Photo: "Check your six". You've got a quadricopter drone behind you

Apr 12 2012 - 2 Comments

That is a nice picture.

It was taken on Jan. 12, 2012, at Lauberhorn in Wengen, Switzerland, and shows a TV drone (not a quadricopter but a 8-rotor robocopter or a “Octocopter”) flying beside Canada’s Erick Guay during the second practice of the men’s Alpine skiing World Cup downhill race.

Image credit: Reuters

Once helicopters were dispatched to provide TV coverage of the most important events. Today, such job is performed by UFO-like mini ‘bots like the one depicted below.

Image credit: AP Photo/Keystone, Alessandro Della Bella

  • Ugo

    “Esacopter” maybe?

  • http://www.janetairlines.com Al Clark

    Wow, that is just very cool!