Top 6 FPV Drone Racing Mistakes Beginners Make

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Published on October 14, 2017

I’m Joshua Bardwell you’re going to learn something today at least I hope you learned something if you’re new to the hobby of drone racing or quad copters or multirotors whatever you want to call it in this video I’m going to go over the top mistakes that I think people who are new to this hobby make and hopefully if you are new to the Hobby you can avoid some of these mistakes and if you’re not news to hobby well I hope you’re still entertained by hearing what I think the top mistakes are you can go down into the comments and tell me which ones you think I missed or where you think I got it wrong or where you think I got it right share your horror stories so the other noobs who come watch this video can go down and read the comments and NC does not just making all this up without any further ado let’s get into the list and the first mistake on the list is not spending enough time learning to fly in a simulator so you can get a simulator for your computer that will let you learn to fly a multi rotor and the experience of flying in the simulator is not exactly like flying in real life the simulation is not perfect but it’s actually pretty good and spending five or ten hours maybe learning to fly in a simulator will actually really help you when you first go out with your real copter here’s the thing the first time you fly with your real copter you are going to crash you’re not going to fly beautifully and land it wonderfully and everything will go great that’s just not going to happen for 99% of us and the second time you’re going to crash and the third time you’re going to put it in a tree and the fourth time you’re going to crash into a you know you’re just going to crash a lot.

And eventually you crash less and less so get the first 50 100 200 crashes out of the way in the computer where you can just hit the reset button and get right back in the air now in order for this to make the best use of your time you really should be using a transmitter not just not just like an Xbox joystick or whatever so that the muscle memory you’re learning in your hands actually applies the great thing is that if you know what transmitter you’re interested in getting you can usually get a little adapter like this one and it plugs into your computer and you let you use your transmitter that you will actually be using with your quadcopter as a joystick with a simulator so you’re actually having the experience of using your actual transmitter as you fly I strongly strongly recommend anyone who is new to to multirotors to spend to spend this time it is not cool or sexy to be sitting in front of a computer instead of out there with your quadcopter but if you have scrimped and saved and gotten your first few hundred dollars together to get a quadcopter there’s nothing more heartbreaking than smashing it into the ground and destroying it and not being able to fly it and that’s going to happen like sharp boosts once said don’t fall in love with your quadcopter you’re going to destroy it it will happen. and then you’ll fix it and then you’ll get back in the air and you’ll break it again and fix it and etc but you’re going to do that a lot lot more in the beginning do it in the simulator the second mistake on this list the beginners make flying in Auto level now if you want to fly a camera platform like a phantom or a Mavic or any of those if you want to fly that kind of copter then auto level GPS assisted all that stuff is perfect that’s what it’s for but if you want to get into racing or freestyle you’re going to be flying in accra mode not Auto level mode and people ask sometimes on ons on my videos who are you flying an auto level or acro and I just want to smack myself in the head and like no one is flying Auto level and any of these awesome racing and freestyle videos no one none of them are flying in Auto level Auto level seems like a good thing acro seems hard at first and it may be it has a little bit more of a learning curve than Auto level but here’s the thing Auto level teaches you all kinds of terrible habits and after you get past the very basic point of trying to learn how to hover Auto level will fight you every step of the way in being able to do good racing and good acro moves oh I know someone out there right now is saying I know a guy and he won a race in Auto level he placed first place in the Nationals good good for that’s that’s not doesn’t mean it’s a good idea for everyone okay so bite the bullet learn to fly in a crow or rate mode same thing different name don’t learn to fly on auto level mode it’ll be harder at first that’s why you’re practicing in the simulator but then once you get it it will be so much better and the thing is if you learn to fly an auto level mode it’s not like when you decide to fly in rate mode okay I’ll just pick it up you’ve learned so many bad habits from auto level mode that unlearning those habits you actually takes you twice as long to learn to fly in accra mode so just bite the bullet learn to fly in accra mode the third item on the list is overpaying for your gear at your local hobby shop here’s what here’s our often happens someone wants to get into racing so they go to the local hobby shop and they say I want a racing drone and a local hobby shop sells them something who knows what they end up paying two or three times as much as they ought to for inferior gear if they quickly outgrow or break and then when they go back they they just sell them more stuff I know there are good local hobby shops out there and I feel like they absolutely deserve your support but so many of the ones that I’ve been in they don’t have what I want I went I needed some props and I went to buy pot and they didn’t have reversed or they didn’t clockwise props because they don’t do multirotors I was like what am I doing here or if they do have something like what you want it’s so overpriced and I know