Had a weird thought this AM

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Jock Elliott, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    My better half and I had a conversation about aerial drones last night, and this AM in the twilight between sleep and awake, a thought came to me: we typically think of aerial drones flying around and taking pictures or video.

    But there is another use for them -- fly one to an inaccessible vantage point, park it, and use it to take pictures from there. Without the drain the motors used for flying, I suspect that the drone could provide much longer "duty cycle," and the ability to swivel and point the camera, it might prove useful for photographing wildlife, events, etc., without the distraction of a drone buzzing around overhead.

    Just a thought . . .

    Cheers, Jock
  2. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    You're a scary man, Jock. :eek: I'm sure the NSA has already genetically modified trees to grow with cameras in them.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2016
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  3. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Actually, I thought it might be possible to park a drone on the rocks at the waterfall on Peebles Island and get a closer shot of the Great Blue Heron who often fishes in the falls. A drone flying around near him, however, might scare him off.

    Cheers, Jock
  4. wt21

    wt21 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 15, 2010