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Watch: Guy loses drone, rescues it with even bigger drone

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It seems like drones are everywhere these days, but they’re still prohibitively expensive for a lot of people.

That’s why if you lose one, there’s a big financial incentive to retrieving it.

Well quadcopter enthusiast Harrisen Howes did lose his drone, but he had a genius rescue operation in mind that – fittingly – involved a second, larger drone.

“Two months ago, my roommate drunkenly lost my small drone on a neighbour’s roof,” Howes.

He adds: “Two months later, after upgrading to a larger drone, I attempted a rescue of the smaller drone using hooks I made from coat hangers.”

Check it out:

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The rescue drone in question was a DJI Phantom 3 Professional, which typically retails between £1,159 and £1,399.

However, we’re a bit confused as to why Howes didn’t just borrow a ladder and retrieve the drone himself.

We’re also glad he didn’t.

toboev

July 27, 2015, 1:07 pm

"a bit confused as to why Howes didn’t just borrow a ladder and retrieve the drone himself"
Maybe he didn't want to explain to the neighbours what he was doing flying his video quadcopter around their windows two doors away from his own property? The drunken room mate scenario - yeah, I believe it, why wouldn't the neighbours? Actually, maybe it's true - not that that makes it any more palatable.

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