Build your own gate for FPV drone racingI made my own race gates / poles (flags) for FPV drone practice. I used only the materials I got at the 100-yen shop (One doller shop) and the wires and screws I had on hand. The cost per pole (flag) is about 250 yen (USD 1.60).
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Introducing Commercial Gates/Flags for FPV Drone RacingFirst of all, I will introduce gates/flags for FPV drone racing on the market.
BETAFPV Arch Gate
BETAFPV $20.99 USD
Several improvements are made on the BETAFPV arch gate. Extra loopholes are added to allow LED strip to go through and tricot fabric is also used, which makes the gate lighter.
BETAFPV Race Flag
BETAFPV $24.99 USD
BETAFPV Race Flag+LED Strip Light=Perfect Choice for FPV Race This match can not only be a visual marker on the race but also give you amazing visual effects.
BETAFPV Racing Circle Gates (4 PCS)
BETAFPV $26.99 USD
Add the LED strip to your cart to create an amazing visual effect on a racing event.
How to make your own gate/flag
The round white object on the upper left is a saucer (30cm in diameter) for the flowerpot that will be used as the base. In it are the leftover wood screws I had at home and the tape measure I used to measure the length of the parts. The right of it is a wooden round bar that serves as a support. A set of two sticks with a length of about 45 cm (17.7 in) and a diameter of 1.5 cm (0.6 in) was 100 yen (USD 0.7). Cut it in two in the middle with a saw. The red stick on the right is a 120cm (47.2 in) long polyethylene foam cylinder called "pool stick". This is what you use to hold onto and play with in the pool. Cut this in two in the middle with a cutter.
Below are the tools. A saw, an awl, a cutter, and a Phillips screwdriver.