My Favorite TINY FPV Drones for Filming in Tight Spaces

So originally I was planning this video to be about this giant fpv drone it’s a Cine lifter  so basically you could take something like a Red Komodo, Black Magic Pocket cinema camera,  Sony mirrorless camera and fly it super fast but i just plugged it in and i saw a bunch of smoke  coming out and uh now i have to contact customer service. But instead let’s talk about our smallest  FPV drones the tiny FPVs might actually be my favorite because of the really cool shots you  can get i’m sure you’ve seen some on Instagram and we already made a few videos with Robert McIntosh  who is the OG of flying through small spaces but since then things have actually gone a whole lot  easier so now you can just buy it, turn it on, pair it, you’re good to go it’s also crazy to  see how powerful and acrobatic these little tiny FPV drones have become now so let’s talk about  some of my favorites but i actually haven’t flown in probably three or four months we’ve been super  busy ever since the move and we’ve been renovating the house and all so i literally have not  touched one of these in three or four months so hopefully i still know how to fly.

Let’s find out all right it’s all coming back to me FPV is one of those things that you learn at once you kinda can  remember it’s like learning how to ride a bicycle i’m sure there’s some sort of opening in this tree  here let me see if i can hit that oh! all right so hey i’m still alive yeah you’re probably sick of  looking at this crappy image quality so let me go ahead and throw a better camera on there you know  honestly i thought it was going to take me longer to warm back up but i feel like that wasn’t so bad  i’m going to go ahead and attach this camera onto here so the footage you were watching was recorded  onto my goggles so it’s actually what i personally see when i’m flying but by attaching the Go  2 right next to it you can end up with much better picture quality.

Here’s my problem with FPV,  is that the more i think about it and the more worried and nervous i am the worse of a pilot i am  so the goal is to think “okay be careful” but at the same time don’t be too nervous  it’s really starting to remind me how much fun this really is i mean i got into  it so i could get those cool cinematic shots but now i just fly because it’s  it’s a lot of fun i could just do this all day the one i’m flying right now is called the GEPRC  Phantom HD and i love this thing because of how powerful and acrobatic it is but it’s obviously  tiny it’s also very quiet so if you’re in a busy place this thing won’t bother everybody and this  is also HD so it works with my DJI goggles this comes pretty much built and set up ready to go  you just gotta attach the propellers, bind it just to give you an idea of size this is the FPV drone  we built with Robert McIntosh it’s a Cinewoop so remember there’s more of the acrobatic FPV drones  like this one and then there’s cinewoops which typically have these guard rails so you can fly  it closer to things without having to worry about scratching it so that is the one downside of this  GEPRC is if you clip a person it’ll probably cut him and it’s probably not going to be a good day  another thing that is nice about this phantom is that it does feel really lightweight like  you could tell that it’s not a heavy gopro it honestly holds up pretty well in the wind too that was a big fall a little bit of a problem i lost the camera on here this is actually a mount  for the original Insta360 Go definitely go with the Go 2 but it’s slightly slightly bigger so i  cut it i just put some rubber bands around it and it worked till now.

