It is a little radio controlled helicopter with a digital camera attached to the bottom. It looks quite simple, but, it is all carbon fibre and Kevlar and weighs less than 200 grams and is worth about $80,000!!!
It is used primarily for taking aerial shots of water front and prestige real estate for brochures. There are only a few in Australia. One of the electricity suppliers uses one for inspecting power poles. We were quite intrigued.
The plan was to take some aerial photos of our place (no, we do not have a prestige property, our guests were just playing) but the conditions were too windy to get a steady shot. They will try again next time they visit. It would be interesting to have an aerial photo of our place.
Today was the big Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercar Race. The weather has been horrid all week. This is the sky we woke up to this morning – quite stunning – but didn’t bode too well for the races. Fortunately, despite a few showers passing over, it wasn’t too bad today, although still quite cool and breezy. The racing was good and close at the finish, which was good.
We don’t have a TV, so we had the radio on, broadcasting the race in the background, and while listening I finally finished Block 4 of Verandah Views and completed Block 5.