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.
HD Cam – GoPro Session 5
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:
PyroDrone HS117 cam
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
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
Antennas: TBS Triumph
Battery: CNHL 1500mah 4s
HD Camera: GoPro Session 5
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.
Drone pilot: Flash FPV
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
This week’s featured pilot has introduced the art of the Tiny Whoop to some skateboarding legends (more on that in a minute). Nick Lang flies drones of all shapes and sizes, including camera drones and FPV qudads, but today we take a look at his latest addition — the Tiny Whoop Nano.
“The Tiny Whoop Nano is by far my favorite drone to fly at the moment. I started flying the Nano QX in 2015 and I immediately saw the potential that these micro drones could have on the film industry. Now that I own a Shendrones Squirt V2, I am using this Tiny Whoop Nano to find my line during a Cinewhoop shoot. This is also the perfect drone to introduce new people to the hobby. I have had the opportunity to show the tiny whoop to some of the world’s top skaters like Tony Hawk, Bob Burnquist and Tony Alva. Each of them were blown away by how cool the experience was and I will cherish those memories forever! I love the control that I have with the nano and you can tell that Tiny Whoop and Team BlackSheep put a lot of time into the tune because it is the most precise micro drone I have ever flown. It is also now the only drone I recommend to people who are just starting out in this hobby because of the amount of joy it has brought me. Thank you AirVuz for the feature this week and for all you do for this amazing hobby!”
Drone pilot: Nick Lang
Video filmed with this quad: Sunset Chase – Tiny Whoop Nano
This week’s #QuadGoals feature has recently gotten into the world of the HD micros, taking high-def footage with a smaller quad than the one he started flying years ago. Here’s what Stan Maziarz Jr., aka Stan FPV, has to say about the latest build he’s flying, and the images he’s capturing with it.
“I started FPV Freestyle almost 3 years ago and still passionately love flying full size quads.. But the idea of taking that same GoPro Hero7 Black (or 360 cam, etc) capable of incredible HD content and nimbly flying it on the smallest package possible sparked my curiosity at the end of ’18 and I dove more and more into furthering the idea. When I started I was heavily modifying old frames and parts to create what I needed, but fortunately everything is now available for anyone to easily build a “CINEWHOOP” of their own. The guards around the props not only look cool, they also act as a safety barrier completely surrounding the propellers enabling me and other pilots to fly our HD cam closer to cool people and even cooler property while reducing the risk of harm or injury to the subjects we film. I can fly indoors, outdoors and thru tight gaps with ease because this quad is very stable and super easy to fly. With its high level of manueverably and small size, it unlocks a whole new world of HD video content possibilities and is amazing for professional cinematic applications as well as fun/personal flying with or without a heavy Gopro or HD cam. My cinewhoop is always with me where ever I go and one of the most versatile quads I own. It can even get stuffed into my book bag and since the propellers are protected I don’t worry about bending any props on the way. It’s a go-to for me and is a huge part of my filming arsenal. I’ve caught myself flying this perfect cinewhoop even more than my full size quad lately because it’s just so enjoyable. Fly like a bird!”
Drone pilot: Stan FPV
Video filmed with this quad: THE PLAYGROUND
Frame: ImpulseRC Micro 3 Alien or Armattan 3 Gecko
Guards: Stan FPV Universal Ducted Propeller Guards
GoPro/Battery Cinewhoop Mount: Stan FPV
Motors: Emax 1307 4000kv v2
Props: HQ Prop 2.5×2.5×3
Lipo: 650-850 4s, high C Rating
FC/ESCs: Lumenier Micro Lux V3
VTx: TBS Unify Pro32 Nano
Vx Antenna: Lumenier Micro Axii ufl
Rx: FrSky XM+ or TBS Crossfire Nano
Rx Antenna: stock or Immortal-T V2
FPV Cam: Runcam Micro Swift 2
HD Cam: GoPro Hero7 Black
ND Filter: when needed, 8/16/32
This week, we head Down Under to Australia to feature a talented FPV pilot and his quad. Heath Whibley, aka Croble FPV, tells us about a quad he’s got pretty dialed in — and it shows in the footage. We’ll let Heath take it from here:
You know the feeling when you finally get a quad that flies just the way you like it to? That’s how this week’s #QuadGoals featured pilot feels about his latest build. Here’s the drone that George FPV is flying:
“This is my main and only quad and I love it. I’ve tried a lot of different components in the past like motors, FC, esc, frames etc…but finally this is the best quad that I’ve ever flown and I’m so proud!”
Drone pilot: George FPV
Video filmed with this quad: #Hypersmooth Not Allowed