Setting Up the Video Transmitter
What makes FPV drone racing so fun and addictive is the ability to see and fly
through the world from the cockpit point of view. It has been referred to as an
out-of-body experience, and you will know the feeling the first time you pass
yourself sitting there on the couch when your ship continues to fly down the hall.
The Vusion House Racer comes with the camera and video transmitter installed, so
you just need to make sure that they’re on the same frequency. If your goggles are
on one band and the House Racer is on the other band, then you will not be able to
see through the camera. There is a quick fix to that: Switch the camera button on
the bottom of the House Racer to change to a different FPV frequency band. Just
press the button and run through the channels on your goggles until you can see
an image; if that doesn’t work, repeat as needed until you get a clear signal and
picture. This may also be necessary if you’re flying more than one House Racer;
each will need to be on a different band/channel.
RISE VuSIon HouSE RacER
The monitor is bright enough
to be seen in any light and can
be used for FPV flight. The
same monitor is installed in
the goggles to give you that
completely immersed feeling.
FPV-RM2 monitor; if the video transmission is not coming through, just hit the channel
button until you see the video image. The monitor can be attached to the transmitter or
mounted inside the goggles to give a completely immersive experience. Once I had video, it
was time to tear up the house.
For a small quad, the Vusion House Racer is a very stable bird in modes 1 and 2. If you venture to mode 3, just make sure that you are a good pilot because you will be completely in
charge of that bird. To fly, the first step is to calibrate the transmitter before the first flight.
After that, I plugged in the battery pack on the House Racer, set it down on a flat surface,
and then restarted the transmitter. The House Racer armed immediately. To get the motor
to arm, I just pushed the left stick to the bottom right; disarming is the same stick pushed
to the bottom left. I throttled up and got the racer up to about 3 to 4 feet before flying it
around the house.
Two things make this a fun bird to fly. It is very stable and durable, which means that
flying it was easy and it stayed where I flew it. It drifted when the sticks were left at center,
but this was a slow drift that was easy to correct, and it was simple to stay on top of it. I also
bounced off the walls a few times with no damage to the quad or marks on the walls, and
I was able to keep flying after the hits. The quality of the image in the FPV-RM2 monitor
is quite good, and it was easy to fly the House Racer around by just watching that screen.
Flying FPV around the house, of course, is a little challenging, but at the same time, it is a
whole lot of fun.
Even if you are not into FPV racing or a diehard racer, or even if this is the
very first time you have ever flown a quad, you will have a lot of fun with
the House Racer. Having one of these racers for each family member will
make for a great evening of fun. But I warn you now, you will need a lot
more batteries! K
The complete package has everything you need to
get started racing and tearing up the house.