Welcome to some weekend fun and entertainment with drones. We spend a lot of time scouring the web for news, information and more on all the great drones around the globe. In our travels, we encounter some fun and funny stuff, and we want to start sharing that with you. Today we will be taking a look drones in the field of mining.
No matter what the title says, we refer to this as our Good Idea / Bad Idea series, we just figured a new name was in order, suggestions welcome. Let it be known that we do not endorse or recommend anything we will post here, sort of a “do not try this at home” vibe, but somebody tried it, it was interesting or funny and here it is.
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Drones in mining
Next up in our series, let’s explore some fun with drones in the field of mining.
Before we begin, let’s get a few things out of the way:
Drone legal and safety
This video shows the impact drones have on the mining industry as a whole. Drones such as DJI’s Phantom series are being used to collect data from cameras and sensors to create 3D maps of mines which are then passed on to make important decisions.
This video comes from the Flyability team and showcases the improvements to safety drones can bring to mine sites. This drone is used to go deep into unexplored underground caves to analyse if it is worth it to mine the depths. The drone is also equipped with a controllable light and camera.
Good idea / bad idea wrap up
As always, we officially recommend you do not try this at home. We want you to always fly safe, to obey all drone laws, but also to have some fun. Of course, if you do try this, please share the details, it’s always fun to see some shenanigans.
If you think this entire series is a bad idea, let us know in the comments below. Otherwise, enjoy the crazy antics caught on film.