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gil
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Yeowww!  It's been a while since I had the reflexes and reaction times to try anything like that!  (yeah, old fart walkin' here!)  

While very entertaining I wouldn't want to be around to witness the resulting carnage when one of those racing rockets deviates from an intended flight path and rips into some poor sucker!
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Aloha red,

     More like Phantom C.  That is what you get when Carlos mods a Phantom for racing.  The guy is amazing.  I know you put the R for racing, but I think the C for Carlos is more appropriate since it is his talent that is pulling this video off.

     It looks like they worked on a whole bunch of them.  He flies great! But seems to have a hard time landing with landing gear.  How do you like those giant loops, unreal!

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gil Posted at 2016-9-7 14:19
Yeowww!  It's been a while since I had the reflexes and reaction times to try anything like that!  ( ...

Aloha gil,

     That is Carlos flying that modified Phantom.  Others might cause carnage, but Carlos has amazing reflexes and reactions as you noted.  Highly unlikely he is going to crash into someone.  Other racers maybe, but not likely Carlos.  How did you like those giant loops!  Amazing!

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cool,Amazing ,thanks sharing!!
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WOW brilliant controlled flying   

Will have to have try out waypoints some time
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This guys' flying skills are just SICK!
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Rex59 Posted at 2016-9-7 09:41
This guys' flying skills are just SICK!

What engines are you using?
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Just Incredible flying skills , I admit I do not have this but full Kudos to those who do ....WOW

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I predict a tree in his future.
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Does DJI sponsors a racing team? If not, why not? I was at an AMA racing event last weekend, no DJI logo.
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Maxi3D Posted at 2016-9-8 07:21
Does DJI sponsors a racing team? If not, why not? I was at an AMA racing event last weekend, no DJI  ...

No, DJI are not in the racing quad market. Why should they sponsor?
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Geebax Posted at 2016-9-7 18:07
No, DJI are not in the racing quad market. Why should they sponsor?

I disagree, Honda is not in the high-end sports car business and yet they do have an F1 team.
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WOW that is sick!
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Cetaman Posted at 2016-9-7 04:08
Aloha red,

     More like Phantom C.  That is what you get when Carlos mods a Phantom for racing.   ...

His video is titled Phantom R, so that is what I used.
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Cetaman Posted at 2016-9-7 04:13
Aloha gil,

     That is Carlos flying that modified Phantom.  Others might cause carnage, but Car ...

I think you are confusing Mr. Steele with Carlos Puertolas. The videos that were originally posted show Mr. Steele with his modded Phantom 2 shell.

Carlos is great tho. Here is one of my favorite videos of his:
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Adam Flurk Posted at 2016-9-8 11:15
I think you are confusing Mr. Steele with Carlos Puertolas. The videos that were originally posted ...

Aloha Adam,

     Yes, I did get them mixed up.  But, I had to get them in the same photo to tell them apart.  I thought Mr. Steele was an alias for Charpu to better keep his identity since Charpu works for DreamWorks.  Steele wears a handlebar mustache upon occasion, so I thought it was part of a disguise.  But, I was wrong and as you showed not about his amazing flying!  I think Charpu was also in that DJI video at the beginning, but since he flies for Lumenier he could not be identified.  (If I had thought of that, I would not have made the mistake.)

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04red6 Posted at 2016-9-8 10:41
His video is titled Phantom R, so that is what I used.

Aloha red,

     Oh, yeah, second video and as Adam noted, it is Mr. Steele, not Carlos aka Charpu.  Still amazing flying for both of them!

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You gotta wonder how many crashes it takes to finally get that good!  :-)
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imagesbyjas Posted at 2016-9-8 01:37
You gotta wonder how many crashes it takes to finally get that good!  :-)

I counted seven...
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imagesbyjas Posted at 2016-9-7 22:37
You gotta wonder how many crashes it takes to finally get that good!  :-)

Aloha jas,

     Really, but they do not even flinch at it.  And the quads they fly are very survivable (Lumenier).  In one video Charpu runs smack into a 15" diameter tree trunk.  He changes a couple props and is up racing around again.  Unbelievable!

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gil Posted at 2016-9-8 15:16
I counted seven... https://youtu.be/QgrvrD_GOvg

Aloha gil,

     The last one looks two views of the same crash, but it still does not phase them.  Get up and go again!

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Cetaman Posted at 2016-9-8 18:27
Aloha gil,

     The last one looks two views of the same crash, but it still does not phase them. ...

We certainly know the cameras are tough little suckers to keep working after a crash!  Would have been nice to have seen what the whole quad looked like after each and how many parts needed to be replaced.
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gil Posted at 2016-9-8 15:32
We certainly know the cameras are tough little suckers to keep working after a crash!  Would have  ...

Aloha gil,

     Those little suckers are tough.  I saw Charpu fly straight into a 15 inch diameter tree trunk at 45-50 mph.  It bounced back and all he had to do is change a couple props.  If you look at the design, they are made to crash at high speed and survive.  The camera placement is very protected and the cameras they use are very sturdy, not like ours or even GoPros.  They used to put GoPros on them for high resolution videos, but now their flying cameras are recording 1080p at 60 fps.  Their goggles are still low resolution, but even then they have the best goggles with the best available resolution.  They use analog goggles because they have less lag than digital, but I still doubt that they are 720p true yet.  The highest price Fat Shark goggles availble are only 800X600 (Dominator HD2).  That is what I have and the resolution is not very good.  The HD is not High Definition.

     It also does not hurt that they fly for manufacturers.  Like Charpu flies for Lumenier.  Lumenier makes high end, very crash resistant products and they are the market leader.  They are like, "Go crash a few times so we can figure out how to make it better!" and, "Here have another new one! Just let us know how you crashed it.  Any ideas on how to make it better?"

     BTW, there is no way I can fly anywhere near like that (certainly today).  Maybe after tons of practice over a year.  I have tried and I need a major mental realignment!  Wearing the Fat Shark goggles and going fast do not work for me and I do not see it happening any time soon.  That is why I got the HeadPlay HD goggles (I know what I cannot do).  But, I have not flown the 250 FPV with the new goggles yet.  I guess it is all an evolution.

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gil Posted at 2016-9-8 14:16
I counted seven... https://youtu.be/QgrvrD_GOvg

That’s a lot of crashes
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gil Posted at 2016-9-8 14:16
I counted seven... https://youtu.be/QgrvrD_GOvg

That’s a lot of crashes
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Adam Flurk Posted at 2016-9-7 19:15
I think you are confusing Mr. Steele with Carlos Puertolas. The videos that were originally posted show Mr. Steele with his modded Phantom 2 shell.

Carlos is great tho. Here is one of my favorite videos of his:



I think the FAA should redress their rules position on Part 107, specifically the rule on VLOS. The prohibition rule on flight beyond VLOS seems quite antiquated now when one "sees" the precision flying capabilities using FPV alone.

SUMMARY OF SMALL UNMANNED AIRCRAFT RULE (PART 107) Operational Limitations

Visual line-of-sight (VLOS) only; the unmanned aircraft must
remain within VLOS of the remote pilot in command and the
person manipulating the flight controls of the small UAS.
Alternatively, the unmanned aircraft must remain with
in VLOS of the visual observer.

At all times the small unmanned aircraft must remain close
enough to the remote pilot in command and the person
manipulating the flight controls of the small UAS for those
people to be capable of seeing the aircraft with vis
ion unaided by any device other than corrective lenses.


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