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December 26, 2018

#QuadGoals: Yubeta.Blv FPV

When it comes to chase footage of FPV quads and vehicles, Jake Yubeta (aka Yubeta.Blv FPV) is one of the best. He checks in with us for this week’s #QuadGoals feature to talk about his latest build that he’s been chasing some awesome trucks with.

“This is one of a couple Gordo builds that I’ve been cycling through for the end of 2018. It works great for the task of chasing motorsports, carrying lots of speed and minimizing drag surfaces with its centralized mass. Higher battery voltage has really helped get the speed, consistency and flight times a little better, though battery is still the limiting factor for most projects.  When it comes to straight up freestyle flight characteristics I tend to prefer top mount batteries but I find that the point and shoot nature/flight dynamic afforded by this style frame makes getting reliable and repeatable footage a snap. The durability provided by the thick arms and comprehensive 3d print package make it one of my favorite grab and go video quads!”

Drone pilot: Yubeta.Blv FPV

Video created with this quad: Race Truck Chase Footage – Cabot Bigham – Glen Helen


Build:


December 17, 2018

#QuadGoals: JonhyO Tapadas

This week, we feature JonhyO Tapadas, who tells us about his quad that he used to chase the awesome cars in the video below:

“The combination of the smoothness of the Ethix ltd Mr Steele with 1700kv and the quality of the stack of Hobbywing F4 G2, make this my favorite setup for cinematography captured with a mini drone. With the autonomy of 6s greatly increases flight time, providing more opportunities to capture better moments. The ImpulseRc Reverb has always been a frame that brought me a lot of comfort on the flight and has helped a lot in bringing big shots home. When I ‘sit on the pilot’s seat’ the world around me becomes a real amusement park, looking for the craziest spots and the most spectacular moments. Looking forward to develop more my flight and to bring more cool stories to the community.”

Drone pilot: JonhyO Tapadas

Video created with this quad: CMS – Almada Extreme Sprint – Drone Chase Rally Cars- #FPVRallyCarChase


Part List:


December 12, 2018

#QuadGoals: airblastr

Jonny Durst, known in the drone world as airblastr, is this week’s #QuadGoals featured pilot. Previously seen on “Behind the Goggles,” Jonny takes us behind the scenes on one of his latest epic videos, as well as the quad he used to film it:

“VASTR is the result of an amazing opportunity I had to work with the guys at GoPro to create stunning images of the landscape in British Columbia. We flew around in helicopters for two days exploring remote areas, stopping to take in the sights and sounds. Flying my quadcopter in areas like this was a dream come true.  I kept the flying simple in order to allow the viewer to really take in the views. My favorite moment was flying through the glacier field and the narrow crevasse. It’s moments like that you really have to know and trust your equipment and I had full confidence in my gear.  In the end it was an epic adventure and one I will never forget! Thank you all for the support!” – Jonny “Airblastr” Durst

Drone pilot: airblastr

Video created with this quad: VASTR – Exploring the Landscape of British Columbia

 


QUAD PARTS:

XHOVER Stingy V1 5 inch

XHOVER Cinematic 2207 2500KV Motors

XHOVER 2206 – 2420KV Motors

TBS Crossfire Nano RX

TBS Immortal T Antennas

TBS Unify Pro 5.8 VTX

TBS Triumph Antennas

TBS Graphene 1300mah 4s 75c Batteries.

DYS F4 V2 Flight Controller (Betaflight)

DYS 4-in-1 ESC 30a

Runcam Swift 2 RR Edition

Avan Flow 5×4 3×3/Lumenier Gatebreaker 5×5 3×3 Props

Hellgate Buzzer/Dronekeeper Mini buzzer

Cameras:

GoPro Hero 6/7 Black stabilized with Reelsteady

POLAR PRO – Cinema Series ND Filters (8, 16, 32)

