#QuadGoals: Tangybuttfrog

This week’s featured #QuadGoals pilot has an interesting handle — and one of his quads is quite peculiar. But Tangybuttfrog has the skills to back everything up. He tells us the build for a few of his quads, including one that uses a potato as a frame. Yes, you read that correctly. 🥔

“My main quad is the TBS Source One. I like flying it because it’s an inexpensive, durable and smooth-flying drone that outperforms my premium drones and allows me to push the limits a little further.”

Drone pilot: Tangybuttfrog

Video using this quad: Giant tunnel slide freestyle

 


Quad build (main quad):

Frame – TBS Source One
Components – Emax Magnum Mini stack (flight controller/esc/vtx combo)
Fpv cam – RunCam Micro Eagle
Hd cam – GoPro Hero 7
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Potato quad
Frame – It’s a real actual potato
Components – F4 AIO flight controller/Spedix 4in1 esc 
FPV cam – RunCam Micro Eagle

#QuadGoals: CataFpv

We head to Italy for this week’s #QuadGoals feature, where we catch up with Francesco Catanese, aka CataFpv. This freestyle pilot has several years of flying under his belt and shares his latest quad build with us:

“My name is Francesco and I am an Italian freestyle pilot. I have started this experience with the drones four years ago and I have discovered a new and fantastic world that made me realize immediately how much I love it. This is my way of flying and most importantly what I like.  I love creating videos of cinematic/juicy for nature and landscapes or freestyle. I have tried different setups in the upcoming years and finally I obtain an amazing feeling with the AstroX. It’s a really light frame but resistant and it looks really nice because it has very slim edges.”

Drone pilot: CataFpv

Video using this quad: FPV – Stick Cam & Crash


Quad build:

Frame: AstroX

FC: Flightone RevoltOsd

Motor: Xnova Smooth Line 2750kv

Esc: Hobbywing 4in1 40A

Vtx: TBS Unify Pro v3

Cam: RunCam Micro Swift 2

Antenna: Lumenier AxII

Rx: TBS Crossfire Nano + Immortal

Props: HQProp v1s 5×4,3×3

Radio: Taranis X9D+

Goggle: Fatshark HDO + RapidFire

GoPro Hero 7 Black

#QuadGoals: Florian LE PRIOL

This week’s #QuadGoals featured pilot is not only a French FPV pilot but is an artist as well. The multi-talented Florian Le Priol shares with us a bit about his quad, as well as some FPV graphics he’s worked on.

“This my current setup for freestyle and cinematic shots on the ‘Breizh Rotor’ team! A strong frame made by a French man, Freddy Headshot from the Fiendship Team. The simplicity and the feeling of a full kiss setup. Big thanks to Mr Steele who offered me my first Kiss setup !
Powerful motors with the Hypetrain 2207, 2650 kv ( I have created the Hypetrain logo with the direction of Chad Kapper and the Rotor Riot team ), smooth flights and strong props with the T-Motor, good signal quality link and video feed with the TBS stuff,  and to finish, the “Madcase” to save for ever you GoPro session ! Made by a French man, César Chanussot, who made a really good protection mixing carbon and TPU.”
Drone pilot: Florian LE PRIOL
Video filmed with this quad: Cruising

Quad build

Frame : Coffin V2 from “Fiendship” FPV stuff ( French brand )
FPV cam: Foxeer Predator V3 micro
FPV Antenna: Lumenier Axii
Gopro Protection: The “Madcase” From the work of MDC (Madcase MDC)

#QuadGoals: Daviz FPV

We head to Italy for this week’s #QuadGoals feature, where we meet Davide Marica, known by his call sign Daviz FPV.
“Hello!  I am Davide from Sardinia, Italy. I started in August 2017 looking purely at an internet FPV video.  From there my curiosity began and a month and a half later I had assembled my first quad.  My favorite is the Martians.  Initially it had to be a spare build, but it was flying so well that I decided to put it on the pedestal.  I especially like it because I almost always fly over the sea and if something goes wrong, the damage would be minimal.  I like proximity and low pass flights but I especially like flying in places of unique beauty!”

