Monday, September 29, 2014

Have drone, will travel

Half way there we take a break. The flies were fearsome
Almost a year ago we went out on the Great Ocean Walk testing the newly upgraded tracks for TrailRider use. 

We were fascinated by Adrian Marriner's airborne camera, 

A light-weight four rotor drone, controlled by Adrian, carried a high resolution camera to heights and angles that were otherwise unimaginable. 
On the bridge at Aire River


I remember being fascinated by the proposition that the drone might fly out of radio range from the controller. Indeed they thought of that - the GPS in the drone simply leads it back home.

To me it is fascinating to see the curved horizon and astonishing to see the resolution of the photos.

Adrian has just posted some of the shots on Facebook and they are stunning.

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2 comments:

  1. Great pictures of what looks like a magnificent day

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    1. It was - except for the flies which were more intense than I have ever experienced. So intense, in fact, that it ceased to matter. That's something worth knowing about

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