Hang gliding goes beyond

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Circling right or left?

Griffons fly always in couple or more. It’s really rare to see a bird alone, and if you spot it, it is quite sure that its flying buddy is on its field of view….maybe some kilometers away.

They are used to circle the thermals togheter, and generally with opposite senses of rotation. This is not casual, trust me. I verified it many times.

Why they do that? Follow the blog and the next posts to discover it! 😉

In this clip you can see a griffon that joins me in a thermal. It was quite far from its buddies (lower then us) and joined me directly from the ridge when it saw that I catched a very good lift. So I became its new buddy, for some minutes)

Why its decision to turn clockwise while I was circling counterclockwise? Patience guys…. patience….

Flying buddies

This is a short footage to show the ability of the friends that help me during filmings.

Here the operator (Max) is flying as passenger on a tandem paraglider. The pilot is Lucio.

Max is not using any steadycam or gimbal system for his camera.

The result of the quality of the video is due to the ability of both to fly in a smooth way even if the air is active, to anticipate my moves and to maintain a fixed focus with the camera only by hands. Great guys.

I can’t wait to go for a new mission togheter.

Griffones, drones and Croatian skies

2014-08-08 16.28.37 DCIM141GOPROThis season is so ugly if we consider the weather…. we had no summer, so I made very few flights and had no great progressions with the documentary filmings.

But on last friday….oh…we were so lucky.

We went in croatia with the Airvision troupe, and all was perfect.

The weather, the light, the company, the griffons in the air…..

10525679_10204215459136618_1132136402400985467_nWe recorded a lot of good footages, with drones, in the air, from the ground….exciting… we were not used anymore to good days, so we appreciated it a lot, really…. 🙂

I think that the pictures tells a lot of the moments….. Imagine… to fly in a thermal with a group of griffons going to their original home in Kres (island), reaching togheter the cloudbase at 2000 meters above a wonderfull sea….. paradise on earth!

Now let’s cross the fingers for this sunday and monday, we planned a new mission.

Davide

A great new stuff

Weather sucks in the last times and there’s no time to have good griffon missions…. but I had the opportunity to try a grea stuff in the last two flights.

A full control gimbal sistem for Gopro. It was provided to me by my video production supporter. It’s a proto system and I need some more tests to optimize it for flight use.

But the result is great….. check the video! 😉

Total control on every axis via wireless remote control and feedback wireless monitor to see what I’m filming….. imagine how many cams should I install to have the same effect…and without stabilization… 😉

 

Can’t wait to try it with griffons!

Oh yes….another great advantage is that the system provides extra energy to the Gopro, so wi-fi gopro consumption and duration is not a problem anymore. 🙂

The first teaser

Finally we’ve got it…..

Behind those 3 minutes there are 16 months of work. Many missions, emotions, delusions, hopes and victories…..

the clip is just to give an idea of what I made till now with the help of many entusiasthics friends….

now, I have to look forward and I hope someone will help me because there’s a lot to do yet.

I hope you’ll enjoy it.

Please…. full HD on, full screen and audio on…. 😉

Davide

 

On…..again!

Hi my friends….

It’s a lot of time that I don’t update the website.

Who knows me, knows that I was unable to fly my hang glider for a long time due to a kite surf accident I had in 2013. I injuried my knee and so…. I had to wait a lot to recover from it.

 

After 6 months of reabilitation and a ligament reconstruction, in the beginning of june I flew again with my wings….. and was a rebirth as always is.IMG_4852

Now it’s time to go on with the last things to do to complete the documentary and then the after production process will start.

But in those months, I was working to serch for right people to complete the post production…..and I was really lucky to find some good guys that will collaborate to the project.

One of the results of this “sabbatic” period is the first trailer of “Follow the griffin”  project, where you’ll appreciate the work that was done till now.

 

You really can’t imagine how much work there’s behind three minutes clip….. 🙂

 

But just a little bit of patience…..

The teaser will be online tomorrow……

I hope you’ll appreciate it.

 

All the best

Davide