FPV racing South Africa
The new sport that reminds you of the Start Wars speeder chase scene
Chances are that over the last few months you have come across the increasingly popular videos of people flying mini-copters that evoke scenes of Star Wars. If this reference doesn’t ring a bell, I suggest checking out the epic Return of the Jedi speeder bike chase and you will know what I am talking about. With goggles that allow you to be immersed and see everything from the point of view of the drone, this is the closest thing we’re going to get to that at the moment.
FPV racing South Africa – Where do I start?
If you’re like me, you would have watched the video exactly once before starting the search for the best place to buy your own and how to get involved with FPV racing in South Africa. There are a few groups in the major cities that have started great Facebook communities, that shouldn’t be difficult to find, aimed at growing the hobby. They are always open and willing to help anyone new get started.
Where do I get one?
The best place I’ve found so far is Flying Robot. I asked them a few questions and had my kit ordered and delivered the very next day. They have everything from complete builds, for guys who just want to start flying, to kits for guys that enjoy the buildup to the flying.