Drone pilot: Daviz Fpv

Video filmed with this quad: Evening light | Fpv Freestyle


Quad Setup:
Frame – Martians
FPV Cam – Foxeer Arrow Mini
VTX – Tramp Hv
RX – R9 mini
Antenna – Foxeer Lollipop 2

HD Cam – GoPro Session 5

Module – Frsky R9M
Antennas – Prodrone

#QuadGoals: megmichaels3

Our pilot in this week’s #QuadGoals feature has a name for her favorite quad. The quad’s name? Trixie. The pilot’s name? Meg Michaels. She shares a bit about why she enjoys flying Trixie, which has served as a trusty quad for almost two years.

“Trixie has been around since November of 2017!!! This is my tribute to a drone who still has almost all of her original working components!!! (Switched to TBS Crossfire Nano RX) She was lost in a desert for four months, but when recovered, she worked perfectly! Aside from two broken props and a lost GoPro & battery, and some oil on the motors…SHE STILL WORKS!!”

Drone pilot: megmichaels3

Video filmed with this quad: My Trixie Tribute


Components used in this build:

Armattan Chameleon 5″ frame

FrSky x4rsb receiver

Matek VTX 25-500mw

Rotor Riot Hypetrain 2306 2450kv freestyle motors

PyroDrone HS117 cam

BMC3D Chameleon set

Stikit skin

Spedix Es25a ESCs

DYS F4 Pro FC

HQ Prop 5×4.3×3 V1S

#QuadGoals: MGFPV

This week we feature another talented female FPV pilot: MGfpv. She shares with us her favorite quad build and gives us a little bit of insight into her life as an FPV pilot.

“My FPV journey started in September 2016. I remember everything. How hard it was in the beginning and how everything changed. My flying, my style. Slow cruises along the cliffs or flying above the water are my favorite places to fly.  I had a few quads but this one is my No. 1! It flies perfect for me! Also funny fact. I’m super scared of heights but when I’m flying high I’m not scared at all. I feel free, like a bird. Love this feeling. I’m so thankful to my boyfriend for showing me this amazing hobby and I can’t imagine my life without it! “

Drone pilot: MGfpv

Video filmed with this quad: The Jurassic Coast – Chapman’s Pool


My Setup: 

Frame: TBS Source One

FC and Esc’s: HobbyWing XRotor 4in1 40A & FC 

Motors: T-Motor F40Pro 2400kv

Props: T-Motor T5143s

FPV camera: Foxeer Predator Mini 

VTX: ImmersionRC Tramp

RX: FlySky 

Antennas: TBS Triumph

Battery: CNHL 1500mah 4s

HD Camera: GoPro Session 5

#QuadGoals: Flash FPV

This week, we feature not one but TWO quads from the same pilot: Flash FPV. Many quad pilots have a fleet of drones they use for different purposes, so Flash FPV tells us a bit about two different quads he flies: one for cinematic footage, and another for racing.

“Proton is the perfect frame for those who like have little space to build , don’t need to put all components in a tight way, rx go at the bottom in between bottom and main plate giving you an extra space. Carbon fiber improved and now it is better than ever. Join the bests pilots with fpvflight club like Vanover and other super top pilots! Also the race setup have a special LEDs for Iberian drone league. That make it visible even in daylight.

The Diatone r349 is the perfect plug-and-play quad . Put your rx and go fly! This tiny drone can carry a GoPro hero 7 in 3s and 4s without problems. Super smooth and easy.”

Drone pilot: Flash FPV

Videos filmed with these quads: Raluy Circus HD Whoop and IXAAQUI anniversary meeting race


Racing drone build:
Stack : Hobbywing FC + esc 45 a
Cinematic drone build:

#QuadGoals: Flylife

You probably know Martin Novak (Flylife) from his awesome skills as an FPV pilot. You might also know him from his Flylife Podcast, which interviews pilots to talk about all things FPV. This week, Martin is sharing some info on his latest quad build for our #QuadGoals feature:

“This quad is special to me because I built it over a year ago and its been used for 99% of my edits since. Its been crashed, wet, muddy, and dusty, but it still keeps flying. In that year its been through 3 new motors, 1 arm and 1 top plate. Which, I think is pretty good for 600+ plus flights.”

