Monday November 30, 2020

Pilotless Oktocopter set to be lucrative eye in the sky

Although the unmanned drone is now best known for its military role, one Irish entrepreneur is pioneering a civilian use for the aviation technology.

31st August, 2013
David Kinsella with his Oktocopter, which can fly low taking high-definition film and video. Photo: Maura Hickey

Like computers, the internet and the 747 jet, the unmanned drone started life as a military research programme before filtering down to the commercial world.

Although it is now better known for its military role, one Irish entrepreneur is pioneering a civilian use for the aviation technology.

David Kinsella has set up EaglesEye to provide high-definition aerial video and photography services to clients in tourism, television, film and property.

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