Drones for rowing coaching insight


This video shows a drone following a single and being controlled from a double hulled pontoon coaches launch.

Evan Snyder writes:

I believe that this is the future of on-the-water coaching, even better than a Go-Pro camera mounted on the rowing shell (which distorts the image in order to achieve a wide angle perspective).

I believe it could even replace the need for multiple mono-hulled coach boats (one should be sufficient per school or rowing program) which are expensive to buy, expensive to maintain and which throw up heaps of wake, even at slow speed.
The description below states  DJI Phantom Quadrocopter filmed with GoPro Hero 2 filmed by Tobi Schad.

AFAIK you need to have a license to fly drones in public spaces nowadays – check your local regulations.  And the only issue I see with Evan’s suggestion is how to instruct the athlete if you’re not beside them on the water.  Remote earpiece coaching over radio?


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