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  • #21
    Wow, thanks Alex. Those are really helpful insights on how to effectively practice chase shots. :Cool:

    My son is currently flying a Armattan Chameleon TI 5” quad using 3s and 4s batteries. He uses FS HDO goggles with lRC Rapidfire, a TBS Unify Pro VTX, along with a Foxeer Predator cam on board. Chase video was filmed with old Mobius cam at 1080P 30fps.

    We need to get better camera for filming. He has been asking for GP Hero Session 5. I was thinking to make it easier on him and get a 360 camera such as the Insta 360 OneX...
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/motionsic
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    • #22
      Originally posted by Turbinefancy View Post
      Wow, thanks Alex. Those are really helpful insights on how to effectively practice chase shots. :Cool:

      My son is currently flying a Armattan Chameleon TI 5” quad using 3s and 4s batteries. He uses FS HDO goggles with Immersion RC Crossfire VRX with Foxeer cam on board. Chase video was filmed with old Mobius cam at 1080P 30fps.

      We need to get better camera for filming. He has been asking for GP Hero Session 5. I was thinking to make it easier on him and get a 360 camera such as the Insta 360 OneX...
      Hey we are flying the same frame! I've seen some 360 cam videos from fpv drones and it is cool but more of a niche shot inside of an already niche activity. They are expensive but I love the GoPro Hero 7 Black for it's insanely good 4k 60fps and 1080p 240fps. I also know DJI just came out with their own action cam but I have not used it. Nothing worse than crashing and breaking your expensive camera, your quad, and the plane so I would get as comfortable as possible before spending a bunch on a camera. I run mainly 4s 1300 packs but my flight times are awful coming in at 1:30-2:00 minutes with really low % left as well, but the components on my quad leave a lot to be desired. How are his flight times?

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      • #23
        Originally posted by Alex.MotionRC View Post

        Hey we are flying the same frame! I've seen some 360 cam videos from fpv drones and it is cool but more of a niche shot inside of an already niche activity. They are expensive but I love the GoPro Hero 7 Black for it's insanely good 4k 60fps and 1080p 240fps. I also know DJI just came out with their own action cam but I have not used it. Nothing worse than crashing and breaking your expensive camera, your quad, and the plane so I would get as comfortable as possible before spending a bunch on a camera. I run mainly 4s 1300 packs but my flight times are awful coming in at 1:30-2:00 minutes with really low % left as well, but the components on my quad leave a lot to be desired. How are his flight times?
        Nice! He will be happy to hear that his flying the same frame as a pro! Components in his Chameleon TI is stock. He runs 3s 2200 and 4s 1600 packs but does not chase EDF jets, and I fly really slow for him to chase. So his flight times are decent at 4 ~ 6 minutes. If he were orbiting and moving dynamically like you do, I am sure the run times would be much less.
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        • #24
          Recently put together some of the highlights from recent releases and old favorites. The fixed wing pilots are Patrick for the F/A-18 flight and James for the other three.

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          • #25
            Amazing chases Alex! I love the dynamic orbiting to show off the “JETS”. Especially the hard to see and fast F-35, that is a lot harder then you made it look:Cool:!
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            • #26
              check this out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7TWcXsIGUA

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              • #27
                Is that chasing Spazzer? Looks very nice. Welcome to HobbySquawk!

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                • #28
                  When the subject is just gorgeous, sometimes static chase / orbiting the beauty in the wild can be just as satisfying

                   
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                  • #29
                    It's very amazing to watch a video like this. Following a plane with a drone is not the easy as it can look for someone who never tried it, but believe me, you need a lot of accuracy to film such a video, and you need a lot of practice. It's also interesting to read about the drone radar system, which has some interesting facts that are very interesting to know for drone lovers, they might very helpful in certain situations, especially in some places where drone usage is restricted.

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                    • #30
                      Completely forgot about this thread and since I posted last, I came upon someone at the field who was quite good at following a plane with his FPV quad. Here is a video of my AL-37. The second flight was the one that dropped into the water as a result of me putting in a used battery. The AL-37 has been fixed and is about to get new inrunner EDFs installed in the next few days.

