Umm… Flying a Drone – Where the hell did that come from? Why the racer 250?
I used to fly gliders when I was a kid, and I’d have loved to go back to it, but it’s expensive.
Then in early 2016 I stumbled onto the videos of a fella whose handle on YouTube is CharpuFPV. He makes videos like this one…
CharpuFPV on YouTube.
Turns out flying a drone is way cheaper and easier than flying a glider and can provide a flying experience, so well… Why not? RC is fun, but up until now I’ve only really used radio control cars before, and even then only as a kid so it was great but I never got to try the big boy’s toys..
So yeah. That’s why! It seems this is a particular style of flying called FPV (First person viewpoint – i.e. whatever the camera on the front of the drone sees, you see. In real-time. Wirelessly).
This was an awesome idea. Something had to be done.
Anyway, mine looks like this.
My little drone…
It’s an Eachine Racer 250 quadcopter/drone, and the kit I bought had everything in it a beginner like me needed in one package. In no detail whatsoever, it contained:
- Quadcopter (pre built)
- Radio set up (Pre set up)
- FPV Gear, and monitor (Pre installed and set up)
And on top of that anything can be changed easily in case of breakages, upgrades, etc.
In short, a half way decent set up for RC Quadcopter FPV Racing, and a radio system you can shift to other RC models so it’s pretty versatile and a solid start.
That said, I’m a total novice so I could well be talking sh**, but whatever I put up here is just my opinion.
Anyway – here’s some links: