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Old Dec 05, 2012, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by brontide View Post
Helicopters and other flying platforms have always been used for observation, but the growing popularity has provided for a range of advancements that are bring the tech to the masses, tethers could represent a huge boost.

I could see a "cart" design that plugged into a standard news van system for on the spot reporting of breaking news. Long airtime, high current, and highspeed downlink allows for HD cameras and with some of the newer autonomous tech could be piloted into position by someone with limited training. No ladder, boom, or helicopter needed.
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