It was always interesting to research a bit further into possible applications for the copters. It is rather clear that they are platforms that can carry things. Having a video camera installed is cool, especially mounted on a 2D or 3D gimbal. However, what else can the copter carry?
The following link exposes the new side of this technology: a quadcopter that can carry thing, but also can grab them from the ground:
What are pros and cons?
The system looks rather neat, as not actuation is required, which means that your transmitter channels will still be available for something else. The downside is that there is no way to release the object if something goes wrong.
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