FPV Drones

Reviews of FPV Drones - Table

Product ModelKey FeaturesOverall Score Buy Now
TBS Vendetta FPV Racer Review

TBS Vendetta FPV Racer Review

  • Modular design
  • Strong and lightweight carbon fibre frame
  • Replace crash-damaged parts fast
  • Fast
  • No need for solder
  • Don't need a computer to configure settings. Use the transmitter and the OSD to do it.
2 Vortex 250 Pro Review

Vortex 250 Pro Review

  • Strong and lightweight carbon fibre frame
  • Fast and tough
  • Simple to set up
  • Easy to learn
  • Integrated full-graphic OSD
  • Use the OSD and your radio transmitter to configure it
  • Integrated black box flight recorder
  • Packed in case
  • Preconfigured professional racer tuned settings
3 EMAX Nighthawk Pro 280 FPV Racer Review

EMAX Nighthawk Pro 280 FPV Racer Review

  • Strong and lightweight carbon fibre frame
  • Available as ARTF kit
  • Affordable Price
  • Frame design allows camera to tilt
  • Li-Po battery can fit within the body
  • Angled motor mounts installed for quicker forward flight
  • Aluminium frame standoffs
  • Braided cables give a professional look
4 Foxtech Screamer 250 Pentacopter Review

Foxtech Screamer 250 Pentacopter Review

  • Comes as RTF package
  • Aerodynamic profile
  • Extremely quick
  • Powerful
  • Nice motor protection
  • Easy to upgrade/repair
5 WLtoys Q242G Review

WLtoys Q242G Review

  • Small
  • FPV Receiver and monitor built into the controller
  • Simple to control
  • Stable and gentle flier
  • Great for beginners
  • Relatively good camera
  • Stable videos, jellofree
  • Affordable
6 Syma X8W Review

Syma X8W Review

  • Affordable price
  • Smooth and stable flyer
  • 2MP Wi-Fi camera
  • Application is easy to install
  • Powerful battery
  • Flight time is very good
  • FPV flights with any Android or iOS devices
  • Amazing build quality

FPV stands for F irst P erson V iew and at the same time for one of the most beautiful hobbies in the world. The name suggests that it basically means to percieve he world from the firs-person perspective. And this without leaving the comfortable and safe deck chair. A video signal is sent live from the air to pilots on the ground who decide where the drone flies – through the clouds, forests, by the hills …

The fact that you are not sitting in the aircraft, creates unique opportunities to do maneuvers and tricks that you would otherwise not dare to do.

 

What do you need for FPV flying?

  • A camera
  • A transmitter and a receiver for video and control signal
  • A display device (monitor / glasses)
  • A means of transport (in our case – drone)

Whether you attach the whole gear on an aircraft, a car, a submarine or a raccoon, it is up to you to decide. The first mentioned – aircraft is, however, more to the interest of our team 😉

You will find all the how, what, why and where of FPV flying on our website . Each drone model has its advantages and disadvantages, and each component has a meaningful place in the system. Rule of thumb: start small and expand continuously. There is always room for improvement!

Once you have had your first successful flights, the addiction for more begins instantly – higher, faster and further. However, you should know a lot on the subject, what you actually do and what is the legal framework that limits the flying and especially how to make it a fun and safe hobby for you and you fellow pilot.

Current trends are FPV ” races ” with small multicopters. The classic is and remains the joint “proximity” flying. However, the premier class is the long-range flying, with the aim to cover the greatest possible distance.

 

Learning to fly FPV

Here are some tips with do’s and dont’s:

  • Buy good antennas (TBS Triumphs) no cheap stuff.
  • Get a DVR; or goggles with DVR for your flights.
  • Fly full acro/air mode. Don’t use Horizon!
  • Use sims like DRL for practice – infinite crashes that don’t cost $.
  • HS1177 camera is gold in the FPV world. Fit it with an IR-Block lens for better view, or a GoPro lens for wider view.

These assumptions are based on the idea of you getting an FPV racing drone, 150mm-250mm in size.

If you are only getting into FPV and don’t want to invest a fortune into it you can’t go far wrong with Quanum Cyclops Goggles.

Overview of our reviews of FPV Drones

Product ModelKey FeaturesOverall Score Buy Now
TBS Vendetta FPV Racer Review

TBS Vendetta FPV Racer Review

  • Modular design
  • Strong and lightweight carbon fibre frame
  • Replace crash-damaged parts fast
  • Fast
  • No need for solder
  • Don't need a computer to configure settings. Use the transmitter and the OSD to do it.
2 Vortex 250 Pro Review

Vortex 250 Pro Review

  • Strong and lightweight carbon fibre frame
  • Fast and tough
  • Simple to set up
  • Easy to learn
  • Integrated full-graphic OSD
  • Use the OSD and your radio transmitter to configure it
  • Integrated black box flight recorder
  • Packed in case
  • Preconfigured professional racer tuned settings
3 EMAX Nighthawk Pro 280 FPV Racer Review

EMAX Nighthawk Pro 280 FPV Racer Review

  • Strong and lightweight carbon fibre frame
  • Available as ARTF kit
  • Affordable Price
  • Frame design allows camera to tilt
  • Li-Po battery can fit within the body
  • Angled motor mounts installed for quicker forward flight
  • Aluminium frame standoffs
  • Braided cables give a professional look
4 Foxtech Screamer 250 Pentacopter Review

Foxtech Screamer 250 Pentacopter Review

  • Comes as RTF package
  • Aerodynamic profile
  • Extremely quick
  • Powerful
  • Nice motor protection
  • Easy to upgrade/repair
5 WLtoys Q242G Review

WLtoys Q242G Review

  • Small
  • FPV Receiver and monitor built into the controller
  • Simple to control
  • Stable and gentle flier
  • Great for beginners
  • Relatively good camera
  • Stable videos, jellofree
  • Affordable
6 Syma X8W Review

Syma X8W Review

  • Affordable price
  • Smooth and stable flyer
  • 2MP Wi-Fi camera
  • Application is easy to install
  • Powerful battery
  • Flight time is very good
  • FPV flights with any Android or iOS devices
  • Amazing build quality