and powder snow is a godsend:

powdersnow facebook powder snow ski snowboard

Powder Snow (Facebook)

BumenPapst.de

Flower bulbs, seeds and more. At the moment “On Hold” -> Relaunch 2018!

Blumenpapst Blumen Pope Blumenpapst.de

blumenpapst.de

 

Lego drone

Lego Drohne 01 drone FPVRacingdrone FPV Quadrocopter Multirotor

Lego drone

Where can I buy a Lego drone?

What is a “Lego drone” anyway? Should you buy such a Lego Dohne? Since when does Lego build drones? These questions should be answered here.

Is there an official Lego drone?

No. Lego does not actually build any drones, a “Lego-Drone” is a kit that lets you build a drone that also uses Lego parts.

Where can I buy such a Lego drone?

The best offer in German-speaking countries is on Amazon. Look at the different kits here:

D24 beginner copter

Lego Drone 01 DS24 Begoeger Copter drone FPVRacingdrone FPV Quadrocopter Multirotor

 

D24 Hexacopter

Lego Drone DS24 Building Block Hexacopter drone FPVRacingdrone FPV Quadrocopter Multirotor

 

Lego drone FLY-GO ARF drone FPVRacingdrone FPV Quadrocopter Multirotor

 

 

 

Or just browse:

 

Are they easy to build?

Yes, the small models are quite easy to build, but unfortunately also a little prone to crumble into many parts during the crash.

Are the races suitable? Are you the right racing quads?

No, they can not FPV, and also no race-ready Flight controller is installed. And even some tuning of the models would bring nothing because Lego construction is simply not stable enough to withstand racing drones hardware. But they still do fly very nice – and it’s really fun to move the build through the air.

Conclusion: A nice Christmas present for hobbyists and nerds (gift idea!)

So who is that for? I guess, if you know someone who likes Lego and is interested in the topic drones, FPV and model making: Here’s a great gift idea! But if you’re interested in FPV Racing, then you’d better look here .

DJI Mavic Pro Alpine White kaufen

DJI Mavic Pro Alpine Edition front FPV race racer

DJI Mavic Pro

DJI – the leading manufacturer of camera drones – has created a milestone in the consumer class with the Mavic Pro. The peculiarity of the Mavic Pro is certainly that despite all the capabilities that the larger Phanton models bring, they can be folded to an extremely small pack size.

DJI Mavic Pro Alpine White Limited Edition

Now DJI has released a special limited edition of the Mavic Pro in white and she is a real eye-catcher:

DJI Mavic Pro Alpine Edition perspective FPV race racer DJI Mavic Pro Alpine Edition top FPV race racer DJI Mavic Pro Alpine Edition folds FPV race racer DJI Mavic Pro Alpine Edition front FPV race racer

Where can I buy the DJI Mavic Pro Alpine White?

The Mavic Pro Alpine White Drone is offered “exclusively” at Apple. But that’s not quite true, because there is the Alpine White Limited Edition synonymous with DJI in their own shop to buy, but only for delivery to the States. If there are other options, we will add that here.

If you use this link to buy, you’ll even get $ 50 off:

 

What are the differences between the normal Mavic Pro and the Alpine White?

She is white. ?

Is the Mavic Pro Alpine White a racecopter? Can she acro?

No, the Mavic is definitely not a race drone. Although there is a sports mode in which you fly quite fast for a camera drone, the performance is in no way approaching a real racer like the Furibee. Also, she can still acro-mode, the few videos that came out until now are fakes (It was an April Fool’s joke).

But who knows? with a firmware update, that should actually be possible to fly the Mavic in Acrobatic mode. However, the battery does not have the output and the engines do not have the punch to fly like a real racing drone. If you are interested in such a thing, look here .

Long Range Action with Rotor Riot

Long Range Action with Rotor Riot

Rotor Riot Long Range Action

FinalGlideAUS shows on Lake Tahoe how to fly a long range by setting a seemingly endless distance to an island and Drew Camden aka LeDrib has arguably the most thrilling flight with a Mavic Pro.
Quote: “Who said Mavic’s not fun to fly !?” ?

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