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Details about Apple's 'spaceship' campus from the drone pilot who flies over itMyithZ has one of the most popular aerial photography channels on YouTube. With the exception of revealing his identity, he is an open book as he shares with CNET's Brian Tong the drone hardware he uses to capture flyover shots of the construction of...
I might want to have you stand back. Okay. Clear out a little bit? Just a little bit. [SOUND] [MUSIC] Since Apple first broke ground in Cupertino drone pilots have been circling Apple's new spaceship campus trying to capture every last detail. We met up with Myatt Hertz. He's one of the pilots who's been posting monthly updates [MUSIC] Since October of last year. What kind of got you started I mean was this a hobby, what got you into this whole thing? I've made little videos just local videos here and there like around Cupertino just little shots and everybody kept asking me, what's on the other side of that wall. Go fly over there, go fly over there and it was just kind of peer pressure. [LAUGH] And I did it one time. And I got like 100,000 views in the first day. What have kind of seen and how has it developed over time? Are there structures or things that have really stuck out in your mind? They finished all the concrete parking structure that's underneath the ring. And now their adding the floors on it and it is going so fast.>>Now was that garage was that that underground garage that they'd kind of eluded to, is that what you're talking about?>>Underneath the ring itself I guess there's a two story parking garage under there And then there's also two pill shaped parking garages that are near the freeway, highway 280. [MUSIC] All right, so, out here, we have all of your toys kind of decked out. Some of them, not all of them, right? Yeah. Sure, sure. But this is the latest one. This is the Phantom 3 Professional. Yep. So, it's got the high definition video downlink. Running and iPad mini 2, you get some nice video on that. So they do make kind of a similar thing. This is the Phantom 2 Vision + you have. This right here is a Tarot 680 Pro. This one I built myself after I had purchased the Phantom 2 Vision + Because I wanted to be able to get, have a better camera on there. So it's got a GoPro Hero four block on the front of it. Run an ND filter. You don't get all those vibrations, you don't see those blade shadows and stuff like that. This is a six rotor drone right here, right? Right. A little more consistency and redundancy, so if you lose a proper or something, chances are you still are going to be able to land it on one of the phantoms. It's going straight down to the ground. I like to keep it within line of sight, keep it as close to me as possible. I don't really like going farther than 1,000 feet. You just don't know. Because technically, it's a flying sawblade and you can really hurt someone if it drops out of the sky. And being a member Number of VMA, you get insurance. I have added insurance on top of that, liability. Just in case. So, we know this is one of your three children. Yup. Just wanna throw it up in the air first? Sure. The Phantom Q Vision Plus is already ready to go. Okay, cool. So, we should have enough satellites. Just kinda get it out here. And for people that don't really see drones that much, I think the take off is always kinda the funnest part. We prefer to call them multi-rotors. People are afraid of the word drone. Now, when you go over Apple's campus, we've got to imagine. They're one of the most secretive companies in the world. How do they react to Seeing you flying this multi-rotor device. Have you had any run-ins with them? I have. I have had them tell me actually that it's illegal for me to fly over their property, which technically it's not. What I've read is that Apple claims to own the lower 83 feet of airspace, so if I ever go over Apple's area If I ever cross that fence line, I make sure I'm above 83 feet. Before you cross that fence line. Before I cross that fence line, be above 83 feet and below 400, which is the FAA limit. I still don't like to cross the fence too much, just because even on a Sunday at 7 a.m. there are security guys down there. There's people down there. I would hate for this thing to fall out of the sky and hit somebody. Alright well you know thanks for your time. Thanks for hanging out with us. It's My It Hurts. My It Hurts. Check him out on You Tube. You can see all the progress from Apple camps in the future with you. Alright? [MUSIC]