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! There are no real qualifications for our selections – these are videos we liked and wanted to share with the community. Ready to jump in? Let’s get to it!
Dane Grace: Sunrise Castle Flight
Let’s start our review of October with a stunning flight through a thousand-year-old castle. Dane Grace puts together a nice combination of cruising and freestyle. I love the buildup and music at the start of the video as he cruises up the old pathways. The orbits above the castle capturing the surrounding landscape are stunning.
In addition to the sweeping visuals, we get some great freestyle. The looping and gap hitting around the tower are great. I especially love the powerloop to door gap sections. It reminded me a lot of that tower that Skitzo used to fly around, except a lot older. Altogether, Dane puts together a great mix with this video that you should for sure check out!
CJ Davies: Tiny Whoop Modelling Balloon Gates!
This was too cool not to feature. With snow and cold weather approaching for lots of pilots, I loved the DIY spirit behind this video. Who knew you could use modelling balloons as race gates! Takes indoor flying to a new level!
It really is a clever way to organize a makeshift track around a room. I love the air gates – especially tying two balloons together to make a double gate. This seems like a great way to practice with minimal setup and cleanup. Just pop the balloons and you are done for the day, right? I love seeing clever stuff like this, so nice work to CJ on putting this together!
VORT3X: Detroit Nights
If you want to see an unbelievable combination of different flying footage, head on over to VORT3X’s Detroit Nights video. We get some amazing night shots of Detroit, complete with dives, loops, and a ton of precise flying, as well as some spectacular freestyle.
First, the night shots and passes over the city are insane. I love how the colors and lights come through here, and VORT3X did a great job capturing the city. We get some high-level pans and cruising shots of the city that look great.
However, mixed in with the beautiful city shots is some jaw dropping freestyle. Two clips really stand out: the statue loop and the bridge proximity flying. The statue loop is so precise and has a trippy feel to it – almost like the quad is riding a track rather than flying. The bridge flying with wall taps show some great precision flying. Something for everyone in this video, definitely worth your time this month.
ColossalFPV: Nirvana FPV Drone Freestyle
While VORT3X brought some great cityscapes, ColossalFPV puts together a great freestyle flow in a parking lot. We get a nice, tightly controlled session in a great example of using whatever location you can to the fullest.
Lots of great technical freestyle – the upside-down orbits are great, and there are a ton of controlled loops and twists that are executed perfectly. I was reminded a lot of some of GAPiT’s early videos throughout this, between the loops and the twisting turns.
The pacing is great too. While we have seen a lot of nice, slow freestyle lately, Colossal keeps the pacing up and shows amazing precision even at high speeds. If you are looking for some fast-paced freestyle, definitely go check ColossalFPV’s stuff out!
m0ke: provo’s house destruction party
Like Nurk’s train video from our last Five Favorites, this video just had to be featured. I mean, how often do you get to see a house utterly destroyed by racing quads? This is the perfect combination of sweet flying and total destruction.
It’s a dizzying video of skillful stunts. Tons of tight gaps through and out of the house. I love how many of the crashes and overall abuse is shown to highlight the destruction. Perhaps best of all are the constant window taps throughout the video, to flying through the inevitably broken glass.
All in all, this is one of those once in a lifetime flying sessions that you just have to watch. Go check this video to fly vicariously through m0ke and the other Showmewhatyougot guys.
Until next time!
And that does it for October! We will be back in the beginning of December to look at November’s Five Favorites. We’ll see you guys next time!