GoPro Fusion

Kwad3D Printed Mounts

Foam wedges


December 5, 2018

#QuadGoals: VerJan FPV

This week’s #QuadGoals pilot debuted a new video just for this special occasion. VerJan FPV flew around BASE jumpers with his quad, and the footage he captured is unreal. We’ll let him explain more about the video and about the quad he used to film it:
“I have always been drawn to flight. I have and still fly fixed wing, 3d heli (albeit poorly) and a lot of the toys however, FPV has become my new addiction.
I started flying the MB Epic 262 frame several months ago and absolutely fell in love with it. Most of my flights are between 1 and 2 miles away and can be a couple thousand feet above or below my starting elevation while still maintaining a low altitude relative to the ground. I have just rounded my first year in FPV and my favorite part is long range flight. The newly concocted/released MB Epic Cinematic 7 is now my go to for distance and smooth HD video.
A few months ago I was contacted by a guy (Mike Zurek) with a different hobby, B.A.S.E. jumping! B.A.S.E.(Building Antennae Span Earth) jumping is something that I knew about but had never been around. Mike contacted me because he had seen some of the videos that I had put out in the past and some of them were in places that he had jumped before. It took us a couple months of waiting and planning but we finally met up. Over the span of two weeks I recorded around 400 gigabytes of video and over 100 B.A.S.E jumps. This will be the first of many videos I am releasing to showcase this extreme sport and the wonderful, wild people I have met
along the way. Thanks all! Do Good!”

Drone pilot: VerJan FPV

Video created with this quad: BASE FPV 1


Quad build:
GoPro Hero 7 (No Stabilization)


November 21, 2018

#QuadGoals: Washbuilt

We have a New York-based pilot for this week’s feature: Washbuilt. As you’ll see, he’s a big fan of supporting local businesses — something that can be tough to do in the FPV world. Learn more about his favorite quad, with many of the parts locally sourced.

“The best thing about flying a MIB 5 is knowing when you go out to fly you have a strong clean frame to get you back home, can take a some crashing and protect the gear inside. In New York City when I started my group Stayfly Multirotors, most the guys would order from eBay/China. Now we have a good New York company. It’s a blessing . Supporting a company that changed FPV in New York City — I love that.”

Drone pilot: Washbuilt

Video created with this quad: FOLLOW A FRIEND



November 14, 2018

#QuadGoals: Onigiri-FPV

Noellie Sartoro, better known as Onigiri FPV, is our feature this week for our #QuadGoals series. Noellie share some info on the build of her latest quad, as well as why she enjoys flying it:
“I like flying this quad because I’m never scared to crash it and it’s the ideal quad for me for freestyle. The motor are a good combination of durability and smoothness. Kiss set up is exactly what I was looking for in order to get the footage I get, it’s efficient and consistent.
I mostly enjoy flying to forget everything else in life and to share special moments with other people. I like traveling and meeting new pilots, doing unusual things and chasing stuff. Soon I will try to make something different in FPV by attempting to tell even better stories in my videos. But I can’t say more about it yet.”

Drone pilot: onigiri-fpv

Video created with this quad: HOW CLOSE CAN YOU GET?


Quad build:


November 7, 2018

#QuadGoals: LivyuFPV

Our latest #QuadGoals feature goes to Livyu FPV, a pilot with nearly 80 videos on AirVuz.com. (See his work here.)  He is also one of only a few pilots that makes electronic repair videos for the FPV community, including this one that addresses water damage.
Here’s what Livyu said about this quad:
“This was my first setup with the kiss 32A ESCs and it still performs 100% after more than 8 months of flying weekly. And it’s the best performer in the wind. As this location had two worries: wind and RF interference.”


November 2, 2018

Ireland: A Windswept Countryside Dipped in History

Stunning seascapes, green pastureland, lively villages filled with music and tasty food, the dynamic and compact capital cities of Dublin and Belfast, and prehistoric sites galore – Ireland is packed with wonders. The country has bounced back from the icy winds of recession, and while the city nearly saw the end of its boom years, much of its cultural heritage has survived. A robust realism replaces the hubristic confidence of the years of the “Celtic Tiger” and the Irish, fierce survivors, remain proud of their history and identity.

Dublin

Ireland’s famous capital – the fair city – bestrides the River Liffey and looks seawards to its port and the broad waters of Dublin Bay. The distinctive outline of the Wicklow Mountains forms a magnificent backdrop to the South, while suburbs stretch far Inland as well as north to the Ben of Howth and south to Dalkey Headland. Something like a third of the country’s population lives in the greater Dublin area, and the majority of the country’s business is carried out here. Georgian architectural elegance and the increasingly cosmopolitan café, restaurant and bar scene make the city an irresistible destination, not only for a weekend but longer periods of exploration.

Low-rise but high-tech, elegant and yet raucous, Dublin retains the feel of a small city while flaunting its modernity. A modern tramway will trundle you silently around city streets where the best of the old has been preserved in ancient churches, medieval street patterns, Viking remains and pretty parks.

