Originally Posted by bhuff
I'm sure they are working on that. I don't think they copters could get up to speed to follow the disc unless it was already going at speed, and if the copter was down fairway it might have a chance of being hit or something. I think this was just a feeler video they were putting together.
Yeah the biggest risk to me would be crashing the aircraft, either by getting in the way of a disc's flight or by loss of control. I would HATE to see an innocent bystander get injured by a crashing model aircraft that was brought in to video the event. Those things put a lot of RPMs on their rotors, and the blades aren't soft. Whatever it takes to avoid that risk is worth foregoing flashy footage. It may be that the wire cameras are both safer and more capable. No idea of the relative cost.