Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

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

 |  |  |  |  |  February 24, 2011


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.

team_blacksheep_ritewing_zephyr

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.

team_blacksheep_ritewing_zephyr_2

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:

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.



Arcade1Up The Simpsons Arcade Machine

Arcade1Up The Simpsons Arcade Machine

Slow-motion Water Droplet Collisions

Slow-motion Water Droplet Collisions

Fellini Forward (Trailer)

Fellini Forward (Trailer)

Subaru Will Reveal the New 2022 WRX on August 19

Subaru Will Reveal the New 2022 WRX on August 19

2022 Audi RS 3 Sportback and Sedan Look Fantastic

2022 Audi RS 3 Sportback and Sedan Look Fantastic

AC Cobra Series 1 Electric Combines Classic Style with Electric Power

AC Cobra Series 1 Electric Combines Classic Style with Electric Power

Advertisement