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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

1500' climb straight up (filmed from a quadcopter)

How many tower climbers does it take to change a light bulb? Only one...with bigger brass ones than I have:

The view, taken via a quadcopter RC remote, gives an amazing view of what it's like climbing a (now defunct analog) TV tower in South Dakota to change a light bulb. Even though the tower is no longer used since the FCC made the mandatory change to digital from analog and leaving some TV transmitter towers simply landmarks until they can either be torn down or get a new tenant, the lighting has to be maintained in order to comply with FCC and FAA regulations so that aircraft aren't at risk.

It's a pretty neat video. They did an amazing job filming a job that takes a lot of "moxie" to do. I hope they pay him well.

If that weren't impressive, the company that filmed this also filmed a 300' tower being taken down in Jackson, MN from ABOVE the tower. 

I'd like to know how in the world that they were able to film sound without the propeller noise drowning out everything?

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