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Old Nov 15, 2010, 09:13 PM
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How many FPV pilots in the world?

I think I have seen a topic talking about this in the past, but what do people estimate the number is? This being people that regularly and successfully fly FPV as a hobby.

I am giving a really short presentation tomorrow for a technical communications class about FPV, and this would be an interesting number to present. Actually, it is so short (7 minutes) I think I will have trouble deciding what exactly to talk about.
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Old Nov 15, 2010, 09:29 PM
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Well.... this is just for RCGroups....
Old Nov 15, 2010, 09:33 PM
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Thanks for linking that. I saw it before but couldn't find it. You could probably almost call that all the FPV pilots in the English-speaking world.
Old Nov 16, 2010, 09:12 AM
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This is a very good question. I think that it would be very hard to count how many of us are out there, but one thing is for sure, at least 5 to 10 rc pilots are getting into fpv every day ( that's just from rcg alone). And provably about 7% of all RC flyers. That's just counting all the rc guys I personally know vs. the ones that fly fpv.

This can actually be answered with a fair level of accuracy. If you find out how many members are in the AMA, then randomly select 50 of those members and see how many fly FPV; you should get a percentage. It's by no means a perfect way of finding out, but you'd have the most accurate number available.
Old Nov 16, 2010, 05:07 PM
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Personally, at least here in Canada, there's no way 7% are FPV pilots. I only know 3 other guys out of ~100 fliers that fly FPV, and I've only met them BECAUSE OF FPV on the boards.

IMHO at least here in the west, I'd say it's closer to 3%. Might be higher elsewhere though.
Old Nov 16, 2010, 05:53 PM
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I know of about 20 so far up here.
Old Feb 18, 2011, 12:56 AM
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I only know of one other person in the Atlanta area who flies FPV. Who else in that
area flies FPV???? Who in this area is familiar with Eagle Eyes ????
Old Feb 18, 2011, 03:02 AM
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I think way way more people want to get into FPV than are actually successfully
piloting their planes through a video link. It's certainly still a minuscule percentage
of total R/C aircraft flights. I think even 3% is way high, although there
are certainly small areas with concentrations of a few more here and there.

Old Feb 18, 2011, 01:43 PM
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one more in portugal now, myself
Old Apr 25, 2011, 11:31 PM
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Old Aug 03, 2011, 07:16 AM
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in the 6 clubs around me there are about 400 members and maybe about 10 pilots.

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