FPV Beginners

Have you ever used or thought about using First Person View (FPV)? If so, then you know how thrilling it can be. It is true that FPV is mostly used in drones and aircraft, however it has gained popularity amongst the ground running vehicles in the last couple of years.

I Have been using FPV Setups for quite a while now, and I must say that it is an amazing experience. I started with flying drones with fpv, then moved to putting the set up on my RC Cars.

Now, I strongly recommend that you start out with a small scale vehicle if you are new to FPV. Make sure you are not near the vehicle while you are running it. Starting out with it on something like a 1/16 or 1/10 scale crawler would be best.

I have quite the collection of RC’s however, I do not have any crawlers. Most of them are 1/8 scale and up. That is not the best way to start out with FPV, Believe me. I have knocked myself off my feet with my own vehicle. Getting hit in the ankle at 40mph is no joke, especially when you have googles on and have no clue where the ground is as your falling!

When you are running your RCs with FPV, you want to make sure there is plenty of open space where you are planning to run. Stay away from buildings and vehicles and other people. Somewhere like an open empty field or even an empty parking lot. This gives enough room to drive around while adjusting and getting used to Fpv googles.

Always remember when using FPV Googles, that you can only see what the RC camera sees and nothing else, so you need to be aware of your surroundings.

What I found that worked good for me and for my son when he started out was, We went to an empty parking lot and sat in the bed of my pick up truck. Sitting in the bed of the truck kept us out of the way and safe from being hit by one another.

Start out by just driving your RC slowly around the edges of the parking lot until you get the hang of it. Wearing the goggles can make you a little dizzy or give you a head from prolonged use. Even just a few minutes can, that is why I recommend driving with the goggles around the perimeter of the parking lot once or twice, then take a break for a min or two. This will help let your eyes adjust and get use to the goggles with out much straining.

As you start getting the hang of it, you can drive a little faster, still driving around the perimeter. Once you are confident that you can drive around and handle driving with goggles, you can then start driving in the parking lot and other places as well.

Check out the video of me running my Losi Super Baj Rey with FPV.

Always remember to be safe and have fun.