This months podcast has a big announcement in, be sure to check it out. The topics discussed are listed in the description. If you would like anything discussed in next months please leave a comment on the video.
This months insideFPV podcast, check out the video description for a list of topics discussed and their times.
If you would like to ask any questions just leave them in a comment on the video and we will do our best to answer them.
In this short video i follow Carlito around a typical drone race in the UK. Hopefully this will help newcomers know what to expect as well as give you an idea of the format that is used.
This month we sit down with Gary “JusticeFPV” Kent, Brett “CollisionFPV” Collis and Tom “StantonFPV” Stanton to discuss drone racing in 2016 and looking forward to 2017.
With more and more race events requiring drones be fitted with LEDs for visibility, it is a bout time that someone came up with a simple solution to mounting and controlling them. The Chroma LED controller does just that. Small enough to mount inside nearly any racing drone, but simple enough that it makes changing colours and modes a none issue. Perfect for use at a drone race.
Check out the video for more information.
If you would like to subscribe to the iFPV drone racing calendar so you receive emails of new events added then please follow the instructions below.
First, open your Google calendar, and click on “Add other calendars” like in the picture below.
Then select “From URL” and copy and paste this link:
That has now added the InsideFPV calendar to your Goggle calendar. If you wish to turn on notifications then click on the 3 dots next to the calendar you just added. Then click on “Settings”.
Then click on “Event Notifications” and turn on the four notifications circled.
That is it. You will now receive a notification for every event that is added or changed on the InsideFPV UK Drone Racing Calendar.
Can you learn to fly a drone on a simulator?
When giving advice to new comers, many pilots always say to get a decent simulator first. The theory being if you spend a few weeks crashing on the simulator and building up your muscle memory of how to fly it should pay for itself pretty quickly.
We put this theory to the test with Jack “Denby” Smith. A gamer we met at Insomnia58 when he got addicted to dronesimulation.co.uk. Did his practice on the simulator pay off? Have a look at his story.
With drone racing progressing so fast, the limiting factor is currently the battery. Acehe have recently released a new series of drone racing li-po batteries. In this video i give my thought on the Acehe drone battery.
If you would like to see more of this type of review please let us know either bu the “contact us” page, or by commentating on the YouTube video.
With the drone racing hobby growing at a crazy rate, there are a lot of new comers looking to get started racing. This is a guide of what you need to race drones. I will try and keep all parts and links up to date as new components are released.
Quad: Probably the most difficult choice in droneracing is deciding which race quad you would like to fly. There is a huge variety of choices and everyone has their favourite. A great starting point for a beginner is the trusted ZMR. It is an oldie, but it still holds up well to newer frames. The ZMR is cheap but robust and spares and upgrades are readily available, which is a key factor if you want to race.
For the more seasoned pilots who want a dedicated racing frame, the TSX by Stanton Frames and the Shrike by xLabs are two of the most popular frames ive seen on the race circuit.
A frame this is getting a lot of love for new comers at the moment is the Eachine Wizard, as it come with most of the things you need.
A short video to help you with your work flow and building your racing drone to be reliable for race events.