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Firework display as seen by a drone

I've been thinking about buying (or building) a drone for quite a while now, but I want something substantial like a hexacopter that can carry a decent camera with gimbals and auto-stabilization and suchlike, but they are still a tad expensive so I keep on saying to myself “Maybe next year.”

The situation wasn't improved a couple of months ago when I picked up a rinky-dinky little quadcopter (only about 3″ across) at the local radio control hobby store for around $30. The man in the store made it look so easy, but when I tried flying mine at home, after a few seconds I lost control and it shot up into the sky, zipped over the roof of my house, and disappeared into the sunset. “Oh dear,” I said to myself (or words to that effect).

But my chum Aubrey Kagan (a.k.a. Antedeluvian) just sent me an amazing video of a firework display as seen from the vantage point of a drone, and it's breathtakingly beautiful.

You have to admit that this is pretty stunning. I'm a weak-willed man, and I'm not sure how long I can hold out when I see videos like this. How about you, do you already have a drone, or are you thinking about buying one. What's the best deal out there at the moment?

5 thoughts on “Firework display as seen by a drone

  1. “I have one of the original Parrot AR Drones. It's a quad copter with 2 cameras, one facing forward and one facing down. It is controlled via and Apple or Android device.nnIt was great in its day and one that set the benchmark. It has it's flaws thought.

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