Flying Into History: A Quadcopter in Mandvi’s Shipyard

I flew my DJI Phantom quadcopter inside and around Kotia ships under construction in the centuries old shipyard at Mandvi, Gujarat, India. Still built mostly by hand, Kotias are the traditional sea going vessels of Kutch, a region in northwestern Gujarat.  Taking viewers up and over ship skeletons in different stages of completion, the footage demonstrates how a small UAV or drone can effectively capture a range of perspectives and visual experiences that are otherwise very difficult or impossible to record.