December 10, 2017 at 06:06PM

“Keep Flying.” A phrase that sits with my spider hex in the National Model Aviation Museum… A machine that was not sponsored and that I had spent months learning to put together. A time in my life when I was excited by the possibilities of this sports future. Also thinking that no matter what, I need to remember why I got into it and love it so much, and to “Keep Flying” as it fuels my passion and had helped me through the hardest time of my life.
Days like today really make me remember why I love flying so much and how special getting together with friends to enjoy and share in that experience is. Thank you to those that keep the spark alive and fuel their passion.
Keep Flying. ‘Zoe

December 09, 2017 at 10:07PM

There has been a lot of ‘Doom and Gloom’ going around the drone racing industry right now. Several of my favorite ‘Pro’ pilots retiring and selling off gear, several others talking about the industries troubles. Talk is cheap- data speaks volumes.

For those that have been around it for a few years we remember the drone uprising of Christmas 2015- since then the market has been stabilizing, entering a slow decline peeking on the holidays. Manufacturers have popped up in droves to create new products to meet the initial market demand that has never grown past the first boom: back when people were excited by the possibilities- not let down by the realities.

Personally I don’t know of a single industry has been able to stabilize after the first three years. Video Gaming had the crash of the early 80’s, 10 years after Pong… Almost 10 years ago FatShark was founded. 30 years after the crash videos games are making more money than blockbuster movies.

FPV is a magical experience, one that many still haven’t tried. Its been cost prohibitive. In late 2015 a micro fpv kit cost $400+, now it’s down to less than $70 for Goggles, Transmitter, Battery, Charger, and drone! It’s less than the price of a AAA video game and is now stocking stuffer territory.

We need to stop looking at the last three years and start focusing on the next 30 going forward. Remember this is still largely a small community- and we must all do better going forward to help grow it, because right now it looks like it’s on the decline. Let’s build it up better and bigger than before.
With love
– Zoe

December 04, 2017 at 11:38AM

Have learned a lot in the last few years, and have had a lot on my mind the last few months. Still finding the words for some of it. The industry has zapped a lot of my passion. Part of that is my problem though, I gave it more than I was willing/had to give and people were happy to take advantage of that.
Today I start a new journey to get back to what I love most: flying and creating content that i’m proud of- plus working on new hardware to push those endeavors further. I’ll also be following my heart and doing what I personally can do to try and make the hobby & industry a better place… Might sound stupid: I want to live in a better world- and maybe I can help be apart of that.
These little flying robots have introduced me to so much, film-making, traveling to compete, friends all over the world, inspiring others to get into the hobby- and I’ve been lucky to be apart of the birth of a new sport. It taught me to push beyond my comfort zone when I needed it most all while introducing me to the world that only birds have had the pleasure of being apart of. FPV really is a wonderful thing, the world is only just beginning to wake up to it, and my real journey is only just starting.
Gregory French, Blackout, Rianrex, Quadmover, IBCrazy, (Chad, David, Alex and the Josh’s @ FliteTest) Bruce @ RCModelReviews, Charpu, and Trappy. Thank you all for inspiring.

November 05, 2017 at 03:28PM

Abandoned Airport Runway?! One of my favorite spots. Getting some quality R&R with a Ride & Fly after a long week. A certain @littlea.fpv is getting a train-ride out to Santa Cruz for flying fun?!!! Three trips flying together this year, flying with her has been the highlight of my year really… Having a proper gal pal to fly with at events has been awesome, a friendship I’ve cherished since Drone Nationals 2015, can’t wait to hangout and fly again this week!
Bunch of footage coming soon- keep an eye out on #AirVuz for it!
#Misfit #Drones #FPV #GoPro #Tattu #GemFan #TeamBlackSheep #Motorcycle #Flying #FatShark

October 26, 2017 at 04:53PM

Quite possibly the sexiest machine I’ve ever seen. Freshly built out California Vixen from from Dysonian himself in preparation for X Class Race 4 on Saturday! @mewofpv are you ready for this machine?!!! #AirVuz #Tattu #Dysonian #MAS #BeeRotor #TeamVonDrone #XClass #DR1 #DRL #ASL #Drone #Sports #wannagofast #GoBigOrGoHome #SizeMatters

October 25, 2017 at 04:48PM

Prototype @rotor_riot edition of the @ragg_e WBX. This is one of my favorite frames for the way it handles and takes a crash- am honored to be helping out with the custom Rotor Riot version that incorporates a year+ of feedback into th final design.
This is one of two in existence; with the final version being color swapped. This may be the only kwad you’ll ever need 🙂 Used the original WBX to take First Place at the IDRA Dover Race this year, with over a year of flying and crashing the same set of motors. Have given my original build to @littlea.fpv for her to rip the skies apart, still holding together!
Also… RaGGe Whoops!!! Giveaways?!
#RotorRiot #Prototype #RaGGe #WBX
#AirVuz #Tattu #Drones #FPV

October 23, 2017 at 03:06PM

All new Furious FPV True D v3.6 is so sexy- will be testing this along with a bunch of other new gear this week.
Thanks @furiousfpv for sending it out, looking forward to testing it with some long range fun!
FPV “season” is almost over, looking forward to tinkering and perfecting my rigs after the next couple weeks of flying 😀

#AirVuz #Tattu #FuriousFPV #Drones #FPV #FatShark #Goggles

October 21, 2017 at 03:15PM

Father and Son sharing their first #FatShark Goggle experience! This is what #DreamHack is all about for #AerialSportsLeague , with 4 pairs of #FatShark Goggles and a large screen for the audience- bringing Drone Sports to the masses. Really love this event 😀 Some great footage so far, excited to share!
#AirVuz #Tattu #Drones #FPV

October 20, 2017 at 03:15PM

Wubalubdubdub!!!! The Adventures of Rick and Zoe- forever and ever- 9 more seasons and a movie!!!! Dysonian and I with all access press passes to DreamHack- bring you some awesome coverage. Aerial Sports League is in the Expo hall giving gamers goggles, transmitter, and a tiny whoops to fly! Bringing more people into the hobby. Such a cool event, as a gamer I’ve wanted to go to DreamHack for years 😀

#aerialsportsleague #AirVuz #Tattu #Drones #FPV #RotorRiot #Press #DreamHack #spacetastictour #2

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