Reigning Drone Champion Crashes Out – FPVR Australian Open 2018

Reigning Drone Champion Crashes Out - FPVR Australian Open 2018
Race 13 at the Aussie Open where Thomas crashes, not once but twice in the one race.

In his first race he won it reasonably comfortably and there was a long break between race 1 and race 13. He wasn’t settled from the beginning of the race and as such things progressively got worse for him. Keep in mind he doesn’t really crash much and hence the reaction when he first collided with a gate and then going down after hitting the gravity gate.

What the video here doesn’t capture is how terrible the quad sounded with the damaged prop. I pretty much tried to keep him calm while he was chasing down the other pilots. I think he was so hyped up, that once he got to second position I told him to take it easy but he never backed off and was in fact about to do a 5th lap lol

As far as the rest of the videos, I’m going through them right now and will hopefully have another possibly full video of the Aussie Open up soon.

A massive thanks to FPVR for allowing me to use their footage to put this together.

Also a massive thanks to Ash for letting me use the audio from his GoPro recording

Thomas’ Race Setup

ImpulseRC Helix ZX5 Squish Prototype
T-Motor F40 Pro II 2600 KV
T-Motor ESCs F30A 2-6S
TBS Crossfire Micro Bundle
ImpulseRC FC & VTX
TBS Triumph Antenna (Full Size)
HQ 5×4.5×3 V3
4S 1550mah FMR HV Packs
Foxeer HS1177 Camera – 2.1mm Lens

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Reigning Drone Champion Crashes Out – FPVR Australian Open 2018