After taking basically a year of from freestyle/racing (First Person View) FPV, I’ve decided to get back into it in a very small way. Tiny actually. The latest craze in FPV is building really tiny drones carrying cameras with onboard video transmitters began by the Blade Inductrix, AKA Tiny Whoop, AKA AcroBee, AKA a bazillion other names, to fly FPV indoors. And I’ve pretty motivated to fly indoors given the recent drop in temperature and short days of Winter.
And this is what came in the box today from newbeedrone.com. Not a lot to it.
Normally, it takes me at least a week to build a racing drone, mostly done after the kids hit the sack. But I’m thinking that this should only take a couple of hours, plus some time to update and tune the flight controller. Haven’t built one so speculating based on the low part count. Will update the thread with the results.
On a somewhat related note, this past weekend I happen to be watching the latest race in the Drone Racing League (DRL) on ESPN, and was really happy to see that one of the guys that I used to fly with won the overall. Not that I am in any way in the same league as these guys. I basically suck compared to the fast ones. But good to see local chaps doing well. Here I am practicing in Sept 2015 and collide with another drone (in a really big field) which doesn’t happen that often. Promise. Willard is the middle guy when we gather to inspect the carnage. Second crash is testing after the repair and throwing a prop. Probably why I took a year off. Was spending more time building than flying