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Liftoff: Micro Drones is an FPV simulator for indoor cinewhooping and racing

Liftoff Micro Drones review
Liftoff Micro Drones review

If you want an FPV simulator that can be used to practice cinewhooping indoors and not just racing, check out Liftoff: Micro Drones, which is now available in Early Access.  Here’s a sample video:

The best way for beginners to learn FPV is through an FPV simulator.  However, many FPV simulators are focused on racing and freestyle flying.  If you want an FPV simulator that can help you practice flying a cinewhoop indoors, Liftoff: Micro Drones is a good option.

Liftoff: Micro Drones is from the creators of Liftoff: FPV Drone Racing, one of the most popular FPV simulators.  It’s not an expansion pack or DLC but a standalone app.  As the name suggests, you’ll fly tiny whoops with 2-inch props or smaller.

Instead of sprawling outdoor environments, the locations are all indoors with more gaps than you can wish for and endless opportunities to practice proximity flying.

As with Liftoff, the controls feel pretty good and seem reasonably similar to real tiny whoops.  The rates can be customized just like Betaflight.

Liftoff Micro Drones review
Liftoff Micro Drones review

The app is still in Early Access so there are only a limited number of quads available (five tiny whoops and one hovercraft-style drone).  There are also a few bugs.  For example, I can’t hear the music.  There are also supposed to be tracks for each location, but I can’t seem to see them.

I hope they’ll add larger quads like 2.5 inch or 3 inches, and maybe even find a way to simulate the weight of a camera.   Although Liftoff: Micro Drones has some faults, it is one of the best simulators I’ve seen for practicing indoor whooping.  Liftoff Micro Drones is available for $14.99 on Steam.