An eye in the sky: Swing Wing soars above Destin

Published: Friday, March 28, 2014 at 03:42 PM.

“At first it was hard, but now it’s not hard at all.” Boe said. “I can get a handful of angles in flight.”

The video camera model does have a live-view function, and Boe explained that it takes two people to operate as one must fly the helicopter, and the other control the camera. Another feature is the automatic stabilizer.

“The GPS antenna will hold the position when the wind kicks it around,” Boe told The Log, and sure enough, as he rocked the helicopter to demonstrate, it righted itself quickly to a steady position.

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As he looks to the future, Boe said he hopes to explore some innovative techniques.

“I’d like to do some really cool ones with Marlin fishing,” he said. “Everyone’s seen a picture from the deck of the boat, but no one’s got it from the air looking back at the boat.”

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