Lantern Floating Hawaii Drone Footage

Photo by Dallas Nagata White

The annual Shinnyo-en “Lantern Floating Hawaii” event, held each Memorial Day at Magic Island since 2002, is the largest tōrō nagashi event outside Japan. Already a breathtaking sight, aerial views captured by UAVs are sure to impress.

Here’s our video, shot by John Johnson of One Breath Photography:

Here’s an Instagram shot from Chad Asuncion:


This footage is from Arnold Manzano:

2014 Lantern Festival Honolulu from arnoldmanzano on Vimeo.

He also took a practice flight the day before:

Alamoana Lantern Festival “Safe” flight path from arnoldmanzano on Vimeo.

More to come…

Drone Over Hilo

Alistair Bostrom writes: “Just having fun with the new TBS Discovery, at Hilo’s bay front park. The current setup is a Futaba 14SG coupled to a Dragon Link 70cm radio system. The bird has a Naza Lite +GPS controller, 3300mAh 4S LiPo, T-motor 900kv 2216s and 9×5 Graupner E-Props. The FPV rig is a little Sony feeding a 600mW Skylark 5.8 GHz video TX, viewed with Skyzone diversity receiver goggles at the other end.”