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Reality show use of Phantom

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Txturbo, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. Txturbo

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    Anyone watch " Eaten Alive" last weekend? The film crew used a Phantom to get some aerial shots and to look for an anaconda in the rain forest.
     
  2. Suwaneeguy

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    I've seen quite a number of shows getting aerial shots with uav's.
    "Ancient Aliens" guru Giorgio T. Now has one and is using it in the shows.
    I suggested to Scott Wolter of "America Unearthed" to invest in one.
    He likes the idea anyways.

    I think once the shows use them more and more, the FAA will be practically forced to rethink its attack on their commercial applications.
     
  3. N017RW

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    Add to that the recent 'Pumpkin Chunkin' broadcast where the P2 shadow was obvious in a few shots and if you recall Adam Savage's admission of use on the MythBusters shows during the Aspire-1 announcement webcast.
     
  4. msinger

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    According to the FAA, even DJI's use of unveiling the Aspire-1 was for a commercial purpose.
     
  5. Larry L

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    The show Gold Rush used a UAV in the prior weeks show. It showed its shadow when they were trying to move a trammel through a river. I guess that would be commercial use too. I hope they are one of the film companies that have a waiver:)
     
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    ...in a city, near a crowd, near an airport (I read somewhere).
     
  7. Txturbo

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    I like Scotts show. If he ever needs a phantom in Texas ... I'm available.