Fat Shark looks to bring drone racing to the masses with its first drone

Fat Shark looks to bring drone racing to the masses with its first drone
Fat Shark looks to bring drone racing to the masses with its first drone

when you’re anyone who makes use of a first individual view (FPV) headset for drone racing, likelihood is that you’re the use of a Fats Shark headset. The Corporate has turn into known in the racing world because the move-to put for FPV setups, and as of late it’s taking the next logical step by way of liberating its own racing drone, the Fat Shark ONE ZERO ONE.

Drone racing remains to be a pretty niche scene, and for probably the most section, racers are likely to both build or closely customize their own drones for maximum speed and maneuverability, ceaselessly eschewing the helpful automatic flight systems that make flying regular drones easier for overall guide regulate. But we’re starting to see firms attempt to make drones that bridge the ones two spaces, with stock-built racing drones that — if no longer reasonably at the degree of actual customized-made professional scorching rods — can a minimum of help fans get started.

Picture: Fat Shark

The Fat Shark 101 is one such drone, designed to be an affordable entry element for individuals seeking to start out in drone racing. It prices $249, which gets you the drone, Fats Shark’s Recon FPV goggles, batteries, and a few spare motors and propellers. The Whole Thing comes preassembled and ready to make use of out of the box — little need to figure out the right way to solder a digicam and radio transmitter to a drone, for example.

I took the Fat Shark 101 for a handy guide a rough spin, and that i can let you know that as promised, that is extra for people trying to get into drone racing than newbie recreational drone pilots like myself. when you’re planning on diving in and don’t have a few enjoy manually flying drones, you’ll unquestionably need to clock a few hours on the integrated simulator software prior to you’re taking to the skies.

The FPV goggles, real to Fats Shark shape, introduced a transparent feed with little to no lag or stuttering, and getting everything up and working was once as easy as flipping a few energy switches and connecting a battery. And at the same time as the ONE ZERO ONE would possibly not be winning any pro-level races, it’s a beautiful just right drone for what you’re paying — speedy, responsive, and well made.

Fats Shark may be emphasizing that the ONE HUNDRED AND ONE is supposed as an upgradable platform, with customers theoretically in a position to customise and swap out portions to extra powerful or prime-end enhancements as they recover at flying, even supposing there’s no longer an entire lot of data as to how exactly so we can work or whether or not or not the company might be offering the ones portions itself.

Oh, and precise to the Fat Shark identify — the A HUNDRED AND ONE’s PCB is a custom shark-shape, which is a lovable touch.

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