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FPV Racing South Africa

Here at Flying Robot we are working hard on trying to grow the local South African FPV Racing community.  We want to help connect racers across the country and encourage them to start organising  FPV racing meetups in their cities.

What do you think of using an online tool like Meetup to do this?  Leave a comment below if you think this is a great idea and we'll set it up to organise your next race meet. 

We have already setup a Facebook FPV Racing group as well as a Whats App group where we talk, setups, build tips, troubleshooting, tuning and finding people to fly with.  More like find some opposition.  Thats what any racer needs to go faster and push harder.  More details on those groups can be found in the link above.

What makes a good racing circuit and where can I race?

Any large field will work.  Trees make it more fun and serve as markers turns or even gates.

Joining your local RC club and SAAMA can help speedup your entry into the RC hobby.  We recommend visiting the club a couple of times first before joining.  See how friendly the members are and how open they are to FPV.  Whats great about FPV racing is we keep low and close by.  So never flying out of the clubs designated air space.  SAAMA does recommend a spotter at all times while flying FPV.  We don't really see the point of this for racing.

If you can get permission to use an empty parking garage that works great for hosting indoor races when the weather is too cold or windy.  Also great for night time meetings.

What racing events are coming up?

FPV Fest South Africa  taking place in Cape Town on 1-3 May 2015

Click here to Register

If you have any questions or would like a demo please leave us a comment below or use the contact form here.

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Flying Robot - Alan - February 24, 2015

Great idea. I will try put a page together for recommended flying sites and clubs.

I will be doing some build videos over the next couple of weeks. Will also post some helpful videos we recommend watching. So keep an eye on this blog and our facebook page for those.

The FPV250 frame is a great start. When starting out you need something that can take the knocks and is easy and cheap to fix. 2300kv motors either 2204 or 1806 size with 5inch props.

As you get better you will look to upgrade your frame to full carbon.

Our aim is to make Flying Robot the one site :)

The word “drones” has a bad connotation in the industry. Its early days for this site but will try optimise the SEO for those keywords too.

Thanks for the comment Danny.

danny - February 23, 2015

it will be cool to know where i can fly ( map with all the fealds where people recommend ) if i live in cape town and i have a meeting in rondebosh or if i have to go to JHB it will be cool to know where i can fly and its safe)

i also would like to know in detail what quad
to start with how to set it up ( video ;) how to
make it fast or really fast ! whats the best motors
and props etc to buy .

it will be cool to have 1 site for all the info .

just for reference i wanted to race drones and not knowing its called FPV quad racing i could not find any info in SA . is there a way to add info on drone racing for google search purpose to get more people finding the group. i was lucky finding the group on SA drones on facebook

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