Illustrator Ray Noland with book cover

FPV Guidebook was originally crafted in late 2022 by Ray Noland, an illustrator and FPV pilot. It initially emerged as a means to document his personal progress in the hobby. Recognizing the challenge of recalling product details after periods of time, the project began to catalog components for personal reference. As the illustrations took shape, a new appreciation for the engineering aesthetics of these components emerged. This led to the idea of creating a printed reference guide — a way to combine artistic expression, quad building, and flying into a unique FPV brand.

Ray Noland is an American artist based in Berlin, Germany, with a background in magazine design, illustration, and art direction. He has a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has showcased his work in galleries and exhibitions in the United States and Europe, as well as in public and private collections such as the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress. In the past few years, Ray has taken up flying FPV as a hobby and enjoys building quads as much as flying them. He has a diverse set of skills and interests, including screen-printing, electronics, 3D-printing/modeling, wilderness camping and more. He is always seeking new ways to challenge himself and grow.