Flite Test interviews Raphael Pirker (Trappy), the FPV pilot behind the New York flying video.

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Comment by michel pet on January 17, 2011 at 5:10pm

wake up movieworld.

this is tv men great work.

Comment by Jon Keller on January 17, 2011 at 7:14pm
I'd love to know more about his radio setup, do you know where that info is ?
Comment by Michael Zaffuto on January 17, 2011 at 7:53pm
It'll take alot of reading, but you can start here:
Comment by Rana on January 17, 2011 at 8:13pm
I loved it !
Comment by Russkel on January 18, 2011 at 7:34am
He says what he uses, but jeez there isn't enough detail in it. ezUHF for rx/tx (200mW or 600mW), lawmate 2.4ghz video tx/rx 1W. I am not too sure about the antennas. But even with antennas.. 26miles is 41km. Isn't that a seriously long distance for a 1W 2.4GHz tx? It surely isn't 100% LOS flying either, right? He's going up and down mountains.. would that not interrupt the signal? /me confused.
Comment by Brodilka on January 18, 2011 at 8:44am
41km is quite real: 
1.He flies in the mountains (to be on top of the mountain) 
2.In the mountains there is no interference, both in cities 
3.ego high place position provides him with a long range signal 
4.signal reflected from the mountains (are the enhancement of its patch antenna (I don `t know exactly how to formulate it in english) 
5.on got a lot of experience in the early mistakes 
6.They not said exactly what he uses, and with what settings, and we do not know exactly under what conditions he was flying. 

I have very bad english))
Comment by Peter Meister on January 18, 2011 at 9:07am
Irresponsible that they would even give this guy time of day. FliteTest Shame on you!
Comment by Sebastian Gralla on January 18, 2011 at 9:13am
great that they let him comment his videos.
Comment by diego colonnello on January 18, 2011 at 10:22am
Awesome interview...... i like it.....
Comment by Ken McEwan on January 18, 2011 at 12:57pm

While I really like the video's, I think his flight over parts of NYC was irresponsible and thoughtless. I would imagine if his home city was affected by a 911 event like NYC he may feel differently. I would have less of a problem if this would have been done in any other large US City. 

I'm a big fan of FPV but not to the point of being irresponsible.




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