A Latvian company has released a stunt video of the world’s newest extreme sport – ‘drone-diving’.The large drone, which weighs 70 kilograms, costs $37,000 to build and flight times are restricted to 10 minutes.
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Skydiver Ingus Augustkalns was picked up from a tower by a 28-rotor drone over the Daugava river, shot to a height of 330m and sent freefalling to Earth for several seconds before releasing his parachute and floating to the ground below.
The drone, made by company Aerones, specialises in heavy-lifting and can take on weights of up to 100 kilograms, according to the company’s website.
We did it! We have accomplished the World’s first human flight with the drone and jump at high altitude. On May 12, our 28-propeller Aerones’s drone has lifted a skydiver Ingus Augstkalns at a height of 330 metres, from where he accomplished the planned jump and landing with the parachute