Join us every Monday night at 8:15pm CST for Handicap Sim Races!
tl;dr: Pay $300 and leave with a fully built and tuned racing quad. Just bring your own transmitter, batteries and goggles. Last day to register will April 14th. LIMITED TO 10 SPOTS!
April 28th 9am-5pm 901FPV and the Midsouth Makers will be hosting a mini-quad Tech Day! This will mostly be for people who are wanting to get into FPV andcurrently don’t have a 5 inch sized quad. Though others are welcome to attend.
So for $300 here is what you get, a very nice race ready build that we will help you build and tune. This build will support 3s-4s batteries.
You will be learning how to solder, understanding electronics, and how to repair and maintain your own quadcopter. If you are new to the hobby, don’t be intimidated. This tech day is tailored to all skill levels.
Compared to our old tech day build the motors, ESC flight controller, and camera are upgraded.
For your transmitter I struggled with this because want to recommend something that will be affordable, but at the same time I want to recommend something that you can get a lot of help with locally or even on YouTube. The Taranis options have features like being able to tune your quad and change video channels from the transmitter.
What we all use:
One thing I want to mention, the VTX we are going to use has been chosen because it has Smart Audio. We should have a write up very soon about Smart Audio, but basically it allows us to change VTX channels and power levels using the Taranis. So if you want that functionality you will need to order one of the Taranis’ from above.
With goggles you have a lot of options out there, but it basically boils down to Fatsharks and everything else. With Fatshark’s you get portability and coolness factor, but it will cost you. What you choose here is up to you but here are some options.
I honestly believe you should start with 4s batteries. They have more power and so many new pilots start with 3s, but then you end up with batteries you won’t use. I find that wasteful.
There are a lot of different options but currently the best chargers for the money seem to be the iSDT brand of chargers.
A couple things to mention with these chargers. They are DC only so you will need an AC power source if you want to charge at home. Otherwise you can hook them up to your car battery. iSDT actually makes a power supply for these but you can also convert a PC power supply for much less money.
tl;dr: Pay $300 and leave with a fully built and tuned racing quad. Just bring your own transmitter, batteries and goggles. Last day to register will September 10th. LIMITED TO 10 SPOTS!
September 23rd 9am-5pm 901FPV and the Midsouth Makers will be hosting a mini-quad Tech Day! This will mostly be for people who are wanting to get into FPV andcurrently don’t have a 5 inch sized quad. Though others are welcome to attend.
Remember those days you and your FPV crew got together to teach others how to tune quads? Man that seems just like yesterday. If you think about it, it wasn’t that long ago, but now we flash Betaflight and go burn some packs. Things change fast in this growing sport.
March 26th 901FPV’s own team of racers from Team White Goat are attending a race in Louisiana. The chapter AcadianaFPV in the town of Lafayette, LA are hosting a large scale team race with up to 35 pilots across 7 teams. Each team is racing to complete 200 laps first, at that point the race stops and teams are scored by laps completed. This race labeled “Mayhem Team Event” will be an awesome event to attend with lots of sponsors and prizes.
901FPV is opening its 2017 Racing season on March 4th. This will be the first race of many extending through the summer. These races will be focused on Local Pilots and have a semi-serious environment with structured heats and lap timing. Pilots will collect points towards a “Season” that will have a leaderboard on MultiGP.
We encourage all pilots in the area to sign up on MultiGP not only for racing but to get updates as Events are scheduled out. Racing may not be your thing but attending these events exposes you to a lot of knowledge and the practices of flying with others. Below is a video link detailing the steps involved from Account Creation to Signing up for a race on MultiGP
tl;dr: Pay $250 and leave with a fully built and tuned quad. Just bring your own transmitter, batteries and goggles. Last day to register will April 3rd.
*UPDATE 3/29/17: Added info about battery chargers.
**UPDATE 4/2/17: We are sold out. Keep an eye out for the next build event!
April 15th 11am-4ish 901FPV and the Midsouth Makers will be hosting a mini-quad Tech Day! This will mostly be for people who are wanting to get into FPV and currently don’t have a 5 inch sized quad. Though others are welcome to attend.
901FPV has been asked to come back to the FedEx Institute of Technology (FIT) to hold another Tiny Whoop race! The race will be part of the DRONES Cluster. To learn more about the DRONES Cluster see here.
We are honored to get another chance to hold a race at the FIT and introduce people to FPV racing. There should be a lot of spectators who are involved with drones already in some form or fashion, so let’s show them what this whole FPV Racing thing is about.
There will also be free food….