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Putting A Piñata On A Flying Drone Seemed Like A Good Idea At First

Video: Piñatas are already notoriously difficult to hit while wearing a blindfold and dizzy from spinning. But trying to hit a piñata perched atop a flying drone, and not hanging from a tree, is a even greater challenge.

Renaissance Festival Actor Spears A Historically-Inaccurate Drone Right Out Of The Sky

Video: You have to be careful when attending a renaissance festival. Some of those in attendance take historical accuracy very, very seriously. Whipping out your smartphone could lead to a night in the stocks, and trying to film the festivities with a flying drone will incur an even worse fate for your quadcopter.

An Absurd Solution For Keeping Your Crashed Drone From Drowning

A drone crash can be catastrophic no matter where it happens, but watching your expensive toy plummet into a lake is especially tragic because water and electronics don’t mix. There’s now a relatively simple way to ensure your drone survives an unexpected water landing, though. The inspiration? Insects.

Flying Drone Can Hide Underwater For Months Like A Nuclear Submarine

A submarine’s periscope is a useful reconnaissance tool, but it puts the vessel at risk since it can only be used when the sub surfaces. As an alternative, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have created a waterproof drone that can float up from the murky depths and then take to the skies to provide an aerial view.

Watch A Flying Jet Ski Take Out $5300 Worth Of Camera Drone

Video: During New Zealand’s recent Festival of Freeride, filmmaker Guy Mac was in the right place, at the perfect time, to catch this PWC rider’s spectacular launch off a wave that put him on a mid-air collision course with a flying dji Inspire drone.

There Are No Losers When A Drone Races A McLaren Supercar

Video: To help promote the upcoming World Drone Prix in Dubai next week, the organisers enlisted the help of the local police, who have a McLaren 650s in their garage, to go head-to-head against a high-speed racing drone. It doesn’t matter who won the race, though, because the Tron-like footage is just wonderful.

Air Hogs Tweaked The Helix To Be A Cheap Way To Get Into Drone Racing

It may not be televised on ESPN yet, but one day drone racing will undoubtedly be a popular spectator sport. And if you want to get in on the ground floor, Spin Master has come up with a cheap way for amateur pilots to get racing experience, without losing an expensive drone in the process.

You Don't Need Any Starfleet Training To Fly This Star Trek USS Enterprise Drone

With umpteen different Star Wars movies enroute, it’s understandable that Star Trek fans might be feeling a little left out. But 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the franchise, and to help celebrate Spin Master has turned its popular quadcopter drones into a flying version of the USS Enterprise.

This Transforming Imperial Shuttle Drone Looks Like An Actual Scene From Star Wars

Turning quadcopters into vehicles from the Star Wars universe isn’t new: Everything from TIE Fighters, to the Falcon, to even R2-D2 have taken flight. But none have been as convincing as Adam Woodworth’s Imperial Shuttle quadcopter with wings that actually retract.

Drone Racing Is Starting To Look More Exciting Than A Top Gun Dogfight

Video: Racing drones still isn’t considered as challenging as other vehicular sports given the pilots aren’t actually inside the vehicles they’re controlling. But watching the first-person footage of this drone absolutely tearing through a packed warehouse, you can’t argue there isn’t a ton of skill required.

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