Eyes in the Sky

The BBC has reports from opposite ends of the drone spectrum. Their reporters can now use a ‘Hexacopter’ camera drone for interesting new perspectives on their items.

Quadcopters have been around for a while, with some rather neat little films made using them. Most often, those films have been of extreme sports and fast cars, but here’s a neat fly around Blackpool-

This is the sort of technology that could give low budget film makers access to stunning footage. They could have helicopter shots worthy of big budget movies- then go where a chopper couldn’t for new and interesting perspectives.

The Global Hawk is not a budget device, and much about it is secret. But the Beeb did get in to have a little look around the main Global Hawk base in North Dakota.