The said octo-copter will be utilized by both Clearskies Aerial Robotics Services and RedAnts Media for Aerial Photo / Aerial Video purposes. It will utilize the latest DJI flight controller for multi-rotor aircraft, the A2
Aerial videos and photos were taken on the coastal barangays of Tanauan and Palo to help Tzu Chi visualize the scope of damage brought by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). Also, it will help them assess what they have done so far.
Armed with DJI S800, Z15 and ImmersionRC Xugong 10 the team was able to travel at a lighter load and less man power to operate. On typical missions we usually travel with 3 crew members and 90 kilos or more of baggage. Since direct air travel to the typhoon stricken province is a bit hard and expensive we decided to travel light.
RedAnts and Clearskies is currently in talks also with other international organizations operating in Leyte Province and will most likely come back anytime soon.