FPV stands for “First Person View”. When your RC model is equipped with an FPV camera, you will be able to watch real-time video being streamed from your model through an FPV headset (or goggles). By wearing this headset, you will be able to fly your model from the perspective of the cockpit. It’s just like flying from the pilot’s seat! FPV is exciting technology and Modelflight are thrilled to offer it to you..
An FPV platform is essentially any RC model that you want to fly. All that you will need is enough room to install an FPV camera system. Rest assured camera systems such as the Spektrum VA1100 camera are very small and will hardly take up any room.
You will need a compatible transmitter to fly the platform equipped with the FPV camera. In this case, we would recommend Spektrum radio systems, as their 2.4GHz bandwidth will not interfere with the FPV camera signal.
An FPV camera will be required to capture the first person video footage and transmit it to your platform. The aforementioned VA1100 camera would be ideal for this purpose.
By wearing a compatible headset, you will be able to view the real-time footage streamed right in front of your eyes. You will be able to instantly see what the camera on the platform sees. A good package is the Spektrum UMX FPV System, which contains a headset and camera in one package.