I present the Alabama Hills in Lone Pine CA.

I've been flying for about 7 years now and I think this has got to be my favorite place yet.

There are all kinds of cool rock formations to zoom around most of which can easily be climbed in case you need to retrieve a downed copter.

The color of the sand and rocks are more or less a middle grey which the gopro's auto exposure handles really well.

The color also makes finding a downed copter very easy.

There are no hard to see branches or power lines.

There's lots of detailed terrain to make fpv navigation easier.

Most mornings are a dead calm until about 8 or 9 am from  what I hear.

It's so quiet there that even if you get lost fpv flying you can echo-locate your way back home.  (I had to do that more than once)

Most of the time there is not another soul for miles.

And the park ranger I met was actually stoked that I was flying there!

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Comment by Jonathan Arad on July 26, 2013 at 2:15am

Wow! That was a great video.

Can you share some more details about your copter?

Comment by Matt on July 26, 2013 at 7:44am

That is quality fpv. How'd you get it so stable?

Comment by Phill Scott on July 26, 2013 at 8:49am

Fantastic video! Love it!

Comment by Euan Ramsay on July 26, 2013 at 10:29am
If this is gimballed, how did you stop the aerodynamic flutter?

Comment by RoboCopter on July 26, 2013 at 10:40am

Great video! Would love to hear more about your setup.

Comment by Alejandro Martin Pirola on July 26, 2013 at 9:55pm

What a view!! awesome! 
By the way nice piloting skills!

Comment by Marius van Rijnsoever on July 27, 2013 at 1:49am
wow that is some awseome flying!!! thanks for posting
Comment by Justin M on July 27, 2013 at 2:04am

Hole in the rock - awesome flying. how many crashes before this -


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