Wow Such Admin
Some of those views are awesome. I'd love to see what kind of footage you could get from something like this during an auto-x run.
Hence why I posted this thread! Did you watch the video? The quadcopter is automated and will follow you.Dude, where you been - I just posted this:
A recent funding bill told the FAA to make specific rules for these and the FAA was supposed to release regulations this year but it doesn't look like it it's going to happen.I will bet that the military, police, and homeland security will limit or ban public use of drones and only allow very limited access to the general public. It would be cool though!
Here in CO enough people have had issues with them that a few of our tracks have banned them outright and I think our SCCA/Solo chapter was discussing banning them as well. Controllable top speed of a good rig is in the 20s-30s, so it could get some cool autocross follow footage but for a track you'd have to come up with more creative panning shots. The modern ones (DJI Phantom 2 and the like) are advanced enough that they're pretty good at recovering themselves / not crashing, but they're still a bit challenging to fly well.It really would be phenomenal, and I'd actually consider buying it (I already bring $2000 of camera gear to autocrosses anyhow...). I wonder if they are fast enough to try to follow on a track, and if those organizations allow them...