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Posted by turbinefancy | Dec 27, 2020 @ 04:50 AM | 12,286 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 | 11,127 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 | 6,843 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 Maybe itís outdated, under powered or just isnít as flashy as the latest and greatest.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 | 9,333 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 | 8,679 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 | 10,563 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 | 8,565 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 | 15,521 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 | 10,547 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 | 14,407 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 | 23,119 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 | 14,026 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 | 12,611 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 | 9,696 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)

Posted by turbinefancy | Dec 14, 2019 @ 06:19 AM | 15,102 Views
Turning & burning with a Freewing F-14 Tomcat via head-tracking FPV in a FMS PC-21. I could barely keep pace pegging full power from the start while the Tomcat was only at half power. Still, it was a lot of fun and seeing the Tomcat in the air is like recreating TOP GUN.

FPV F-14 Tomcat Chase (4 min 5 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Nov 29, 2019 @ 07:52 PM | 11,653 Views
Oof! Donít land like this...

FPV Crash Landing - RC Plane (1 min 21 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Nov 16, 2019 @ 05:31 PM | 12,559 Views
I have always loved flying formation with buddies at the field. But with limitations of depth perception from ground station, one can never gauge the exact relative position of the different planes resulting in planes being too far apart or mid-air collision. With head-tracking FPV, one can judge relative position as well as full scale guys. It's much easier than LOS to tighten up formation flying. Just takes a little practice and a smooth lead pilot to make it possible. I want to eventually fly warbird formation like the Horseman display team. For now just starting out with barrel rolls and other simple maneuvers. Not bad for only about a handful of flights training together. Enjoy!

FPV RC Plane Dogfight & Formation Aerobatics (4 min 40 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Nov 05, 2019 @ 10:50 AM | 9,584 Views
Inspired by airshow demo of corkscrewing jet around main formation with smoke. I wanted to try it out with my FPV FMS PC-21. Video shows 4th & 5th flight I flew with my friend Doug for tight formation and barrel rolls. Enjoy!

FPV Barrel Rolls & Tight Formation (2 min 36 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Oct 22, 2019 @ 10:41 PM | 12,653 Views
Video showing first FPV close formation training session with my friend Doug Kott - flying T-28/ line of sight, with real time pilot conversation to coordinate the flight (on station at 2:00):

FPV Formation with Doug's T-28 and Pilot Comms (8 min 36 sec)

and looking back at wingman from lead plane's perspective (continuous shot from 1:52):

FPV (3 min 49 sec)
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