Many hobbyists who have enjoyed remote control flying for years are discovering the exciting new hobby of FPV (first person point of view) flying, and particularly FPV Racing Drones. FPV Racing takes RC one step further. If you've ever enjoyed driving or flying remote control devices, you'll want to check out FPV.
Instead of flying from line-of-sight, with FPV, you can fly a device much further, far out of your line of sight. With the control of four props (thus the name "quadcopter") and using FPV goggles or video glasses and a camera to view the drone's location, you can see as if you were on board the quad, and you can fly much faster than a typical RC device.
Often compared to the podracers in Star Wars' The Phantom Menace, FPV racing drones can be flown far out of visual range at high speeds of over fifty miles an hour. The FPV goggles and the camera mounted on the quadcopter with a radio transmitter allow the operator can see every dip and turn as if riding in the quadcopter. This gives an astonishingly real visual experience of zipping along at heart-racing speeds, dodging obstacles and trying to outpace other quads.
The results are adrenaline-filled races like the one in this video.
PV racing drones continue to grow as the coolest new hobby around. New racing leagues keep forming around the world, the best flyers are proving themselves every day, and many believe the hobby will grow exponentially within the next year. Lots of people are getting excited about how accessible this hobby is.
The quadcopters can be carried anywhere in a backpack.
Building them is fun and challenging, but still quite doable on a budget.
Clubs and leagues are popping up in many areas for flying and various kinds of racing.
STORM Racing Drone Type-A
Nothing needs to be calibrated to fly the STORM. Just connect the battery and unlock the throttle and you're ready to go. An easy model to fly if you've flown RC before–or a good FPV Racing Drone to start racing with, after you've learned to fly on a mini-copter.
The STORM has a lot of great features that make it the perfect drone to race. The frame is carbon fiber, very light and durable, coupled with powerful motors and tri-blade props so you can accelerate quickly and corner on a dime. It also has a stable CC3D flight controller customized especially for the STORM.
You'll want a good view while you race, so the STORM has an 110 degree camera and a video transmitter with no delay and good quality resolution in dark and light conditions.
This model includes front and rear LED lights. They make it easy to see, you can fly at night, and let's face it–they just look really cool when you're racing–like something out of a science fiction movie.