I know I'm probably going to get some heat for posting this, but some of you may enjoy a little collage of a "day in the life of a BlackSheep" nonetheless

If it helps, all approvals necessary were obtained, an army of ground helpers were available, as well as constant communication with the heliport tower to stay in the loop about incoming traffic.

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Comment by Dany Thivierge on November 21, 2011 at 8:04pm

You will never get the "it's dangerous" comment from me! this is cool! love the part where you go in the tunnel!  :) 

Comment by Toby Mills on November 21, 2011 at 8:33pm

I dunno trappy, i don't really have a problem with this. You took more safety precautions than most people take when they get in a car. Your flying looks dangerous on film because we are not used to seeing things like that, but the reality is that its pretty safe and low risk for an experienced pilot like yourself.
It could be dangerous if someone less experienced were to try it but I don't think that is a reason for not posting.

Comment by estebanflyer on November 21, 2011 at 8:37pm

hum... that is dangerous... but too cool.   :)

did you speed up the video a bit? because I know it's tempting to do so while editing... It's weird to see the camera crashing onto the bushes and getting such a little reaction from the crash, as in, you know, pieces of plane, video feedback going dead, extreme shake... to judge for the speed it's coming at, i was expecting more damage.

Comment by Toby Mills on November 21, 2011 at 8:42pm

@estebanflyer

I built one of the wings trappy uses. I had a malfunction once and it dove into the ground from 120m high at well over 100kmh straigh down nose dive.

It litterally bounced back up in the air and didn't do the slightest bit of damage. They are as closed to indestrucable as you can physically get.

Comment by estebanflyer on November 21, 2011 at 8:45pm

@Toby

'I built one of the wings trappy uses' sorry man I don't understand, what did you mean?

I understood the rest though.... pretty solid model!

Comment by trappy on November 21, 2011 at 8:49pm

I didn't do the editing, but most of it is not sped up. The landing into the bushes, for example, is realtime speed for sure. There will be no bits and pieces flying off our wings, they are built with durability in mind. the landing approach was too fast for me to do a hand-landing, then I saw the guy still trying to catch it so I pulled out and into the bushes. pretty unspectacular landing, the wing didn't need any repairs at all.

I had worries about posting this here as we got quite a bit of heat from the mod squad for our Istanbul video. There we didn't have (didn't need either) any security etc, this one was a little different so there were a lot more safety precautions. Still, you never know how people react to "edgy" stuff. Glad feedback has been positive thus far!

Comment by trappy on November 21, 2011 at 9:03pm

estebanflyer, here's the instructions to build your own:

http://www.team-blacksheep.com/article/page:15

and you can buy the kit from us too:

http://www.team-blacksheep.com/products/product:3

Comment by Dave Wicks on November 21, 2011 at 9:38pm
I always enjoy your videos Trappy, yes there is more danger involved compared to most FPV videos but then again there are also much more safety precautions as well, also I think many here would agree that a higher level of skill is clearly involved in your flights and they are very well done and highly entertaining. Much appreciated!
Comment by Kirill on November 22, 2011 at 12:31am

Trappy, very cool, as usual! BTW, what was the location, where did you fly this time?

Comment by Héctor García de Marina on November 22, 2011 at 1:12am

First of all, the video is really cool :P

But you are right, I will start "to hot" this post. But really really have you been officialy approved for aerobatics/stunning over a populated area? It would be the first time I have heard about it.

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