The best FPV drone videos of all time
There’s flying a drone and then there’s flying a drone. While the former invariably involves gentle climbs and careful descents, the latter can include breathtaking speeds, sudden turns, and, if you’re still learning the ropes, lots of crashes.
These faster, more sophisticated flights are often performed by FPV (first person view) drones. For those not in the know, FPV flights involve strapping on a headset for an immersive, real-time view of the drone’s flight via its front-facing camera. FPV flights usually use smaller, faster, more versatile drones than your popular DJI Mavic machine, with pilots often building their own devices according to their own particular flying styles.
Keen to see what the best FPV pilots can achieve, we scoured the web for footage of spectacular flights in a range of scenarios.
So place a soft cushion on the floor for your jaw because the efforts posted below are nothing short of astonishing. A mix of incredible speed, awesome moves, and breathtaking precision, these FPV drone videos will not fail to impress.
Acrobatics in an abandoned building: https://youtu.be/bBb_kSO3vTo
Drone pilot: Mr. Steele
Flight: Sit back and enjoy this high-speed tour of a derelict, graffiti-covered building that includes a few detours along the way. Mr. Steele shows off an expansive range of dazzling skills and somehow manages to prevent his machine from slamming into a wall.
Jaw-drop move: At the 1:57 mark, Mr. Steele powers his drone skyward before launching it straight down through a hole in the roof.