Simple FPV racing pylons (Tutorial)

by DMpercy | September 18, 2015 | (0) Posted in How To


Simple FPV race pylons

This tutorial will walk you through how to make cheap (2 for less than $3), easy, quailty FPV race pylons that are great for 250 class races.


  • Pool Noodles (any will work I got mine at Dollar Tree)
  • Dollar Tree screw drivers (you get 2 for $1)
  • Electrical or colored tape (optional) 

A blurry photo of noddles and screw drivers.



  1. Put screwdiver in one end of the noodle with metal end sitcking out.
  2. (optional) Wrap Noodle in colored tape. <--- This will make it easier to see in FPV goggles.
  3. Repeat



One pylon with tape and one without. Personally I prefer the taped version.



These pylons are a ton of fun to use for FPV race courses, and are a good subsittute for feather flags. I find that they work well with disc cones, when designing race courses. If you happen to hit one with a multirotor, it will probably just bounce off. The most damage that these have ever done to my racer is a few broken props. I have also found that you can tape two together in the center to make a gate that will stand as long as it is not too windy.

 Gate and pylons.


Thanks for reading!


davereap on September 20, 2015
sorry I just noticed . you already mentioned the disc cones....
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davereap on September 20, 2015
the cheap pool noodles are £1 in our pound shops.... try using them as turn indicators, one colour for a left turn and another for a right turn
also add in the small marker sports cones as the course line...
like these..
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evilmerlin on September 21, 2015
You are a genius. How long are those pool noodles?
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Simple FPV racing pylons (Tutorial)