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A VIEW FROM ABOVE: Your Guide to FPV Flight

A VIEW FROM ABOVE: Your Guide to FPV Flight

One of the most thrilling experiences in flying RC aircraft might be the ability to see the world from a bird’s-eye view. First-person view (FPV) is a method used to operate a remote-control aircraft using an onboard camera and a video-downlink system, with the video signal transmitted through goggles or a video monitor. Goggles offer a more immersive experience than the monitor, especially with sophisticated setups that control pan-and-tilt camera gimbals with gyroscopic sensors. In this article, I’ll take a close look at the basic equipment that you’ll need for FPV, and I’ll offer some advice for getting started in this exciting aspect of RC flight.

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Updated: February 16, 2016 — 11:58 AM
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