What Is FPV and What Does FPV Stand For?
The easy answer is just to tell you what each letter of FPV stands for, but learning this doesn't necessarily mean you would truly understand what FPV is. FPV drones are most commonly remotely controlled, some can be programmed to fly autonomously using software-controlled flight plans, accessing data from Sensors and GPS installed onboard. From the user's perspective, an FPV drone is like flying, enabling a feeling of virtual presence wherever the device can be flown, often used in environments that a human could not access safely. Allowing incredible footage in location previously unseen by cameras or the human eye.
So What Is An FPV drone?
Well its' most basic description is an unmanned aerial vehicle also known as a UAV with a camera capable of wirelessly transmitting live video feed back to goggles or another display. The user then has a first-person view known as FPV, of the surrounding environment and where the drone flies, it is possible to capture still images or video at the same time.
Within the phrase 'Fpv Drone' there are some main categories:
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FPV Drone The Definition:
"Its' most basic description is an unmanned aerial vehicle also known as a UAV with a camera capable of wirelessly transmitting live video feed back to goggles or another display. The user then has a first-person view known as FPV, of the surrounding environment and where the drone flies, it is possible to capture still images or video at the same time."
What Is FPV Racing?
FPV is becoming something of its own racing sport because unlike other mainstream racing sports, where you often find the team with most money wins, in these races money has no relevance, it's all down to pilot skill, commitment and training. It really doesn't come down to how good the drone is, after a certain point they are all equally, insanely fast, responsive and difficult to pilot. With drones capable of speeds in excess of 100mph.
That speed brings a whole new dimension to the Fpv racing sport, as its fairly cheap to get into, even seriously high end, professional gear is cheaper than one bolt in an F1 car. So anyone committed enough could be putting down record laps anywhere in the world and get the opportunity to compete against who ever is ranking in the world at that time.
Anyone can build one of these drones anyone can learn to fly one of these drones and anyone can take part in competitions both on and off line. You can even enter competitions using the simulators to gain access to internationally recognised competitions. International leader boards means you can compare yourself against the best anytime. This really is a hugely accessible sport for any age or ability with many ways to enjoy the freedom it offers.
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The Future Of FPV Drone Racing?
Here is the finest example of what the future of drone racing could look like and just how far these machines can be engineered and pushed, From Dcl Drone Champions League. Check this out:
I think a wise investor with deeper pockets than I may see the next Formula 1 with the development of this first viable personal carrying racing drone. Imagine watching that live over a massive Lake or something...? Honestly I think this could be the first viable option as a new up to date racing format. Would you take a ride in one of those? I'm certainly up for taking one for a spin, where do I sign up?!
What Is Cinematic FPV?
Not only is there racing in this hobby, turn sport, there is much more. If for instance you like to make video content for something like YouTube or Marketing. These FPV drones are capable of carrying GoPros and many other camera modules. The cinematic drone platform with mounted GoPro now allows you to fly your camera, getting shots you would have thought impossible without expensive cranes and gimbals.
Check out this footage from Johnny Fpv one of the most famous video drone pilots. This guy really pushes the videographer side of the sport showing the true spectrum of application for this camera format. Not only does this offer the audience never seen before points of view and camera angels giving the feeling of first person view as if you are actually there. Pushing the limits of this equipment is what makes this such a unique sport, in that because it is almost all open source tech and coding it is constantly evolving and developing at rapid speed with almost monthly advancements.
What Does Fpv Stand For?
So although this is just a simple phrase there is much more to it than meets the eye. In answer to your question: The F and P stands for First, Person and the V stands for View.
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