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The Astro Elroy – a single seater semi-autonomous passenger drone capable of 71km/h and 25 minutes of flight time carrying up to 116kg.

Although it has onboard controls for emergency manual override, the idea is that the passenger enters their chosen destination and the drone does the rest.

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Scenes from Tullow, Co Carlow on Tuesday morning

Further to Carlow Weather guy Alan O’Reilly (him off the telly!) breaking his drone…

And setting up a successful GoFundMe campaign to replace it…

Alan, who provides weather forecasts to the nation for nada, is now back in the sky.

Follow Alan on Twitter here and Facebook here

Previously: Getting Alan’s Eye Back In The Sky

From top: Carlow Weather guy Alan O’Reilly; his broken drone

We’re calling it the Alan Parsons O’Reilly Project.

Much-followed Carlow Weather guy Alan O’Reilly (him off the telly!) has broken his drone.

And he’s set up a GoFundMe page to help him replace it.

Alan, who provides his forecasting to the nation for nothing, requires 1450 lids to fly again.

He writes:

“Sadly my old drone hit the rocks and I’m to to replace it so I can continue to share photos from the air…”

Anyone?

Carlow Weather Drone (GoFundMe)

The fishing village of Houtouwan on the Chinese island of Shengshan – abandoned due to depleted fishing supply in the 1990s but still minimally inhabited and popular as a ‘ghost town’ tourist destination. Explored here on foot and by drone by photographers Joe Nafis and Dave Tacon.

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A short by Paul Trillo shot entirely (in one unbroken 10 minute take) by drone. The result is a uniquely menacing vision of one man’s public breakdown in full sight of his neighbours. To wit:

The entire shot was pre-visualized in CInema4D using 3D actors and computer generated voices. The camera operator and drone pilot then had to memorize everything beat for beat according to the script.

Here’s how it was made.

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