Three Crazy Self-Made Drones (video)!
Below are three of the most interesting self-made drones we have ever seen! Before getting into it, let me just make a quick mention on VeeR’s latest DJI Mavic Air giveaway – February Flight Fest . To participate, simply upload any drone 360° video or photo with #UpInTheAir. Winner gets a FREE DJI MAVIC AIR!
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No.3 Dead Animal Drone
Bart Jansen and Arjen Beltman collect dead animal carcasses, turning them into flying drones. The idea started when Bart’s own cat, Orphil, got hit by a car and died. In memory of his beloved pet, Bart wanted to make the carcass fly.
“Everything is better when they are flying,” says Bart half-jokingly. There are moral concerns, since their fun little project could potentially grow into a profitable business, but Bart seems pretty adamant on what carcasses to use. “We only use roadkills, they are already dead… It’s just a result of us being here on this planet, and doing what we do, and I collect the leftovers.” says Bart in an interview.
If you are interested in getting in touch with Bart, you can find his business contact here.
No.2 Bathtub Drone
This homely-looking drone is made by The Real Life Guys, a team of German brothers and friend named Phillipp, Johannes, and Eric. They are outdoor enthusiasts, Garage Engineers, and YouTubers. Having made interesting inventions including the world’s smallest hot air balloon, amphibious vehicle, and many more, they now have also stepped into the drone territory.
Check them out on Patreon too! You get to name their drones or know them personally with just a small contribution.
No.1 World’s Largest Homemade Drone
Titled “world’s largest homemade drone” by the world’s most popular drone-lover and YouTuber, Casey Neistat, this one is indeed a monster. It’s hexadeca-copter with 16 31-inch carbon fiber propellers powered by 16 independent motors. This flying giant is 10 feet in diameter, weighing 165 pounds! It carries 16 batteries, capable of generating a stunning 1050 pound thrust at full capacity. It can produce strong enough electric current at any given moment equivalent to starting 10 v8-engined automobiles, and store 81 kilowatts of power, capable of powering an average American home for 40 hours straight.
In collaboration with Samsung, Casey Neistat also published the drone flight in 360°:
What are your thoughts on these crazy drones? Have you seen more interesting ones? Do you think we should pose more or fewer regulations on drones? What type of top list would you like see next? Leave your thoughts in the comment and I will be sure to reply!
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