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Old Mar 27, 2012, 04:50 PM
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Wimped out on first time trying FPV on my hexacopter, any help to get over the fear

I took my FPV equipment and spotter to a HUGE park with no one there and I was going to try to fly FPV and I chickened out.
I only planned on hovering within 10-20 feet of me for the first time.
I put on my goggles and was ready to try but couldn't do it.
I have almost $1,000 into this and it's only a few weeks old and didn't want to wipe it out.

I've since sold my goggles, BUT I decided to give it another go and bought a pair of Vuzix 920's and will attempt it again.

I have a (Way Cheaper $200) new Radian Pro that's been sitting in a closet for 6 months that I was thinking of attaching everything to but I don't know if that would give me the same feeling as the hexacopter. I fly gas helis so maybe that helps some.

Just looking for any suggestions to help me. I'm a very experienced general aviation pilot with tons of hours so I think that once I get going I'll be fine.

I just need help taking that first step. When I put the goggles on I got the same feeling as when the instructor got of the airplane when it was time to solo almost 20 years ago.
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