Training is a big part of the new 101 kit. With registration, each kit comes with free access to the Drone Racing League simulator (a $20 value) and three months of free Academy of Model Aeronautics membership + insurance. The radio plugs directly into a computer for direct integration with the DRL simulator and can also be used to pilot the quad in stabilized or advanced mode.
A full spectrum of training content, including training videos is also coming in January. Subscribe to Fat Shark’s 101 newsletter to get updates as they happen or keep an eye on the blog as updates surface.
Most importantly, the kit is simple. Both the Recon goggles and the quadcopter can be recharged through USB and there are no complicated binding procedures, charging constraints or special licenses to acquire. Simply open the box, charge the batteries and fly.
Right now, the 101 Kit is available for $249 only through select retailers for presale. Initial units will ship to retailers in mid-January, at which point preorders will be fulfilled on a first-come-first serve basis. Click the buy links on the Fat Shark 101 landing page or buy direct from Amain, GetFPV, or Ready Made RC.
There’s much more to come. In the next weeks, Fat Shark’s series of training videos led by Ken Loo will start hitting the airwaves while pilots from around the community are already putting the quad through it’s paces — here’s DRL’s Paul Nurkkala with some initial footage.