that if you’re running a brick-and-mortar store that you have to charge more than if you’re running a warehouse out of China I understand that I appreciate that I’m not opposed to that I’m willing to pay more for the ability to walk in the door and get something and walk out but I’ve heard stories of people being charged 50 bucks for an A’s 32 or something and I’m just like come on use that’s that’s not right so don’t rush out into your local hobby shop and just buy the first thing they plunked down chances are that you will do better getting something off the internet you will get a better product and you will spend less money and if you think oh but I need to support my local hobby shop well only if they’re a good one in chance there aren’t many of those left these days so the state number four cheeping out when people ask what it costs to get into drone racing I say about between 600 and let’s say 1,300 dollars depending on how much you want to spend if you’ve got nothing and you’re starting from scratch and I know you can do it cheaper than 600 somewhere around 300 it starts to get really questionable if you’re buying absolute bottom-of-the-barrel gear you’re really throwing your money away you’re getting stuff that is not going to last you’re not going to have a good experience flying it and you’re going to end up replacing it now this is a tough one for me because let’s face it this is an expensive hobby and I hope that as many people as want to get into it can get into it so I don’t want to say that if you just because you only have so much money to spend you can’t get into this hobby you don’t want to put down the person who is in it on a shoestring and and is still having a great time but if you have a little bit more to spend it’s probably worth it to go ahead and spend it and I would say I would say if you’re spending five or six hundred dollars on your first set up including the copter the goggles the the transmitter everything you’re probably doing okay if you’re spending more than that you may be doing better you may just be spending more that’s a tough call but if you’re spending less than as you get down into the 400 300 I’ve seen some decent copters in the 200 to 250 dollar range I’ve even reviewed some of them there are some okay copters out there so I’m actually pretty good copters in that range so if you were to say 200 for the copter hundred for some kind of gut headplay goggles or something like that and another 50 or 100 for a transmitter of some kind now you’re in the range of two to four hundred dollars if you’re spending much less than that you should might ought to think about spending a little more than that mistake number five rushing going too fast I know this hobby is all about going fast right here so excited to get in the air but you miss things and the stereotypical example that we see every Christmas also known as I lost my drone day is people take off and they don’t know how fail-safe works on their copter and then their copter flies away and we make fun of phantom users for doing this right but racing drone pilots do it too the copter flies away so there are some real distance this is a complicated hobby and there’s a lot of ways that you can get it wrong there’s a lot of mistakes you can make and there’s things you need to be know how to do and like setting up your failsafe and a few other things ok I’m not this is not the video to go into what they are the thing is you’re in such a hurry to just freakin get any air that you don’t spend the time in the simulator you don’t setup your failsafe and they make these other mistakes and you end up trash in that beautiful new drone that you just bought take the time to learn the things that you need to learn and and you’ll get in the air and you’ll have a much better experience. so then how do you know what those things are and that brings me to mistake number 6 that I think people make which is going it alone I know you’re in the middle of freaking nowhere you don’t know anybody who flies a drone and you called me you reach out to me on the internet for help desperate because your flight controller wasn’t working your receiver wasn’t working yes come to me I’ll do everything I can but there’s only so much I can do as a random guy on the internet and if you were sitting in the room with me I could fix it probably in 20 minutes and it’d be done but trying to troubleshoot over the Internet is an exercise in frustration here’s the thing there is a flight group near you now for some value of near I talked to one guy and he was in the middle of freaking nowhere Texas and I said well why don’t you will go to go to San Antonio or go to I don’t know whatever Austin from near nearby city and he said well gosh that’s two hours away and I’m like look on some Saturday make a day of it reach out to them on their Facebook page find somebody people in this hobby are so willing to help you to reach out to them on their Facebook page or whatever find somebody will help you dry for two hours who cares it’s two hour drive you live in Texas two hours is a morning commute spend five hours six hours out there in somebody’s workshop working on your copter and learning soaking up information and then drive two hours home and you had a great day right that’s that’s a great way to spend your time wherever you live and if you’re you probably within a couple hours drive of you have a flat big city with a flight Club and if you could find them go go to Facebook and search for city name fpv or city name drone racing or whatever try to find just they’re out there you just got to find them Facebook is actually a surprisingly good it’s almost better than Google because oftentimes these groups don’t have a web page but they do have a Facebook group so search for those things find the people out there don’t just think you’re stuck alone and having to learn all this is too much for most people to learn on their own you’ll be overwhelmed you get frustrated you get tired of it you’ll give up and that’s a shame because it is a great dream that you had that made you want to get into this hobby it’s real and you can have it but there’s a whole lot of hurdles to get over and it’s so much easier if you’ve got somebody to help you steer you through them well there you go those are how many days I have six the six biggest mistakes but I think people make when they get into drone racing you tell me what you think any I missed big mistakes I’m sure I missed some I didn’t think of them and tell me what you think of mine if you’ve got any horror stories or things that happen when you were getting into the Hobby put them down in the comments thanks for watching happy flying

So then how do you know what those things are and that brings me to mistake number 6 that I think people make which is going it alone I know you’re in the middle of freaking nowhere you don’t know anybody who flies a drone and you called me you reach out to me on the internet for help desperate because your flight controller wasn’t working your receiver wasn’t working yes come to me I’ll do everything I can but there’s only so much I can do as a random guy on the internet and if you were sitting in the room with me I could fix it probably in 20 minutes and it’d be done but trying to troubleshoot over the Internet is an exercise in frustration here’s the thing there is a flight group near you now for some value of near I talked to one guy and he was in the middle of freaking nowhere Texas and I said well why don’t you will go to go to San Antonio or go to I don’t know whatever Austin from near nearby city and he said well gosh that’s two hours away and I’m like look on some Saturday make a day of it reach out to them on their Facebook page find somebody people in this hobby are so willing to help you to reach out to them on their Facebook page or whatever find somebody will help you dry for two hours who cares it’s two hour drive you live in Texas two hours is a morning commute spend five hours six hours out there in somebody’s workshop working on your copter and learning soaking up information and then drive two hours home and you had a great day right that’s that’s a great way to spend your time wherever you live and if you’re you probably within a couple hours drive of you have a flat big city with a flight Club and if you could find them go go to Facebook and search for city name fpv or city name drone racing or whatever try to find just they’re out there you just got to find them Facebook is actually a surprisingly good it’s almost better than Google because oftentimes these groups don’t have a web page but they do have a Facebook group so search for those things find the people out there don’t just think you’re stuck alone and having to learn all this is too much for most people to learn on their own you’ll be overwhelmed you get frustrated you get tired of it you’ll give up and that’s a shame because it is a great dream that you had that made you want to get into this hobby it’s real and you can have it but there’s a whole lot of hurdles to get over and it’s so much easier if you’ve got somebody to help you steer you through them well there you go those are how many days I have six the six biggest mistakes but I think people make when they get into drone racing you tell me what you think any I missed big mistakes I’m sure I missed some I didn’t think of them and tell me what you think of mine if you’ve got any horror stories or things that happen when you were getting into the Hobby put them down in the comments thanks for watching happy flying

And then you’ll fix it and then you’ll get back in the air and you’ll break it again and fix it and etc but you’re going to do that a lot lot more in the beginning do it in the simulator the second mistake on this list the beginners make flying in Auto level now if you want to fly a camera platform like a phantom or a Mavic or any of those if you want to fly that kind of copter then auto level GPS assisted all that stuff is perfect that’s what it’s for but if you want to get into racing or freestyle you’re going to be flying in accra mode not Auto level mode and people ask sometimes on ons on my videos who are you flying an auto level or acro and I just want to smack myself in the head and like no one is flying Auto level and any of these awesome racing and freestyle videos no one none of them are flying in Auto level Auto level seems like a good thing acro seems hard at first and it may be it has a little bit more of a learning curve than Auto level but here’s the thing Auto level teaches you all kinds of terrible habits and after you get past the very basic point of trying to learn how to hover Auto level will fight you every step of the way in being able to do good racing and good acro moves oh I know someone out there right now is saying I know a guy and he won a race in Auto level he placed first place in the Nationals good good for that’s that’s not doesn’t mean it’s a good idea for everyone okay so bite the bullet learn to fly in a crow or rate mode same thing different name don’t learn to fly on auto level mode it’ll be harder at first that’s why you’re practicing in the simulator but then once you get it it will be so much better and the thing is if you learn to fly an auto level mode it’s not like when you decide to fly in rate mode okay I’ll just pick it up you’ve learned so many bad habits from auto level mode that unlearning those habits you actually takes you twice as long to learn to fly in accra mode so just bite the bullet learn to fly in accra mode the third item on the list is overpaying for your gear at your local hobby shop here’s what here’s our often happens someone wants to get into racing so they go to the local hobby shop and they say I want a racing drone and a local hobby shop sells them something who knows what they end up paying two or three times as much as they ought to for inferior gear if they quickly outgrow or break and then when they go back they they just sell them more stuff I