Bar Harbor resident Scott Allen’s drone inspects a roof for damage after gale force winds in January.

Hey there neighbor. Mind if I borrow your drone?

Lending tools such as a power saw or hammer drill to a friend is a time-honored tradition. But having a friend with high-tech gadgets such as an aerial drone, can take the do-it-yourself tradition to new levels, especially in situations where conventional techniques just won’t do.

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Scott Allen assembles his Phantom drone prior to inspecting the damaged roof.PHOTO BY EARL BRECHLIN

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A compact control unit linked to an iPhone is used to control the drone.PHOTO BY EARL BRECHLIN

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