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Posted by trappy | Dec 01, 2010 @ 07:37 PM | 37,351 Views
New York City (2 min 36 sec)

Posted by trappy | Oct 10, 2010 @ 06:53 PM | 24,744 Views
... or are they? My personal long range record, 18.6km

Long range is boring! (3 min 11 sec)

Posted by trappy | Sep 21, 2010 @ 07:24 PM | 25,192 Views
Weekend adventure of Team Black Sheep. Trappy almost loses a finger, RiSCyD connects with god and both have a great time with zero crashes. Enjoy!

Chicken or Black Sheep (3 min 32 sec)

Posted by trappy | Sep 13, 2010 @ 08:44 PM | 24,941 Views
As the title says ... fly low, life is short! Enjoy!
http://www.vimeo.com/14941874
Posted by trappy | Aug 11, 2010 @ 06:27 AM | 25,432 Views
Living FPV 2 (4 min 0 sec)

Posted by trappy | May 24, 2010 @ 06:20 PM | 26,190 Views
Getting a lot more confident ... perhaps too confident?

FPV Rage (4 min 26 sec)

Posted by trappy | Apr 27, 2010 @ 04:27 AM | 27,235 Views
2 more FPV videos:
Flying among gods (3 min 38 sec)


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Posted by trappy | Apr 09, 2010 @ 09:45 PM | 26,739 Views
This time a little further, a little higher, and a little faster. The weather was nice as well, so that helped too

http://www.vimeo.com/10814642
Posted by trappy | Mar 25, 2010 @ 05:37 PM | 26,605 Views
At my best behavior (3 min 58 sec)


Loving the GoPro. still checking out my surroundings in SD, but after I land I get to watch my flight in full HD on the TV
Posted by trappy | Mar 22, 2010 @ 06:53 PM | 26,983 Views
Filmed with a GoPro on a Ritewing Zephyr while blasting through my "backyard". Hope you enjoy:

FPV Sexappeal (3 min 22 sec)

Posted by trappy | Jan 20, 2010 @ 08:38 AM | 27,340 Views
Flying above a snow-covered ridge
http://www.vimeo.com/8820431/
Posted by trappy | Oct 30, 2009 @ 11:57 AM | 27,592 Views
A compilation of FPV flights I've done in the last few weeks:
http://www.vimeo.com/7235053
Posted by trappy | Sep 23, 2009 @ 07:38 PM | 28,931 Views
I've been working hard this year on the L1D Variometer (see my previous blog post what it's about) and we're very close to starting final production. I've racked up countless of test-flights over the last year. The video below will show you how the Variometer works and what kind of experience you can expect to get when flying with my product. Enjoy:
Introduction to FPV Soaring (4 min 6 sec)

(in all those scenes I - the pilot - was standing in the valley!)

Here is a movie describing how it all works together:
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Posted by trappy | May 19, 2009 @ 02:46 PM | 29,250 Views
Hi guys,

My first and probably only blog post will be a shameless plug for my new product. The first and only available Variometer developed specifically for FPV flight. Not sure what a Variometer is? Check out the video:

L1D Vario - FPV Acoustic Variometer (8 min 1 sec)


The variometer will let you stay up longer and learn to fly with what nature provides. Using a sufficiently big video battery, there is no limit to how long you can fly. If you're doing long range or high altitude flights, the variometer is a must to guarantee a safe return (if battery power is low, just look for thermals to climb to altitude and then glide home safely). Thermals are everywhere where there is sun. Real glider pilots use it to travel thousands of miles without any motor on their aircraft at all. And yes, real glider pilots all have variometers inside their aircraft.

The Last One Down variometer contains a super-high-precision barometric pressure sensor that detects altitude changes at 6cm (~2.3 inch) accuracy. Compare that to OSDs which gives you readings at 1m (3.2 ft) accuracy! The variometer checks you altitude 50x per second and decides after one second if the thermal you are in is suitable for climbing to altitude. All you need to do is wait for the beeps, and then start to circle.

For more information on the variometer please visit my website www.lastonedown.com. There you can find out how the variometer is installed, pricing and also I will post some instructional videos on to help you find thermals by "reading" your surroundings.

If you have any questions or want to purchase the L1D variometer, check my website for availability or drop me a PM.