FPV Freestyle

Lumenier FPV Freestyle Team


Charpu - Carlos Puertolas

Charpu - Carlos Puertolas

My initial love of the radio control world started with an RC car my dad bought me for Christmas when I was a kid growing up in Spain. I would dismantle that car and put it back together in strange configurations, using it like a robot. At 18 I bought my first electronic plane and a radio-controlled helicopter. Soon after I came to the US, and I became an animator with Dreamworks. Although I had a full-time job outside of the RC-industry, my geeky side had me building and flying RC craft every other spare minute.In 2014 I bought a Lumeniner QAV250 with First-person view goggles which began a whole new adventure for me. Outside of work, my passion is aerial acrobatics with drone quadcopters. It's been fun working with Lumenier to design, test and produce Charpu branded equipment.

 

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Skitzo FPV- Jonathon Davis

Skitzo FPV - Jonathon Davis

I was originally drawn into FPV by my love of photography. I bought a DJI Phantom Vision+ long ago, which was my first FPV experience. Then viewing Metaldanny's Blackout 330 video blew me away! I use to play Quake, Quake III and Unreal Tournament video games competitively, which no doubt helped me come up to speed.

I love the feeling that flying FPV gives me. It is a feeling of freedom, release and a way to artistically express myself through flight. My favorite style of flying is Freestyle, exploring abandoned buildings or ripping through the woods. Working with Lumenier has been a great experience and even allowed me to release some of my own branded motors and airframe!

 

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Johnny FPV - Johnny Schaer

Johnny FPV - Johnny Schaer

One minute was all it took. The instant I saw my first FPV video, I realized I had come across something special. I dove headfirst into the world of FPV miniquads and never looked back. This was the best decision I have ever made. FPV freestyle has turned into my creative outlet. It's not all about the tricks (although I do love a good ol' inverted yaw fakey 720° backflip...) but rather capturing a scene in the most captivating way possible. It is my goal and hope to inspire new and veteran pilots alike to go out, fly, and enjoy this incredible technology that we have.

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CodeRed - Cody Matson

CodeRed - Cody Matson

My name is Cody Matson, and I live in St. Petersburg Florida but still consider Kansas City Missouri my home. My obsession with flight started three years ago. I was racing RC cars at a local track and someone was flying a drone. That night I went home and found Midwest Rob on YouTube. My mind was blown! I thought about the freedom of flight and the possibilities to defy gravity for a few weeks. I saved up my money and placed my first order with GetFPV.com. After I received my box of parts and started building, my life has never been the same. Soon after, I started racing and freestyle flying. Drones essentially absorbed all of my other hobbies. I fought semi pro MMA for two years and was also a sport shooter. My other two hobbies that I feel have influenced my flying style the most was sport bike riding and skateboarding. For me it's always been about finding a heart pounding adrenaline rush. With drones I get all the heart pounding, adrenaline filled action I can handle, but without broken bones or road rash. In the grand scheme of things, drones have probably saved my life. Looking back I never would have thought that I would be a Lumenier team pilot competing against the world's best pilots! This year is going to be epic so keep your eyes on team Lumenier, we are coming in hot!

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Johnny FPV - Johnny Schaer

HiFlite - Ethan Gulnac

My name is Ethan Gulnac. I'm 16 years old and from Maui, Hawaii. Like many other people, I've always had the dream of flying like a bird. A couple years ago, I came across a video of some guys flying FPV planes down mountain cliffs. I was completely blown away by the beauty of the world from this perspective, often hidden from our view on the ground. It wasn't until I came across some build videos of FPV mini quads that I realized this dream could become a reality. That summer off from school, I worked a job every day to get the parts for my first mini quad. I had enough money saved up by the end of summer to build an FPV quad. It's all been a blur since then. I think it would be awesome to see this become a career similar to that of professional skateboarders or surfers made up of passionate individuals who love what they do. As an FPV pilot, I really enjoy high energy technical and precision flying. Sometimes it's nice to take a break and relax with some smooth flow. My favorite part about flying FPV is the freedom of expression. There's really no right or wrong as long as you're having a good time. Outside of flying FPV, I am a full time student in high school. Mountain biking, running, or just hanging out with friends are some of my favorite things to do when I'm not flying mini quads.

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Tomz - Thomas Panaiva

Tomz - Thomas Panaiva

Hey! I'm Thomas "Tomz" Panaiva, 26 years old, from Nice, France. I have been flying FPV for more than two years now. Why do I love flying? Because when I do, I feel free, and my imagination is the only limit! I love freestyling, playing with trees and buildings... Crazy tricks or moves can quickly turn into an obsession until I'm happy with the result! I can literally spend the whole day or kill all my quads trying "that quick flip into this tight gap" haha! I got into racing recently, after I qualified for Drone Worlds - Hawaii. I'm also having fun racing with friends... :) I generally fly one or two times a week and then all weekend. When I'm not flying, I'm rebuilding my quad, haha. I also like to spend some times editing videos and watching daily FPV videos on YouTube, listening to music, hang out with friends!

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