Into the Fog: Gigantic 230ft Douglas Fir
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The trees featured in this FPV video aren’t your average Douglas Firs. Shot by FPV pilot mactacfpv, he’s featuring “Big Lonely Doug” and the surrounding mountains and trees, covered in fog and snow. Located in Port Renfrew, a community on the west coast of Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada, Big Lonely Doug is estimated to be between 750 and 1,200 years old. It soars to 230 feet high and has a trunk as big as a living room. An astonishing 99% of the old-growth Douglas firs in the area have been cut down.
Description: On a cold December day around sunset near Port Renfrew, BC, the fog was rolling in around "Big Lonely Doug" - the second tallest tree in Canada. It's about 1,000 years old (really!) and towers 230 feet high in the middle of a BC clearcut and has a circumference of 39 feet! Such a cinematic spot. For perspective, the small young trees underneath it are about 20 feet tall, and the really tall trees in the fog I fly through are about 80-100ft. It felt like an incredibly cinematic spot with all the fog. One problem was that it was so wet, my camera lens kept getting wet - I couldn't fly for more than a minute or 2 before I couldn't see. Some Rain-X would have certainly helped! Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mactac/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mactacfpv/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/mactacfpv You can get my stick-on, re-usable glass GoPro ND filters here: http://www.CameraButter.com *A big thanks to my sponsors:* Thunder Power - RC http://www.thunderpowerrc.com/ Racekraft - https://racekraft.com/ **FPV drone gear** 5 Inch: ------------ Armattan Rooster frame https://bit.ly/2l3MmwJ Spedix 30A ESCs https://bit.ly/2sSt7dQ Rotor Riot Hypetrain 2306 2450kv motors https://bit.ly/2t4exz5 Racekraft 5051 V2 props https://bit.ly/2tEIc2J TBS Unify Pro HV vTx https://bit.ly/2l2qvFY Betaflight F4 Flight controller https://bit.ly/2JBqvvh TBS Crossfire nano receiver https://bit.ly/2XWh5xk Pagoda antenna https://bit.ly/2JzTsYw Adrenaline 4s 100c 1300mAh batteries https://bit.ly/2l5D5Ej Filmed with a Gopro Session 5 Camera Butter ND filter http://www.camerabutter.com Long Range: ----------------- Armattan Rooster, custom made 7" arms https://bit.ly/2NYpNuA TBS Unify Pro vTx https://bit.ly/2SjA6Io Whitenoise Synergy flight controller https://bit.ly/32s9x8s TBS Crossfire nano receiver https://bit.ly/2XTwj5u Hyperlite Team Edition 2408 1322kv motors Dalprop 7056 props https://bit.ly/2NTI9wL Aikon AK32 35A esc https://bit.ly/2Oe19qj True RC Singularity antenna https://bit.ly/2Y9UDV3 GNB 2600mAh 6s Lipo Filmed with a GoPro Hero 8 w/ Camera Butter neutral density filter Cinewhoop / tiny whoop HD: ------------------ Shedrones Squirt frame https://bit.ly/2SycuOw Brother Hobby T1 Tornado 3600kv motors https://bit.ly/2EmQgdg Hq 4x4.5x3B props cut down to 3 inch https://bit.ly/2SuXa5d TBS Unify Nano 32 vTx https://bit.ly/2BVPB2e Hobbbywing X-Rotor combo FC and 45A 4-in-1 ESC https://bit.ly/2EAS7wB TBS Crossfire nano receiver https://bit.ly/2XWh5xk Runcam Mini camera https://bit.ly/2EALHgO Luminier axii antenna https://bit.ly/2SrLFeY On the Ground: ------------------------ Taranis with M9 gimbals https://bit.ly/2LIXJWc Fatshark HD V2 https://bit.ly/2JzTwHK Rapidfire Diversity receiver https://bit.ly/2T2QLDr 2 of X2-air 5.8 dual crosshair directional https://bit.ly/2y5gqBA TBS Crossfire Micro https://bit.ly/2PEsLBR Thinktank FPV Session drone backpack and Taranis case https://bit.ly/2sSBxSJ