FPV drone, what differentiates it from the classic drone
What is an FPV drone?
The use of drones has become much more popular in the world of photography and video. In addition to the classic drones, new radio-controlled drones are now available on the market, allowing you to pilot the machine while enjoying a real immersive experience.
Thanks to the on-board camera positioned on the drone, you can now capture aerial views as if you were in the aircraft: this is what is known as FPV (First Person View) (which can be translated as “subjective view”).
A FPV drone, what for?
The FPV drone is designed for a new discipline that has appeared with the democratization of civil drones: immersion flight. In the field of FPV, there are essentially 3 “use cases”, some of which may overlap:
- Shooting (aerial photos or HD video): very much in the spotlight lately, FPV drones allow for new types of shooting (or cinematic) that are much more dynamic than what we were used to with conventional drones. The goal here is to produce beautiful, stable images outdoors with good autonomy and HD quality. The cinematic designates the more artistic and creative side of the FPV drone.
- Racing (“FPV Racing”): a more competitive approach to the practice that emphasizes reflexes and precision by favoring fast, maneuverable and light drones to get the best possible performance. FPV Racing therefore combines aeromodelling and immersion flight. This discipline allows you to fly your sports-style drone as if you were the pilot. Racing requires powerful engines and a more aerodynamic chassis, while remaining quite compact.
- Freestyle: here it is a question of carrying out sequences of tricks by exploiting the environment as well as possible, each pilot developing his own style of aerobatics. In freestyle, we will try to give dynamic movements (by flying near obstacles, by flying in large open spaces or by doing very committed tricks at ground level, …) and smooth to the drone by linking the dives (dive) and the faster passages (ride).
Each quadcopter drone is therefore logically adapted to the targeted environment and the desired use. It is also possible to assemble your own 100% customizable drone, in spare parts (chassis, motors, controllers, propellers,…).