know there are good local hobby shops out there and I feel like they absolutely deserve your support but so many of the ones that I’ve been in they don’t have what I want I went I needed some props and I went to buy pot and they didn’t have reversed or they didn’t clockwise props because they don’t do multirotors I was like what am I doing here or if they do have something like what you want it’s so overpriced and I know that if you’re running a brick-and-mortar store that you have to charge more than if you’re running a warehouse out of China I understand that I appreciate that I’m not opposed to that I’m willing to pay more for the ability to walk in the door and get something and walk out but I’ve heard stories of people being charged 50 bucks for an A’s 32 or something and I’m just like come on use that’s that’s not right so don’t rush out into your local hobby shop and just buy the first thing they plunked down chances are that you will do better getting something off the internet you will get a better product and you will spend less money and if you think oh but I need to support my local hobby shop well only if they’re a good one in chance there aren’t many of those left these days so the state number four cheeping out when people ask what it costs to get into drone racing I say about between 600 and let’s say 1,300 dollars depending on how much you want to spend if you’ve got nothing and you’re starting from scratch and I know you can do it cheaper than 600 somewhere around 300 it starts to get really questionable if you’re buying absolute bottom-of-the-barrel gear you’re really throwing your money away you’re getting stuff that is not going to last you’re not going to have a good experience flying it and you’re going to end up replacing it now this is a tough one for me because let’s face it this is an expensive hobby and I hope that as many people as want to get into it can get into it so I don’t want to say that if you just because you only have so much money to spend you can’t get into this hobby you don’t want to put down the person who is in it on a shoestring and and is still having a great time but if you have a little bit more to spend it’s probably worth it to go ahead and spend it and I would say I would say if you’re spending five or six hundred dollars on your first set up including the copter the goggles the the transmitter everything you’re probably doing okay if you’re spending more than that you may be doing better you may just be spending more that’s a tough call but if you’re spending less than as you get down into the 400 300 I’ve seen some decent copters in the 200 to 250 dollar range I’ve even reviewed some of them there are some okay copters out there so I’m actually pretty good copters in that range so if you were to say 200 for the copter hundred for some kind of gut headplay goggles or something like that and another 50 or 100 for a transmitter of some kind now you’re in the range of two to four hundred dollars if you’re spending much less than that you should might ought to think about spending a little more than that mistake number five rushing going too fast I know this hobby is all about going fast right here so excited to get in the air but you miss things and the stereotypical example that we see every Christmas also known as I lost my drone day is people take off and they don’t know how fail-safe works on their copter and then their copter flies away and we make fun of phantom users for doing this right but racing drone pilots do it too the copter flies away so there are some real distance this is a complicated hobby and there’s a lot of ways that you can get it wrong there’s a lot of mistakes you can make and there’s things you need to be know how to do and like setting up your failsafe and a few other things ok I’m not this is not the video to go into what they are the thing is you’re in such a hurry to just freakin get any air that you don’t spend the time in the simulator you don’t setup your failsafe and they make these other mistakes and you end up trash in that beautiful new drone that you just bought take the time to learn the things that you need to learn and and you’ll get in the air and you’ll have a much better experience so then how do you know what those things are and that brings me to mistake number 6 that I think people make which is going it alone I know you’re in the middle of freaking nowhere you don’t know anybody who flies a drone and you called me you reach out to me on the internet for help desperate because your flight controller wasn’t working your receiver wasn’t working yes come to me I’ll do everything I can but there’s only so much I can do as a random guy on the internet and if you were sitting in the room with me I could fix it probably in 20 minutes and it’d be done but trying to troubleshoot over the Internet is an exercise in frustration here’s the thing there is a flight group near you now for some value of near I talked to one guy and he was in the middle of freaking nowhere Texas and I said well why don’t you will go to go to San Antonio or go to I don’t know whatever Austin from near nearby city and he said well gosh that’s two hours away and I’m like look on some Saturday make a day of it reach out to them on their Facebook page find somebody people in this hobby are so willing to help you to reach out to them on their Facebook page or whatever find somebody will help you dry for two hours who cares it’s two hour drive you live in Texas two hours is a morning commute spend five hours six hours out there in somebody’s workshop working on your copter and learning soaking up information and then drive two hours home and you had a great day right that’s that’s a great way to spend your time wherever you live and if you’re you probably within a couple hours drive of you have a flat big city with a flight Club and if you could find them go go to Facebook and search for city name fpv or city name drone racing or whatever try to find just they’re out there you just