How to start with FPV Racing?
Basically, there are two different approaches. The approach with small quadrocopters or the simulator.
A small list of the advantages and disadvantages of the two options:
- Very inexpensive entry
- You’re going to learn the “essentials”
- Lower costs due to less material wear
- When you buy something, you usually buy it right away. “the right thing” (e.g. the spark) without transition via intermediate products
- Artificial: no “real” flying experience
- No experience with damage and repair in crashes
- Nix for outdoors
- Just like flying
- More fun
- More representative – you can let your friends join in too
- Experience with quadrocopters and their construction
- Expensive because you buy many models, which you will hardly need later on and you often have to repair them.
- More time consuming (you don’t get flight experience as fast as in a simulator)
When the first experiences are there and you have overcome your contact fears (whether on the simulator or with small toy drones) it’s time for the next step: A Rich race drone has to be made. But it’s best to have one that forgives a little and isn’t already broken at the first contact with something. After all, we’re not pros yet. You can read what’s suitable here:
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