The quads are back in action on Season 2 of Drone Trippin! This season, a world-class crew of FPV pilots headlined by ZoeFPV, JohnnyFPV, SFPV, and FlyingBearFPV heads to Oahu, Hawaii to shred the island’s beautiful coastline, breathtaking cliffs, epic beach parks, and abandoned structures in between competition at the World Drone Racing Championships.
It's down to the wire at the Drone House: Team AirVuz vs. Team Colombia in an intense Tiny Whoop race, with $500 put on the line by Horizon Hobby. AirVuz holds the lead, but after a good last lap by Colombia, everything is riding on the one AirVuz team member who has never flown the track before: ZoeFPV.
The next morning, Johnny is out to prove that sometimes the best places to fly are right outside your back door, and sometimes, it takes some extra dedication to find a downed quad.
Looking for more freestyle and racing action? Want to check out the pilots' own edits of their stops on the trip? Get your FPV fix, along with special edits and personal content from your Drone Trippin crew, ZoeFPV, JohnnyFPV, SFPV, and FlyingBearFPV on their personal AirVuz pages! Or re-live all of Drone Trippin Season 1 and past episodes of Season 2 on the Drone Trippin homepage.
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https://soundcloud.com/a-himitsu VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Colby Curtola: All right, let's see what the total is. Speaker 2: Where are we standing right now? Colby Curtola: 94.7, 146. It's close. Columbia's about 10 seconds behind AirVūz. Speaker 2: Oh, wow. Zoe Stumbaugh: Things are getting intense, oh my gosh. Speaker 2: This is a good lap time. Zoe Stumbaugh: This is going [00:00:30] to come down to the very last few seconds, I think. Speaker 4: Zoe, why don't you fly in 3D? Zoe Stumbaugh: Tiny loop? Pedrone: You have to fly inverted. Zoe designed [00:01:00] the track. Zoe Stumbaugh: I didn't design this track. This is actually the first time. Colby Curtola: This is the first time she's flown it. Zoe Stumbaugh: This is the first time I've ... no, it is. You guys can still it if I massively screw up. Speaker 4: So, you can do this. Zoe Stumbaugh: He's like, Zoe, you can fail this. Speaker 4: [inaudible 00:01:20] Zoe Stumbaugh: I don't think they want me to win. I'm more stressed out with this tiny loop race than I was flying freestyle. Colby Curtola: You have to do faster than a 55. [00:01:30] Okay, I'm right here with you, Zoe. All right, Zoe. You got this. Zoe Stumbaugh: Whenever I'm ready? Colby Curtola: Yep. Oh, that's a fast start. Waterfall gate. Speaker 2: She is not messing around this time. Colby Curtola: Open her up. Nice, nice, nice. Upstairs, upstairs. Right turn under the railing. Left turn through the blue gate. Zoe Stumbaugh: [inaudible 00:01:55] Colby Curtola: Another left turn. Okay, down the stairs. [00:02:00] Come on, go, go, go. Straight, straight, straight. Left, under, yep, around the pole. Up to the second gate. Up to the third gate. Yes. Speaker 2: [inaudible 00:02:11] Colby Curtola: Go, go, go. Come back around. Around the island. Up to the yellow. Speaker 4: Whoa, no. Zoe Stumbaugh: I think that may be the fastest lap of the night. Colby Curtola: Close. Johnny Schaer: 37? Colby Curtola: 37. Zoe Stumbaugh: Yeah. Colby Curtola: 37, coming [00:02:30] through in the clutch. All right, here's the final tally, guys. It was pretty close. 288 to 307. Pretty close. Speaker 2: Which means? Zoe Stumbaugh: Damn. Colby Curtola: AirVūz took the race. Speaker 2: Congratulations, Team U.S.A., you've gotten $500 provided by Horizon Hobby. Johnny Schaer: Awesome. Speaker 2: What are you going to do with it? Colby Curtola: We're going to race, the three of us, to see who gets all 500, right? Johnny Schaer: No. Colby Curtola: [inaudible 00:02:52] had the worst lap times. Johnny Schaer: I don't tiny loop ever. Colby Curtola: It is our home course, so. Speaker 2: Good job, everybody. Colby Curtola: [00:03:00] Great, guys. Zoe Stumbaugh: That was a lot of fun. Thank you all for coming out for that. So, Johnny just lost his quad out in the water. Do you think it's on the cliff, or did it go in the water? Johnny Schaer: It's right on the edge. Zoe Stumbaugh: But it's snorkelable. We can get it back, Johnny. This is the danger of flying out in this beautiful location. If [00:03:30] you F up, you're in the drink. Johnny Schaer: This is [00:04:00] so sick, man. Colby Curtola: If it's in the water, you can get it. Johnny Schaer: It's shallow? Colby Curtola: Yeah. Yeah, it's like five feet. Johnny Schaer: Damn. I'm only four feet tall. Zoe Stumbaugh: Johnny is [00:05:00] down there right now looking for his quadcopter. I'm [00:05:30] hoping that it hit the cliff and it's up against a rock. Colby Curtola: It's not that warm. Is it okay? Johnny Schaer: I'm so sad. [00:06:00] You think it'll be good? Colby Curtola: We'll wash it off with fresh water. Johnny Schaer: In the water? No. Colby Curtola: It was just in the water. Johnny Schaer: No. This was my good quad, too. Colby Curtola: Yeah, I think if we rinse it with fresh water it'll be okay. Johnny Schaer: You think? Colby Curtola: Yeah. Johnny Schaer: Colby, what are we racing for? Colby Curtola: $100. Johnny Schaer: $100 and [inaudible 00:06:26], so we're racing for $100 of propellers. That's a lot of propellers. Speaker 2: They are neck and neck right now. Johnny Schaer: You better not have [inaudible 00:06:38] farther than me.