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Drone frames provide a structure for mounting and protecting the various components of the drone, such as the motors, flight controller, and battery. The frame also plays a role in the overall aerodynamics and stability of the drone during flight. In FPV drone, the frame also helps to protect the camera which is mounted on the drone, so that the operator can see the live video of the flight in the goggles.

7" Frames are bigger, and as a result are more stable in flight. Their larger size allows for larger batteries, which also makes them better options for increased flight times

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5" Frames are the standard FPV Freestyle drone size. They have a perfect balance of power and maneuverability. This is perfect for fast paced action shots.

3" Frames are great for versatility. The smaller size allows them to be able to go more places than a typical FPV drone, which still having enough power to offer full freestyle flight.

Micro Frames are indoor monsters. Their small size makes them able to fit in nearly any place, and often are light enough to bounce off of things rather than damage them if you misjudge a maneuver.

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    Video Systems

    A video system is to transmit live video footage from the camera on the drone to the operator's goggles or monitor in real-time, allowing the operator to see exactly what the drone is seeing. This allows for a more immersive flying experience and can also help the operator navigate the drone more effectively, especially in situations where the drone is out of sight or in difficult-to-see environments. The video system typically consists of a camera mounted on the drone, a video transmitter, and an antenna. The video transmitter sends the video feed from the camera to a feed on the goggles or monitor. 

    The Fatshark / Avatar HD system is made by the oldest leading FPV goggle manufacturer around. It offers low latency, a huge wide dynamic range, and is quite easy to set up.

    The DJI O3 HD system is the newest option. It offers the best video quality in flight and can even record 4K video without needing an additional action camera.

    The DJI HD (Legacy) system is the most established of the HD systems. It is quite easy to use, and has the widest range of peripherals to connect to in an HD system.

    The Analog system is akin to standard definition TV, but offers the greatest possible range, the lowest latency, and a large range of peripherals.

    Receiver System

    The receiver system in an FPV drone is to send the radio frequency (RF) signal from the transmitter (sometimes called a radio or controller) and convert it into control commands for the drone's flight controller. The receivers typically also have a failsafe function that will activate if the signal from the transmitter is lost, bringing the drone to a safe landing or hover.

    The FrSky system has been a staple in the FPV community forever. They offer a stable and reliable receiver system.

    The Crossfire system is a long-range option. As the first mainstream long-range system, they have years of experience under their belt. It boasts the longest range of the options we offer.

    The Ghost system is made by ImmersionRC, no stranger to the FPV community and has been making video transmitters for years. Their entry into the long-range receiver market offers low lantency, simple setup, and the capability to interface with the drone through multiple protocols.

    The ELRS system is an open-source low-latency long-range system. While it is new to the market compared to the other long-range systems, the open-source nature of this project makes it incredibly popular, and full featured. It is also the easiest to use.

    The DJI system takes advantage of the DJI HD VTX in your drone, and as such cannot be used with any other video system. The controller will actually communicate with your goggles and then the goggles will send information to your drone.