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Aerial Footage from Remote Control Plane

Friday, December 24th, 2010

While skimming through this morning, I came across this article:

Expert remote control pilot Raphael ‘Trappy’ Pirker recently took his 54 inch Zephyr model plane on a harrowing tour of Manhattan and the surrounding area. The best part: his RC vehicle was fitted with a camera that wirelessly transmitted an amazing recording of everything it saw – Pirker was piloting his craft with this visual feed.

The 54″ Zephyr model RC plane can be bought from

Raphael has done an excellent job logging how he built his masterpiece that was capable of capturing the Manhattan video over at this thread at