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    Posted April 22, 2014 by
    debatelord
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    Remote aerial photography

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    Loveland Pass FPV (no audio)

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     debatelord flew a first-person view remote airplane with a five-foot wingspan through Loveland Pass, Colorado, to shoot a video of the mountainous vista. “Capturing this video was a thrilling experience, as I love flying in the mountains and zooming down mountain sides,” he said. “It allows me to capture footage similar to wing suit-equipped BASE jumpers, but without putting myself at any risk. Actually piloting the plane was the easiest part as I simply move the control sticks to point the plane in the direction I want it to go.”

    But, there were some obstacles too. Air currents coming off the mountains pushed the plane throughout the flight, making the video bouncy in parts, he said.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    Video footage of flying my first-person view (FPV) remote control airplane at Loveland Pass, Colorado in August 2013.

    The video was shot with my 5-foot long, 6 lb, video-piloted remote control flying wing. It is controlled from the ground via a live video feed, overlayed with GPS navigational data from an on-screen display. It has an approximately 10 mile range, and can fly up to several thousand feet above the ground. My favorite thing to do with it is take it up in the mountains and fly along high alpine ridges and skim down mountain sides.

    To view more of my drone videos, you can visit my YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/SerithianFPV.

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