A drone used by a firm in Xiangyang, China uses a drone to burn debris stuck on electrical lines.
Image: Wang Hu/VCG
The method of shooting fire from an unmanned drone is nothing to worry about and in fact rids power lines of plastic bags.A job once delegated to humans on cherrypicker vehicles has been replaced by a man standing with a hard hat on the pavement directing a fire-blasting drone.
Video of the municipal workers seem to show the tool being used in a testing capacity in Hubei province.
The drone appears to be the DJI S1000+ model which carries a weight of 11 kilos while the controller is a £440 Futaba 14SG 14-channel radio.