Using the best FPV equipment will give you a terrific drone flying experience. People say that first person view flying is like flying from a pilot’s perspective. In fact, it’s better than a pilots experience as the pilot is surrounded by a large cockpit. FPV flying is like sitting on the nose of a plane.
Now, it’s only in the last 5 years that FPV technology has really leaped forward. FPV innovation for drones is getting big investment dollars and there are many new entrants to the FPV sector in the past 2 years.
Best FPV Equipment
To fly your drone using FPV their are certain equipment which you need. If you have an FPV drone, then all you will require is a quality set of FPV goggles. If you drone is not FPV equipped, then you can easily purchase the required FPV parts. Here is the FPV equipment which you will need:
- FPV Goggles
- FPV Monitor
- FPV Sun Hood
- FPV Camera
- FPV Transmitter
- FPV Receivers
- FPV Antenna
- FPV Kits
Using FPV goggles is a terrific adventurous and fun filled experience. There are many options. Choose the best you can afford as it is well worth it. Field of view should be 30% upwards. Fatshark are perhaps the longest around and well known for quality FPV glasses.
When deciding on which FPV goggles to buy, there are many options to look at such as adjustable IPD, glass optics and SVGA or FWVGA resolution and digital head tracking. In the below link, we have information on these options as well as the best FPV goggle brands on the market.
If you prefer not to fly using FPV goggles, then you have a tremendous choice of FPV monitors. These FPV monitors are built for outdoors with high resolution, wide viewing angles, great aspect ratios and many more features. To know exactly what your drone is seeing, an FPV monitor is essential.
Also, it’s a good option to buy an FPV monitor which has a sun hood. This will block out an extra sunlight from the screen.
Having an FPV camera on your UAV is critical to safe and fun flying. If you are building your own UAV or want to add an FPV camera to your existing drone, check out these brands from Boscam, Anysun, Zitrades and more. Some brands feature up to 800 TV Lines or (TVL).
FPV Transmitters, Receiver, Antenna
Adding a high quality FPV transmitter is one of the best improvements to any UAV you can make. A quality FPV transmitter gives you long FPV flying range along with many options such as multi channel, full bands and frequencies.
Some of the featured brands are Boscam, Spektrum, RioRand, Andoer and many more.
You can also buy FPV transmitters / receivers so there is no need to buy these individually.
A Drone FPV Kit is one of the best ways to improve the capabilities of your drone. With you buy a kit, you know all the FPV parts such as camera, transmitter, receiver along with cables are all compatible. It’s by far the best and easiest option to upgrade or add FPV to your drone.
The best FPV drones are the from DJI, Parrot, Walkera and Yunnec. These top drones are all reviewed in the article entitled Top Drones with GPS, Autopilot and Camera.
The below video will help anyone starting out in FPV with some advice on picking the best FPV equipment.