Western Ireland

This long, rugged coastline offers endless scenic drives (notably The Wild Atlantic Way), pit stops at quiet, empty beaches and some of Ireland’s most exciting water sports. The Burren often seems like another place altogether with its strange moonscape hills and unusual wildlife. Even more remote are the Aran Islands, beaten by the Atlantic gales, their stones heaved up to divide the barren land into small divisions.

Northern Ireland

The six counties which make up the British province of Northern Ireland – Derry, Down, Armagh, Fermanagh, Tyrone, and Antrim – were once part of the historical region of Ulster but were separated from Donegal, Monaghan, and Cavan by the British in 1921. The three major urban areas to visit in the province are Belfast, Derry, and Armagh, once war-torn but now in recovery.

Sligo is well known for its connection to the Yeats family. However, the long coastline of Donegal is the chief attraction, with mountain ranges offering challenging cliff walks and stunning sea views.

Belfast is a major capital city, small enough to get around on foot with a couple of bus rides thrown in. It is a little like one of the United Kingdom’s northern cities with bombastic Victorian architecture overlaid with sleek 216- lines. Its inner city has regenerated into a fascinating cultural center and its murals, once a cry of pain and anger, have become tourist attractions.

The city of Derry has also emerged from the dark years, perhaps not as well as Belfast, but it is a small and fascinating place, its city walls intact and its museum offering an objective version of the ‘Troubles.’ Armagh is the province’s ancient religious capital, its observatory and cathedral well worth a visit. Antrim and Down are the wealthiest of the counties, with small, prosperous towns and some beautiful countryside.

Fermanagh offers a unique lake-land environment and the lively small town of Enniskillen. The highlight of any visit to Northern Ireland is the coastal drive taking in the amazing Giant’s Causeway. The North is a very different prospect to the Republic. The long years of warfare are not forgotten, but visitors will find a warm welcome from gracious people.

Southern Ireland

Follow In the footsteps of the Anglo-Normans as they spread across Ireland, building great castles, churches, and abbeys, and relish one of the great sights of ancient Ireland: the holy hill of Cashel. The Republic’s second city, Cork, has its distinctive character, while the southeastern coast is renowned for its beauty. From the ferry port of Rosslare, and the Viking city of Wexford, make your way to Johnstown Castle and the Irish Agricultural Museum.

Drive through the National Heritage Park to the old towns of Enniscorthy and New Ross, past the lovely abbey ruins at Jerpoint to medieval Kilkenny, one of Ireland’s most compelling cities. The Rock of Cashel is magical. From here, head south through Caher with its castle, and Fermoy with its beautiful river.

From Cork take the road east along the coast to Cobh, overlooking the broad waters of Cork Harbour, and on via delightful old Youghal to the southeast’s other Viking city of Waterford, renowned for its street art festival and lively cultural life. A ferry crosses Waterford Harbour to the abbeys, gardens, castles, and beaches of the Hook Peninsula.

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November 1, 2018

India: Where Ancient Traditions Flow Through Diversity

From imposing Himalayan mountains to beaches caressed by the sun, from sweltering bazaars to exclusive designer boutiques, from sedate temples to lively festivals, from rural villages to torpid cities with avant-garde designs, it is hardly surprising that India has been considered the most multidimensional country in the world.

This vast territory is home to more than one billion people and its eclectic mélange of ethnic groups. For those looking for an enriching spiritual experience, India presents a wide variety of sacred sites and inspiring philosophies. Meanwhile, fans of outdoor activities can rejoice in the sparkling waters of the southern beaches framed by palm trees, mount on elephants and spot big cats in the jungle, or simply breathe the scent of wildflowers during a rejuvenating walk through the forest.

India is a country that overwhelms for its size and diversity. Nothing turns out to be exactly as planned, so the only thing you can expect is the unexpected, which comes in several forms and always sit next to the traveler.

Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a parched land of vivid colors, soaring forts, and fairy-tale palaces that fulfills a visitor’s most exotic dreams. This land created the image of the maharaja hunting, fighting, dallying with his princesses, and dripping in pearls, emeralds, and diamonds. Whether you palace-hop from one fairy-tale historic hotel to the next or indulge in India’s most luxurious contemporary leisure hotels, be sure to spend time in the bazaars to find brightly colored textiles, folk art, and costume jewelry. From the “Pink City” of Jaipur to “Golden City” of Jaisalmer to the white marble havelis alongside calm lakes of Udaipur to the indigo-hues old homes of Jodhpur, Rajasthan is vibrant – and not just in colors.

