This week’s #QuadGoals featured pilot hasn’t been flying FPV for very long, but he’s already producing some pretty eye-catching content. Meet NonexistentJay, whose FPV videos very much exist.
“Hey, my name is Jay Nadtochiy (aka @nonexistentjay). I’ve enjoyed flying drones ever since I purchased my first Mavic Pro in 2017. About 6 months ago, I saw an amazing video by Johnny FPV
and knew I had to get in the game. There was a huge learning curve to start, but with help from pros like Joshua Bardwell
I’ve been able to gain the skills I need to enjoy flying everyday!”
Video filmed with this quad: Big Sur
iFlight Titan DC5 6s quad
SucceX-D F7 flight controller
SucceX BLHeli32 50A 4 in 1 ESC
XING 2207 1800KV motors
TBS Crossfire Nano receiver
DJI Air Unit
TBS Tango 2 transmitter
GoPro Hero 8
Camera Butter ND filters
Flying in Norway is many drone pilot’s dream. FPV pilot Daniel, aka eVolvE FPV, gets to live that dream every day. Based in Norway’s capital of Oslo, he’s captured some stunning footage throughout the country. Learn about his favorite cinematic quad he’s currently flying.
“I’m Daniel and I live in Oslo, Norway. I remember the first day I tried flying FPV. It was terrifying but at the same time the most intense and coolest thing I have ever done. Since then I’m all in for this awesome sport. I was aiming to become a good freestyle pilot at first but broadened my horizons when the so-called ‘hypercine’ or cinematic FPV started to become a thing. And now I’m crazy for both of those styles.
My favorite drone? It’s gotta be my ‘miracle quad.’ This little fella has been through a lot. I also managed to lose it in the woods, then it miraculously appeared on my doorstep 3 months later, and it flew! I have crashed it countless times but it still works and flies so good. Now it’s ‘retired’ from freestyle and only captures Cinematic footage.”
We were captivated by one of the recent uploads from this week’s featured pilot, so we wanted to know: what type of quad did he use for the flight? Hear from David Lougedo
about his video flying through a skateboarder’s leg, and what quad he used for the job.
“Hi, my name is David Lougedo, that’s why I am @lougedo around the internet. I’m from A Coruña, Spain. I’ve been flying RC since 2009 and FPV since 2011, so almost 10 years, and for that reason I have a lot of experience and know what problems can appear in a build, or in a location, where to place myself to get better reception, etc. I always loved small stuff, and always have been playing with all of kinds of quads, disassembling GoPros and saving weight. This shot was made with a Shendrones Squirt, a 3-inch ducted drone, small enough to pass under this skateboarder’s legs. It is the most robust and the one I can always trust to fly at whatever spot. When I go out to skate, I usually try to bring it with me, to film my friends In a new crazy way that only this toy can do. Thanks to everyone that helped me to get here.”
(it is smaller than the Vifly that I use in the rest of my builds)
Gopro Mount from 3drone.es
Total weight is 480g. I’ve tried to reduce the weight as much as I can, with the components I like.