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Team BlackSheep Ritewing Zephyr FPV UAV Flies High, Shoots Amazing Videos

by Paul Strauss

If you’ve ever dreamed of capturing high-altitude flight videos, you probably thought that would be something you could only do with an expensive UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) like the $30,000+ Draganflyer X8. Well, thanks to the guys at Team BlackSheep, you could be flying high for as little as $2000 bucks.


The team, known for their incredible YouTube UAV flying videos, has just announced their own kit, based on the Ritewing Zephyr wing – which will allow amateur flyers to grab incredible aerial videos.


It may not look like much from the picture, but a whole lot of effort goes into building one of these custom flying machines, and the proof is in the pudding with the video they can capture. Here’s a video showing off the Zephyr in action:

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Incredibly, this flying wing kit can reach heights as high as 16,500 feet, and air speeds up to 85 mph. Operating range is up to 9 miles, with a flight duration of around 30 to 50 minutes, depending on how much the motor is engaged vs. cruising time.

The kit includes almost everything you need to get airborne, including a 54″ wingspan flying craft, perfectly matched motor and propeller, remote-control system and a high-resolution Pixim camera for wirelessly capturing first-person footage. Plus, the BlackSheep guys have worked their own custom magic based on over 300 hours of flight experience. The only things the kit doesn’t include are the battery packs, and remote control and video receiver and video goggles so you can operate it and watch from the ground.

If you’re interested in getting your hands on the Ritewing Zephyr kit, head on over to Team BlackSheep now. If you buy one, you have to promise to send us a link to any videos you shoot.

Comments (2):

  1. joao batista says:

    would like to get more information for purchasing the Zephyr kit, incluisive price, including battery and other accessories, I wonder if it monitors the computer not

    • ted leskovar says:

      What I am looking for is an rc model airplane with attached camera that can store video that can be played back on a computer; also send a video to a monitor on the ground coming from the camera on the model airplane. Then have goggles that you wear so that flying the model airplane feels as if you were the pilot in the plane. Then what is needed to fly with a buddy box? I would think that when one wearing goggles is flying the plane another pilot should be watching so that there is no safety problem. I would also be interested in GPS on a model airplane

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