A Tethered drone was seen near protests in the White House area in Washington, D.C. last Saturday. The drone has been identified as a BigSky drone from Hoverfly. The photo was shared by Ben Burgess from K Street Photography in Washington, D.C.
Tethered drone spotted near protests in White House area
The tethered drone that was seen in the vicinity of the protests in the White House area last Saturday has been identified by drone specialists as a BigSky drone from Hoverfly. This is almost certainly the same drone Jim Acosta spotted last week. The drone has been used by the secret service to provide an aerial perspective on the ongoing protests.
Hoverfly provides the following information about the BigSky drone on their website:
The BigSkyTM is a tether-powered folding-frame quadcopter sUAS that carries multiple payloads up to 8.8lbs. With customer accessible on-board power and network interfaces and Hoverfly’s Secure Power-Tether Network interfaces, BigSky is perfect for unlimited aerial reconnaissance and communications applications. Beginning in Sept 2018, BigSky will be optionally tethered and can be easily converted into a free-flying configuration.
The BigSky drone from Hoverfly is an expensive drone that has been used by the FDNY in the past as well. Easy Aerial offers a competing product.
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Photo credit: Ben Burgess