Rotor Riot 2016
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).
The Quest to Find New Balls to Rip (recent travels)
Behind the Scenes from my Utah Trip
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 Teamblacksheep.com or GetFPV.com 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.