Drone pilot: Flylifeco

Video filmed with this quad: FPV for FPV people


Quad build:

Antennas: TBS Triumph

#QuadGoals: Nick Lang

This week’s featured pilot has introduced the art of the Tiny Whoop to some skateboarding legends (more on that in a minute). Nick Lang flies drones of all shapes and sizes, including camera drones and FPV qudads, but today we take a look at his latest addition — the Tiny Whoop Nano.

“The Tiny Whoop Nano is by far my favorite drone to fly at the moment.  I started flying the Nano QX in 2015 and I immediately saw the potential that these micro drones could have on the film industry.  Now that I own a Shendrones Squirt V2, I am using this Tiny Whoop Nano to find my line during a Cinewhoop shoot.  This is also the perfect drone to introduce new people to the hobby.  I have had the opportunity to show the tiny whoop to some of the world’s top skaters like Tony Hawk, Bob Burnquist and Tony Alva. Each of them were blown away by how cool the experience was and I will cherish those memories forever! I love the control that I have with the nano and you can tell that Tiny Whoop and Team BlackSheep put a lot of time into the tune because it is the most precise micro drone I have ever flown. It is also now the only drone I recommend to people who are just starting out in this hobby because of the amount of joy it has brought me. Thank you AirVuz for the feature this week and for all you do for this amazing hobby!”

Drone pilot: Nick Lang

Video filmed with this quad: Sunset Chase – Tiny Whoop Nano

#QuadGoals: Stan FPV

This week’s #QuadGoals feature has recently gotten into the world of the HD micros, taking high-def footage with a smaller quad than the one he started flying years ago. Here’s what Stan Maziarz Jr., aka Stan FPV, has to say about the latest build he’s flying, and the images he’s capturing with it.

“I started FPV Freestyle almost 3 years ago and still passionately love flying full size quads.. But the idea of taking that same GoPro Hero7 Black (or 360 cam, etc) capable of incredible HD content and nimbly flying it on the smallest package possible sparked my curiosity at the end of ’18 and I dove more and more into furthering the idea. When I started I was heavily modifying old frames and parts to create what I needed, but fortunately everything is now available for anyone to easily build a “CINEWHOOP” of their own. The guards around the props not only look cool, they also act as a safety barrier completely surrounding the propellers enabling me and other pilots to fly our HD cam closer to cool people and even cooler property while reducing the risk of harm or injury to the subjects we film. I can fly indoors, outdoors and thru tight gaps with ease because this quad is very stable and super easy to fly. With its high level of manueverably and small size, it unlocks a whole new world of HD video content possibilities and is amazing for professional cinematic applications as well as fun/personal flying with or without a heavy Gopro or HD cam. My cinewhoop is always with me where ever I go and one of the most versatile quads I own. It can even get stuffed into my book bag and since the propellers are protected I don’t worry about bending any props on the way. It’s a go-to for me and is a huge part of my filming arsenal. I’ve caught myself flying this perfect cinewhoop even more than my full size quad lately because it’s just so enjoyable. Fly like a bird!”

Drone pilot: Stan FPV

Video filmed with this quad: THE PLAYGROUND


QUAD BUILD

Frame: ImpulseRC Micro 3 Alien or Armattan 3 Gecko
Guards: Stan FPV Universal Ducted Propeller Guards
GoPro/Battery Cinewhoop Mount: Stan FPV
Motors: Emax 1307 4000kv v2
Props: HQ Prop 2.5×2.5×3
Lipo: 650-850 4s, high C Rating
FC/ESCs: Lumenier Micro Lux V3
VTx: TBS Unify Pro32 Nano
Vx Antenna: Lumenier Micro Axii ufl
Rx: FrSky XM+ or TBS Crossfire Nano
Rx Antenna: stock or Immortal-T V2
FPV Cam: Runcam Micro Swift 2 
HD Cam: GoPro Hero7 Black
ND Filter: when needed, 8/16/32

Radio:
FrSky Taranis 9XD+ w/ M9 Gimbals
TBS Crossfire Micro Tx
TBS Diamond TX Antenna 
RMRC 2500mah 3s Radio Lipo from 2017

Goggles:
FatShark HD3
LaForge V2 Modules
ImmersionRC Directional Antenna
VAS Omni Antenna 
Thunder Power 2000mah 2s Goggle Lipo