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FPV Racing for the complete beginner

For those who are new to FPV Racing, FPV stands for First Person View. A video feed from a camera-mounted drone allows the pilot to essentially see through the eyes of their drone and pilot it as though they were in the drone. Now imagine racing this way at high speeds easily over 70 miles/hour. It's part video game and part action sport.

Here  are some of the videos that got me interested in the sport. Feel free to post others!

Posted by ABC news Australia - part of a segment on Drone Racing

Posted by FPV racer Charpu

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Looks awesome! Just like star

Looks awesome! Just like star wars pod racing. Gotta get me one of these...

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The tech behind a racing

The tech behind a racing drone by WIRED

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Another great intro to FPV by

Another great intro to FPV by New York Times

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Rotor Drone Mag PDFs

Some PDFs from Rotor Drone that I stumbled on during my research. 

A look inside the FPV Racing scene
http://rotordronemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/FPV-Racing-v5_FINAL.pdf

Basic equipment
http://www.rotordronemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/FPVv2.pdf

Anatomy of an FPV setup
http://rotordronemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/How-FPV-Works_FINAL.pdf
 

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CNN report on FPV Racing

CNN report on FPV Racing ahead of World Drone Prix. The sport's definitely picking up steam.

http://www.cnn.com/videos/tech/2016/03/01/professional-drone-racing-spor...

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Nice find Cloudkiller. No

Nice find Cloudkiller. No doubt it's heading the way of e-sports, especially with the kind of prize money being handed out in World Drone Prix.

Engadget wrote something about this back in Jan.
http://www.engadget.com/2016/01/27/can-drone-racing-become-as-big-as-esp...

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Introduction to Drone Racing

Introduction to Drone Racing by DRL