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Posted by turbinefancy | Sep 07, 2021 @ 07:51 PM | 18,364 Views
Flying head-tracking DJI FPV in formation with a scratch-built 1:3 giant-scale T-38 twin 120mm EDF jet by Corsair Nut at Warbirds & Classics 2021 event; including aerobatic clips of T-38 from a separate flight.

FPV Escort for 1:3 Scale T-38 Jet (6 min 51 sec)

Chase Plane: Freewing Mig-29, Twin 80mm EDF jet, 6s
FPV equipment: DJI FPV goggles and air unit combo V1
Head-tracker: Fatshark Trinity External HT module
Pan & tilt: Motionsic BAG (BadAss Gimbal)
Camera: RunCam 4K, Iphone 12 Max
Field: Bob Swenson Memorial Field, OCMA, Black Star Field

#DJIFPV #FPVjet #FPVformation #headtrackingFPV
Posted by turbinefancy | Jul 02, 2021 @ 04:41 PM | 8,173 Views
Trying to recreate flying experience from inside the cockpit of a Zero fighter, doing aerobatics and mock strafing using head-tracking FPV camera and scale functional Ravi 16 reflector sight in a FMS Zero (1400mmvspan). I also dubbed authentic Zero engine sound from the only flying Zero with original powerplant in the world at Planes of Fame Museum at Chino, CA. Enjoy!

FPV Flying in Taiwan: Strafing Yi-Jiang Bridge? (6 min 24 sec)

It's worth noting how real trucks appear so small in the gun sight. There's hardly any time to aim from the time that the trucks are visible. My Zero was going maybe around 40 mph in the gliding turn. I can't imagine how tiny a ground target would appear in a real WW 2 fighter going at 2~300 mph from much farther away

Ps. Field safety rules and local RC/drone regulations were observed in this flight.
Posted by turbinefancy | Jun 10, 2021 @ 12:06 PM | 17,631 Views
Using the trapezoidal shape as runway edge appears in FPV while flying final approach to gauge whether one is too high, too low, or just right:

How to Land in FPV using Runway Geometry (9 min 38 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | May 26, 2021 @ 06:23 PM | 22,360 Views
Pattern flying from conventional line of sight perspective is easy to tell orientation, but flying from scale pilot perspective require different references to keep the pattern precise. This videos shows flying precision aerobatics using head-tracking FPV like a fighter pilot would see.

Mig-29 Jet Head Tracking FPV Aerobatics (5 min 28 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | May 19, 2021 @ 03:20 PM | 36,343 Views
Drilling down on fundamentals to ensure long life on a sweet head-tracking FPV rig. 8 touch and goes to see how precise I can land a greaser on runway centerline. Enjoy!

Freewing Mig 29 Head Tracking FPV Landing Drills (7 min 37 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Dec 27, 2020 @ 04:50 AM | 16,574 Views
Rare air to air F-14 Tomcat formation frontal shots flown using head-tracker DJI FPV.

RC Jet Piloting from Cockpit! F-14 FPV Formation Practice (6 min 57 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Nov 08, 2020 @ 01:28 PM | 15,490 Views
Rare front views of Freewing F-14 Tomcat chasing my FW T-33 camera ship. Both were flown using DJI FPV with head-tracking to stay in formation. Impressive flying by my bud Alex keeping up with me through loops and barrel roll!

FPV RC Jet F-14 Tomcat in Pursuit (3 min 32 sec)

Alexís video:

Tomcat on my six (4 min 27 sec)
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Posted by turbinefancy | Sep 18, 2020 @ 04:55 PM | 11,099 Views
We all have airframes that have not been flown a while. Maybe itís outdated, under powered or just isnít as flashy as the latest and greatest. But flying one from the cockpit perspective can make you giddy like kid again, even with the butterfly in the stomach feeling of learning to fly all over - with Head-tracking high definition FPV.

Cobra Jet FPV Aerobatics with Head Tracker (4 min 46 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Sep 05, 2020 @ 04:55 AM | 13,560 Views
Challenging myself to fly precision aerobatics using head-tracking FPV from inside the cockpit of Freewing T-33 EDF Jet ó with ground reference and potential audience in mind to position maneuvers. Enjoy!

