DJI Mavic Mini versus hornets video shows drone besting bugs
In another example of the ways drones are being used in rapidly diversifying missions, an amateur pilot has uploaded a video demonstrating his deployment of a DJI Mavic Mini to rid his yard of a hornets’ nest. Though the operation wasn’t quick, clean, or easy, the tech eventually prevailed over pests – ish.
The nearly 11-minute video was uploaded by YouTube contributor Dripped after discovering the nest in a tree while doing yard work. Rather than shelling out what he said were thousands of dollars in fees in professional estimates he’d solicited, the occasional pilot decided to dust off his DJI Mavic Mini and find out if the drone was up to the task of sending the bald-faced hornets packing. It was, mostly, but the time and risks it took may have offset the money saved by the DIY extermination technique.
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