One of my Gadling colleagues posted this video this morning, and I found it absolutely beautiful to watch. The filmmaker, William Thielicke, built his own radio controlled Hexacopter, then traveled to Cameroon in Africa, and shot a bunch of video from a camera attached to the tiny vehicle. The result is a spectacular travelogue of the country that makes me want to visit.
In case you’d like to build a Hexacopter for yourself, Thielicke has shared more about his little aircraft here and the source code and manuals here. It is amazing how well he manages to pilot the thing, although if you watch the video to the end, you’ll see that it’s not always a perfect landing.
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