Head Tracker DJI FPV Jet Aerobatics (3 min 54 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Aug 24, 2020 @ 10:19 AM | 12,968 Views
Sharing my recent flights practicing FPV formation loops and such in FW T-33's with drone chase views. Enjoy!

2 RC FPV Jets Looping - Drone Chase (4K) (6 min 58 sec)

Short drone chase only edit:

RC Jet Formation Landing Chase (4K) (2 min 39 sec)
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Posted by turbinefancy | Jul 25, 2020 @ 08:01 PM | 14,819 Views
Flying Freewing T-33 jet FPV formation with my friend Alex (his video). It takes some forethought, patience to fly smooth lead. Great fun! Watch in 4K on large screen
video credit: AeroCali

How to fly an RC JET in FPV (3 min 32 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Jun 24, 2020 @ 10:59 AM | 12,847 Views
We tried something new again, flying FPV formation with 3 planes this time. Well, lead T-34 flew line off sight carrying a 360į camera, while 2x T-33 flew head-tracking FPV in echelon formation.
FPV view:
Head-tracking FPV 3 RC Plane Formation - 2x T-33 and 1x T-34 (5 min 6 sec)

360į cam view from lead looking back:
T34 Formation with T-33 (6 min 35 sec)
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Posted by turbinefancy | Jun 21, 2020 @ 12:02 PM | 19,770 Views
Like working out, itís better to have a partner to urge one along skill advancement. Same with formation flying. I love formation practice with my buddy Alex. Itís early yet in our training. We will get tighter as we progress...

Freewing T-33 Jet FPV Formation Training with Headtracker (5 min 17 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Jun 05, 2020 @ 03:39 AM | 14,799 Views
I just setup a new DJI Digital FPV system on my old Taft Cobra Jet. Also improved looks of the instrument panel using pictures from a real F-5E cockpit. Hereís A training flight showcasing how well the DJI FPV camera handle low light situations.

Cobra RC Jet FPV Training (4 min 5 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Feb 06, 2020 @ 11:05 AM | 18,675 Views
Landing practice in a friends L-39 EDF jet using DJI FPV w/ head tracker The visuals are absolutely stunning. Best viewed on large screen:

Perfecting DJI FPV Jet Landings (5 min 53 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Jan 28, 2020 @ 02:41 PM | 27,430 Views
My friend Alex invited me to fly his FW L-39 setup with DJI HD FPV system as chase plane as he flies a FW F-14. It was an eye opening experience, since I am not used to the speed flying FPV in jets. And the DJI FPV visuals are gorgeous. My fingers could not stop shaking the whole flight, so exhilarating! I will need to setup one for my own.

Feast your eyes in 1080P on large screen. The visuals are stunning. Near miss at 2:00....

DJI FPV F-14 Tomcat Jet Chase (4 min 38 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Jan 14, 2020 @ 03:52 PM | 18,309 Views
Even when starting from an advantageous position at the Tomcat's six o'clock. Trying to keep the reticle steady on target for a couple of seconds is not easy. The outcome is all but certain. Or is it?

FPV Dogfight: Spitfire vs F-14 Tomcat (7 min 5 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Jan 07, 2020 @ 12:25 PM | 16,876 Views
A close look around Freewing / Motion RC T-33 Shooting Star (German Scheme) static display at OCMA / Black Star field. Shot using DJI Mavic Pro.

Freewing T-33 Shooting Star (German Scheme) in the Wild (1 min 9 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Dec 31, 2019 @ 12:28 PM | 13,988 Views
Need a little help guys landing a Spitfire. How does one keep from dragging a wingtip after the tail settles during landing? I have yet to come to a stop without dipping a wing after landing. Any tips?

My video practicing landings, skip to the end to see the wing dragging. I handle the touch and go’s ok. But after the tail settles, I can only hold on for the ride. Very frustrating...

Mastering Scale FPV Spitfire Landings (3 min 14 sec)