Getting started with FPV drones
Short, overly simplified, TL;DR* version
2. Get this.
3. Do this.
4. Call us.
*too long; didn’t read
If you’re in/near Sydney…
Learn to fly FPV - Beginner's Masterclass
Longer but more entertaining version
We get asked all the time…
“So, what drone should I build/buy first?”
Real world answer: DON’T BUILD or BUY a DRONE YET.
We actually do not recommend building or buying a drone first at all. Nada, zip, zilch. The first thing you want to do is to purchase a decent radio controller. It is a worthy investment that’ll last as long as you don’t accidentally drop it off a balcony. We recommend this:
Some will debate, why recommend a radio that is this expensive as my first radio? We simply see that a radio controller as a worthwhile, long-term investment. There is a good chance, that you’ll never need to buy another radio until you accidentally break it. Really.
The RadioMaster TX16S has more features than you’ll ever need for the first few years of your journey into the world of FPV. Heck, it’ll even fly your fixed wing and RC helis if that ever becomes an interest in the future.
Some simple words to live by:
“Buy once, or buy twice.”
There are just the thing, that you’d want to buy right the first time, and not have to end up out-growing the investment in a short time, and needing to buy again a soon after.
Now, go spend 30 hours on a simulator…
Our go-to simulator is still Lift-off. Simply spend a good stack of hours on a simulator until your fingers bleed. Then, do it again. And again. This is where you want to make all your big mistakes.
You’re going to get angry…
Your first few hours will be frustrating. You’ll be cursing a lot. Better start pre-paying that swear jar at home. However, a moment of an elevated realisation will suddenly manifest itself. You’ll be suddenly saying – hey I got this! I’m doing it! I’m flying by thought! My fingers and sticks are doing what I’m thinking. This is one of those glorious moments in life when you transition from frustration to utter joy. Life is good.
You might not like it
There is a slim chance, that you might not like any of this. If this is where you decide to bail out. After all, you’ve only invested on a remote controller, some software, and lost a few years of your life swearing at a simulator. No great love lost.
Who are we kidding?! You’re gonna love it!
Reach out, we’re human.
Guys, simply reach out to us, and we’ll help you. Seriously.
Plug and Play (PNP) FPV Drones
PNP (Plug & Play): All that’s required is to add and configure your own receiver.
Do you need help to choose the correct receiver (RX) and install it on the drone? We can help, just contact us. 🙂
Refurbished: GepRC Mark5 Digital PNP 6S FPV Drone Air Unit version
ONLY 1 LEFT
Axis Flying Blue Cat C35 cinematic 6S Digital PNP
ONLY 1 LEFT
GepRC Mark5 Digital PNP 4/6S FPV Drone Vista version
GepRC Mark5 Analog PNP 4/6S FPV Drone
CLEARANCE: GepRC Cinelog35 Digital PNP 4/6S Cinewhoop FPV Drone
CLEARANCE: GepRC Cinelog35 Analog PNP 4/6S Cinewhoop FPV Drone