World Drone Prix 2016 – Mr. Steele holding his Freestyle trophy and contemplating a Dubai tower building surf…

Rotor Riot 2016

Mr. Steele preparing for Rotor Riot
Busting through props in the bright sun to hand you something brilliant.

Rotor Riot is a show starring some of the worlds best FPV pilots/personalties and their travels, flying, arguing, reviewing, and crashing!

Created by none other than Mr. Chad Kapper himself (Founder of Flite Test).

Rotor Riot Facebook     Rotor Riot Youtube


The Quest to Find New Balls to Rip (recent travels)

Behind the Scenes from my Utah Trip

Indian Creek MOAB Utah. Dec 2015


Vancouver, BC Canada Dec 2015


LA, CA Nov, 2015

Jeti Duplex Tx DS-16 Carbon line Mr. Steele Edition


Long Range 6″ Alien


Mr.Steele fpv flying the freestyle event at f3Expo November 2015

Understanding what FPV is

Piloting, by first person view, or FPV flying a carbon fiber 250mm class(motor to motor dimensions) airframe at 65 miles an hour is not only fun, it’s very challenging.  First off, the point of view of the pilot is from an on-board camera. The view of the camera is transmitted  (ImmersionRC) through a 5.8ghz signal to Fatshark FPV goggles which display the view to both eyes of the pilot. Battery consumption details and other important information is transmitted and displayed to give telemetry feedback to the pilot through OSD, or On Screen Display (PNP50) to delivery FPV Data.


The airframes (often Team Blacksheep) that drone racers fly have four very efficient electric motors. Lumenier Motors fly on Mr. Steele’s aircraft (2206 at 2350kv).  The Flyduino KISS electronic speed controllers are 18-30amps and weigh only a few grams.  The SPracing flight controller coordinates the motor speed for rudder, elevator, aileron, and throttle control.  The Taranis RC transmitter with FrSky receiver, 4s  lipo battery (SMC Lipo) and other components can usually be found at places like or online.


FPV flying low, fast, and accurately is extremely difficult and requires hours of practice. Call them a quadcopter, rc fpv racer, multirotor first person view racing with a GoPro or just plane drone racers, the new world of fpv drone racing is coming at us fast.


38 thoughts on “Mr. Steele’s Drone Home

  1. Steele,
    The way you fly makes me think you’re some kind of black ops trained, secret Bond-like spy: Mr. Rippington Steele – International man of mystery and awesome fpv ball ripping fking pilot ;-> You make ripping balls look so fun and smooth, we mortals dare to try it! Haha.
    Thanks for all you do to encourage and promote this great activity, hobby, and community. You’re a pioneer my friend. You’re beast! All the best for sharing the love, the skillz…and the laughs! Mr. G

  2. Mr. Steele,
    Love your videos. Just checked out your bio. Amazing you’ve only been flying for such a short period of time. I’m pretty new to this hobby and I’m very interested in learning about the different software to time these vehicles. I currently use openpilot but soon I’ll probably change to cleanflight. I was wondering where can I learn detailed information about all the different settings and tabs within these programs. Basically I want an explanation for what each thing does, how it works, and affects the aircraft. Thanks a lot for your time.

  3. CONGRATULATIONS and KUDOS to the brand new, shiny, FPV Drone Nationals (Day 1) Champion and renowned ball ripper, our very own, Mr. Steele or Steeeeeeeeeeeel DAviiiiiiiiis!!! Woohoo! Lol. Deserved and delivered, but spurred on by his equal and challenging mates, who he often references and confers with. You truly are a warrior poet of the skies Mr. Steele. May there be much celebration there in Sacramento and upon your return home here in Atlanta ;-). Cheers bud!

  4. Mr. Steele, I first saw a video of your flight at Gibson Ranch, after you bagged the trophy at the Nationals here in Sacramento. All I can say is . . . WOW! I love your control and fluidity of your style. Your flight at Gibson Ranch was truly inspirational to me, as it shows what hard work and readily available (?) equipment can do. You sound like a great representative for the sport. I wish you the best and will be searching for more vids of your flights.

  5. Pilots wearing goggles that feed a first-person view from cameras mounted on custom-built performance quadcopters have taken those flying machines into forests and abandoned buildings and filmed some seriously jaw-dropping footage. FPV drone racing in a forest has nearly 2 million views on YouTube.

  6. I honestly wish I could have just at least one session of flying with you. I swear I’m a fast learner. I just want to be a talented builder and pilot as well.

  7. Can you do a video someday on how you tune your PIDs? I know this would be a pretty boring video but it would probably get an insane amount of views and help us regular flying folk out tremendously ;)……but seriously I would give you 200 bucks right now for some PID tips!!

    1. hhahaah PID tuning is a very difficult thing to teach, however I plan to eventually make a video regarding the Struggles and some tips of PID tuning.

  8. Every one of your videos just blow me away, each one better than the last. You have quickly become one of my all time favorite FPV pilots. Congrats on all your success and I am personally excited to watch every vid to come!

  9. Mr. Steele , Hey I’m local here in Atlanta. I live in Cherokee county and am new to the hobby. Have been trying like heck to find safe available flying spots. The guys at Atlanta hobby said you might have some guidance. Any spots you know of or meet ups would be much appreciated. Trying to stay legal and safe! Thanks, Ken

  10. hey Mr. Steel

    Can you tell your settings to your 5 inch Alien frame.

    You’ve provided so far , only the settings for 6 inches Alien frame .

    best regards


  11. Hey Steele. I’m building up a QAV210 and I am having trouble deciding which motors to get. I will be carrying a GoPro. I am trying to decide between the Cobra 2204 2300kv and the luminier rx2204 2300kv motors. Im also keeping the rx2206 2350kv motors in mind but I think they might be too much power and they’ll chew my batteries too fast. Which motor should I get? (I have been following the cobra qc issues lately)

    1. honestly i would get the RX2206 2350KV it’s just a better motor all around and the battery consumption isn’t that much more.

  12. Your fcken awesome mr steele. If your ever in perth western australia. Drop me a email. Ill be glad to show u some of the killa spots we fly.

  13. What would all of us do without the presence of the awesome tips you talk about on this site? Who comes with the patience to deal with important topics just for common readers like me? I and my buddies are very blessed to have your site among the kinds we frequently visit. It is hoped you know how a great deal we enjoy your efforts! Best wishes coming from us all.

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