How do you clean debris of a power line? Simple, you use a drone!

What is the easiest way to clean a power line? You use a flame-throwing drone, of course. Long-time readers of DroneDJ have seen this before when we reported on Chinese power companies using this method last year. This time we get to see a short video, in which a drone (DJI Matrice?) uses a flamethrower to burn off a large piece of plastic from a power line. Very effective as you can see.

A flame-throwing drone

Instead of having to send a worker up in a cherry picker, you now simply deploy your drone and voila in a few minutes the debris is gone and the line is unobstructed again.

Unfortunately, we do not have any information as to the location of this video.


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Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Main Writer at DroneDJ, where he covers all drone related news and writes product reviews. He also contributes to the other sites in the 9to5Mac group such as; 9to5Mac, 9to5Google, 9to5Toys and Electrek. Haye can be reached at or @hayekesteloo