Operation Battlefield 2013 took place at Hill Airforce Base in Utah hosted by the one9 airsoft team. Joint operations included other teams such as Black Thorn Airsoft, Utah County Airsoft, Black Ops Elite and of course the one9.
This event was also in efforts to help the Operation Homefront orginazation.
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This Aerial airsoft footage was made possible by piloting the DJI Phantom along with the Go Pro Hero 3 Black edition and a vibration isolation mounting unit. Piloting in FPV mode (or in First Person View) was accomplished using the “Fat Shark” predator V2 goggles.
Comic Con 2013 in Salt Lake City Utah was a blast! it was a first for our state and we knew there would be some interest but didn’t know it would explode with as much enthusiasm for cosplay and geekdome that it did. I Like Airsoft was along for the ride. Shades escorts us through the exhibit hall in this video to find some interesting characters with great results! From “Cosplayers” to tactical operators, oh yeah and some pretty good lookin’ chicks are found along the way.
In addition there may be a quickie featured player near the end of the video so stay tuned for that one. ( This video isn’t fully “Airsoft” I know, but we love to report on cool stuff such as this, and this happens to be something we enjoy. We challenge those who don’t know much about Airsoft but are competitive and enjoy learning new tactics to investigate this awesome, growing and somewhat underground sport)
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!