February 27, 2019

#QuadGoals: JAB1a

QuadGoals is back with a brand new feature. This week we check in with James Bowles, an FPV pilot based in the UK. We’ll let James take it from here:
“Hello, Im James aka ‘JAB1a‘ in FPV circles. Been flying FPV since the start of 2012 when I designed and built my first FPV quad. Since then its been a roller-coaster of fun and adventures in this amazing sport and hobby. Started FPV racing in 2014 and have travelled to many countries to compete for various teams including Gemfan, XBlades, Droneislife and BreakOut FPV. My biggest title was being the first ever British National FPV Drone Racing Champion 2015 (which was also the first ‘National’ champion of any country around the world for FPV)
Here is my favourite ‘goto’ quad for any FPV adventure…

Setup:
ImpulseRC Reverb 5″ freestyle frame
GemfanHobby Windancer 5043 durable/efficient props
Runcam Swift 2 camera with 2.1mm lens
GoPro Session 5 1080p 60fps SV/PT
Iftron Clearview Race Edition VRx
Fatshark HD V2 FPV Googles
I have been flying this exact quad for over a year now, its been around the world with me on some awesome adventures. Its dived Power station cooling towers, chased Cars, Bikes, go-karts, boats and planes, been on long range trips to the top of snowy mountains and into some of the most amazing bando’s. The frame has proved itself to be predictable and stable in all weather conditions and with the current setup of components its been absolutely bullet proof. Having a quad like this lets you forget about the reliability of your setup and lets you concentrate more on the experience and having fun on your flights whatever or where ever they might be.”
Video created with this quad: Long Range Adventure