Understanding The Mindset Of A FPV (First-person View) Drone Racer

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Understanding The Mindset Of A FPV (First-person View) Drone Racer

There is a growing interest in FPV or first-person view drone flying because as Raphael Pirker puts it, FPV gives “the ability to be in the pilot’s seat without the danger of actually being in the pilot’s seat.” You might know Pirker from his “fame” as the first drone pilot to be cited by the FAA or as the entrepreneur behind Team BlackSheep, either way, he is one to watch in the fast growing FPV field.

There is a zen moment when you are flying a drone in the first-person perspective when the ground drops away and the camera stabilizes. There is a horizon in every direction, and the only question left is, “Which way do you want to fly?”

“It’s the ability to be in the pilot’s seat without the danger of actually being in the pilot’s seat,” said Raphael “Trappy” Pirker, the entrepreneur and enthusiast behind the Team BlackSheep drone shop and community. “You can travel places, you can see stuff from a different perspective. It’s kind of a mix of outdoor adventure and technology.”

Racing, from a drone’s point of a view: a day with UAV advocate Raphael Pirker

Check out the video below to see some of Team BlackSheep’s work in their highlight reel:

Team BlackSheep 2014

This highlight edit sums up a great year for Team BlackSheep full of adventures in a lot of countries. What was your favorite video this year? Let us know in the comments. You can find a full list of our 2014 videos below. Don’t forget to ‘thumb up’ and share the video.

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http://twitter.com/BlackSheepFPV
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✈ VIDEO LIST 2014
MACAO ► http://youtu.be/VWLvxHLCGqY
HONG KONG #1 ► http://youtu.be/NDncukMkNso
HONG KONG #2 ► http://youtu.be/H_VN56dpxVI
AERIAL REEL ► http://youtu.be/SPWfEfYUUjk
DUBAI DESERT ► http://youtu.be/yQzRkViw-Ls
SANDBUGGY ► http://youtu.be/TYWXK3JtXl0
DUBAI ► http://youtu.be/fYfhFpCG0ok
MOTO X SPAIN ► http://youtu.be/FwMiMveC-Pg
TAIWAN ► http://youtu.be/ljdVqKoH4Y0
URUGUAY ► http://youtu.be/hvamb8qKJYQ
SEAWOLVES ► http://youtu.be/zXW_huMwSiE
URUGUAY (WING)► http://youtu.be/mrlGKrkWaCQ
MONTEVIDEO ► http://youtu.be/Y0cZjlHbZiA
BAHAMAS ► http://youtu.be/23BUY9WlTos
BALI ► http://youtu.be/rUjmmz4FqeY
LANDING DET. ► http://youtu.be/6EmRkO5-GGM
CAIPIRINHA F.P. ► http://youtu.be/m5cXxD37ajw
FORMATION PROX. 3 ► http://youtu.be/o1RJvCGBz_w
HIGHLIGHTS WARM UP ► http://youtu.be/lsDJUpuz2jA

Team BlackSheep 2014

By | 2017-08-31T15:24:17+00:00 October 1st, 2015|Drone Sports, Drones, FPV|Comments Off on Understanding The Mindset Of A FPV (First-person View) Drone Racer

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