Are Cheap "FPV" Goggles Worth Your Time? Easy Answer, No.
Alternatives For FPV (First-Person View) Goggles, Have Been Quite Prevalent During The Last Few Years, With Companies Trying To Cash In On The Unique Experience. Unfortunately, These Alternatives Can Be Very Costly And They Don't Entirely Comply To Current RPAS Regulations Here In Canada. As Stated In The Canadian Aviation Regulations:
901.11 (1) Subject to subsection (2), no pilot shall operate a remotely piloted aircraft system unless the pilot or a visual observer has the aircraft in visual line-of-sight at all times during flight.
(2) A pilot may operate a remotely piloted aircraft system without the pilot or a visual observer having the aircraft in visual line-of-sight if the operation is conducted in accordance with a special flight operations certificate — RPAS issued under section 903.03.
Unless You Have A Visual Observer, They Might Not Be Worth Your Trouble!
In Most Cases, These "FPV" Goggles Are Just Face Straps For Your Phone. With Some Companies Charging Over $100, We Highly Recommend Looking Into A Proper Set Of FPV Goggles, And An FPV Drone. Or Waiting Until The Regulations Have Something In Place For BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line-Of-Sight) Operations.
- Cody, Alberta Drones.