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Introduction

FPV racing is fast, fun and uses some of the coolest tech on the planet. It can, however, seem a little intimidating at first. That's why we created this webpage in ccoperation with Horizon Hobby. Here you can find the essential info you need to get a successful start in FPV racing. We're talking equipment basics, explanations of FPV technology, how to build a racer and more.



1. FPV HEADSETS / GOGGLES

FPV headsets are the most common way pilots view FPV video from their racer's on-board camera and video transmitter. They are worn like googles and have video displays for each eye. This video will help you choose the type of headset that's right for you.



2. FPV Cameras and Video Transmitters

These go on an FPV racer and feed live video to the pilot's headset or monitor. This video walks you through the basics of camera/transmitter technology like signal output and range, field of view and more.




3. FPV ANTENNAS

FPV video transmitters and headsets require specialized antennas to ensure maximum signal range and security. In this video our expert describes the different types of antennas and which are best for specific equipment or racing conditions.



4. RADIO CONTROL TRANSMITTERS

The radio control transmitter is what the pilot uses to control the flight path of an FPV racer. For example Spektrum™ radio control transmitters use exclusive 2.4GHz technology that provides superb control response and interference protection, especially in the "noisy" signal environment of an FPV race.



FPV MODELS

Basically, any RC model can be complemented with a camera and an FPV system. However, there is a various selection of models already equipped with FPV technology. Choose between a wide range of FPV ready or FPV prepared models in our online shop.

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FPV GLOSSARY


CLEANFLIGHT


The most popular flight controller software on the market. Using the Cleanflight programming interface, pilots can fine tune the flight characteristics of their model with a PC or mobile device.Die beliebteste Flugsteuerungssoftware am Markt.



RECEIVER


Receives control inputs from the pilot's radio and sends them to the flight controller. Most FPV racing receivers are "serial" receivers that send all information to the flight controller over a single connector.



FLIGHT CONTROLLER


The brain of an FPV racer. Its sensors, firmware and processor(s) govern the flight path of the racer and translate the radio inputs. It connects to the receiver, power distribution board and motor ESCs.



FRAME


The foundation of an FPV racer. It's where you mount the camera, motors and other FPV electronics. Racing frames are typically identified by size (i.e. 220mm)



HEADSET / FPV-GOGGLES


Commonly referred to as a 'VTX', this connects to an FPV camera and sends video signals to the pilot's headset or monitor. Almost all video transmitters use a 5.8GHz signal and are compatible with the most popular headsets and monitors



MONITOR


A stand-alone display screen for viewing FPV video. Frequently cheaper than a headset, it makes it easier for pilots to maintain visual contact with their aircraft and let bystanders see what they see.



RACEBAND


A special 5.8GHz video band used by FPV racers for competition. It provides more space between video transmitter frequencies so as many as 6 to 8 pilots can race at once without interference.



ESC (ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROLLER)


FPV racers have separate ESCs for each motor (usually 4). They are connected to the flight controller which individually adjusts the speed of each motor to execute pilot commands and stabilize the racer in flight.



RADIO


This is another name for the hand-held radio control transmitter a pilot uses to control the flight path of an FPV racer.



POWER DISTRIBUTION BOARD


Typically has a 3S-4S battery input. Safely distributes power to all of the on-board electronics.



TRANSPONDER


A microchip attached to an FPV quadcopter that uses either Radio-frequency identification (RFID) or Infrared (IR) transmission to record lap times.



VIDEO TRANSMITTER


Commonly referred to as a 'VTX', this connects to an FPV camera and sends video signals to the pilot's headset or monitor. Almost all video transmitters use a 5.8GHz signal and are compatible with the most popular headsets and monitors