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.