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The Winners Circle

The Winners Circle

Fresh off the back of the biggest ever Drone Racing event in Dubai and with numerous leagues, competitions, and events to come, it seems like drone racing is here to stay. And like other elite sports, big-name pilots are emerging, wowing the crowds with their top-notch skills. But what does it take to fly with the best? What’s the […]
Speed Freaks!

Speed Freaks!

If you want to get into FPV racing, your very first decision is what aircraft to get. If you’re just starting out, you might want an aircraft that’s easy to control on the racecourse, but experienced pilots will need a machine that can kick it up a notch for faster speeds and performance. To help you make that […]

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Tips from the Pros

Tips from the Pros

Learning a new craft, such as filming from a drone, can be a time consuming adventure. As with any learning curve, advice from experts in the field is invaluable and worth its weight in gold. That’s why we asked eight of the best aerial shooters we know to share their tips and tricks on how you can improve your […]
Seven Lightning-Fast FPV Racers

Seven Lightning-Fast FPV Racers

If you want to get into FPV racing, your very first decision is what aircraft to get. If you’re just starting out, you might want an aircraft that’s easy to control on the racecourse, but experienced pilots will need a machine that can kick it up a notch for faster speeds and performance. To help you make that […]

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FPV/PhotoDrone Racer

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Camera Gimbal Setup for the Pro Videographer

Camera Gimbal Setup for the Pro Videographer

Multirotors are becoming essential tools for videographers; what better way is there to shoot action from above or in an inaccessible spot? However, some operators find themselves struggling to acquire perfectly stabilized video, only to face another hurdle in post-processing to correct for vibrations incurred during flight. For cinematographers who value professional, smooth footage, the use of a camera gimbal […]
The Frame Game

The Frame Game

As the FPV drone scene expands, better and faster craft emerge. Propellers, motors, flight controllers, and speed controls all fulfill the need for speed. But it’s the airframes that hold all of the components together that are seeing the biggest evolution. And while the established names continue to dominate, there’s an undercurrent of independent makers arriving who are building […]

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Soldering up a drone racer power board

Soldering up a drone racer power board

The first step in getting your drone racer ready is by soldering the ESCs (speed controllers) to the power board. Here is one soldering method our Senior West Coast Editor, John Reid uses on all of  his racers.
Filters and a GoPro

Filters and a GoPro

When I fly my racing quad I use a GoPro camera on it, and on most of my videos, I have some wavy lines running on the outside of the frame. Is there any way to get rid of these?—Luis Gonzalez, Sun City, CA   Answer: What you might be experiencing is the effects of rolling shutter, also called “jello” or […]

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The Lumenier TX5GA  5.8GHz Adjustable RF  power (25-600mW) FPV
transmitter easily changes your output radio-frequency power at the
push of a button: 25mW, 200mW, or 600mW.

Power Rating and Your View

When I am shopping online, I often find the same video transmitter with different ratings for its power output. Which video transmitter should I get: the 25mW, 200mW, or 600mW? Can you tell me what the difference is among the three? Answer: Video transmitters are offered in various power outputs for different reasons. If you will be flying with other FPVers (first-person-viewers) in […]
Filters for Your Drone

Filters for Your Drone

A quick video where our Senior Editor, John Reid talks about how to use filters on your drone camera to produce better quality images.
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