What Do You Need for FPV on a RC Car?

FPV (First Person View) on a RC car is becoming a popular hobby, as it allows the user to experience the thrill of driving a car from the perspective of the driver. It’s a great way to get into the hobby, as it offers an immersive experience that can’t be achieved with traditional RC cars.

In order to get started with FPV on a RC car, there are several components that you will need. Firstly, you need an RC car that is equipped with a FPV camera.

This can usually be purchased pre-installed on many models, or you can purchase an additional camera that fits your specific model. Once you have the camera installed, you will need an FPV transmitter and receiver. The transmitter sends video signal from the camera to the receiver which then transmits it to your computer or monitor for viewing.

You will also need an FPV antenna for both your transmitter and receiver, as this helps improve signal strength and clarity of the video signal being transmitted. You may also want to purchase additional accessories such as external batteries or chargers for extended flight times or better battery performance. Additionally, if you plan on doing any aerial photography or video recording while flying your RC car, you may want to purchase additional accessories such as HD cameras and gimbals for more stable footage.

Finally, you should ensure that your RC car is properly configured and calibrated before attempting any FPV flights. Proper setup will ensure that your vehicle performs at its best and helps reduce any potential risks associated with flying an unmanned vehicle in public areas.

Overall, FPV on a RC car is an exciting hobby that can provide hours of fun and entertainment for all ages. With proper setup and knowledge of all of the necessary components and accessories needed for successful flights, anyone can enjoy this thrilling activity safely and responsibly.


To get started with FPV on a RC car requires several components such as an FPV camera, transmitter/receiver, antennae, external batteries/chargers (optional), HD cameras/gimbals (optional) as well as proper setup/calibration before attempting any flight. With all these components in place anyone can enjoy this thrilling activity safely and responsibly.

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Karen Watkins