My Favorite TINY FPV Drones for Filming in Tight Spaces

Dylan you want to go on this  treasure hunt with me? where are we going? it must have crashed somewhere up there so  right here! what you found it dude that was so fast where was it just right there yeah just  right there all right success Dylan you get a raise just kidding you’re not all right let’s  go ahead and step this up a little bit this is the Emax Baby Hawk which is powerful enough to  carry a GoPro this is the Hero 8 but just to shave a little bit of weight off i pulled out  the battery and i’m actually gonna power this off of the balance cable on the battery so let me go  ahead and get this thing up in the air while we tell you about our sponsor Epidemic Sound so yeah this footage is cool and all but you know would make it even better is if i got paid more  but since that’s not happening it’d actually be music from Epidemic Sound because they have high  quality music not just your boring you know elevator music that you kind of zone out when  you know you’re trying to not pay attention the fact that you got to go to work but you  know the elevator is going up anyway that’s what makes Epidemic Sound so great it’s high quality  just like you want your life to be they also have over 90 000 different sound effects kind of like  whoosh sounds and stuff like that kind of making your life sound better you know like if you just  wish your life was really just a video i mean mine kind of is because i am in the video to you  i’m just this kind of person on a screen they have so many options you’ll always have everything you  want just like a buffet with all the food before anyone gets there like if you got there at 6am  when they’re still setting up Epidemic Sound also has a 30-day risk-free trial so unlike standing  at the edge of the cliff there’s really nothing to worry about it at all so click the link below and  get your dreams started today Epidemic Sound makes everything epic just like the letters in the word  oh and he crashed i got a little bit too confident itself i usually like to do the dive and have it  go zoom! really close to the ground but a little bit too close to the ground all right we’re still  in business that is one thing i do really like about the Baby Max is that it is super durable  now before we get into talking about cinewoops let me show you something really cool about Epidemic  Sound they have these personal recommendations for my channel it just kind of learns what i download  and what i like to use but also my favorite feature about it maybe it’s a song that you like  but you’ve already used this song before or it’s not exactly what you’re looking for but it’s close  find similar right here that’s really cool gives you a nice fat playlist of songs that are similar  to what i’m looking for so you don’t have to run the same songs over and over or go on a whole  other search once you get close if you’ve edited videos before you know how frustrating finding  good music is so 30-day completely risk-free trial and let’s say you uploaded something to  your youtube channel during that 30-day trial it still has to rights so you don’t have to take down  your videos or anything like that thanks again to Epidemic Sound for sponsoring this episode  links down there in the description and let’s go grab the cinewoop now these cinewoops are  obviously much better for flying close to people but do not get it caught in somebody’s hair Kari  will testify to that yes please don’t fly near people’s hair really hurt you know you would think  that if you get a caught in someone’s hair you can just unwind it no Kari was very graceful when we  had to snip off some of her hair so this is the iFlightProTek 25 and i want to say this is my  favorite overall if you were to ask me which one’s the fastest or the smallest or best in wind or  it’s going to be a different answer for every one of those but i think iFlight did a really good job  giving us something that works really well just out of the box it’s tuned pretty well and they  make it very clear on how to set it up so you just plug in a few things and it’s up and running so i  love how easy iFlight makes it for people like me that don’t know that much about FPV i mean every  time i have to hook up something to BetaFlight Configurator and do the pit tuning like i get  a headache so this is very good for people like me now there’s a newer version of this it’s the  ProTek 25 Pusher version and that would probably be the one i would get if i was buying one  right now so overall this thing is great because it’s really easy to set up get up in the air start  flying and it can carry an Insta360 or GoPro it’s just very flexible and just a  solid little drone but if we compare this to the cinewoop we built with Robert McIntosh it  is definitely a whole lot heavier it’s also taller and it is a bit wider as well so if you’re trying  to get through the tiniest of the tiny spaces then you definitely want to go with something  with a naked camera naked GoPro is basically a regular GoPro hacked apart with avoided  warranty you take out the battery all the heat dissipating material and stick it in this little  enclosure i still really like this thing and there is instructions on how to set this thing up but it  does require more troubleshooting i’ll be flying and all of a sudden the camera will stop recording  and i’m not sure why or sometimes it just doesn’t want to turn on when i expect it to so it’s just  a little bit more of a headache but if you’re trying to get through the tight tight spaces  every inch counts.

