Drone Flying Tips – FPV Beginner Mistakes

Flying FPV quadcopters is challenging. And racing FPV is even more so. This video points out 7 common mistakes that beginners in FPV flying make and how to avoid them. If you want to get into drone racing, this video is a good place to start. Hopefully after watching this you can avoid learning “the hard way” by crashing your expensive drone! For a good and inexpensive FPV drone to learn on, check out the JJRC H32GH on Gearbest. LINK:

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37 Replies to “Drone Flying Tips – FPV Beginner Mistakes”

  1. Gary Bond

    Great tips man I’m polishing up my normal flying and FPV using my phone and i plan on getting some goggles next month . Any suggestions for something under 200 bucks that are decent and will work with my Mavic Pro?

  2. SpicyFPV

    One of the tips that I was given early in my FPV journey that I think is pretty close to one of the most crucial: DO NOT FLY STABILITY/ANGLE mode. Suck it up, crash a lot, and learn how to fly properly. If your goal is to forever fly really slow and just kind of hover/mosey around? Then by all means stick with stability. If your goal is to be able to fly around with what appears to be Jedi reflexes (honestly it is just muscle memory) as you zoom around trees, throwing tricks over obstacles, and having complete control of the quad? You need to learn acro. The issue is though that to learn acro, you have to UNLEARN stability as there are several bad habits stability gives you that will cause immediate crashes in acro. So the sooner the better.

  3. Yume T

    Some more tips
    1 Dont start with a like 100 $ drone , start with 30 $ and Search for Beginner drones (No Racing drones as Beginner recommended)
    2. Don't start Flying your drone instantly. Take a look at the Remote Control & Instruction First.
    3. Don't Fly in a public Place like a road or something and don't Fly near other uninvolved People. Use a big Place with Grass on the ground and Lots of free Space.
    4. Don't start Flying too high.
    When you begin, don't Fly high instantly, stay on a low Level and learn how to Control you drone.
    5. Only fly as far as you can still See your drone or It might get lost.
    6. Drones are no Toys. You have to learn the techniques of Flying First. Don't start with testing It's Speed or how high It can fly.
    7. Look for wires;trees or Else near you and avoid them by Not Flying on their level.
    8. Before Flying: make Sure you know the Remote Control functions, that you are on a safe Place ( No People, no trees nearby)
    Also ask for the rules in your Place; Is Flying allowed? Is there a specific Place where It Is Not allowed ?
    Yea thats It bye

  4. Mody Khan

    I have been flying model planes when quadcopters were not even conceived. Before 2.4GHZ technology, we used to fly on FM frequencies,. mine was 72.810 and we wanted to make sure at the field that nobody is on that frequency or if being reckless by flipping on the radio, disaster was inevitable. My question to you, since 2.4 frequencies do not interfere as it's used a broad spectrum so why do we have to worry about the interference of the frequencies that other people flying? Can you clarify that. BTW, I am a huge fan of Hitec and JR radios.

  5. Colin Bruner

    My Eng 101 teacher said one day, "Cow one is not Cow two!" Meaning you cannot categorize FPV as even as a mostly racing drone endeavor. Many of us actually do use a FPV system to fly very high and very far with a GPS/AH quad and may seldom if ever zip in and out of wickets and or tree trunks. Then again some of us may do both as well as fly a tiny "Whoop" through kitchen chair legs. Not all of those rules apply. We would all agree that you can't see to the left or right, you can miss smaller or thinner obstacles, and drifting can get you into trouble. But then again those are generally problems for the racers or low flying , zig zag group. FPV for all and in all our ways!

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