They didn't specify what type of copter is being used, but from the shadow it looks like a TBS Discovery style. It won't be long before the novelty of getting video from a UAV is not the headline of the story, and the story itself can be the focus.

These guys need to clean the condensation out of the lens, BTW!

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Comment by Joshua Johnson on November 18, 2013 at 1:54pm

I hope people will be able to assist in the relief efforts with "Diy Drones" that they could use to help out search and rescue and other groups.

Comment by Jay Galleno on November 18, 2013 at 7:02pm

Thanks for bringing this up  Joshua.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who offer their prayers, and extend their hands & resources.

We greatly appreciate your concerns.

Again thank you.

Comment by Kristoffer de Jesus on November 19, 2013 at 12:19am

Big love from the DIYDrones Community in the Philippines!

Comment by Joshua Johnson on November 19, 2013 at 12:28am

Maybe someday when the technology is high enough and the cost is low enough and everyone owns high end drones... When Natural disasters happens we can all volunteer and donate our drones for a set period of time and maybe..... even maybe it could be as simple as tuning your Drone to a certain frequency that is controlled by a FEMA/Red Cross Unmanned Disaster relief system.  Maybe someday because of this every hobby drone owner will be able to help out the world without leaving home.  

Crazy thought!?

Comment by Joshua Johnson on November 19, 2013 at 12:31am

Picture just setting your quad to a frequency and it takes off around the world to assist.  Someday our personal drones will have sufficient enough power systems to fly for 4-5+ Days with timed breaks daily. 

Comment by BluSky1 on November 19, 2013 at 9:52am

To the people complaining about it being commercial use.

99% its a discovery pro, and CNN is not in America so CNN can do whatever it wants. isn't that a wake up call to Americans other countries have more freedom than the USA

Comment by Joshua Ott on November 19, 2013 at 2:43pm

Thanks for finding the embed video, BluSky1

I added it to the original post.


Comment by Chivar Maximillan Pilones on December 10, 2013 at 9:10pm

video clip removed?! :( 

Comment by Joshua Ott on December 11, 2013 at 1:27am


That's a bummer that the embedded video isn't available anymore. The link does still work at least.


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