First Person View?
also known as FPV. The term is used in describing what a person would be seeing if they where there in-person. Example: If you placed a video camera on your forehead and allowed someone to watch your views via wireless video link, they would be watching the First Person Views of what ever your looking at. So the term FPV caught on with the help of one of the pioneers of FPV piloting (cyber-flyer*). With the assistance of a wireless video transmitter and receiver the user will see what the Remote Controlled heli/plane/car sees from the driver/pilot seat. This gives the user a real sense of controlling their aircraft/vehicle in the skies or on the ground. Most of the people who enjoy FPV piloting and do well with it are typically persons who like video simulation games for example: flight simulators, auto racing, Also full-size aircraft pilots seem to pick up FPV piloting with ease. So why not call it "UAV piloting" since they really are UAVs: One reason is with the term FPV there's a general understanding in the RC community that a person is controlling the aircraft movements via watching a wireless video downlink and not a using a PC based flight control system with programed waypoints, altitudes, speed where as most FPV aircraft are not much more then a light weight cheap foam RC plane with a simple wireless camera on board.