I needed a new hobby. I just don't have the resources to do the kinds of machining projects I have been doing in the past. I kept seeing a really cool concept pop up on various sites: FPV racing. Basically people are building mini quadrotors (5" diameter propellers) and flying through various found obstacles (forests, abandoned buildings, playgrounds, etc...) or purpose built race courses with gates to fly through. Each racing quad had a small analog video camera and video transmitter. This sends low latency video back to the pilot. The pilot wears video goggles so it feels like sitting in the racing quad.
After watching some videos I knew I had to build one and get into this hobby. There are tons of tutorials online suggesting which parts to get to build one. I figured since I had 0 experience with FPV racing I would go with standard parts and make my own custom one after learning more.
Overall FPV racing has been a fantastic new hobby to get into. It take a fair amount of practice to be competitive with the other racers, but the feeling of flight you get is worth all of the effort. It's like a video game, but much more exciting. Crashing has real consequences (breaking expensive parts), which really gives an adrenaline rush. It's also cool being able to see the real world from a new perspective, something you just can't get in a video game. I still need to get a proper recording camera so I can share my best crashes.