This is a new venture for the Club. First-person view (FPV), also known as remote-person view (RPV) is a method used to control a radio controlled model aircraft from the pilot's view point. The model is piloted remotely from a first-person perspective via an onboard camera, fed wirelessly to video FPV goggles or a video monitor. More sophisticated setups include a pan-and-tilt camera controlled by a gyroscopic sensor in the pilot's goggles and with dual onboard cameras, enabling a true stereoscopic view. (from Wikipedia)
The Club representative for FPV operations is Martin Lucas
Our FPV flying site is at
Harrow Wood Farm
Dates that we may fly this year are at the foot of the page
Directions upon arrival:
From Bransgore Cross Roads, take the Burley Road towards Thorney Hill.
If approaching the Cross-Roads from the direction of the Three-Tuns pub, you will turn right at the cross roads onto Burley Road, and then take the forth turning on the right onto a gravel track.
Drive past the houses right to the end of the gravel track. The track will turn slightly to the right where there is a gate.
The gate has a combination lock. The combination can be emailed upon request.
Once through the gate, ensure that it’s closed and locked again.
Follow the track to the left that follows the perimeter of a field. You will see motorcycle trials track (broken concrete structures) along the left side of the track.
As the track begins to turn right, park on the verge near the entrance of the flying field.
Cars are to be parked as far back on the verge as possible away from the field, however this may sometimes be difficult if there are more than four cars.
Cars encroaching into the field itself are likely to interfere with flying.
There will always be a nominated Club member on site for the agreed flying days to coordinate the parking and display of drone warning signs.
You may be asked to move your car by the nominated Club member to ensure safe flight operation.
High performance First-Person-View multirotor aircraft (AKA Racing Drones), shall not exceed 250mm measured diagonally from motor shaft to motor shaft, with a flight battery that does not exceed 4 cells.
Slightly larger Line-of-Sight and photography multirotor aircraft may be flown, up to 350mm measured diagonally (e.g. DJI Phantom), but are subject to the same boundaries and altitude restrictions as outlined below, irrespective of the aircraft’s designed use.
The multirotor must have a failsafe that has been verified as working.
Site & Flying rules:
No flights are to take place without a competent spotter
No flights are to take place without the Club drone warning signs clearly displayed.
The agreement is that the site shall be used exclusively for multirotor operation.
It is intended that the site is primarily used for First-Person-View (FPV) operation, however Line-of-sight (LOS) operation is permitted with the agreement of the other fliers.
LOS flights may take place in alternating slots with the FPV fliers. It is not desirable to have FPV and LOS flights at the same time.
No multirotor shall be powered-up whilst others are in the air. This is to prevent accidental shoot-downs through cross video channel interference.
Whilst there are no restrictions on the number of models allowed in the air, the reality of FPV video channel operation means that only 4 will be likely flying at any given time.
Video Transmission Channels will be agreed amongst the fliers on the day.
Operation of the multirotor shall not exceed 250ft from the ground.
The boundaries of the site are to be respected. There is a fence line that runs down the track side of the field, and across the bottom of the field. This is the boundary for flying and should not be crossed. Flying down the ridge line and amongst the trees at the bottom of the ravine is permitted.
Flying Dates for this year are:
The following dates are Sundays:
The following are Thursday evening dates