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October 30, 2019

#QuadGoals: CLIFFORD FPV

Want to explore the coast of Australia? You can do just that with this week’s #QuadGoals featured pilot: CLIFFORD FPV. Based in Australia, pilot Clifford Wakeman tells us about his reliable quad, which he flies along the coast for our enjoyment.

“It’s my go-to for high risk flights and anything freestyle because it’s an absolute tank and flies on rails. The Graffiti is a very special frame. You’ve never build anything like this. It’s packed with innovation and a lot of time was spent getting everything right, from the incredible hero mount with carbon screen protector, to the perfect centre of gravity for effortless tuning and incredible flight characteristics. It’s simply stunning. Big shout out to Bryce and Chase at Rebel Miniquads for creating this masterpiece.”
Drone pilot: CLIFFORD FPV
Video filmed with this quad: Long Reef is accurately named

Quad build:


October 23, 2019

#QuadGoals: teammistral

Wednesday means another edition of #QuadGoals. We head to France to feature this week’s pilot — and his quad. Introducing David Aspen, who you might know better as Team Mistral FPV. We’ll let him explain his quad build and why he enjoys flying it:

“It’s a personal creation, a lot of months of hard work and testing to finally have one of the best frames on the FPV game. Nobody has broken any carbon part yet, and the rigidity is awesome! I found exactly what I needed to make Freestyle, Cinematic, or Freeride video. This frame can handle almost everything and I love it A lot of 3D prints are available for free on Thingiverse and you can find all the spare parts in the shop. We decided to have one exclusive retailer in France because we wanted to maintain a low price for this quality of carbon which is really expensive to make.”

Drone pilot: teammistral

Video filmed with this quad: Welcome to Iceland (part 1)


Quad build
Frame: Team Mistral AK47 5 inch (soon available in 6 inch and in DJI HD version)


October 16, 2019

#QuadGoals: Tangybuttfrog

This week’s featured #QuadGoals pilot has an interesting handle — and one of his quads is quite peculiar. But Tangybuttfrog has the skills to back everything up. He tells us the build for a few of his quads, including one that uses a potato as a frame. Yes, you read that correctly. 🥔

“My main quad is the TBS Source One. I like flying it because it’s an inexpensive, durable and smooth-flying drone that outperforms my premium drones and allows me to push the limits a little further.”

Drone pilot: Tangybuttfrog

Video using this quad: Giant tunnel slide freestyle

 


Quad build (main quad):

Frame – TBS Source One
Components – Emax Magnum Mini stack (flight controller/esc/vtx combo)
Fpv cam – RunCam Micro Eagle
Hd cam – GoPro Hero 7
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Potato quad
Frame – It’s a real actual potato
Components – F4 AIO flight controller/Spedix 4in1 esc 
FPV cam – RunCam Micro Eagle


September 25, 2019

#QuadGoals: CataFpv

We head to Italy for this week’s #QuadGoals feature, where we catch up with Francesco Catanese, aka CataFpv. This freestyle pilot has several years of flying under his belt and shares his latest quad build with us:

“My name is Francesco and I am an Italian freestyle pilot. I have started this experience with the drones four years ago and I have discovered a new and fantastic world that made me realize immediately how much I love it. This is my way of flying and most importantly what I like.  I love creating videos of cinematic/juicy for nature and landscapes or freestyle. I have tried different setups in the upcoming years and finally I obtain an amazing feeling with the AstroX. It’s a really light frame but resistant and it looks really nice because it has very slim edges.”

Drone pilot: CataFpv

Video using this quad: FPV – Stick Cam & Crash


Quad build:

Frame: AstroX

FC: Flightone RevoltOsd

Motor: Xnova Smooth Line 2750kv

Esc: Hobbywing 4in1 40A

Vtx: TBS Unify Pro v3

Cam: RunCam Micro Swift 2

Antenna: Lumenier AxII

Rx: TBS Crossfire Nano + Immortal

Props: HQProp v1s 5×4,3×3

Radio: Taranis X9D+

Goggle: Fatshark HDO + RapidFire

GoPro Hero 7 Black


September 4, 2019

#QuadGoals: Florian LE PRIOL

This week’s #QuadGoals featured pilot is not only a French FPV pilot but is an artist as well. The multi-talented Florian Le Priol shares with us a bit about his quad, as well as some FPV graphics he’s worked on.

“This my current setup for freestyle and cinematic shots on the ‘Breizh Rotor’ team! A strong frame made by a French man, Freddy Headshot from the Fiendship Team. The simplicity and the feeling of a full kiss setup. Big thanks to Mr Steele who offered me my first Kiss setup !
Powerful motors with the Hypetrain 2207, 2650 kv ( I have created the Hypetrain logo with the direction of Chad Kapper and the Rotor Riot team ), smooth flights and strong props with the T-Motor, good signal quality link and video feed with the TBS stuff,  and to finish, the “Madcase” to save for ever you GoPro session ! Made by a French man, César Chanussot, who made a really good protection mixing carbon and TPU.”
Drone pilot: Florian LE PRIOL
Video filmed with this quad: Cruising

Quad build

Frame : Coffin V2 from “Fiendship” FPV stuff ( French brand )
FPV cam: Foxeer Predator V3 micro
FPV Antenna: Lumenier Axii
Gopro Protection: The “Madcase” From the work of MDC (Madcase MDC)


August 28, 2019

#QuadGoals: Daviz FPV

We head to Italy for this week’s #QuadGoals feature, where we meet Davide Marica, known by his call sign Daviz FPV.
“Hello!  I am Davide from Sardinia, Italy. I started in August 2017 looking purely at an internet FPV video.  From there my curiosity began and a month and a half later I had assembled my first quad.  My favorite is the Martians.  Initially it had to be a spare build, but it was flying so well that I decided to put it on the pedestal.  I especially like it because I almost always fly over the sea and if something goes wrong, the damage would be minimal.  I like proximity and low pass flights but I especially like flying in places of unique beauty!”

