#QuadGoals: El Buho

This week’s pilot in our #QuadGoals feature is Gino Carpio-Tentoni, aka El Buho. He shares the details of his quad build — as well as some great pics of the quad, too. We’ll let Gino take it from here:

“I’ve been a die hard Flightone user ever since I tried it roughly 5-6 months back. I love the feel of the product and the community that comes along with it. The combo of a Revolt OSD with the Bolt32 is untouchable. To top it off I use the TBS Unify HV for excellent video quality and of course I’ve installed TBS Crossfire on all my kwads for virtually unlimited RX signal. What good are Fatshark HDO goggles without a great FPV cam? So I went with Runcam Swift 2 Rotor Riot Edition on all of my kwads for the best image money can buy. I’m a big fan of power along side with response so after testing many different motors I finally came across the T-Motor F80 pro. WOW! So much power and incredible response and of course I had to tag team them with the best prop on the market, Ethix S3 made by HQ Props.

Thank you Airvuz for the highlight and always being an essential part of the FPV/drone community! It’s good people like you guys that make this hobby that much more amazing!”

Pilot: El Buho

Video featuring this quadIn The Playground – FMP


Kwad:

FC: Flightone Revolt OSD
Props: Ethix S3 (HQ Props)
Goggles: Fatshark HDO
Antennas: 2X TBS Triumph
Remote: TBS Tango

Guest blog: Kelly Needleman

Drone pilot Kelly Needleman was one of the youngest guests on “The Drone Dish” on AirVuz.com. The talented filmmaker has implemented drones into his work to help elevate his videos — literally and figuratively — to the next level.

Now Kelly shares more insights on how he uses drones, what they’ve allowed him to do — and what he hopes to do with drones in the future.

What do you think has been the biggest change in the drone industry since you started? 

“The use of new small compact drones such as the DJI Mavic Air. My first ever professional drone system was the DJI Phantom 4 Pro, which is absolutely amazing except for its size. The use of compactable drones while maintaining high resolution is defiantly the biggest change I have seen in the drone industry.”
How do you think the use of drones plays in to the social media creator world? 
“I think that drones have enabled creative and unusual perspectives which resulted in a wide range of people interested in aerial photography and videography. I have noticed that an increased amount of people have been attracted to my page due to the use of aerial footage. I feel that focused social media organizations such as AirVūz are a great way to create a community of people who share their aerial work to other like-minded people. “
If you have, what has been the easiest way to monetize your aerial work? 
“Working with companies by creating short films including the aerial aspect.”
You mentioned on “The Drone Dish” on AirVuz that you hoped to get into create full feature movies using drones. Is that still a goal of yours? Or have you started pursuing that already?
“Yes, I am currently in pre-production for my film ‘Lost Visibility.’ The logline for my feature film ‘Lost Visibility’ is: Maybe they weren’t as close as they thought they were. Three friends share intimate dreams that bring their secrets to reality. The movie is in the genres of Teen drama, mystery, and psychological thriller. I will be incorporating the drone perspective an extensive amount in the film.  “
What sort of drone content do you enjoy watching most?
“I love to watch all drone footage, but I would have to say that landscapes are the most powerful use of an aerial drone perspective. Using a drone to shoot landscapes allows the viewer to feel an emotion of familiarity.”
As a filmmaker, what advancements or improvements in drone technology would you personally like to see?
“I would like to see a drone that has multiple camera perspectives on the gimbal. The ability to film two or three different shots at the same time would be ideal.”
What’s your dream location to fly your drone, and why?
“My dream location to fly a drone is Patagonia because of its vast landscape. I am traveling to Patagonia this spring with a group of friends to create a documentary. I will be bringing my DJI Mavic Air to shoot aerial video!”

#QuadGoals: Afpvwolf

Another week means another #QuadGoals feature. We check in with Atlanta, Georgia native Afpvwolf, who shares his current quad setup

“Hello people! My name is Mike Mike aka A Fpv Wolf! I try to fly as much as I can. I love this setup because it flies extremely well and can take a decent beating. The Signature claw ends on the arms are not special but they are my logo paw and that’s pretty awesome! But this is my favorite quad and it’s capable of 6S which can average me 6 minute flights with ease on 1100mah thunderpower 6S packs. I absolutely love it and I’m comfortable with fully sending it anywhere 😉 thanks AirVuz for the feature! You all are awesome!”

Pilot: Afpvwolf

Video featuring this Tiny Whoop: CabinFever2


My current setup:

MIB 5inch www.Droneracingparts.com

“Afpvwolf” special edition style frame.

Flyduino.net kiss v2 fc

Kiss32a esc

Ethixltd.com S3 props

Ethixltd straps

Ethixltd Mrsteele Stout motors

Mr Steele Pdb

TBS Unifyprohv vtx

TBS Triumph antenna

TBS Crossfire nano

Runcam Swift 2

#QuadGoals: KeleFPV

In our latest edition of #QuadGoals, we feature a pilot who flies both Tiny Whoops and miniquads. Today, Kele Stanley (aka KeleFPV) shows us his latest Tiny Whoop build, which features the new brushless motors.

“This thing rips. The hotel that I was in was absolutely fire for flying the Tiny Whoop — especially at 1 o’clock in the morning when this video was shot. This is by far my favorite Tiny Whoop build right now.”

Pilot: KeleFPV

Video featuring this Tiny Whoop: Not Your Normal Hotel

Specs on the build:
65mm V3 BL Frame
CAM05 Camera