Ritewing Mini Drak is a very stable airplane, but when the air is bumpy, the flight will be bumpy as well. This is why I'm experimenting with a soft image stabilization.
For video editing, I'm using Magix Movie Studio 15 and it has a built-in video stabilization plugin. But it does not work: waste of time. So, I've got me something else: newBlueFX Stabilizer.
In this video, some of the takes are stabilized, some are not. You should not have much trouble finding which ones I've stabilized with newBlueFx Stabilizer and which not. I've tried to find the settings that are soft enough not to make it look super strange or something. Did I succeed? Not me to judge.
Weather like this happens only a few times a year: raising fog, low sun and another layer of clouds… And very little wind. To be honest, when I went to the "airfield" I did not expect to use my Mini Drak at all. The fog was too dense and too low. But then it raised and holes appeared… Awesome…
I'm posting this not without a very specific reason. A few days ago one of my friends accomplished something quite amazing: he "dived out" a 250m tall chimney of an abandoned factory. By "dive out" I mean: flew inside a chimney at its base, climbed 250m up inside the chimney and then flew out. Simple, right? Well, no 🙂 Just think of it like this: how to get a solid video link when TX is 250m away inside a structure made from reinforced, thick, concrete?