Watch: Video Drone Tows Kayak Across Lake

Paddler uses DJI drone to pull kayak against the wind

Ever wondered how much power a DJI Drone has? Apparently, it’s enough to pull an intrepid (or perhaps lazy?) Quebecois kayaker out onto a lake. It’s hard to imagine that he got very far. The batteries on these drones usually last 15 minutes with the lightweight payload of a GoPro camera, so towing a 160-pound man and his kayak across a lake against the wind probably drains that little battery more quickly. Without a backup paddle or PFD it’s a good thing he made it back to shore before the drone crashed.

The way of the future? Probably not. But, hey, it worked. Kinda.

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