Nano-drones are usually designed as indoor toys but this short video shows how they can be used to create some very unique shots.
Thanks to their small sizes, they can fly in very tight spaces and create “impossible” sequences like flying through windows and below chairs. Katsu FPV, the creator of this video is part of the “Tiny Whoop Japan” team. The Tiny Whoop is the flagship model of the nano-quadcopter family.Typically, this type of drone weights less than an ounce (28 grams) and offers very little flight stabilization. Therefore, making this kind of video requires solid piloting skills. Another problem is the poor battery life (2-3 minutes), limited stability and close to zero payload capacity. For instance, the smallest GoPro Session is much heavier than a nano-drone fitted with a battery and ready to fly. The solution is to opt for specialized cameras like the RunCam Split Mini that can film in 1080/60 and send the video signal back to the pilot. The file is recorded on a microSD card but unlike dedicated pilot cameras, an HD camera produces latency and the pilot must anticipate the trajectory and obstacle because the video signal sent back on the screen lags behind where the drone really is. The good news is that nano-drones propellers are armless and the frame is very crash resistant.
For those who like, here is another video I made with my friends racing in a hotel room.