Swiss-based distant pilot Ellis van Jason has spent hundreds of hours training his FPV flight expertise. It paid off on a latest journey to Venezuela, the place he was capable of produce a video depicting a ‘birds-eye’ perspective of a deep dive down Angel Falls – the tallest waterfall on this planet.
FPV drones are paired with goggles that give the pilot a reside transmission feed and a way of being in a digital driver’s seat. Their maneuverability coupled with enhanced velocity permits the plane to seize dynamic, close-up footage that may’t be obtained with some other kind of plane.
They began out getting used for racing however latest developments, together with higher cameras, have made FPV drones a great tool for filming cinematic footage. DJI’s FPV drone affords and prolonged vary that different fashions do not. Whereas it is not clear which mannequin van Jason used, because it is not talked about, it needed to be refined sufficient to method a waterfall with a top of three,212 ft and plunge 2,648 ft right down to the bottom of the waterfall.
The top of the video, involving the dive, took roughly 17 seconds to finish. Waterdrops splashed the digicam often because the drone flew perilously near the floor of the falls. Apart from flight coaching, preparation concerned rigorous scouting. ‘I simply returned from a 2 week expedition by the jungles of Venezuela to FPV the world’s tallest waterfall, Angel falls (979m / 3121 ft). I had this lovely nation on my bucket record for a few years. My pals and I explored the jungle for days by boat, foot, helicopter and drone to indicate you one thing distinctive,’ van Jason explains on the video’s YouTube web page.
van Jason, whose captured pure landscapes all around the world along with his FPV drone, together with the Dolomites, Faroe Islands, and Madeira, runs and FPV Academy for these enthusiastic about studying his strategies shortly. For extra inspiration, you can even subscribe to his YouTube channel.