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Old Jun 01, 2010, 06:22 PM
No, I dont work for HH ;)
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A commercial use for RC heli's - Getting paid to fly the lucky people!

Something i found in my local paper http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/video/vid...archive_page=0

They are using a heli to inspect power lines with FPV installed. Very interesting, but don't go into much detail about the heli but 20,000gbp to get it working?!? I could have done that for them for 1,000!

Take a look anyway, it's still quite interesting and let me know what you think!
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Old Jun 01, 2010, 06:31 PM
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While still steep, 20k gbp includes the price for training the employees. Their FPV camera doesn't look very good either based on the shot they showed.
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Old Jun 01, 2010, 06:35 PM
No, I dont work for HH ;)
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I know, but i'm saying i could do it for 1000gbp cos they don't need to train me, i can fly already! Just give me a guy who knows what he's looking for in the power lines (they have them ready and trained already) and i'd be good to go!
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Old Jun 01, 2010, 06:43 PM
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Interesting, there was a copper went down last month near where i work and killed the pilot doing line inspections.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/vic...-1225869295289
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Old Jun 01, 2010, 06:48 PM
No, I dont work for HH ;)
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I saw a few of them when watching a documentry and thought why don't they use RC. But they were mainly jet washing the pylons etc.
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