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Posted by TMacFPV | Sep 29, 2018 @ 01:33 PM | 1,710 Views
So, as I mentioned in my first blog post, I took it upon myself to learn Line-of -Sight (LOS) before FPV. I started this with my first quad ever the 5-inch Eachine Wizard X220 in my backyard. i had no idea what I was doing or what I was getting myself into. Realizing I needed help, I went to Google. Found a series of flight lesson videos from Painless360:
RC Basics: Learning to fly a multirotor (23 min 14 sec)
Started doing those with my X220 and not getting very far. Then, I realized he was suggesting doing them with a Hubsan X4. The first time I heard this, I had no idea what a Hubsan X4 was! Then I found out it was a tiny indoor quad! Duh! Now it started to make sense. Go smaller at first! So, I purchased a Hubsan X4 and went merrily on my way through these lessons. i then branched out to Flite Test video lessons and eventually FPV lessons from Joshua Bardwell and FPV Academy:
New to FPV? // Start Here // The FPV Academy Build-along Videos and Training Platform (6 min 29 sec)
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Posted by TMacFPV | Sep 24, 2018 @ 09:28 AM | 2,468 Views
Good Day to All!
This is my first "blog" post and am not sure how this is really supposed to work, but I'll give it a shot. First, a little about my journey.
Started flying quadcopters for the first time ever in January 2018 as a result of my purchasing quads for my sons & daughter to fly. I thought they were cool and my children would love them. turned out--I loved them too and wanted to give them a shot! So, Line-of-Sight I went, learning basic flying skills and attempting to do so with my first quad (a 5-inch) in my backyard. That didn't go so well, as you can imagine.

Got a Hubsan to learn indoors. Better. Got a QX65 to learn FPV. OK, I'm hooked! Got a Diatone GT-R90. What a blast! FPV simulators--yes, plural! This process has taken me several months, but I have enjoyed the journey and learned a lot and continue to learn. I hope I will always! This stuff is SO Much Fun!

So, I wanted to start this blog by passing on some of my lessons learned over the past several months, beginning with my thoughts on a Beginner FPV Drone "Kit." Looking back, there is a much better (and cheaper) way to get started in this hobby with better equipment than I did. Here's my stab at it:

BEST BEGINNER FPV DRONE KIT - Racing Drone for Beginners (22 min 39 sec)