Introductory tutorial of FPV Drone
This entry was posted on August 28, 2016.
You will have fun if you are a FPV tyro expecting to operate a FPV drone casually but you have no suitable measures. Now we are providing a detailed introductory tutorial for you, hoping it can help you improve from an inexperienced rookie to a skillful veteran.
1. If you have never seen quadcopter, you need to buy a mini one like a toy. Although it looks very inconspicuous, but it has a genuine advantage that a formal FPV can't compare with.
Firstly, it is extremely difficult to operate a FPV. Operating a FPV excellently needs long-terms accumulated skills. It is inevitable to land unsafely. So we need a mini quadcopter with low price and high safety to practice.
Secondly, a broad flying space is needed to operate a FPV, but mini quadcopter has seldom requirement for flying, with which you can practice at home.
For the two reasons above, do not start directly with the machine if you have no contact with quadcopter, which is very expensive and dangerous.
You can plan to buy a FPV when you are familiar perfectly with mastering a mini quadcopter.
After all, what kind of model should be chosen as the first FPV?
There are two kinds of FPV in the market. One is RTF (ready to fly) UAV which means you can operate it as soon as you get it. Another one needs you to choose and buy body frame, motor, screw propeller and relative electronic component, then assembly and test them.
If you have strong manipulative ability, we strongly recommend second plan because the process of DIY for UAV is full of pleasure. Moreover, you will get many various skills in the process, which will help you a lot in the future.
3.Structure of FPV drone
You have to be aware of the structure of FPV drone no matter what kind of plan you choose. A FPV can be divided into several parts below.
The body frame: the frame of the plane.
Four motors: used to drive the propeller rotation
Four ESC (electronic speed controller): used to adjust electric current and supply power for motors.
Four screw propellers: rotating generates pulling to drive the plane to fly
Flight controller: the brain of FPV controlling various flying posture
FPV Lipo battery: supply power for the FPV
Transmitter and receiver: used to transmit your control command to the FPV.
The components above can let the FPV fly and do some easy flying exercise. But if you want to enjoy real FPV, you need to ask help from the components below.
The camera and image transmission: used to transmit first view images seen from the FPV
FPV glass or screen: used to output the image seen from the FPV and give you an experience you are operating the plane.
Antenna: used too enlarge the signal from image transmission.
Having equipped with all the components above, you will go into the world of FPV. If you want to share your flying video, a HD camera is needed.
You can fly with your friend when you can master a FPV skillfully.
5.Cautions for safety
Firstly, do not flying in crowded place.
Secondly, ensure the UAV are free by adjusting image signal before flying
Thirdly, practice with mini quadcopter before flying FPV. Besides, you are suggested to try with FPV after you are familiar with mini quadcopter.
Fourthly, ensure the power is sufficient before your flying or prepare several spare batteries because over-long continuation of flying journey contents you more and avoids crash from air for lack of power. Tattu battery is suggested for its long-time continuation and strong explosive.