Meet the aptly named AirDog, the world’s first auto-follow action sports drone. We imagine this aerial hound following you around the lineup will polarise opinion.
Currently it is all a little hush-hush pending official launch, but we gleaned this from the manufacturer:
- It uses a GoPro on a stabilised mount for the footage.
- Tracks the rider using some wearable technology (think Soloshot).
- Takes off and lands on its own so can be used for surfing without being carried on the board.
- Price will be reasonable and attractive.
This little lapdog aims to combine a couple of pre existing technological remote camera functions into a whole new, extremely personal level. Some drones are noisy blighters, hopefully this one isn’t, or you’d better be surfing a long way from other people.
Drone footage of body surfers at the Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Tracking the development of the Bertha storm system as it approaches the US East Coast
Guillermo Cobo flying high at home in the Canaries