Author: Ben Evans

Ben is the Founder and Senior Editor of Drone Sumo Magazine. He has been interested in tech and drones for as long as he can remember. He is originally from England but now lives in Japan. He can be contacted at Ben.evans@dronesumo.com.

https://youtu.be/0y7HfGLqKLo DOOMRider FPV with a twilight flow (raw one pack rip) at a spot in Atlanta. We’ve been watching Doom rip for a while now and he’s been killing it recently and smashing out some dope freestyle vids. Definitely one to keep an eye on. More info Wicked fun spot in Atlanta with the homie Squintsfpv. Gotta love when a spot is dripping, flow! Hope you all enjoy! – DOOMRider FPV DOOM Rider FPV YouTube Instagram

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https://youtu.be/417YruN9oaU An energetic freestyle from 16-year-old Australian Sbang master Joseph Webb, aka 4CL6 FPV. Joseph has a rhythmic style that goes well with his chosen music, and an aggressive form of Sbang that is balanced by smooth transitions and finesse. An impressive amount of freestyle talent for a 16-year old and already prop-deep in Sbang. Will be interesting to see how Joseph’s style develops in future. More info Massive thanks to my sponsors: https://impulserc.com https://rushfpv.com/ https://www.hglrc.com/ https://mantisfpv.com.au/ https://quadracer.co/ – Joseph Webb – 4CL6 FPV 4CL6 FPV YouTube Instagram

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https://youtu.be/inhYVgs-B_8 Cricket FPV is at the forefront of the flow style of FPV, and he stepped up his game with this golden hour freestyle at Rampage 2021. There’s a sick crane gap dive in there too (hence the video name), and a few other impressive gaps. Nothing beats a sunset flow video edited with a nice song, and especially if it’s from a freestyle legend such as Cricket! More info What a trip. I have so much footage i figured id start with the easiest edit first, plus this dive really made me happy . Someting about hitting a small…

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https://youtu.be/vmMw5D0QHQk Baldman FPV with a proximity flow freestyle edit set at Bando Land, Rampage 2021. Look out for some clean flips, spins, and gaps. Slick flow freestyle, amazing spot, great music and a top-notch edit! More info “This time I finally finished the edit at this place. Short and sweet! Instagram@ Baldman_FPV Be sure to shop Gemfanhobby props!” Baldman FPV Baldman FPV YouTube Instagram

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https://youtu.be/78v1ir89xeg JayByrd Films has done it again. After his recent bowling alley cinematic that went viral and took the film-making world by storm – and thus bringing more attention to FPV – it seems that everybody wants a piece of Jay’s cinematic magic. His most recent film is a music video for American pop band Yam Haus, in which he shoots an incredible one-shot take lasting a jaw-dropping three minutes and fifteen seconds. In the video, Jay starts off outside filming the lead singer skating in a parking lot before flying inside the “First Avenue” music venue where Yam Haus is…

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Drone building specialist Quadmovr has built a drone with 64 propeller blades. To achieve this, two 8-blade props were mounted to each of the four motors. Quadmovr hasn’t stated exactly what inspired him to build a drone with 64 propellers but we can assume that aside from it looking awesome, there is less noise output compared to regular twelve-blade drones. 64-propeller drone test flight… https://youtu.be/i58cC2hntqQ The majority of FPV drones have three propellers mounted on each of four motors as this is generally the best combination for performance and manoeuvrability, but it typically produces a high-pitch and loud noise which…

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https://youtu.be/ycO0PFxZVts Mr Steele freestyles around “Bando Land’ at Rampage 2021. Acro, pipe exploration, a move which can only be described as a “disarm, front flip, skid, flip out” and a golden hour background to top things off. Dopeness. Mr Steele YouTube Instagram Facebook

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There are many potential hazards when flying an FPV drone, such as hitting physical objects, or your drone cutting out over a hard-to-reach area such as water. Fortunately, you can take measures to prevent these dangers, but there’s a certain type of hazard that is much harder to avoid, and often takes pilots by surprise – animals with a drone vendetta. Pilot RTB Drones encountered such an animal with an “if it flies it dies” philosophy. He was piloting his new DJI FPV drone, trying some flips and flops, when a hawk seemingly, and suddenly swooped from above in an…

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https://youtu.be/5xqgvRIUffI A majestic 4K mountain-surfing cinematic by one of the masters of long-range FPV shots. Ellis Van Jason ascends the Matterhorn – a huge pyramidal-shaped mountain between the borders of Switzerland and Italy – before taking the 5-inch FPV drone back down for an epic dive and some cruising around the Swiss Alps. Most people would only ever get to see this mountain from afar, but thanks to long-range FPV drones and the skills of pilots like Ellis Van Jason, we are now able to see incredible close-up views such as these. More info: This summer I challenged myself by…

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The Guinness World Record for the World’s Fastest Drone is held by the Drone Racing League (DRL) with a specially engineered drone called the DRL RacerX. The fastest speed recorded by drone was set back in mid-2017 and has not been matched since, with the RacerX achieving an impressive speed of 165.2mph / 265.87kmph on a 100-meter course, although it reached velocities of 179.78mph / 289.33kmph over longer distances. The record-setting RacerX weighed 800 grams (1.76 pounds), produced 46’000 RPM and won the category of “fastest ground speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled quadcopter.” Earlier prototypes of the RacerX burst into flames…

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https://youtu.be/98ESbj3Koss LuGus Studios, the creators of Liftoff FPV Drone Simulator, has released an announcement and trailer for their upcoming drone sim Liftoff: Micro Drones. The new micro-drone focused simulator will allow players to pilot tiny drones in various indoor settings such as living rooms and warehouses in both single-player and multiplayer experiences. LuGus also say that the drones will be fully customisable with a high focus on a realistic micro drone flight experience. Liftoff: Micro Drones will be first available via Steam’s Early Access program in late 2021, before the official release, giving fans a chance to get…

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https://youtu.be/F1IWOsLJLL8 You can now play drone laser tag using equipment made by ZTAG that is specially optimized for drones. And it looks seriously fun. FPV pilots Le Drib (Drew Camden), VORT3X (Jeff Orta), Nurk FPV (Paul Nurkkala), Let’s Fly RC (Shawn Morrison), Bubby FPV (Caleb Wright), Firepower (Bernard Diaz), Zizzow (Heidi Bowles) and KerbFPV (Mike Sullivan) all took part in an epic free-for-all using specially modified drones carrying the laser tag equipment in a recent Rotor Riot episode. If you would like to play drone laser tag with your buddies, the ZTAG Drone Laser Tag Boards are available to buy…

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https://youtu.be/xn5z_OZtjJs A fast-paced cinematic edit by LarscoFPV in which he chases these awesome Ducati superbikes at high speeds for a bike rental company project. Superb flying and editing by the cinematic drone specialist. More info: Armattan Marmotte DJI Edition / GoPro Hero 6 Black If you have the need for speed, this episode is for you. Come along with me as I chase these speed demons and the machines they control. Special thanks to @rentaducati for having us on this project. We had a blast with this one and can’t wait for what’s next!!! – LarscoFPV LarscoFPV YouTube Instagram Larscocinedrone.com

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