Aerial? Broadcast Live?

In the video to the right you will see the first ever Periscope Dronie created by Patrick Egan from . Now it isn’t an HD broadcast that we watch on TV but for the last few years those in the multirotor community have been looking for a live broadcast solution. Not necessarily for commercial work but to be able to share with friends and family. has been taking the internet by storm since it launched the app earlier this year.

Dave from @dronefestcanada asked if we could air some aerial from this weekend’s #SPEEDNIGHT 250 Race in Detroit being hosted by @Detroit_Drones. I answered with why not? I’ll fly a $50k camera I’m sure a $700 phone won’t be an issue. So we anxiously set out to get this underway. I decided to use my Sky-Hero Lil’ Spyder for the task since it’s only 450mm and more than adequate to carry the phone. The second reason I chose it was because it already has a vibration dampening system for the FPV camera mount and thought since it won’t be on a gimbal it would be the next best thing.

I went to and bought a Jobi tripod mount for the phone. The rest was pretty simple, simply bolted it to the FPV camera plate and decided to use rubber bands to adjust the angle of the camera as you can see in the diptic above. The Little Spyder is also equipped with a Fat Shark PilotHD V2 FPV camera and an ImmersionRC 25mw FPV transmitter so that I can see what I’m shooting while I fly. ┬áVoila! A live to broadcast, jello free aerial video drone!

Download the app and/or follow us on Twitter ( @RacingFPV ) to see the broadcast Saturday April 25th starting at 6pm eastern time!

Equipment Used:

  • Sky-Hero Little Spyder
  • DJI Naza-M V2
  • Spektrum DX18
  • Fatshark PilotHD V2
  • ImmersionRC 25mw vTX
  • 7″ Diversity FPV Monitor
  • Jobi Mobile Phone Tripod Mount
  • iPhone