Ever since the introduction of FPV drones in 2008, the small, agile and razor-sharp aircraft has revolutionized the radio control hobby and opened a world of possibilities in the field of aerial content creation.
What does FPV mean?
First and foremost, FPV does not describe the aircraft, but rather the method used in flying. As suggested by its abbreviation, FPV stands for “First Person View”, which is distinct from the traditional method of drone piloting, wherein the pilot controls the aircraft from their perspective on the ground. FPV drones are usually paired with head-wore video goggles to offer an enhanced level of immersion. Live video from the drone is transmitted to the goggles, which the wearer then sees in real-time, thus enabling them to pilot the drone from a first-person perspective.
What makes FPV Drones so special?
Contextually, the physical difference between FPV drones and conventional drones is limited. They are both remote-control (RC) aircraft capable of transmitting live video via an onboard camera. Consequently, this means that most standard drones can be outfitted with specific camera setups for FPV purposes and vice-versa.
However, the indispensable element between the two lies in the method used for video transmission. Compatible monitors for FPV flying range from high-end, cinema-grade displays to your basic smartphone. A live FPV system makes precise aerial photography and videography possible, They allow the user to unleash their creativity and invent new tricks, travelling anywhere between 10 miles an hour to 70 miles an hour, unlike other aerial drones, you get much more of a rush travelling at almost 10 times the speed.
What are the different categories of FPV Drones?
There are 2 main categories within FPV flying: Drone racing and freestyle. Drone racing describes flying through a racecourse with several pilots on a given track, race drones are built to be light, responsive and fast. Today there are several race competitions in the world. The first and most recognizable one is the drone race league. Freestyles consist mainly of tricks and maneuvers, (Cornering, orbital, rolls, flips) Freestyle drones are often equipped with a second camera in high quality in order to film the flights and watch them later.
Regardless of which category, FPV drones allow its users to explore all types of activities, whether that is the thrill of drone racing or breathtaking aerial photography that would not have been obtained any other way.
How is OTBx using FPV Drones?
OTBx decided to step up our Drone capabilities to a new level from capturing footage from the typical bird’s eye view with a drone to now using FPV Drones to fly through our client’s luxury homes to capture those money shots. At OTBx, we think outside the box and create the most captivating and engaging videos by capturing your story at every angle even if is the ceiling of your listing property.