Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Old Flight & Camera

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Happyflyer, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. Happyflyer

    Joined:
    May 5, 2014
    Messages:
    1,805
    Likes Received:
    98
    Location:
    Cold, Cold, Michigan
    This morning while watching NBC waiting for the Today show, Wild America was on that local station. At one point Marty Stouffer's brother was shown with about four large balloons, a contraption to keep it all together, and a large camera. He was using it for aerial shots of hot springs in Yellowstone park. It was really funny to see this device and thinking if he only had a Phantom. But being commercial he would have gotten in trouble.
     
  2. gunslinger

    gunslinger Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2013
    Messages:
    2,722
    Likes Received:
    497
    Location:
    Least Coast...
    Yup... makes perfect sense that the balloon rig would be legal. After all... It's much more controllable than a quadcopter and what could possibly go wrong with that camera dropping from altitude... FAA!!! Hello!!?? Hello!!?? Is there anybody in there??? (nitwits...) :roll: :roll: :roll: :D

    -slinger
     
  3. PhantomFanatic

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2014
    Messages:
    1,143
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    USA, GA
    And, depending on the type of balloons, it could easily have reached commercial airspace! And they worry about us!?
     
  4. gunslinger

    gunslinger Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2013
    Messages:
    2,722
    Likes Received:
    497
    Location:
    Least Coast...
    'Zactly !!!

    -slinger