The FPV Revolution
Today in Aviation :: August 26, 2013
The heady days of the early 1910s are long past. Today, flying a plane or helicopter is expensive and challenging — it is also fun and amazing, of course. Yet what if you could fly without having a pilot certificate, an airplane or a flight instructor? What if all it took was a set of modern electronics, some cameras and a rather specialized rig that puts you into the cockpit of a radio controlled airplane — if only virtually?
Welcome to the world of FPV — First Person View.
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Photo of the Day
A U.S. Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft assigned to Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida, sits parked on the tarmac in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on May 15, 2013.
Photo Credit: Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Colon, USCG