Watch 2 Eagles Kidnap a DJI Phantom 3 Drone

The eagles take the drone down to the ground to an area that appears to be a nest.


Last week it was a swarm of bees, this week we have two eagles attacking a drone.

A new video on YouTube, uploaded by Patrick Pircher, shows two eagles take down a DJI Phantom 3 drone in Austria. The eagles attack the drone and actually bring it down to the ground to an area that appears to be a nest.

The video ends with the Phantom 3 seemingly safe and sound. Phantom 3s track their GPS location via the Main Controller, sharing that information with the operator. Presumably, that’s how Pircher recovered his drone.

Let this serve as another reminder to drone videographers: beware of bees, cats, chimpanzees, and many other animals.




About the Author

Steve Crowe · Steve Crowe is managing editor of Robotics Trends. Steve has been writing about technology since 2008. He lives in Belchertown, MA with his wife and daughter.
Contact Steve Crowe: scrowe@ehpub.com  ·  View More by Steve Crowe.




Comments



Log in to leave a Comment

Article Topics

Robot Fun · Drones · News · Media · Videos · DJI · Drones · Video of the Day · All Topics

in the Robot Fun Hub

Editors’ Picks

Autonomous Snake-like Robot to Support Search-and-Rescue
Worcester Polytechnic Institute is creating autonomous snake-like robots that can navigate through...

Love Writing About Robotics and AI? Robotics Trends is Hiring!
Robotics Trends and sister site Robotics Business Review are growing and adding...

WiBotic PowerPad Wirelessly Charges Drones
WiBotic’s PowerPad wirelessly charges everything from large industrial drones to smaller...

Meet Jing Xiao: WPI’s New Director of Robotics
In January 2018, Jing Xiao will become the new director of the Robotics...