DIVING THE TALLEST BUILDING IN EUROPE :: 462 meters :: Lakhta Center FPV Freestyle

Music: KRANE x Alexander Lewis – Fall Apart
Kudos to RotorRiot team for featuring this video in Community Spotlight June/July 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V11js-w4H9o&t=268

Building: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakhta_Center (462 meters)

To be fair, Lakhta is relatively boring place to dive – no other buildings around, tower looks pretty much the same all the 460+ meters way down, dive takes too much time (around 15 seconds), only two climbs were safe to do with 1300mAh lipo. The coolest parts were the tower cranes dives and acrobatics around supporting constructs. Sadly, those cranes are disassembled already. One more interesting thing I noticed there – the tower is high enough to notice quad getting out of tune because of too low PIDs coefficients (maybe somebody will implement altitude sensor based PID attenuation some day?).

On safety: whole complex was under construction, it was relatively safe to fly there – normal safety rules were applied for skyscraper construction workers (helmets and so on), little 500g+ drone can’t cause serious damage there. Even diving speeds were not as fast as I expect them to be – quad reaches terminal velocity in about 3-5 seconds and pretty much stops accelerating. I also used reliable TBS Crossfire connection (LQ 99% at ~700 meters) and 500mW 5.8Ghz vtx was enough for crystal clear video.

Timestamps:

00:00 Intro
00:36​ Crane workers
00:43​ Say hello
00:54 Crane dive
01:03 Building dives
01:32 Crane acro
01:51 No cuts crane dive top to bottom
02:07 High altitude orbits
02:14 Hit the gap
02:21 Dive again
02:54 Landing

Gear:

== Kamikaze build (last season’s stuff) ==
Armattan Chameleon 5″ frame
CL Racing F4S v1.4 flight controller
BrotherHobby Returner R4 2206 2300kv motors
DalProp Cyclone T5040С props
Airbot Wraith32 35A BLHeli32 ESCs @ DSHOT1200
Foxeer Arrow V3 2.5mm 600TVL CCD camera
TBS Unify Pro 5G8 HV vtx @ 200mW
TBS Crossfire Micro receiver
TBS Triumph vtx antenna
380g + 1300lipo = 548g + gopro = 619g

== Other stuff ==
TATTU R-Line 1300mAh 4S 2.0 100C HV lipos
FrSky Taranis X9D+ radio with M9 gimbals
TBS Crossfire Micro Tx module
Fat Shark Dominator HD3 FPV goggles
LaForge v2 receiver + Pagoda-2 RHCP antenna
LaForge diversity module + TBS 5G8 5dBi RHCP patch antenna
GoPro Hero 5 Session onboard HD cams
Xiaomi Mijia Mi Sphere 360/VR camera
iSDT D2 chargers
iSDT BG-8S battery checker
TS100 soldering iron
Dakine Gemini 28L backpack

Location: 59.986984, 30.179148, Saint Petersburg, Russia

50 Comments

  1. Mian Usama on March 18, 2021 at 12:23 am

    Oxm Building 🤩❤️

  2. karadjordje5 on March 18, 2021 at 12:23 am

    Your skills with a drone is excellent, but your video is very bad.

  3. Makedonskiy Alexander on March 18, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Это самодельный дрон?

  4. Mian Usama on March 18, 2021 at 12:26 am

    Oxm Building 🤩❤️

  5. FPVness on March 18, 2021 at 12:30 am

    Very nice shots, I hope I will ever get the opportunity to do this!

  6. QPJ VISION on March 18, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Cool

  7. Olimhoja0606 Olimtoy0606 on March 18, 2021 at 12:32 am

    🤪🤪🤪😴😴😴😇😇😇

  8. Jérémy Refoia on March 18, 2021 at 12:32 am

    Magnifique vidéo

  9. Panri Ujung on March 18, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Sakit kepalaku menengoknya pusing muter muter mulu

  10. Hidden Valley Homestead on March 18, 2021 at 12:34 am

    SICK vid bro. I was one of the operators on the Wilshire Grand downtown Los Angeles and drones weren’t easily avail back then. Would have been a sick vid. My son just dove the finished building last month and it was amazing! We topped out at 1100 ft on the highest crane. Best job of my career.

  11. the brand kannada on March 18, 2021 at 12:35 am

    😮😮🤒😮 462m 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱what happen if that drone crash in 😱😮😮

  12. U. R. on March 18, 2021 at 12:35 am

    Unerträgliche Musik-und Kameraführung…..diesen Menschen, der das so gebraucht, würde ich gerne damit Dauerbeschallen, inkl. dieser Bilder . Ein super Bauwerk trotzdem!