There’s also options like this made by Beta FPV and they had a collaboration with  Insta360 so they build the naked Insta 360 on here for you but i don’t know if they’re still  making them tricky thing about the FPV world is that every couple weeks there’s something new out  or something gets discontinued for example i was digging around a little bit and saw that there was  something called a Firefly by Flywoo it looks absolutely tiny and looks pretty awesome so i  went ahead and ordered one Kari’s going to kill me when she finds out i bought another drone but uh  please don’t say anything but there are definitely downsides to going really small one the battery  life is probably not gonna last as long it’s also not gonna be able to handle the wind nearly  as much so that is one thing i do like about the ProTek is that it’s good at flying indoors through  tight spaces but also when you’re outdoors and it gets a little bit windy you’re more likely to be  able to counter the wind you can generally get an idea of difference in size you get an extra  inch of clearance on the smaller model but that really only matters if you’re trying to really fly  through something really small i mean if you’re trying to fly through a little window like this  this ProTek has plenty of clearance it can get tricky because as i’m approaching the van i feel  all this wind pressing it to the side but as soon as i get through the window then all that wind  cuts off so i have to stop countering the wind and as soon as i exit again then i’m faced with more  wind so i have to go back to countering so it can actually get pretty tricky going from somewhere  that’s windy into a little pocket where there’s no wind and then coming back out the other side  now to really pick out the best FPV drone for you you really need to know what camera  you want to throw on there so the Insta360 Go2 has been a pretty solid easy option it’s simple  it’s convenient you don’t have to hack apart a camera to get it to work and i think the image  quality is actually pretty good now the reason i generally lean towards filming on GoPro when i can  is not so much for the image quality but it’s for the stabilization now if you’re just using  built-in image stabilization out of the camera they’re both pretty decent but the advantage GoPro  has is that it’s compatible with ReelSteady so how i usually shoot is completely unstabilized four  by three and then i take that footage process it through ReelSteady and that’s how you get the best  stabilization a lot of people in the FPV community even call it cheating because it makes your flying  look so smooth now keep in mind that there’s also a lot of options in FPV drones that i haven’t even  talked about these are just the ones that i use and are my favorites and i typically only fly  digital FPV drones because i have the digital goggles and the controller and i think that just  makes the process easier you also get a much cleaner image out of your goggles opposed to  analog which analog will give you slightly less latency i guess but for me i don’t even notice  the difference that’s something that the pros talk about but typically i go for the hassle  free option that’s why all these are bind and flys and all of the ones i’ve talked about  are pretty straightforward to set up and fly you just hook it up to your controller and goggles the  only one that does take a little bit extra work is the Emax Baby Hawk where you have to basically do  something called a CLI dump so you just have to connect it to BetaFlight it’s an extra step it’s  not that hard from there you just bind it to your controller and goggles and you’re good to go i am  liking how FPV companies are making it easier and easier for us to get into the hobby without  that much of a barrier anymore now of course the DJI FPV did a really good job making it super  straightforward you can know nothing about FPV get into it and start flying it that way but the  reason why i’m not talking about in this video is that it is quite a bit bigger but it’s also  a lot heavier if you’re flying that thing fast and really close to objects and you make a mistake and  you smack into the side of the van or something it’s going to cause some serious damage so  i don’t really consider the DJI FPV to be a great drone for close proximity fine it still is a great  starter drone to get into the whole hobby but yeah don’t fly near people ever not that one  do you get nervous when i fly the FPV close to your face i don’t know i think i’ve just been  kind of numb through like years of knowing you so it doesn’t hit me anymore that’s not a good  thing is it you’ve become numb by knowing yeah i don’t know yeah if it is good but it happened  right and we are also funding another project from the potato farm if you have a great concept  let us know link down there in the description and we may just fund it in one of the projects  but who are we funding today this is for Ben from Salt Lake City Utah so basically  Ben has done an interview with a child soldier from Uganda so it’s a mini-documentary on that  a child soldier from Uganda yeah that’s going to be intense i’d be very curious to see that  the type of documentaries i’m really interested in is just seeing how other people live you know  what i mean but congratulations Ben Dylan will be hitting you up and sending you some money so  you can make this film a reality is that it is there anything else that we need to talk about  you’re gonna give me a raise right that’s the one important thing we gotta talk about right bye

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