HOW TO DIVE // Cinematic FPV Drone Tutorial
There are two most common scenarios where you’re gon na do this move in cinematic fpv world, first, one being when you’re dropping down to go, follow your subject, it’s a great way to enter a new scene, because it will immediately capture your viewers, attention and hook them To watch the rest of your video and that’s exactly the main reason why i used a diving shot as an opening scene. In my cinematic fpv drone show reel cinematic fpv drone show reel by tom stronken um. This one has just fire right off the bat that opening shot where he sort of loops right into the the car there. On the track, i mean that i think that’s what that’s, what a lot of people still are working on now, what’s the opening shot that can really grab the attention of the viewer. Man, tom had it with this one yeah um, and the second scenario is when you’re doing, proximity flying against mountains, waterfalls buildings, trees and so on flank in an attractive location, really makes a difference and can make your video stand out. So always try to do some research try to find those cool places because it’s so so worth it so yeah. A few days ago i went to diving against a super cool waterfall with my cousin blush and my good friend alesh. We chose this location specifically well because it’s, a 90 meter waterfall surrounded by mighty mountains, a perfect location to practice, fpv drone diving.
I flew with iflight camera seven and iflight knights, 5 hd drones and i got ta say that flying the seven inch was a better choice and a better experience for this specific case. Because of how well it handled strong winds, you can see the waterfall going all over the place, because the winds were really really strong and the advantage of flying with a 7 inch is that it’s heavier and therefore more stable in the air wind doesn’t affect it. So much and because it’s heavier well, it also dies faster, meaning bigger speeds, meaning the dive is even more fun to do, and the factory tune on camaro 7 is amazing. It flies really smooth with precision and i’m planning to release a full uh youtube review soon. I still want to test the drone before i give you my feedback, but if you do have any questions that you want me to answer in the camaro 7 review, leave a comment below this video. Okay, so let’s now do the dive movement breakdown, so what’s essentially happening when you’re diving is that well, you are flying directly down from height now. The way i usually approach the dive is that i fly towards the starting position. Then do a split s turn and immediately throttle to zero again throttle to zero and during the dive, then you slowly start to adjust with micro throttle management pitch pitch management depending if you want to slowly fly closer or or away from the waterfall and then once You’Re, starting to get closer and closer to the ground, you will gradually start applying throttle and pitch back and safely.
Hopefully safely fly away, so let’s put theory into practice. So we fly to the starting position: do a split test and, as you can hear, immediately throttle to zero and all i’m doing is i’m using my right. Stick to roll and pitch to position myself as close to the waterfall as possible for proximity flying and once i’m above the waterfall. I pitch forward to continue proximity flying against the waterfall. If i didn’t pitch forward, it would carry me away from the waterfall and the dive wouldn’t. Look so good. The key to making your dives look as epic as possible is, of course, to fly as close as possible because it creates a lot of depth in the composition, and things are happening super fast. So your audience will really immerse into the whole visual experience, but it is catchy and there is no room for making mistakes there, because the closer you fly, the bigger the chance that you will crash, but the reward is so worth it. You will feel the adrenaline rush and you will capture some great amazing content, but know your limits and don’t push it. If you don’t feel confident that day, because one mistake and well, your drone will smash the pieces so yeah, step by step. Bro let’s now talk about how to actually practice for your first proximity dive, definitely start in an open grass area master. The split test turns and throttle management, and what i mean by that is that, after you fully release the throttle and start diving down, your goal is to capture yourself as close to the ground as possible.
The key to detect successfully is throttle management and pitching back to level your drone. You need to learn when to start applying the throttle again during the dive and how much throttle to apply and yeah once you master catching yourself as close above the ground as possible, and you know the throttle management. You understand the pitch and the roll uh movement. Try to do dives against the trees and after well, it’s time to find a waterfall, a building, a nice mountain reach and have some fun. Okay, you’ve mastered split as diving in your safe practice, environment and now you’re ready to visit that epic location and dive it. What i recommend to do first, is to inspect the area, take your time to slowly cruise around familiarize yourself with the environment and search for any hidden traps or tree branches or wires stuff like that and also plan. Your entry point do some practice. Dives, a few meters away from the waterfall to warm up your fingers and when you feel confident to go for it, the easiest entry point is at the top of the waterfall. All you need to do is a split s and go straight down. Second, entry point in this case would be above the waterfall, the higher you go, the faster you will dive and more precise. You will have to be and to make it even more interesting. I also did some spirals down the waterfall, so it’s not just a straight down dive, but you also make it look more dynamic and you can really be creative.
I hope you guys got some valuable information out of this tutorial.