I thought I would point out a YouTube video that I think is really cool. It's on a channel I follow by Daniel Riley, a guy in middle America who flys remote piloted aircraft. The videos consist of him flying various things for entertainment (his and ours) and sharing his adventures. The FPV capability gives him a first person video feed from the aircraft itself which he views through a special headset, the quality of this video is often poor. But he also captures high quality video with onboard storage that he can then edit in to his videos. The sophistication in the videography and editing behind his videos is quite a feat that could probably go largely unacknowledged. I notice it, and it's awesome!
Daniel gets to apply RF in practical ways that are so different to what I do, I really am in awe! Different frequencies from all kinds of antennas with different applications - including aircraft control, FPV video, backup links and probably others that are less obvious...
This particular video is especially cool because he filmed it, mid flight, during the Total Solar Eclipse in the USA on 21st August 2017.
It's funny that Daniel is so dedicated to the filming of such a great event (and, I agree, it was completely worth it) that he left his friends who were celebrating the Eclipse together in the forest to find a decent flight area. Thanks so much!
I haven't yet had the pleasure and experience of being present for a total eclipse that I can remember. But this most recent one in August 2017 has brought so much great footage to the Internet that we all get to watch it at least in proxy around the world.
It isn't Wi-Fi as we know it... but it's a pretty cool use of RF.
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