Third Person Driving with a Drone

Third Person Driving with a Drone

Here is a great story showing us a fun way to use a drone while setting up a challenging competition.  Now we don’t recommend anybody trying this out at home, but on a close course with professional drivers this is rather entertaining and can be quite a challenging event. This is from the sUAS site and the story is by Gary Mortimer.

Multirotor operator Skypower from the UK wrote to tell us about a recent job that sounded fun

This was a last minute request as unfortunately our client had been let down by another operator. Luckily we had a slot in our schedule, the weather was good and our guys were ready to go.

Our filming drone provided aerial footage with a difference, not only did we shoot the action from above (in HD of course), we also provided flying goggles for the drivers. The goggles provided a downlink from our eye in the sky, however for the drivers to take this visual information and translate it was extremely difficult, especially when determining speed, direction and timings on the track.

The challenge was set, two drivers were to compete for the fastest time to navigate a pre-determined course including twists and turns through tight spaces using only the aerial footage from the goggles. The drivers had a safety spotter onboard and our guys operated beside the track, at a safe distance to minimise risk.

Here’s what our client had to say “Thank you so much for sorting everything out yesterday: the footage is absolutely gorgeous, Neil and Rob were wonderful, and I am so happy with the result.”

Updated: December 9, 2014 — 8:59 pm

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