fpv Stories April 3

Eachine E013 is a great starter FPV drone, says Captain Drone

Captain Drone shows in one of his latest videos why the Eachine E013 Tiny Whoop Drone is a great starter drone for people who’d like to get into FPV drone flying (or racing). The Eachine is a small and inexpensive FPV drone that comes with its own set of racing goggles but can also be used with the well-known FatShark goggles. Check out the video below if flying FPV drones, is something you’d like to get into.

Why drone races are hard to follow for spectators

An article in the WSJ today, explains why drone races are hard to follow for spectators. Many drone racing fans are left with questions such as: Where is the drone? Who’s winning? Even though the article doesn’t provide a solution to the challenge faced by spectators, it does do a really good job explaining why it is hard for many people to get excited about First-Person-View (FPV) drone racing.

fpv Stories March 29

The Eachine M80 ($62) is a small brushed FPV drone with a few interesting tricks up its sleeve. It is an excellent option, perhaps the best option for anyone looking to learn how to fly FPV. That is because the M80 has three very different modes. It can be flown in altitude hold mode, angle mode and even acro mode. Very few FPV drones have all three of these options and that is what makes this quad so special. expand full story

fpv Stories March 28

The Frsky Taranis X-Lite ($130) is an innovative design for an RC controller. Most drone remotes are large and cumbersome. They seemingly have hundreds of switches and are intimidating to novice pilots. Frsky decided to build a game-pad style remote for those looking for a more ergonomic and portable option. I recently picked one up and put it to the test. expand full story

Drone racing has been a growing sport over the last few years and you can find thrilling championship races televised on ESPN. Did you know that it also is a high school varsity sport? The GoDroneX Chicagoland Championships just crowned a handful of New Trier students champions in its third season. There are races for both varsity and junior varsity students so they can compete at different levels of complexity. expand full story

fpv Stories March 12

The Happymodel Mobula 7 is one of the most popular FPV drones on the market right now. It’s small size and powerful 0802 15,000 KV motors make it a lot of fun to fly on either 1S or 2S batteries. At $79 is it a better option than the $109 Emax Tinyhawk? Let’s take a closer look. expand full story

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