Phuket Race Week 2011 experimental UAV video shoot. This was the result of a trial test of using multirotors to cover regattas. Couldn't make money at it so we haven't done much since then. Even so, we did figure out how to do it an no one has done the same since (that I know of),
All flying was done FPV with goggles operating from a boat (black hull powerboat or the big powercat) following the fleet. Longest flight from launch boat was over 2.5km. The non-waterproof MK HexXL was lightened as much as possible and used a fixed camera mount with separate boresighted FPV camera. Average endurance was 15min. We flew a total of over 30 flights over 5 days.
If anyone is interested in sponsoring our team to continue developing this process and cover further regattas please get in contact with me at email@example.com