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Lockheed Martin’s Racing Drone Challenge

Lockheed Martin’s Racing Drone Challenge

Lockheed Martin has launched the AlphaPilot AI Drone Innovation Challenge to create a racing drone that’s faster, smarter, and doesn’t need a human pilot! “Put that computing power at the edge, and do it in such a way that it can beat those human pilots who trained months or years to get to that level,” […]
Rho-Lens: Prescription lenses for FPV

Rho-Lens: Prescription lenses for FPV

Today’s FPV goggles offer amazing resolution for a truly immersive flying experience. Unfortunately, fliers with less-than-perfect distance vision may not get the most out of these outstanding headsets. While there are diopter-lens sets available to provide a measure of distance-vision correction, these can’t take the place of genuine prescription lenses.  RHO-Lens fills this need by […]

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Rise Indorfin 130 Setup Tips [VIDEO]

Rise Indorfin 130 Setup Tips [VIDEO]

You’ll be ready for action with these expert tips on setting up your new racer! Watch how easily your ready-to-fly RISE INDORFIN 130 Brushless FPV Race Drone goes from the box to the sky — where you’ll soon be squeezing through gates, hugging tight curves, and taking freestyle flying to new heights. From charging the batteries […]
Drone Racing MultiGP

Drone Racing MultiGP

Founded in 2015 in Florida by Chris Thomas, MultiGP offers free membership, and members can use the website to find local and national racing events. Just this year, MultiGP has posted 2,500 race events, and over 19,000+ pilots have registered worldwide. In addition, MultiGP produces one of the largest race series in the world. This […]

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DIY Drone Racer  – Kit Building Made Easy

DIY Drone Racer – Kit Building Made Easy

First-person-view (FPV) racing has changed the face of radio control. World-class race events and network TV coverage have combined to pull in huge numbers of racers with no prior background in traditional aeromodeling. While there are some nice ready-to-fly quadcopters on the market, FPV racing is ideal for those who like to build their machines. […]
High thrust, responsiveness, and
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Props for Racing and Camera Drones

What props would you use for a racing drone versus a camera drone? In general, are there particular things that a pilot should look for in a prop?   In answer to your first question, not all props are designed the same. The technology is so advanced that, nowadays, we develop specific props that are […]

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Ready, Set, Go! Setting Up Your Own Drone Race

Ready, Set, Go! Setting Up Your Own Drone Race

By John Reid Photos by Lesley Cunningham Greenlee & Cheryl Volmacka Maltby Most races are organized by people who just get together and set up their own event. To see how this is done, we followed a group of racers as they packed up and headed out to some old abandoned houses in the desert […]

FPV Camera Programming

Expert tips for optimal performance Clear vision is key to winning races and your drone’s camera is responsible for  everything you see in your goggles, so it makes sense to optimize it for a clear vision of the course. While most cameras come well tuned from the factory, you can adjust them for your racing […]

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Super-Fast Drone Fixes

Super-Fast Drone Fixes

Get your bird back in the air in a flash FPV drone racing is unlike anything else I have ever tried, and it is extremely addictive. But to be competitive, you have to push it to the limits, and that means crashes—and more crashes. While these drones are pretty tough, there are times that repairs […]
Rotor Riot – YouTube’s FPV Lifestyle Show

Rotor Riot – YouTube’s FPV Lifestyle Show

In January 2016, an action-packed web show appeared on YouTube aimed specifically at the burgeoning first person- view (FPV) multirotor community. But unlike earlier attempts, this one eschewed technical language, avoided instructional videos, and circumnavigated hobbyist clichés, opting instead for something a lot more exciting. Taking cues from snowboarding and skating videos, it portrayed the […]
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