The vast majority of DRL pilots who train though the simulator use actual flight radios to best-simulate the real flight experience. Fat Shark Radios, which have professional-grade gimbals, are now on sale independent of the Fat Shark 101 Drone Training System for $39.99. The radios need neither batteries nor a special connector to run on the Drone Racing League (DRL) simulator. Simply plug the radio into the computer via the included micro USB cable, turn on the radio and simulate.
A step-by-step guide to get up and running follows.
- Download the DRL simulator through Steam. If you got the Fat Shark radio as part of the 101 kit, the download should be free. Click here for instructions on redeeming your code.
- Run the simulator
- With the radio off, connect it to the computer using the included USB mini cable.
- Turn the radio on. You should see Fat Shark Radio appear in the bottom right corner of the screen. You may also here your operating system register the new hardware.
- Configure the radio by clicking ADD/REMOVE CONTROLLER and walking through the setup.