Click the image to see the drone’s full video

Über-cool iPhone-controlled quadricopters from Parrot are finding some interesting uses in New Zealand where Opus engineers sent an iPad-controlled drone to examine and film the front of Christchurch’s Roman catholic cathedral which has been damaged in Monday’s quake and is now pretty unstable, explains:

It’s a type of toy called a ‘quadricopter’ and was bought from Dick Smith. Controlled by an iPad, it can fly and film. Opus engineers have put a polystyrene reinforcing around it. The drone recently crept its way inside the cathedral for a test flight. The whole area’s too dangerous for engineers to get close.

They have a nice video of the drone so go ahead and click on the above screenshot to watch it via Sorry, we couldn’t find the embed code for the clip. Flash? Talk to