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FPV has been the catalyst for self-improvement...

 
 

Not a Bully Anymore

 
 

At a young age I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. My life has always been a struggle of ups and downs and a constant battle of feeling needed, loved or wanted. Throughout life I was the fat kid and was bullied and teased till my high school years. Then I became the bully I was a mean angry soul and that was my defense mechanism. As I grew older I learned how to control that anger or at least that’s what I thought. In reality I was just suppressing it. I went through the years of numbing myself out with drugs and alcohol. Eventually I gave those things up and just put on this fake smile. Ya know fake it till you make it type of thing and in a way it seemed to work for the most part. Until a panic attack would kick in and anxiety would rise fallowed by days if not weeks of depression sometimes even suicidal thoughts. A little less then a year ago I was surfing YouTube and came across these guys flying drones ( a rotor riot video) ..... I was fascinated by this. So I hoped online and ordered me a little toy drone ( E010) cheap goggles and a jelly bean “ controller”  and a camera. I had no idea what I was getting into and had no idea I had to attach the camera and so some crazy modifications to get it FPV. I’ve never been into a hobby, never owned and RC aside from maybe as a kid and those ones with the wires attached lol
So I went and found me a soldering iron and got to it. A glob of solder here and glob there some hot glue here some rubber bands there and BOOM. It was the most amazing feelings of accomplishment I have ever felt. How so though? I mean it’s just a toy.... something about it triggered a happiness in me I’ve never felt before. For once in my life I was proud of what I did. Not proud as in I can get people attention but proud inside.... it’s hard to explain just know I was happy.
From there I joined local FPV groups and learned there was an actual Drone Hobby shop close by called Excel Drones. So I visited the store and it was amazing. Then I met Jeff Comer a FPV race pilot ( one of the best I might add). I was amazed there was races for these things Jeff took me under his wing and walked me through my first 3in build..... step by step and answered all my newbie questions. I was so thrilled when I plugged in the battery and heard that series of beeps. I sense of joy and accomplishment flowed through me like the juice in that battery. My first flight wasn’t a good one. I was over excited and destroyed my drone. It was gone. I was devastated. Then I slowly picked up the pieces and built another. This time I took caution on my first flight and for 3min I was in such a peaceful state of mind. Winter came along and I got into Tiny Whoops and racing. It’s funny cause I’m not a competitive person at all but the thrill of these races was amazing. Fast forward to spring 2018 it was time to fly a 5in and learn Acro I was terrified..... what if I crash? My anxiety would normally cause me to back down in these situations but I just couldn’t. I wanted to fly like those guys in Rotor Riot I wanted to zip through trees and punch out way in the air. So I did and now it’s mid summer 2018 and flying my drone has become an almost daily therapy. When you meet up with friends and pull those goggles over your eyes your suddenly inside that drone. Your in the cockpit as a pilot. You become a bird..... a bee.... you become free! All the stresses of the world the drama the news the hate all that just goes away and for a few moments your at piece even when your trying to freestyle and learn a new trick. Again that has helped with my anxiety on so many levels. FPV has made this smile a real one...... no more fake it till you make...... for happiness ..... I’ve made it. Please don’t take that away from me! I love this hobby and the community it has created. There is so much positivity, friendship, accomplishment and people even making a living from it. 
FPV has saved me life! 

Aaron Moore
Aka DronzenFPV 

 
 
 

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