As the crafty YouTuber explains, he swapped out the cheap standard LED bulbs, originally strapped to the Alta 8, with much brighter, high-color rendering index LED chips from Yuji.
Even more impressive than rctestflight’s inventive setup, is the breath-taking footage that the LED-powered drone can produce.
With this new and improved setup, the pimped-up octocopter has enough oomph to light up an entire city block… and still fly high for about 10 minutes.
Watching the Alta 8 illuminate massive areas of darkness is a genuinely fascinating experience – and a wonderful display of the beautiful images this setup can capture.
And in case you’re wondering how much the setup costs – it’s a lot.
Each LED chip attached to the drone sells for $84 a piece. That’s still a small price to pay compared to the staggering $17,500 the Alta 8 would cost you.
Curious to see how rctestflight pulled off this crazy stunt? Watch the behind the scenes footage below for more details.
Heads-up: It’s really, really noisy. But so worth it.
via The Verge
Published October 17, 2016 — 12:24 UTC