A week ago, Wild Pilots (West Coast) went on another team outing. This time we headed toward Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, home to the giant Sequoia trees. These trees are (arguably) the largest living things on the planet, and they were amazing to be around, let alone FLY around. Being in the presence of such historic things, we made sure to take great care in leaving only footprints. The trip was a huge success and we got a ton of great footage. We’re going through it all now and will have some video available in the near future to document the amazingness. You have got to see these trees from above!
I feel the need… the need… for… shoot, I forgot what I feel the need for.. hang on, it’ll come to me.
Anyway, we thought a bit about what kinda video we would do to follow the breathtaking scenery of Death Valley. What we came up with doesn’t compare to that trip or the videos that came out of it in any way, shape, or form. But what it might do is take you down memory lane, get a laugh out of ya. So, the idea we had was to parody a popular flight sequence, and Top Gun was a no-brainer. Crispy Cargo used to watch Top Gun over and over when he was kid (didn’t we all?), so I knew he was on board. We recruited Vork to do some camera work, and be the stand-by Goose if we needed one (don’t tell him Goose dies). This video is the rest of the story. We hope you enjoy the cheesiness of this thing. We sure had fun putting it together!
We’re calling this idea of parodying movie clips, “RC Cinema”– and hopefully this is the start of something. If it’s not, it’s not, but it would be cool because there’s a million clips I’d love to see re-enacted with Radio Controlled vehicles. Heck we had a hard time choosing which scene from Top Gun to do, just think of all the awesome movie scenes that have car chases, plane dogfights, and space battles (hello, Star Wars!). If you end up doing one, let us know! You can download the RC Cinema title here (1080p-h.264).
BTW, I think I feel the need for bacon, just to close the loop.
Death Valley is certainly one of my favorite places to go in the US. Everything there is so unique, and fascinating, and SO random (as you’ll see in our videos). The terrain seems to change with every passing mile; hence the name “God’s Scrap Pile”
Growing up, my family would come here every Easter for vacation; it was our number one tradition. And while I’ve seen most of this gorgeous creation, we still never managed to visit everything. But while I’ve seen so much, this trip was extra special because I got to see it all again with a VERY different perspective.
My flying experiences here, though short lived (yeah, I crashed…), were exhilarating. And when I wasn’t flying, I would act as a separate pair of eyes during FPV flights. We WildPilots always work in a group. Its just safer that way: one pilot, one copilot, LOS operator, and cameraman/2nd LOS operator. With so many sets of eyes, our habits exude safety, confidence, and (of course) fun.
What a rush Death Valley was. We had an amazing time! Although we barely scratched the surface of what DV has to offer,we still ended up flying in 8 different locations around the National Park. Enjoy the first episode and stay tuned for a couple of different takes.
Last weekend 4 out of the 5 of us took on Death Valley, California. One of the most diverse terrains on the planet, Death Valley is 140 miles long and full of lake beds, canyons, craters, sand dunes, and even the lowest spot in the Western Hemisphere. We’ll be posting footage from this trip soon, so sit tight. Here’s a shot to tease a little.
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This is something that will hopefully fill a niche need with pilots of DJI frames, TBS Discovery, Ov3rQuad, and the many other custom frames which use these arms.
Head over our the store to pick up some arms that will surely make you the envy of your flying buddies.