I don't usually post my FPV videos here, but I think this one is special and worth sharing.


I think I've been dreaming about flying around Cristo Redentor since I started FPV. Based on the comments I got, I was not the only one... But I began to plan it seriously when I moved back to Rio a few months ago.

The plan and wait was worth it: this was one of the most exciting flights I have ever done! The weather was great and I was lucky enough to find the right amount of clouds to make it more mystic without compromising the light.

About air traffic:
- I was authorized to take off by the helipad operator, after confirming by radio that no other aircraft was in the area. 

- The flight was very early in the morning, before air traffic begins. So the absence of aircrafts in the area was not by chance.

- I flew within 500 feet of the ground/mountain at all times, where manned helis and airplanes are not allowed to get;


The airplane is an electric foam Skywalker with GoPro Hero Camera, Eagle Tree OSD Pro with Artificial Horizon Indicator and emergency Return to Launch, Futaba PCM RC on 72Mhz, video link on 1.280Mhz and Fatshark video Goggles. I had over 200 successfull flights with this gear, before daring to go there.



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Comment by Brandin Sloms on May 18, 2012 at 9:53am


Comment by Hawhoo on May 18, 2012 at 10:10am

Very Nice - My wife is from Brazil she will love it!

Comment by Ellison Chan on May 18, 2012 at 10:24am

I don't think I will be able to fly FPV.  The vertigo would just make me dizzy.

Oh, also, nice views, and excellent flying!

Comment by Steve Wilson on May 18, 2012 at 10:41am

Very nice Luiz!

Comment by Carl La France on May 18, 2012 at 11:34am

Excellent! very nice To think what you did over time to get there you should be proud! thanks for sharing

Comment by steve on May 18, 2012 at 12:01pm
Can you believe I'm doing the same thing on the other side of the mountain with the same plane almost every day. I'm not using a gopro because I prefer to fpv with this one http://www.readymaderc.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&a... but will have one on my soon to maiden zephyr II.
Comment by steve on May 18, 2012 at 1:26pm

What are your flight times and what battery do you use? I'm planning a 3km flight but haven't done it yet. Only went 1km so far. I'm using 5.8 VTx and ezUHF and 6000mAh 4S nanotech. I get about 45 minutes of easy flying.

Comment by LFLoTiTo on May 18, 2012 at 3:08pm

Thanks for all the nice comments!

Brandin, UAV Porn!? I couldn't describe it any better. :-)

F11music, amazing... Where exactely are you flying from? I get 40min with a 3s5000.


Comment by Eoin on May 18, 2012 at 4:35pm
Fantastic Luiz ! I love this. Very well done.
Comment by Muhammad Al-Rawi on May 18, 2012 at 6:50pm

Absolutely brilliant! Indeed a perfect day. 


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