Glen Canyon 360 VR

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  • #1554

    Jeff Trike

    Check out my new 360 VR video of my trike flight up Glen Canyon. You can drag your viewpoint around with your mouse, use the cursor in the corner, or your finger on your cell phone. I have also tried it with my Samsung GearVR, and it looks pretty good, but I like the fullscreen on my cell phone or tablet the best. On newer phones, you can just tip or rotate the phone to change the view direction. It doesn’t work on smart TV’s.

    On this flight, the weather forecast was calm air up to 12000 ft, and it was calm on the ground that morning. My main worry was about wind currents in the canyon. I did not want to mess around with them at all. It turned out as expected, calm and smooth the entire flight. I had flown over the top of the canyon a few years ago and examined it closely on Google Earth so I knew the canyon was plenty wide with gentle turns. I had a moving map with my GPS position with me in the cockpit, so I knew what was coming up, and when I needed to start my climb to be well clear of the power lines and the Glen Canyon Dam. The only real “risk” was me going crazy and attempting a 180 in the canyon. I dealt with that by staying centered in the canyon and on the mission. There is always the risk of a sudden complete engine failure, but that is pretty small with a 912. Most of the time I had some sort of survivable spot in the bushes or beach to set down, or a BRS water landing as a last resort. After exiting, I did not go back in for another canyon run. I kept hearing a voice saying, “Quit while you’re ahead.”

  • #1556

    Henry Trikelife

    WOW, this is amazing and I have to do this for myself. I flew from Page Airport to Marble Canyon above the upper ground. It is tottaly different experience under there !!
    I tried Garmin Fusion before and dissapointed with it, because it takes forever to marge 2 clips together. And my Final Cut GoPro didn’t work with t well. I would appreciate if you tell me what camera and software you used.

  • #1557

    Jeff Trike

    Gopro fusion, edited with adobe premiere.

    I think 360 vr can take our flying videos to a whole new level by allowing the viewer to interact in a way that pulls you in. The wingtip shot is like a perfect formation flight. More to come.

  • #1558

    Spencer Forman

    Well done Jeff!!

  • #1561

    Bill Magness

    very nice!!!

  • #1564


    Its a breathtaking video Jeff. I love to move the camera view to all directions.

  • #1765

    Mark Kandutsch

    Wow, that is really extraordinary! congratulations!

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