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Using Phantom for Conservation - Lake Habitat Video

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by ASabai, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. ASabai

    Mar 24, 2014
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    I thought you guys might be interested in the use of a Phantom for conservation. This video documents the habitat loss over twelve months at a seemingly tiny, but very important piece of aquatic vegetation out in Lake Poygan Wisconsin. I've been working there seven years monitoring endangered birds that nest there, and the plants.

    I tried to make a similar flight to the one I did the previous year and wasn't concerned with making a pretty video, its habitat destruction after all. The wind was threatening to speed up so I tried to make this years flight as quick as possible. I didn't want to get caught in high winds over open water. I was alone so landing would be difficult. I did get the UAV back in the boat without incident.

    Let me know what you think of the idea of using it. I know that without a connection to the place it might not be that interesting to most people, but what do you think of the concept?


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