The basic FPV racers need to know how to fly a quadcopter since this allows them to practice a lot of flight maneuvers before they move on to the FPV racing. Therefore, start with a basic copter and you will crash a number of times before finally becoming a pro at it.
There are classes held for training for FPV racing, wherein you are taught what to focus at and what not to. There are spec classes for the beginners and open classes, where the learned racers are allowed to use any quadcopter for the race and it is more of an open competition.
FPV racing also has teams, just like the F1 races. The team basically handles the equipment. For example, the team Blackout is the person who uses the Blackout for the pilot (or racer).
There are chances of people getting hurt when you are practicing or even in a competition. Therefore, it is better to take precautions. When you are a beginner, start with a micro quad rather than a mega machine racer. It is important to check that the video channel is not being used before you start using it. Also, just like real life flying and racing, never fly when you are drunk or intoxicated.
Types of races :
- Rotor-cross race. In such races, two or more multi-copters are made to race through an arena and the one who crosses the finish line first wins.
- Drag Race. It is just a test of acceleration and top speed, wherein the multi-copters are made to race in short distance of 100 meters and the one who accelerates best wins.
- Time Trial. It is a speed test for the multi-copters wherein theme of finishing the race is recorded. It is much like rotor-cross racing.