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                      • #31
                        Love those types of perspectives. Adds so much to the experience.

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                        • #32
                          Originally posted by James View Post
                          Love those types of perspectives. Adds so much to the experience.
                          I just found this thread. I agree James. I've been doing chases for about a year and half now. From most people I get congratulations and thanks for the video..(If the views on site and YouTube are beleaved ) But then there are the weird ones. Lol

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                          • #33
                            Originally posted by Spinny Testaverde View Post


                            Hi guys I've been the chase pilot for Motion RC for the last 8 months. Prior to Motion I had been doing this for a year or two for another RC company, aside from their product videos you can see a collection of edits here.

                            I could go deep into camera choices, pilot communication, framerates/resolutions, and whatever other question you have.
                            I'd love to have you check out some of my videos and give me your opinion I do a ton of Chase videos. Most people think I'm pretty good at it. But I'd like someone else's opinion who does the same.

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                            • #34
                              Originally posted by rifleman_btx View Post
                              I'm kinda 50/50 on this, as I seen flite test crack up a few planes as well as other people trying to film their planes with drones. I mean if both pilots understand, and are ok with the risk involved, all good, but it's not something I'm comfortable with no mater the skill of the other pilot.
                              I know this post was years ago but do you still feel that way? I'm find doing a Chase is much easier when you're stand next to the pilot and hes talking and you're talking.

                              I've come close a time or 2. But I've been doing it for over a year now and never had an accident. Maybe I should knock on wood who knows. But I've gotten plenty of good videos and many thanks from the pilots who finally get to see their babies perform from the perspective of the bird.

                              I've done cars, bikes, and off road vehicles. I even tried to do model rockets but I just couldn't catch the little buggers!

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                              • #35
                                I'm goanna try to teach a little in this one. If it works and you guys want more like it let me know. If you do chases and have some input, please do so. We can let the teaching go both ways! Lol

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                                • #36
                                  The Beard's B-2 maiden

                                  The Dread pilot RedBeard got a new Motion R/C B-2 bomber and I got to chase it around! Oh, the things he did to it! LOL




                                  B-2 2nd Flight
                                  Here we have the dread pilot RedBeard going up for the 2nd day with his new Bomber!



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                                  • #37
                                    Mine flies great. Rolls, loops, stall turns and cool low passes...

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                                    • #38
                                      Originally posted by Evan D View Post
                                      Mine flies great. Rolls, loops, stall turns and cool low passes...
                                      Do you mean the B-2? If so do you have any vids!!

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                                      • #39
                                        Originally posted by Turbinefancy View Post
                                        When the subject is just gorgeous, sometimes static chase / orbiting the beauty in the wild can be just as satisfying
                                        Hey I gave it another try!
                                        Another look into how I do what I do. This is a long one! But I think it's ok. Take a look and let me know.

                                        I put a link to you in the description, thanks

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                                        • #40
                                          Sgt Ray,

                                          A lot of useful tips presented. But most people don't have the attention span to take it all in. We are in the hobby to escape and have fun then maybe pickup a few useful tips. So share the fun you are having with RedBeard. My suggestion is outline the purpose of the video in the first 10 second of the video. Focus on a few key points, demonstrate variations of it. Then move on to the next video. Most people watch a couple minutes for flying videos. Maybe longer for tutorial or builds.

                                          The outside loop orbit around (diving in front of) the Cessna is something I haven't seen before. Pretty gutsy. Also the explanations for orbiting around a plane, visualizing a Saturn belt or donut around the plane for possible positions for the drone (due to prop tilt) would be pretty cool. Also when one loses sight of the plane, the easiest way to find it again around mid-day is to look on the ground for its shadow then look up.

                                          From a plane flyer's perspective. That's about all I know for drones.

                                          Have fun,
                                          TF

                                          PS. There's a difference between flying for fun and flying for audience. Flying for fun the lead plane can do all kinds of spontaneous things. Flying for audience, the lead need to be slow and predictable and essentially boring so chase can plan the shot and move around at close range so subject is not just a speck on the screen. It's hard to find a patient lead that would cooperate.
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