Guy Attaches His DIY 1000W LED --- to a Drone, Captures Amazing Shots
YouTube has an obsession with drones.
As the crafty YouTuber explains, he swapped out the cheap standard LED bulbs, originally strapped to the Alta 8, with much brighter, high-color rendering index LED chips from Yuji.
Even more impressive than rctestflight’s inventive setup, is the breath-taking footage that the LED-powered drone can produce.
With this new and improved setup, the pimped-up octocopter has enough oomph to light up an entire city block… and still fly high for about 10 minutes.
Watching the Alta 8 illuminate massive areas of darkness is a genuinely fascinating experience – and a wonderful display of the beautiful images this setup can capture.
And in case you’re wondering how much the setup costs – it’s a lot.
Each LED chip attached to the drone sells for $84 a piece. That’s still a small price to pay compared to the staggering $17,500 the Alta 8 would cost you.
Curious to see how rctestflight pulled off this crazy stunt? Watch the behind the scenes footage below for more details.
Heads-up: It’s really, really noisy. But so worth it.
via The Verge