Best FPV drone in 2024: racing drones that use goggles for a real adrenaline rush

Best FPV drone - a couple fly the DJI Avata
(Image credit: DJI)

First Person View, or FPV, simply means you can see as if you are inside the drone. In that respect, it's similar to the way the term is used in gaming. And, just as in gaming, some take the FPV concept a lot more literally. So much so, in fact, that FPV drone pilots are generally expected to be wearing video goggles. It is steeped in the history of the drone world. Even as a drone expert, it was a barrier I was nervous to cross – exciting and competitive – but I'm glad I gave it a go.

Adam Juniper with a drone
Adam Juniper

It's fair to say Adam has long been into his gadgets, but when the chance to make them fly came along he grabbed his soldering iron and lept to the head of the queue. He built drones from wood, carbon fibre, and 3D-printed materials (as well as buying some off the shelf when the world caught up), and became a bestselling author of The Drone Pilot's Handbook.

Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook