Operation Revenge 2 hosted by Black Thorn Airsoft proved to be a high player turnout. During the day of games I would randomly take off and get some aerial shots of players and the terrain. I incorporated it into shots I got from the ground and turned it into a story of its own which more or less is actually what happened during that day. The following is some of the raw footage taken from my quad copter only. My “Quad” is a Rotor Concept HPQ1. However, I recently ordered the DJI Phantom from DJI Innovations. I have my money riding on this one because of many great features, more on those can be found at their website or on my recent post about Operation Revenge 2. Thanks for coming back and watching and hopefully reading, please tell your airsoft buddies!
The Juggernaut game aka “Operation May the Fourth be with You” was executed in May 2013. Black Thorn Airsoft Hosted the event. Team command “Ghost”, led some of the games, which happened to involve himself as his alter ego: “Juggernaut”. The games were a blast! specially because everyone got blasted trying to get the Juggernaut on their team. There was more to the games than just shooting each other too, they were objective based, it was basically capture the flag with a juggernaut thrown in the middle of things to make it more interesting.
Operation Revenge 2 was hosted by Black Thorn Airsoft on April 27th 2013. There were over 100 players that morning. Cameras used were the Canon T2i and the Go Pro 3 Black. The quad copter used is a Rotor Concept HPQ1, its a great quad copter but for the money i spent on it I could of had a GPS controlled DJI Phantom with an IOC (Intelligent Orientation Control) which I hope to have in the near future. Before I go on and on about quad copters, check out this game video, give it a thumbs up if you will and then I will have more about quad copters below.
Music: Digital Juice – Stack Traxx. Kugman – New Earth and kukfittpung 3.0 under Creative Commons License
More about quad copters! – DJI; which is the company that makes a very futuristic looking quad copter that has three amazing features such as GPS stabilizing which allows for locking your hover in once you let go of the controls and IOC (Intelligent Orientation Control) which is excellent for beginners and also has this great feature called RTH (Return to Home) that when and if the copter looses signal or you turn off the controller, the Phantom will return to where is originally took off from and land nice and carefully. DJI will also be releasing a gimbal unit that will attach to existing DJI Phantoms that will assist in the capture of perfectly smooth footage from your Go Pro 2 or 3. Now you will probably end up spending around $1,600 dollars with the quad copter and stabilizer, (when it is actually released) so you will either need to have some money to blow on some super fun toy or have a job like mine where you can actually use it in film making and write it off on taxes as a business expense. But anyway, there are great videos that go in depth about the DJI Phantom as well as the steadying gimbal device they will hopefully soon release that I am busting at the seams to own! Did I just say that? weird, it was the first thing off the top of my head.
Below are some links about the phantom and one of my favorite FPV flights from a RC copter!
Also, I am looking at doing some FPV flying with my quad copter too. FPV flying is First Person View flying. In my case this is where I will hook a wireless transmitter and receiver to my quad that will transmit a signal from my Go Pro Hero 3 Black (which is the lightest and greatest Hero of the Go Pro’s to date) to a pair of goggles which enables me to fly the copter as if I am aboard flying it. I have yet to fly FPV but I am super psyched about it and cant wait to receive my FPV kit. I bought my FPV kit online at Hobby King along with some upgraded antennas. Oh, if you have or are buying that kit you’ll need an adapter to see what your GoPro Hero is seeing (The previous links will take you there) Now ive noticed that previous to me buying these they were on back-order, but a day later the stock was full, so check back if that happens cause they seem to be on the ball with restocking. I don’t have anything else to say, so comment on this post if you’d like to talk more!
Dread the Juggernaut! unless he’s on your team, then be at ease for as long as it lasts!
Black Thorn Airsoft’s Ghost created his own Juggernaut alter ego.
Here are some details about his suit:
Starting towards the top; The collar is made from a 5gal bucket and attached to a set of football shoulder pads. He used a hockey chest pad for the main back protection weaved both into a load bearing vest. Then, catchers pads for the shin pads and gauntlet armor. Thin plastic for the hip and cod piece armor! Spray paint; the color of choice! Added molle and pouches to fill in the gaps and for added tactical essence to the rig!
Information about his gun:
it’s built off of the m249 saw, he converted the trigger and corresponding handle to a push button and top carry design. Then added the grenade launcher and large outer barrel to make it look bigger! Only shoots 180 fps so he can mow players down at any engagement distance!
K-Factor is back in another Episode of “Find the Sniper”. He’s got some new gear for concealment and it’s showing, or well.. not showing rather remember to do all those cool things like comment, thumbs up and such! Thanks guys!!
In this episode he wears his half ghillie. Made up of synthetic and natural elements to conceal himself.
K-Factor’s ghillie suit is homemade, made out of burlap and natural vegetation which also includes a baseball cap, long sleeve shirt and desert gloves. His sniper rifle is a SVD Dragunov. shooting 500 feet per second. Optics: 3 times 10 power scope with a custom paint job. He carries 2 X 50 round magazines.
Spooky likes to sneak around, that’s how he got his call sign. He keeps it silent and is all about flanking the enemy. He and his brother got their start playing airsoft. Spooky plays without him in the meantime until he gets back from a mission in Minnesota.
For those who are actually interested in a little more information ill just let you know why its been a few weeks since any new videos. Production like usual is what pauses me, the production company I co-own has been working on a few projects this year, the first being a Christmas themed movie called Christmas for a Dollar. The most recent flick I am helping to produce was an untitled sniper movie. It is about a sniper from earth deployed on “Cerulia” where he has to fend off the countless Cerulean army, yep, it’s a scifi. More info and pictures on that production can be found on our MainStay Productions facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/mainstaypro Kelly Monson from Weapon Blender helped me out allot with this sniper movie too! He helped me out with a large military tent, the scene in which we used it in would not have been as good without all his great stuff, thanks buddy! He’s using that gear now for Weapon Blenders now once a year, gigantic multi day, continuous airsoft game. More on that at their website or at: http://rhodesianrevolt.com
This player has been known to use a “Tommy Gun” and eat Pop Tarts. His friends call him Tommy Tart, and so the call sign stuck. He also has been involved in reenactments in 4th of July parades. His motivation in game play involves spraying and praying with his BAR support weapon and tries to maintain a good K/D (kill to death ratio) in games.