Carlos Puertolas aka CHARPU has been called the “best drone racer in the world.” We’re no experts on FPV (First Person View), but CHARPU demonstrates mad skillz flying a GoPro-equipped quadcopter through the architectural ruins of the Ex Hacienda de Coahuixtla in Morelos, Mexico. CHARPU, a San Francisco resident originally from Madrid, Spain, pilots his drones wearing virtual reality (VR) goggles (photo).
Slovak champion mountain biker Filip Polc strapped a GoPro camera on his helmet and recorded this insane downhill competition run earlier this month in Taxco, Mexico. Although he only came in second (!) this first-person point-of-view video will thrill you, give you vertigo or leave you shaking your head and asking, “Huh?” Polc won the Taxco competition last year. [VOLUME WARNING: LOTS OF ROAD NOISE.]
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With inexpensive remote-controlled drones (typically quadcopters) mounted with small, lightweight digital cameras, previously unseen vistas can be captured and shared as videos and stills. This video shows the Monument to the Mexican Revolution in the Plaza de la República in downtown Mexico City. [Click on the photos to enlarge.]