Watch A Drone Flight Through Cavernous Underground Tunnels

Watch A Drone Flight Through Cavernous Underground Tunnels

The Crossrail project that's digging London a new subway system is nearly finished -- which means there's a bunch of freshly-dug tunnels lying there, devoid of trains and just begging for a drone to fly through. Thankfully, the BBC was on hand with a spare quadrotor or two. Following four months of negotiation -- man, those meetings must have been fun! -- the BBC managed to get access to the Crossrail tunnels, and brought in a specially-trained pilot with a GoPro-laden DJI Phantom to make the most of it.

In addition to the final clip, there's also a good behind-the-scenes look, mostly consisting of one very nervous pilot trying not to crash his drone into all the Health & Safety people.

It's also an interesting look at how broadcast media might start using drones in the near future -- the clip was filmed for a news segment, after all. [BBC]

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