Drone pilot: Daviz Fpv

Video filmed with this quad: Evening light | Fpv Freestyle


Quad Setup:
Frame – Martians
FPV Cam – Foxeer Arrow Mini
VTX – Tramp Hv
RX – R9 mini
Antenna – Foxeer Lollipop 2

HD Cam – GoPro Session 5

Module – Frsky R9M
Antennas – Prodrone


August 14, 2019

#QuadGoals: megmichaels3

Our pilot in this week’s #QuadGoals feature has a name for her favorite quad. The quad’s name? Trixie. The pilot’s name? Meg Michaels. She shares a bit about why she enjoys flying Trixie, which has served as a trusty quad for almost two years.

“Trixie has been around since November of 2017!!! This is my tribute to a drone who still has almost all of her original working components!!! (Switched to TBS Crossfire Nano RX) She was lost in a desert for four months, but when recovered, she worked perfectly! Aside from two broken props and a lost GoPro & battery, and some oil on the motors…SHE STILL WORKS!!”

Drone pilot: megmichaels3

Video filmed with this quad: My Trixie Tribute


Components used in this build:

Armattan Chameleon 5″ frame

FrSky x4rsb receiver

Matek VTX 25-500mw

Rotor Riot Hypetrain 2306 2450kv freestyle motors

PyroDrone HS117 cam

BMC3D Chameleon set

Stikit skin

Spedix Es25a ESCs

DYS F4 Pro FC

HQ Prop 5×4.3×3 V1S


July 31, 2019

#QuadGoals: MGFPV

This week we feature another talented female FPV pilot: MGfpv. She shares with us her favorite quad build and gives us a little bit of insight into her life as an FPV pilot.

“My FPV journey started in September 2016. I remember everything. How hard it was in the beginning and how everything changed. My flying, my style. Slow cruises along the cliffs or flying above the water are my favorite places to fly.  I had a few quads but this one is my No. 1! It flies perfect for me! Also funny fact. I’m super scared of heights but when I’m flying high I’m not scared at all. I feel free, like a bird. Love this feeling. I’m so thankful to my boyfriend for showing me this amazing hobby and I can’t imagine my life without it! “

Drone pilot: MGfpv

Video filmed with this quad: The Jurassic Coast – Chapman’s Pool


My Setup: 

Frame: TBS Source One

FC and Esc’s: HobbyWing XRotor 4in1 40A & FC 

Motors: T-Motor F40Pro 2400kv

Props: T-Motor T5143s

FPV camera: Foxeer Predator Mini 

VTX: ImmersionRC Tramp

RX: FlySky 

Antennas: TBS Triumph

Battery: CNHL 1500mah 4s

HD Camera: GoPro Session 5


July 17, 2019

#QuadGoals: Flash FPV

This week, we feature not one but TWO quads from the same pilot: Flash FPV. Many quad pilots have a fleet of drones they use for different purposes, so Flash FPV tells us a bit about two different quads he flies: one for cinematic footage, and another for racing.

“Proton is the perfect frame for those who like have little space to build , don’t need to put all components in a tight way, rx go at the bottom in between bottom and main plate giving you an extra space. Carbon fiber improved and now it is better than ever. Join the bests pilots with fpvflight club like Vanover and other super top pilots! Also the race setup have a special LEDs for Iberian drone league. That make it visible even in daylight.

The Diatone r349 is the perfect plug-and-play quad . Put your rx and go fly! This tiny drone can carry a GoPro hero 7 in 3s and 4s without problems. Super smooth and easy.”

Drone pilot: Flash FPV

Videos filmed with these quads: Raluy Circus HD Whoop and IXAAQUI anniversary meeting race


Racing drone build:
Stack : Hobbywing FC + esc 45 a
Cinematic drone build:


July 10, 2019

#QuadGoals: Flylife

You probably know Martin Novak (Flylife) from his awesome skills as an FPV pilot. You might also know him from his Flylife Podcast, which interviews pilots to talk about all things FPV. This week, Martin is sharing some info on his latest quad build for our #QuadGoals feature:

“This quad is special to me because I built it over a year ago and its been used for 99% of my edits since. Its been crashed, wet, muddy, and dusty, but it still keeps flying. In that year its been through 3 new motors, 1 arm and 1 top plate. Which, I think is pretty good for 600+ plus flights.”

Drone pilot: Flylifeco

Video filmed with this quad: FPV for FPV people


Quad build:

Antennas: TBS Triumph