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DronePilot_01
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One of the best use of drones is when it is difficult, dangerous or impossible for a person to record video. One example is in high explosive mining. I found this on YouTube and thought it was worth sharing here.

2018-4-25
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Bashy
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wow, love this, love the fuses, love the drawing in of the dust at the beginning, love the shockwave, love the explosion and love the shrapnel
2018-4-25
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Bashy Posted at 2018-4-25 21:12
wow, love this, love the fuses, love the drawing in of the dust at the beginning, love the shockwave, love the explosion and love the shrapnel

Ya it's awesome. Look at how long those rocks take to come back down.
2018-4-25
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DEUCEDOG
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Cool
2018-4-25
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Mountaindrone
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Amazing shot !
2018-4-25
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Hellsgate
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That was friggin awesome
2018-4-25
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Genghis9
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I'm guessing someone did the math, cause that drone looked to be just outside the frag pattern...pretty cool and lucky too
2018-4-25
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Genghis9 Posted at 2018-4-25 22:12
I'm guessing someone did the math, cause that drone looked to be just outside the frag pattern...pretty cool and lucky too

I wondered about that too, so I looked in the upper right corner and it does not move position for the entire length of the clip. My guess is that it was a fixed camera overlooking the quarry blast site, not a drone, possibly a high speed camera.
2018-4-25
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Geebax Posted at 2018-4-25 22:22
I wondered about that too, so I looked in the upper right corner and it does not move position for the entire length of the clip. My guess is that it was a fixed camera overlooking the quarry blast site, not a drone, possibly a high speed camera.

I'm not surprised, if that drone had just been about 25 feet closer or more and it could have made for a spectacular wipe out...
2018-4-25
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A CW
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Very cool footage!   
2018-4-26
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ALABAMA
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Massive amount of earth moved there for sure.
2018-4-26
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DronePilot_01
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Luck played a major part of this video. There were likely rocks falling behind the drone as well as in front of it but they are widely spaced. Here is an earlier video from the same pilot from a more distant location.
2018-4-26
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That looks good indeed.
2018-4-26
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The first video is very cool. I was definitely wondering about the rock particles hitting the drone.
2018-4-26
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Bashy
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Geebax Posted at 2018-4-25 22:22
I wondered about that too, so I looked in the upper right corner and it does not move position for the entire length of the clip. My guess is that it was a fixed camera overlooking the quarry blast site, not a drone, possibly a high speed camera.

Aside from the slight movement from the shockwave, there is some ever so slight readjustments left to right, you can notice it if you keep moving the mouse on the video so it keeps the Watch later clock on screen, i too looked out for this yesterday, watched it numerous times too, love stuff like this
2018-4-26
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Bashy Posted at 2018-4-26 19:29
Aside from the slight movement from the shockwave, there is some ever so slight readjustments left to right, you can notice it if you keep moving the mouse on the video so it keeps the Watch later clock on screen, i too looked out for this yesterday, watched it numerous times too, love stuff like this

It is still a remarkable video clip, just love those patterns of fast fuses.
2018-4-26
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Geebax Posted at 2018-4-26 21:30
It is still a remarkable video clip, just love those patterns of fast fuses.

For sure, im glad the area was in the shadow, so as to see it better, would have love some sound
2018-4-27
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It is really awesome and dangerous at the same time. I admire the skill of flight. Please be careful as there is too much smoke and if there is wind, the smoke may cover the camera.
2018-4-29
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