It’s time for another episode of Five Favorites! 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!
Zoe FPV: Fly all the Things
I’ve wanted to showcase Zoe’s 3D flying for a while now, and I think her “Fly all the Things” video is a great representation of what you can do with a unique flying style. For those of you that aren’t familiar with 3D, 3D flying is where you setup your quad to fly inverted by reversing the motor spin when you move the throttle downward. Instead of moving the throttle all the way down to stop your motors, moving the throttle below the mid-point in a 3d setup will reverse the motors and cause them to accelerate in the opposite direction. This means you can fly your quadcopter upside down and get some very interesting footage.
I love the roadside shots flying backwards, the inverted orbits, and just the bungie cord camera movements on dives and loops. If you are looking for some truly unique freestyle, you need to check out more of Zoe’s videos.
SilverStoneFPV: Why you like FPV?
SilverStone is back on five favorites with a funky forest flying session. You get a fast-paced freestyle mix broken up with some gliding beneath the trees and fast Rubik’s cube flips. I thoroughly enjoyed how well the music synced up with this style of flying.
Moreover, I liked how well SilverStone used the space. While there is a huge forest in the background, he used a specific grouping of trees away from the main forest to weave in and out of. It’s a clever use of space that allows for some wild freestyle tricks and fun proximity flying while maintaining an awesome backdrop. If you are looking for a faster paced freestyle video to watch, check out SilverStone’s videos!
KrazyFPV: Abandoned Railyard Session
We featured KrazyFPV a few months back for his impressive Mavic footage, and he’s back on the list again this month for his awesome railyard freestyle! This video is all about the location. Krazy took the opportunity to fly this abandoned location before the area is dismantled.
You get some awesome weaving through an abandoned warehouse, cruising over some old tracks, and a cool tour of the exterior buildings in the railyard. The footage feels right out of a simulator level, and seems like a blast to fly at. It just goes to show you to keep your eyes open in your community and see what awesome places you can find to fly. Go check out this video if you need some inspiration for location scouting!
Bulbufet FPV: Crazy Race Heat
Want to see some intense racing? Well, you need to check out Bulbufet’s footage from a recent race in Colorado. We’ve featured racing footage before on Five Favorites, but this one takes the cake in terms of intensity and quality of video. You have some big names flying here, and for most of the race it’s neck and neck for first place.
Too many times we see DVR footage, or other low definition replays, but everything here is captured in HD and it bumps up the intensity when you can see all the passes and crashes clearly. If you are at all interested in getting into racing, and want to see how close a top-level race can get, be sure to go watch the full video!
Suki FPV: Take it EZ Sunday FPV
To round things out we have a chill flying session from Suki FPV with “Take it EZ Sunday FPV”. This video brings together a great mix of proximity flying and long hangtimes. I love the colors the sun casts on the camera paired with the track from ODESZA to make for a relaxing freestyle video. Suki guides you through an FPV forest wonderland, getting close to branches and tree tops, while also hitting an assortment of gaps in nearby structures.
The bright sunlight paired with the bare trees give the video an early springtime feel which I think anyone can enjoy after months of snow and cold. If you want to chill out to a relaxing freestyle flow, definitely give this video a watch.
Until next time!
And that does it for March! We will be back in the beginning of May to look at April’s Five Favorites. We’ll see you guys next time!