  13. Larry Slemp on March 18, 2021 at 12:36 am

    What a way to ruin the friggin’ video douchebag!!

  14. MTL FPV on March 18, 2021 at 12:37 am

    Probably the best building dive video ever

  15. lukas ibrohim on March 18, 2021 at 12:39 am

    I like it

  16. Lammy B Drone on March 18, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Great footage, Alexander.. I like this diving club.

  17. Suresh Saradhi on March 18, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Superb…

  18. ctac socol on March 18, 2021 at 12:41 am

    ни ху я се бе

  19. Muhammad Hussain on March 18, 2021 at 12:42 am

    Hi

  20. Panji-Panji Hitam on March 18, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Jangan bangga dulu, satu x gempa runtuh semuanya

  21. lukas ibrohim on March 18, 2021 at 12:45 am

    I like it

  22. Серебро Серебро on March 18, 2021 at 12:47 am

    Made in Turkey Renissans Contraksen

  23. KababFPV on March 18, 2021 at 12:49 am

    This is AWESOME! So tall you need fins or something to guide yourself down. Ever touch the building by accident? Maybe the best building dive I’ve seen yet. Just so extreme and from a good distance.

  24. Vladivostok Wings on March 18, 2021 at 12:50 am

    Круто! Впечатляет!

  25. UaZ Underground on March 18, 2021 at 12:52 am

    скажу здесь что-нибудь по русски, пусть знают наших!

  26. Panji-Panji Hitam on March 18, 2021 at 12:55 am

    Tanda kiamat

  27. Raju Rajuu on March 18, 2021 at 12:56 am

    Awesome making video…

  28. cinIALVEspO w on March 18, 2021 at 12:57 am

    Breath taking and giving!!
    How did you make it so the guys up top were happy to see you and waved instead of calling security.
    I imagine someone would want you kicked out, but it’d would be silly as I’ve never heard of this building before and now I am in awe and respect of it.
    So it’s good for tourism.

  29. Stefan_YT on March 18, 2021 at 12:58 am

    I’m more amazed at how this drone drives than the building! :))

  30. ACHE 777 on March 18, 2021 at 12:58 am

    💪💪💪💪👍

  31. alexis mercado on March 18, 2021 at 12:58 am

    That was EPIC AF!!!

  32. merc des on March 18, 2021 at 12:58 am

    🖕

  33. MANAPHEST STATIONZ WITH KID KWAD on March 18, 2021 at 12:59 am

    ssssaaawweeeeetttaa. so amazing had to watch it twice.

  34. krot :) on March 18, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Питерская пиписька которая портит вид на залив… Но не смотря на отношение к ней видео прикольное, ток не надо такого в Питере строить, это очень не красиво выглядит на фоне Санкт-Петербурга

  35. Nihat Erat on March 18, 2021 at 1:01 am

    Rabbimiz siz ikiyüzlü korkak hain zalimleri kahru perisan etsin insaAllah

  36. Abhishek Sharma on March 18, 2021 at 1:04 am

    Can you name me the Vtx of highest power that have good antannas can be used in a night eagle 2 pro ( a night vision camera )?

  37. Тепловоз Тепловозыч Боинг on March 18, 2021 at 1:05 am

    Я живу рядом с ним:)

  38. Владимир Искрич on March 18, 2021 at 1:07 am

    Я обоссался ! 😲

  39. broJohny ae on March 18, 2021 at 1:09 am

    brapa lantai ±72, yah

  40. Дневник Крановщика on March 18, 2021 at 1:11 am

    Я это видео пересмотрел уже раз 50. Очень захватывает дух.

  41. DobraVsem on March 18, 2021 at 1:11 am

    Построили лахту для того, чтоб зомби программировать.

  42. Caveman Ballistics on March 18, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Worst fucking video I ever stopped watching. Holy shit hold still!

  43. Jan Eric G on March 18, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Well done, Bro!👍

  44. Chee Linville on March 18, 2021 at 1:14 am

    Holy smokes! Very good!!

  45. зубы потеют on March 18, 2021 at 1:14 am

    Вот от туда бы и поскидывать кремлёвских

  46. 남김대훈 on March 18, 2021 at 1:15 am

    영상 지랄맞게도 찍었네

  47. MUHSON UZY on March 18, 2021 at 1:15 am

    Good 👍👍

  48. Radar sea Anglers on March 18, 2021 at 1:15 am

    For some reason my balls tingled watching this .

  49. Hojiakbar Kshbakov cmog on March 18, 2021 at 1:17 am

    Aslamü aleyküm 🇹🇷 🇹🇷 🇹🇷 Türkiye

  50. Tamas Mihaly on March 18, 2021 at 1:18 am

    Jarring.

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