Just like in any high-technology field, the rapid pace of development makes keeping up with the latest advancements and news in the FPV and UAV communities a challenge.
And because the FPV and UAV fields aren’t exactly interesting to the average person, it can be difficult for you to stay current on recently published information.
That is, unless you know where to look.
Fortunately, a few people have started sites that bring the latest in FPV and UAV news to you on a daily basis.
1. FPV sub-Reddit
The sub-Reddit on FPV has well over 2,400 members and you’ll find links to a lot of great content that would otherwise be difficult to find online.
Although the comment section operates in a similar way to YouTube, you don’t have to use a Google+ account to join in the discussion.
If you post a link on the sub-Reddit, you’ll get quick feedback from the FPV community, whereas with YouTube it might take days, weeks, or months to get any kind of visibility on your content.
I also like the FPV sub-Reddit because the site users quickly filter out what is interesting and worth watching from the stuff that you can probably pass on.
It’s a great time-saver.
2. FPV Central.net
This FPV news site started in July, 2011 and the owners publish articles on a daily basis.
You’ll find news, how-to’s, reviews, and videos.
Here’s a link to Part 1 of an interesting article series on how to make a cheap, yet functional quadcopter.
Some other great articles:
- Hubsan H107D FPV Quadcopter Review
- Thermal RC photos
- Build your own programmable High Power 3W LED Flasher for your FPV model (video below)
3. sUAS News
sUAS, or ‘Small Unmanned Aircraft System’ News bills itself as the leading news and information site for unmanned aviation.
It was started by balloon pilot and ex-air traffic controller, Gary Mortimer, in 2008 and has expanded to include a small team of writers and contributors.
They produce fresh content and sift through a lot of material each day to bring the latest to their subscribers and visitors.
I’ve recently noticed they’re making use of the Google currents software for news distribution to mobile devices.
sUAS also launched their Drone TV YouTube channel in the last couple of months.