Video: Antenna view via quadcopter

494I recently added a GoPro Hero camera to my DJI Phantom quadcopter and have been having a lot of fun with it.

Two co-workers enjoyed test flights with the combo so much that they now also have similar set-ups.

A trip to San Antonio this past weekend was too busy to allow me to over-fly some of the old Spanish missions there with the camera rolling so I practiced such “missions” with my antennas instead.

I don’t know if there’s any practical use to such antenna inspections but it is fun.

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  4 comments for “Video: Antenna view via quadcopter

  1. Will KT5W
    February 18, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Does it have enough lift to get some fishing line over a tree for a wire antenna install?

    • February 18, 2014 at 4:26 am

      Yes but the problem is that during the descent the line would be very close to the propellers.

  2. Anonymous
    February 21, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Really neat. I want one of those.

    Regards,

    Pat – KZ5J

    • February 21, 2014 at 11:04 pm

      They (quadcopters in general) are rapidly becoming more capable and lower in price.

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