This video is my FPV MAIDEN FLIGHT with my new Rotor Riot HD1 FPV. I’m new to FPV and this is my journey into the hobby. I’ll review the importance of proper propeller installation and what to look for before attempting your first FPV flight with a new quad. I hope you can learn from my mistakes and if you’ve learned something from this video please be sure to leave a big THUMBS UP! Thank you for the support!!
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I know the feeling my 1st was just like that
I feel your pain. I did a firmware update and my motor configuration changed in betaflight. Once you get the hang of FPV (coming from flying DJI), it’s so much fun.
One tip from a fairly recent beginner: Create a folder on your hardrive with your quadcopter’s name. In that folder, save the betaflight setup backup. Then go to the CLI tab and type DUMP. Save that txt file into the folder as well. If you ever mess anything up, it’s a quick and easy factory restore.
Also buy lots of props and spare parts! Good luck and happy flying!
Thanks, Ron, the best way to learn is by making a few mistakes!
Kinda like I did, today, while chasing buzzards from my cat colony food without knowing the surface on which I was running.
Broke my collar bone and bruised some ribs when I tripped … O_o
Keep up the great vids! 🙂
Keep up the great work Ron
Why aren’t props labeled properly? Crazy. Great post, learned a lot, and I’m sure NASA goes through this kind of testing but where a mistake costs millions. Looking forward to your next post on a great flight!
A big Hi from New Zealand Ron. Yes the prop thing is a catch for new players but once you get that bird in the air and have your googles on you will be totally hooked. It’s a great feeling out there ripping round the area. I have been doing it for about a year now and am always learning. On to my 4th build now which will have the DJI FPV system in it. Cant wait to try it. Keep it up mate. 👍
Now that you understand leading and trailing edge, the second thing to remember is that quads are either configured for “Props In”(normal) rotation or “Props Out”(reversed motors). Yours is configured for “Props In” rotation, meaning the props turn inward towards each end of your frame. Props Out(reversed motors) turn outward, away from each end of your frame.
Quads can be tuned to fly in either configuration, and there are advantages and disadvantages to each. If you wanted to fly “props out” you would just turn on the Reversed Motors setting in Betaflight. I fly my iFlight DC3 in Props Out configuration. Typical this config is used for smaller, lighter quads, under 3 inch. But there are no strict rules about when to use props in or Props Out.. it’s just pilot preference.
Everyone who flies fpv has a story of hard times starting. yesterday i setup turtle mode and somehow switched off my arm switch then drove all the way to the field and couldn’t fly!
hi Ron that looks like a great fpv racer nice camera on it i too am venturing into fpv but i decided to learn on a whoop before jumping into what your using its not as easy as some are thinking you might want get yourself small whoop to learn on before damaging the nice one you have there just a thought
Some of the prop manufacturers will put arrows of the direction that the props are supposed to spin right on the Blade closest to the hub Best advice I can give you for starting out in FPV is find a nice open location with lots of grass and no people and make sure you are facing the drone in reference to where you are flying with your goggles And if you have not already install yourself a lost model buzzer trust me you will thank me some day Good luck and happy flying
Morning Ron I wondered why it flipped over at the beginning so when you post were going to see what you see in the goggles.?
Sounds like a good quick check list may be good
Im getting into fpv doingnthe research will buy a jimper t16 remote then practice in sim for a while will begin the journey with a tiny woop then as i progress will purchase more powerful quads…… What goggles are you using
🙂 welcome to FPV.. the land of no instructions LOLOL
You’re lucky that is all it did..a lot of times it can be a lot worse. This is a great video for beginners. Enjoy the journey!
And if you ever have questions, feel too reach out. You can find my email on my about page.
TY for the info! Appreciate the honesty and willingness to share! How long did it take to get your HD1 from Rotor Riot?
Hay Brother here is a tip, in betaflight configurator you will find a reverse props tab. turn that on and then put props on the right way. what this will do is not sling grass and dirt onto your camera lens and when you hit a tree branch the props will push your quad away from the tree instead of sucking it in. trust me this works ! sounds like you are kind of new to this quad racing. ill subscribe to see your progress. i ben flying acro racing quads for a few years now so if you need help or have questions feel free to ask in the comments on one of my latest videos . also set arm small angle to 180 deg so if you crash on a slope or hill and the quad is right side up you can arm it and take back off instead of placing it on level ground. happy flying brother !
everybody makes that mistake, rules: any first test hover should be done at least 20 feet from the quad, not just your personal maiden. its probably best to test without goggles and in angle mode (self leveling) then goggles on and acro and always fly forward, as slow as you can, first thing you need is to get a feel for the throttle, by which i mean how much throttle to catch the quad from dropping. then some nice gentle bank turns and you’ll soon be feeling confident enough to just enjoy it.
Great tips……appreciate it.