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Drone Empennage To Steer Trailing Visual Element

Visual element trailing behind drone can be steered easily.
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The trailing ribbon or light string has movable air foils that can steer the trailing end of the element to allow easy re-configuring of that element during flight. For instance a drone flying horizontally can have the trailing element move in any direction, up, down, left or right to allow more possibilities for the artists choreographing the visual sky show.
doctorremulac3, Dec 23 2016


       (engineering minion tasked with delivering this by Friday raises hand)   

       Moveable how? Cable controlled with servo motors? Hydraulics? Voodoo?
normzone, Dec 23 2016

       If voodoo doesn't work, wires or RF signals.
doctorremulac3, Dec 23 2016

       A drone's empennage is currently a fold-up, detachable, single use affair. Presumably this helps with the freefall to Earth after mating, which is currently uncontrolled due to paralysis of the poor old bee, by remaining attached and providing a full autopilot to a desirable landing spot. Perhaps a little bee-sized parachute would suffice?
TomP, Dec 23 2016

       I think that that poor old hobgoblin physics is going to lead to drones the size of Sikorskys towing complex ribbons the size of surfboards.
normzone, Dec 23 2016


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