The video we posted this time last week on the 200mph drag race between a McLaren P1, Porsche’s 918 Spyder and a Ducati 1199 Superleggera should, anytime now, surpass the one million views mark on our YouTube channel, about which we are quietly chuffed.
But it's also attracted an unusual amount of attention on this website, too, and one of the reasons why is because it contains a lot of footage shot from the air. Quite a few of you have asked us how, and on what, we shot the footage.
Well, we filmed it using a pair of dji Phantom 2 drones, one fitted with a GoPro camera, the other using dji's own Vision+ system that has an integrated camera that can be operated using a simple iPhone.
We’ve sourced ours through Crawley-based electronics specialist RCGeeks, who are top people to deal with. But if you do a Google search for ‘dji Phantom’ you'll find the company is all over the internet nowadays as well. Hence the reason why drones are in the news quite a lot at the moment.
Just yesterday, for instance, a senior UK air chief claimed on the front page of The Times that within 10 years drones will be “everywhere in the skies above our heads” helping to deliver anything from mail to personal gifts to anyone and everyone who buys stuff online.