What is your Pilot name?
ardorpes - Well my name is Rhys, a given name of Welsh Origin that translates to the word Ardor, meaning Passion, Eagerness & Strength, so I tacked that on at the end and used it as a online gaming name, and so the name stuck for FPV as well.
What is your Instagram/YouTube?
How Did You Get Into Quads?
I started a computer shop in early 2012 and in early 2016 one of my computer suppliers set me a link to a Eachine Racer that he was buying. I thought it was pretty cheap and bought one as well, from there the addiction grew, I saw a market for a local FPV shop, so I started small and as the demand grew, we grew with it!
What Is The Best Thing About FPV?
I think chucking your gear in the car, exploring new spots and having time with your mates is valuable and many memories and bonds are made. The adrenaline rush and the feeling of flying is quite unique for how safe this sport can be, and compared to the risk/reward/price, of other sports such as Wing Suits, Jumping out of airplanes, I think this is a great compromise!
Sometimes I pretend when flying im superman cruising around with hands out in front. Makes things a little more exciting :D
What are two products that you think are underrated/make life easier in FPV?
I think the first would be a Micro USB extension and i've got three reasons why.
1. Sometimes builds require trick mountings and if u can mount the usb somewhere else and have an extension lead, its perfect!
2. Always trying to work out if the usb is a power or a data cable? eg a 2/4 cable version? Well this lights up if its the correct cable! It has a LED, and it won't light up if the cable is purely for charging and won't work for DATA! Brilliant.
3. Plugging into your Quad 30 times or so when setting it up can put a lot of strain on the usb port on the FC, and sometimes they break off. When your setting up quads, use this instead, and you won't have this issue.
The second would be a really good battery strap, and UMMAGRIP to go with it. When your racing, if that battery becomes loose and slides out its game over! If you hit a tree or whack your bat while freestyling out long range, you wnat that battery staying in!