Little airplanes and cameras.
January 6, 2005 7:15 AM   Subscribe

Little airplanes and cameras. Photos from RC planes on New Years Day. (via Gizmodo)
posted by mss (12 comments total)

Holy crap, how high can you get those RC airplanes?
posted by NoMich at 7:38 AM on January 6, 2005

They have cameras, but we don't have cameras.

[This is cool]
posted by page404 at 7:56 AM on January 6, 2005

The planes of NY must've been intercepted and rerouted to Newark.
posted by unsupervised at 8:03 AM on January 6, 2005

Cool link, thanks!

A lot of the planes are really high like NoMich said. How do you control them from the ground? Surely it would just look like a speck?
posted by derbs at 8:48 AM on January 6, 2005

also, this pic of San Francisco is very nice.

Is that a country club in the bottom left?
posted by derbs at 8:51 AM on January 6, 2005

You just tripped a bad case of technolust. Thanks a lot.

[cool link]
posted by Crackerbelly at 9:01 AM on January 6, 2005

wow. i want one now. better yet i want one equipped with a video recorder which i would fly through the streets of manhattan. of course i would be arrested and detained after about 5 minutes for causing mayhem in the streets since most people would think it was a terrorist attack.

still the video would be cool. way cool.
posted by hpsell at 9:04 AM on January 6, 2005

So nifty! Interesting and sometimes beautiful images. Thanks, mss.
posted by lobakgo at 9:20 AM on January 6, 2005

Yes, excellent stuff, thanks! (This replaces the steadicam-on-the-front-of-a-bike project as something I'll think about but never get around to doing ...).
posted by carter at 9:50 AM on January 6, 2005

hpsell! Glad to see you!

And yeah, this is a cool post. Thanks.
posted by languagehat at 10:10 AM on January 6, 2005

derbs - that's Lincoln Park Golf Course. A muni course with a serious country club location and view.
posted by krtzmrk at 11:01 AM on January 6, 2005

Like Crackerbelly, I've got serious technolust. I wanna do that. Can I get one that will disassemble and fit in a suitcase so I can take it when I travel?

I'm ready to violate one of the rules I had for our kids when they were little. They weren't allowed to say the words "only" and "dollars" together in the same sentence. "But it's only _ _ dollars."
posted by X4ster at 12:03 PM on January 6, 2005

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