All right, we are back on track with getting five favorites out on time! It’s a little close to our last release, but we had some great videos pop up in February that we are excited to highlight. In this series, we pick our five favorite drone videos from the past month and talk about them for a bit! No real qualifications for our selections – just things we liked or that stood out as special that we wanted to share with the community. Ready to jump in? Let’s do it!
Tiny Whoop: Hong Kong racing
First up, we have a name that everyone should be familiar with! The Tiny Whoop crew recently put up some of their footage from a trip to Hong Kong, and it is a lot of fun to watch! I particularly enjoyed the second video that they put out, which showcased a real Tiny Whoop race. I love seeing Tiny Whoop courses, as it’s amazing how you can turn the smallest of rooms into a legit race track. Moreover, I loved how the video was shot. They made the most of the small Tiny Whoop resolution by showcasing all the pilots, some footage from the racetrack, and a commentary track on top of everything else! If you can’t get outside because of the weather, or just want to race indoors with friends, check this video for some ideas on laying out a fun track!
DiegoFPV: School yard uncut
DiegoFPV killed it this last month. He had multiple videos I wanted to feature, but I decided to go with his “School yard uncut” footage. This is a one pack run that is a pleasure to watch. He turns a schoolyard into a looping quadcopter playground. You get a bit of everything here, some loops and dives, crazy playground equipment gap hitting, and a great flow that combines it all together. The music also fits perfectly with the footage to make for a quad video you can’t help but smile at. Definitely go check out more of Diego’s stuff, as he is criminally under viewed for the type of footage he is putting out! If you need another recommendation, check out his “Mellow Rippage” video as well!
PauK: Can’t stop won’t stop
Speaking of awesome flow, you have to check out some of PauK’s latest work. In particular, I really enjoyed his “Can’t stop, won’t stop” edit. The flying is super smooth with a lot of great loops, dives, and some spectacular yaw spins to capture the horizon. Everything is very controlled, and he uses the space perfectly. I thoroughly enjoyed how he mixed his flight between office building loops and spins, to accelerating up into the sky to capture the city around him to If you are into GAPiT FPV’s style of video, give this one a go.
HyphPV: Slow your roll
Another pilot that has been putting out great footage over February, I though HyphPV put together an awesome compilation edit with his “Slow Your Roll” video. He flies a variety of locations, and really flies them to their full potential. Whether it’s a small field with a few tall trees, a school playground, or a leafless forest, HyphPV does an amazing job using the area and establishing a mesmerizing flow. Like most of the videos we’ve talked about so far this month, the music fits great with the flying, and it’s a three and a half minute watch that just blows by. Be sure to head over to his channel and check out some more of his content!
Justin Skinner: Saturdays include stupidity over water, a battle, and powerloop building dives
And last, but certainly not least, we have Justin Skinner with a great freestyle and racing edit. This video has it all – crazy maneuvers over water, competitive head to head racing, and even some powerlooping building dives. I love how you get a taste of all sorts of flying in this video. In particular, I really like the opening section with the river flying. I’m always so impressed when people can pull off such technical maneuvers when flying over something that means almost certain death for their quad. Definitely another pilot to add to your subscription list!
Until next time!
And that does it for February! We will be back in the beginning of April to look at March’s Five Favorites. With snow starting to melt, and warmer temperatures approaching, I am excited to see what’s in store for the spring! We’ll see you guys next time!