got to find them Facebook is actually a surprisingly good it’s almost better than Google because oftentimes these groups don’t have a web page but they do have a Facebook group so search for those things find the people out there don’t just think you’re stuck alone and having to learn all this is too much for most people to learn on their own you’ll be overwhelmed you get frustrated you get tired of it you’ll give up and that’s a shame because it is a great dream that you had that made you want to get into this hobby it’s real and you can have it but there’s a whole lot of hurdles to get over and it’s so much easier if you’ve got somebody to help you steer you through them well there you go those are how many days I have six the six biggest mistakes but I think people make when they get into drone racing you tell me what you think any I missed big mistakes I’m sure I missed some I didn’t think of them and tell me what you think of mine if you’ve got any horror stories or things that happen when you were getting into the Hobby put them down in the comments thanks for watching happy flying

And eventually you crash less and less so get the first 50 100 200 crashes out of the way in the computer where you can just hit the reset button and get right back in the air now in order for this to make the best use of your time you really should be using a transmitter not just not just like an Xbox joystick or whatever so that the muscle memory you’re learning in your hands actually applies the great thing is that if you know what transmitter you’re interested in getting you can usually get a little adapter like this one and it plugs into your computer and you let you use your transmitter that you will actually be using with your quadcopter as a joystick with a simulator so you’re actually having the experience of using your actual transmitter as you fly I strongly strongly recommend anyone who is new to to multirotors to spend to spend this time it is not cool or sexy to be sitting in front of a computer instead of out there with your quadcopter but if you have scrimped and saved and gotten your first few hundred dollars together to get a quadcopter there’s nothing more heartbreaking than smashing it into the ground and destroying it and not being able to fly it and that’s going to happen like sharp boosts once said don’t fall in love with your quadcopter you’re going to destroy it it will happen and then you’ll fix it and then you’ll get back in the air and you’ll break it again and fix it and etc but you’re going to do that a lot lot more in the beginning do it in the simulator the second mistake on this list the beginners make flying in Auto level now if you want to fly a camera platform like a phantom or a Mavic or any of those if you want to fly that kind of copter then auto level GPS assisted all that stuff is perfect that’s what it’s for but if you want to get into racing or freestyle you’re going to be flying in accra mode not Auto level mode and people ask sometimes on ons on my videos who are you flying an auto level or acro and I just want to smack myself in the head and like no one is flying Auto level and any of these awesome racing and freestyle videos no one none of them are flying in Auto level Auto level seems like a good thing acro seems hard at first and it may be it has a little bit more of a learning curve than Auto level but here’s the thing Auto level teaches you all kinds of terrible habits and after you get past the very basic point of trying to learn how to hover Auto level will fight you every step of the way in being able to do good racing and good acro moves oh I know someone out there right now is saying I know a guy and he won a race in Auto level he placed first place in the Nationals good good for that’s that’s not doesn’t mean it’s a good idea for everyone okay so bite the bullet learn to fly in a crow or rate mode same thing different name don’t learn to fly on auto level mode it’ll be harder at first that’s why you’re practicing in the simulator but then once you get it it will be so much better and the thing is if you learn to fly an auto level mode it’s not like when you decide to fly in rate mode okay I’ll just pick it up you’ve learned so many bad habits from auto level mode that unlearning those habits you actually takes you twice as long to learn to fly in accra mode so just bite the bullet learn to fly in accra mode the third item on the list is overpaying for your gear at your local hobby shop here’s what here’s our often happens someone wants to get into racing so they go to the local hobby shop and they say I want a racing drone and a local hobby shop sells them something who knows what they end up paying two or three times as much as they ought to for inferior gear if they quickly outgrow or break and then when they go back they they just sell them more stuff I know there are good local hobby shops out there and I feel like they absolutely deserve your support but so many of the ones that I’ve been in they don’t have what I want I went I needed some props and I went to buy pot and they didn’t have reversed or they didn’t clockwise props because they don’t do multirotors I was like what am I doing here or if they do have something like what you want it’s so overpriced and I know that if you’re running a brick-and-mortar store that you have to charge more than if you’re running a warehouse out of China I understand that I appreciate that I’m not opposed to that I’m willing to pay more for the ability to walk in the door and get something and walk out but I’ve heard stories of people being charged 50 bucks for an A’s 32 or something and I’m just like come on use that’s that’s not right so don’t rush out into your local hobby shop and just buy the first thing they plunked down chances are that you will do better getting something off the internet you will get a better product and you will spend less money and if you think oh but I need to support my local hobby shop well only if they’re a good one in