FPV Chasing RC Planes


Chasing Jets & Planes | Showreel


Prepare to be amazed by these fantastic first person view (FPV) drone shots of an array of radio-controlled (RC) airplanes, compliments of coptercooperation.  Chasing these fast-moving aircraft with an FPV quad is extremely challenging; simply finding the plane in the FPV goggles requires a considerable level of FPV piloting skills.  Even when the "target" is found, it's very difficult to keep it in frame for more than a second or two.  The planes being chased are a mix of stuntplanes (including biplanes) and EDF "jets".  

Chasing an RC Turbine Jet


FPVing a Gas Powered RC L-39


It's Top Gun meets Racing Drones!  Gas turbine radio control jets are the kings of the RC aircraft world; powered by miniature jet engines, they can cost many thousands of dollars and can achieve speeds of hundreds of km/mi. per hour.  First person view (FPV) racing drones provide a great way to see these RC beasts in action, but keeping up with them and "in frame" is notoriously difficult.  That's what makes this video by top AirVuz contributor and FPV pilot nikofilmz so impressive; the RC L-39 turbine looks VERY real, indeed. 

Chasing a Talon Rebel GT


Chasing Planes - ZOHD Talon Rebel GT


Who doesn’t love a little air-to-air action, especially when it is set against the mountains of a Norwegian fjord? This air-to-air, fixed-wing drone chase is brought to us by FPV pilot bjarnerimi fpv. He flew his MB Epic 262 V2 quad with a GoPro Hero 7 to capture this 4K chasing flight through the mountains, along the ocean-shoreline and over the waterfalls of the Norewegian countryside. The plane being chased is a Talon Rebel GT, which is also being flown via FPV.  

FPV Plane Chasing Highlights


BEST OF FPV - Pinky FPV - Freestyle & Chasing Planes

Pinky FPV...

When a pilot says “best of” in the title of the video, you know you are in for a wild ride. Those two words really up the ante, putting the pressure on the pilot to make sure the work truly encompasses what they can do. This compilation of freestyle sessions by Pinky FPV, set to Queen’s “Somebody to Love,” features plenty of aerial moves around the fields and through bridges, tree proximity work, even some fixed-wing plane chasing. We have to say, this video has earned it’s “best of” title. 

Chasing an Eflite Carbon Cub SS


Sky Dancing - Carbon Cub Chase


Contributor and drone pilot bjarnerimi fpv created this awesome video from a racing quad chasing a large RC plane.  The plane being chased is the new Eflite Carbon Cub SS, a giant-scale form RC plane that can be outfitted with either traditional landing gear or floats.  It's an updated version of the Carbon Cub SS, which has been one of the most popular giant scale RC airplanes on the market.  The footage of the plane flying over Meløy, Norway is fantastic; you will get as close as it's possible to get to a flying RC aircraft! 

Tracking a High End RC Biplane


Chasing a $5000 RC Plane


While much of the RC airplane market has shifted to electric-powered foam models, there are still many purists who prefer the authenticity of traditional RC aircraft, which are generally constructed of balsa and powered by gas (nitro) engines.  The largest of these models can cost thousands of dollars, and are virtually impossible to repair in a severe crash.  All of which should be kept in mind when you see this FPV chase video by bluelinefpv, who managed to aerially film a very expensive RC plane with an FPV racing drone.  

Chasing Two Extra 330's


FMS Extra 330 & Pilot Extra 330 both airborne, chased by FPV

Pinky FPV...

The Extra 330 is one of the most popular RC airplanes, particularly for 3D pilots.  3D flying is a style of RC flight which takes advantage of the tremendous power/weight ratios in modern RC planes.  In this FPV video by Pink FPV, you will see some epic chase footage involving two different versions of the Extra: an electric-powered foam model, and a gas-powered balsa model. Needless to say, keeping up with a high-powered RC plane flying complicated 3D maneuvers requires tremendous FPV flying skill.  

Chasing a 1/6 Scale P-51D


P51 mustang chase


The P-51D Mustang has always been a favorite amongst radio control (RC) airplane pilots; it's perennially the most popular of the "warbird" scale RC aircraft.  The Hangar 9 P-51D is one of the best 1/6 scale versions of the plane; depending on configuration, it costs around US $800-1000.  A "serious" scale P-51 with a roughly 1.75 meter (about 70") wingspan, it looks great from the ground but even better from the perspective of an FPV racing quad; to see what we mean, check out this fantastic video by simonthedronefreak.  

Chasing an RC STOL Carbon Cub


Snowy Carbon Cub STOL - Cinematic FPV


The Carbon Cub is a popular electric-powered RC plane from Hobbyzone, part of Horizon Hobby.  With a 1.3 meter wingspan, the yellow-colored Cub has short take-off and landing (STOL) capabilities and its rugged landing gear performs well on rough terrain.  It's also a perfect plane to chase with a first person view (FPV) racing drone, as you'll see in this excellent piece by AirVuz contributor and FPV pilot fpvfilmz.  Chasing the Carbon Cub with a mini-drone on a snowy day, he gives us some life-like footage of this iconic model airplane.  

Chasing an RC Ducted Fan "Jet""


FPV meets RC Turbine


Among the newer additions to the world of hobbyist radio controlled aircraft are electric ducted fan powered airplanes.   EDF's are propelled by internal fans driven by high-powered brushless motors; these planes look and sound like jets.  In this amazing video by AirVuz contributor nikofilmz, you'll be treated to first person view (FPV) footage from a racing drone chasing a Swiss Air Force F-5 EDF; note that the jet had its flaps deployed due to the "low" speeds of 100-120 km/h (60-80 mph).

DRL Champion Chasing RC Planes


The Proper way to enjoy Fixed Wing

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Top contributor ad 2019 Drone Racing League Champion nurkfpv put together this remarkable video in which he used an FPV racing drone to chase a pair of RC fixed wing aircraft.  Keeping up with a high-speed radio-control aircraft requires an extremely high level of FPV flying skill; simply keeping the target in view is difficult enough, and maintaining the level of proximity you'll see in this video is something that only a few top FPV pilots are able to master.   

NurkFPV: Plane Chasing


Propstrike and Run

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This latest upload by accomplished pilot nurkfpv has us all appreciating the beauty in simplicity. He’s taking us through a course just as the sun is about to go down. However he’s not running the course at full speed, he’s enjoying Golden Hour and flying at a comfortable pace behind both solo and behind two fixed-wing planes. He’ll even find an RC car to trail behind towards the end of the video.  This video was picked for the FPV Pilots to Watch list in September, 2019.



Climb - ZOHD Dart Xl Chase



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Plane Chase Day


Air To Air // FPV Chase


Run wild


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