The University of Hawaii at Hilo is employing drones to track the impact of rising sea levels on Hawaii Island shores. Ryan Perroy, assistant professor of geography and environmental science, said the unmanned aerial vehicles are being used to get a bird’s-eye view and create three-dimensional images of shorelines at Hapuna Beach, Kapoho and Honolii.
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.”