chance there aren’t many of those left these days so the state number four cheeping out when people ask what it costs to get into drone racing I say about between 600 and let’s say 1,300 dollars depending on how much you want to spend if you’ve got nothing and you’re starting from scratch and I know you can do it cheaper than 600 somewhere around 300 it starts to get really questionable if you’re buying absolute bottom-of-the-barrel gear you’re really throwing your money away you’re getting stuff that is not going to last you’re not going to have a good experience flying it and you’re going to end up replacing it now this is a tough one for me because let’s face it this is an expensive hobby and I hope that as many people as want to get into it can get into it so I don’t want to say that if you just because you only have so much money to spend you can’t get into this hobby you don’t want to put down the person who is in it on a shoestring and and is still having a great time but if you have a little bit more to spend it’s probably worth it to go ahead and spend it and I would say I would say if you’re spending five or six hundred dollars on your first set up including the copter the goggles the the transmitter everything you’re probably doing okay if you’re spending more than that you may be doing better you may just be spending more that’s a tough call but if you’re spending less than as you get down into the 400 300 I’ve seen some decent copters in the 200 to 250 dollar range I’ve even reviewed some of them there are some okay copters out there so I’m actually pretty good copters in that range so if you were to say 200 for the copter hundred for some kind of gut headplay goggles or something like that and another 50 or 100 for a transmitter of some kind now you’re in the range of two to four hundred dollars if you’re spending much less than that you should might ought to think about spending a little more than that mistake number five rushing going too fast I know this hobby is all about going fast right here so excited to get in the air but you miss things and the stereotypical example that we see every Christmas also known as I lost my drone day is people take off and they don’t know how fail-safe works on their copter and then their copter flies away and we make fun of phantom users for doing this right but racing drone pilots do it too the copter flies away so there are some real distance this is a complicated hobby and there’s a lot of ways that you can get it wrong there’s a lot of mistakes you can make and there’s things you need to be know how to do and like setting up your failsafe and a few other things ok I’m not this is not the video to go into what they are the thing is you’re in such a hurry to just freakin get any air that you don’t spend the time in the simulator you don’t setup your failsafe and they make these other mistakes and you end up trash in that beautiful new drone that you just bought take the time to learn the things that you need to learn and and you’ll get in the air and you’ll have a much better experience so then how do you know what those things are and that brings me to mistake number 6 that I think people make which is going it alone I know you’re in the middle of freaking nowhere you don’t know anybody who flies a drone and you called me you reach out to me on the internet for help desperate because your flight controller wasn’t working your receiver wasn’t working yes come to me I’ll do everything I can but there’s only so much I can do as a random guy on the internet and if you were sitting in the room with me I could fix it probably in 20 minutes and it’d be done but trying to troubleshoot over the Internet is an exercise in frustration here’s the thing there is a flight group near you now for some value of near I talked to one guy and he was in the middle of freaking nowhere Texas and I said well why don’t you will go to go to San Antonio or go to I don’t know whatever Austin from near nearby city and he said well gosh that’s two hours away and I’m like look on some Saturday make a day of it reach out to them on their Facebook page find somebody people in this hobby are so willing to help you to reach out to them on their Facebook page or whatever find somebody will help you dry for two hours who cares it’s two hour drive you live in Texas two hours is a morning commute spend five hours six hours out there in somebody’s workshop working on your copter and learning soaking up information and then drive two hours home and you had a great day right that’s that’s a great way to spend your time wherever you live and if you’re you probably within a couple hours drive of you have a flat big city with a flight Club and if you could find them go go to Facebook and search for city name fpv or city name drone racing or whatever try to find just they’re out there you just got to find them Facebook is actually a surprisingly good it’s almost better than Google because oftentimes these groups don’t have a web page but they do have a Facebook group so search for those things find the people out there don’t just think you’re stuck alone and having to learn all this is too much for most people to learn on their own you’ll be overwhelmed you get frustrated you get tired of it you’ll give up and that’s a shame because it is a great dream that you had that made you want to get into this hobby it’s real and you can have it but there’s a whole lot of hurdles to get over and it’s so much easier if you’ve got somebody to help you steer you through them well there you go those are how many days I have six the six biggest mistakes but I think people make when they get into drone racing you tell me what you think any I missed big mistakes I’m sure I missed some I didn’t think of them and tell me what you think of mine if you’ve got any horror stories or things that happen when you were getting into the Hobby put them down in the comments thanks for watching happy flying

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