Delhi

The capital of India has been of the most prominent cities in the world in the past 1.000 years. Today, Delhi has transformed into a modern metropolis spilling out of its geographical boundaries. Ancient monuments that just 50 years ago were surrounded by jungle or farmland have been enveloped by urban sprawl and some are occupied by squatters or dwarfed by modern developments. Among the monuments for which this city is famous are no less than three entirely separate UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the early Sultanate Qutb Minar, Humayun’s Tomb from the early Mughal period and the later Mughal Red Fort-as well as dozens more major ruins and monuments.

Agra

Renowned for Taj Mahal, the emblem of India, Agra was the center of cultural and imperial Mughal kingdom. Explore the ancient culture and history, palaces and gardens. Here you’ll find beautiful marble objects inlaid with precious stones. Notice how the craftsmen create works of art using techniques that have passed through many generations in Agra Marble Emporium. Haggle to buy leather goods and souvenirs in the Sadar Bazaar. Take a break and enjoy the samosas and spicy potato balls and chickpea chaat (a typical snack from the region).

Ladakh

A former Buddhist kingdom, Ladakh is one of the quietest places in India. The region is cut-off from the Indian mainland for most parts of the year, which keeps itself as a relatively less explored tourist destination in India. The landscape is mostly arid with patches of tranquil lakes and lush greenery. Buddhist monasteries, colorful flags, and prayer wheels add to the beauty of this place. The people of Ladakh are probably the most hospitable people in India. Everyone greets you with a smile, and service comes before money. Ladakh also offers some of the most exciting trekking opportunities.

Kerala

With pristine beaches, extending backwaters, and enchanting tea gardens, Kerala has rightly been called “God’s own country.” Kerala is the southernmost Indian state with its topography varying from high hills to the beaches. Along with the natural wonders, this magnificent state is also the home of Ayurveda, ancient martial arts techniques, and the fascinating folk songs and dances.

Pondicherry

Located on Indian’s east coast, Pondicherry is very different from other Indian cities – no chaos, no noise, and no crowd. A former French colony, the French impression can be still seen in its buildings and people. Situated nearby is the unique township, Auroville with its own laws and currency; a place mostly inhabited by foreigners. Pondicherry is a perfect amalgamation of Indian, French, and English cultures.

Arunachal Pradesh

Being the easternmost state of India, Arunachal Pradesh is the most scarcely populated. It lies in the lap of the Himalayas and has some of the most spectacular mountain passes of India. Still, it remains uncharted in the tourist maps due to its inaccessibility by both road and air. If you have some extra time to spare, exploring the “Land of dawn lit mountains” would be worth your time. Along with the mighty Himalayas, Arunachal Pradesh boasts of the world’s second largest monastery, Tawang monastery. Ziro valley is a must visit place in the monsoons due to the beautiful paddy fields as well as Ziro music festival, which is India’s largest outdoor music festival.

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October 31, 2018

#QuadGoals: PikaFPV

You may recognize him from his Pikachu avatar that coincides with his call sign. You may also know him from his awesome FPV videos. He’s PikaFPV, and he’s this week’s #QuadGoals feature on AirVuz. Check out his quad build and watch the quad in action.

“I’m very happy to show you my latest quadcopter, built exclusively for long range and cinematic. I really wanted to build a 6 inch 6S quad running a KissV2 and it is now done. I had the pleasure to push it really far in Switzerland and I am more than happy about it. This quad is a pure wonder to me. The feeling is nothing any other for long range and that is exactly what I was looking for. With close to 6min30 of flying time, it is almost unbelievable for me compared to a 4S flying 4 minutes.

I often go out and explore new locations with family and friends and that is always a good opportunity to bring some stunning footage back and craft some quality edits out of it. (Next up : Guadalupe!!!)”

Drone pilot: PikaFPV

Video created with this quad: Switzerland Dreaming


Here’s my quad’s setup:

AstroX X6

Kissv2 with last FW

Aikon AK 32 blheli 32

T Motor F60 Pro II 1750KV

Foxeer Predator V3

TBS Unify HV

TBS Crossfire micro RX

Gemfan 6042

Yannick L’Huillier Antenna

CNHL 6S 1300/1500mah 120C

MAXAMPS 6S HV 1600mah 150C

Frsky Taranis Qx7

TBS Crossfire TX

TBS Diamond Antenna

Fatshark HDO

FuriousFPV True D 3.8

GoPro Hero 6 and GoPro Hero 7 with Polar Pro ND 4/8 filters

Premiere Pro & Adobe After Effects