“The KISSFC flight is wonderful, with very few adjustments to the PIDs the quad is already flying well. It took me a while to build this drone, I gradually bought the parts, but it is the quad with the best components I have ever built. This is not my everyday drone. I leave it to fly with it on special days, when I just want to have fun.”
Drone pilot: maiafpv
Video filmed with the quad: KISS FC, Always a pleasant flight!
– Armattan Marmotte Frame
– Impulse RC Wolf V3 PDB
– KISS FC V2
– KISS 32A ESC
– T-Motor F60 Pro III 1750 KV Motors
– Ethix S5 Propellers
– Foxeer Predator V4 Mini Camera
– Rush Tank 800mW Mini VTX
– Lumenier AXII LHCP Antenna
– TBS Crossfire Nano RX
– TBS Immortal-T Antenna
– Panasonic 1000uf 35v Capacitor
– Self Designed 3D Printed GoPro Mount
Sometimes, when you find a quad that works, you just need to stick with it. That’s the case for this week’s #QuadGoals featured pilot, Ruben Caser, who has used a lot of the same parts of his quad builds for quite a while. Hear more from Ruben about his favorite quad:
The pilot featured in this week’s #QuadGoals certainly knows his way around the drone industry and the FPV world. Sander Sassen shares his quad, which includes several parts from the company he co-founded: ImmersionRC.
“I guess most people that have been in the FPV hobby long enough know
this about me, but I’m the founder, chief engineer and previous owner of
ImmersionRC, one of the first companies to design products especially
for the FPV market. The quad I fly is a slightly modified version of the
ImmersionRC Vortex 230 Mojo, a race/freestyle quad we introduced in late
2017. Because we designed this ourselves I’m obviously intimately
familiar with how it works and how to tune it to perfection, which is
one of the secrets behind my velvety smooth piloting.
Ever since I sold my shares in ImmersionRC I’ve been working as a
freelance professional drone pilot, using the same Vortex 230 Mojo. I
have a couple registered with the local aviation authority and that’s
what I fly on professional movie shoots for the most part.”
Drone pilot: SassySander
Video filmed with this quad: Muiden Castle – As the crow flies
Frame: ImmersionRC Vortex 230 Mojo with Sassy mods
Motors: stock Brother Hobby Returner R3 2206/2300kV
ESCs: Gemfan Maverick 30A to allow up to 6S batteries
Batts: Dinogy Graphene 2.0 Ultra 4S/1500 or 5S/1300
Vtx: Built in ImmersionRC Tramp HV 600mW
RC: FrSky QX7 with TBS Crossfire at 500mW
Goggles: Fatshark HDO with ImmersionRC RapidFIRE Rx module
Antennas: ImmersionRC SpiroNET omnis and SpiroNET 8dB patch
Camera: Foxeer Predator 3 Mini
HD Camera: GoPro Hero 6 or Hero 8 with ND filter
We head to the mountains of Colorado for this week’s #QuadGoals featured pilot, who hasn’t been flying for long but has already produced some pretty impressive videos. Hear more from nikofilmz about his favorite quad.
“I started FPV 3 months ago and this is the second edition of the first quad I’ve ever flown, which @carterfilmz and I call Snowy (it’s survived multiple crashes in the snow despite not being waterproofed). Snowy 2.0 is my go-to cinema quad because of the easily adjustable camera angle, excellent vibration dampening TPU mount, and airtime. 6″ quads are great for long range, especially at the higher elevations of my home state of Colorado. I often get asked if I need to correct for the side FPV camera placement but it’s never been an issue. The advantage is you can adjust the FPV camera and the GoPro angle simultaneously. Huge shoutout to my boy @carterfilmz for making this epic quad possible with his master drone building skills!”
Drone pilot: nikofilmz
Video filmed with this quad: FPVing Epic BMX riders in Boulder, Colorado
We head to the mountains of France for this week’s #QuadGoals feature: FaroùkFPV. He’s got his quad perfectly tuned for lots of epic flights through the peaks of the nearby mountains.
“I am FaroùkFPV. I’m a French pilot and I live in the south of France. I’ve been flying for 1.5 years now. My setup: 5” for me is the best for midrange. My frame, the Xbee 230, is a very solid frame. The quality of the carbon is really premium and it’s very important for a good video; a bad frame can make oscillation. My motors have a perfect ratio of smoothness, power and weight. It’s a really butter quad with a perfect PID tune. For the comfort I fly with DJI HD for best midrange experience and ride all the alp mountains on perfect conditions.”
2 Foxeer Lollipop antennas (10 cm on the quad and 2xtrue rc on the goggles)
For this week’s edition of #QuadGoals, we’re featuring two quads from the same pilot: ilya_fpv. Like a lot of pilots these days, Ilya makes both freestyle and cinematic FPV videos. He shares the quads he uses for both types of flights:
“I started flying FPV back in 2016. Back then I was watching a lot of OG RotorRiot and it hooked me on to FPV. I was like, ‘How is it even possible to fly like that? I want to do it!’ Now FPV is a big part of my life. I fly pretty much every day either for fun or for work. I’m super happy that this hobby became much more than just a hobby. I found something that I love doing and meet many good people along the way and it’s just the beginning of my FPV journey!”
Drone pilot: ilya_fpv
Video filmed with these quads: Cinematic vs Freestyle FPV
We head to Romania for this week’s #QuadGoals feature, where we hear about the cinewhoop setup from Skylens. Plus, take a flight through the winter trees in one of their latest videos.
It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time for another edition of #QuadGoals. Today’s featured pilot has been sharing his content on AirVuz for the past four years. And as you can tell by his handle, Matt Bardeen takes us on a journey through Chile with his videos. Here’s more from ChileVuela:
“My name’s Matt and I’m currently enjoying life in Talca, Chile. I’ve been flying FPV for around 6 years now, ever since I first saw FPV videos on YouTube while building a quadcopter for my job at a local university. I’ve always wanted to fly like a bird and this has been the closest (and safest) way I’ve found to achieve that. I enjoy freestyle, mountain diving, and long range work, but I really enjoy just getting out and flowing over the awesome landscapes that the Andes offer.