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VIDEO: UMass Athletics demonstrates use of drone for video coverage of stadium games

UMASS VIDEO
A drone powered by four rotors prepares to take off. The device is being used to provide aerial video coverage.

UMASS VIDEO A drone powered by four rotors prepares to take off. The device is being used to provide aerial video coverage.

Gazette Staff
Thursday, May 29, 2014

The flight is documented in a one-minute, 45-second video posted on YouTube.

“Check out what McGuirk Stadium and the surrounding areas look like from the air,” a post accompanying the video says.

The video shows the craft, powered by four horizontal rotors, lift off. The drone’s pilot can be seen standing nearby, guiding it through a remote-control handset.

The craft, which is about the size of a basketball, then gains altitude to provide its own aerial video of the stadium area, all set to pounding music.