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Drone Firework Display

Use Drones As Mobile Platforms For Firework Displays
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Quad/hex/octacopters, commonly known as drones have been around for a while, they're useful for low cost airborne filming or damaging commercial jet engines. Now, firework displays have been around longer. Such displays usually have two components, the fireworks that are on the ground, and the ones that are shot into the air. The ones that are on the ground typically spew lots of nice colours upwards, but are limited by their location. Fireworks shot into the air make lovely overhead explosions that can be seen from great distance. But, they're somewhat limited by their upward and subsequent downward movement.

Say we use a bunch of drones, you can mount complex ground fireworks on them, then have them fly up into a pre programmed location and set off the firework. Then they can all move around in whatever way the display team want. As fireworks are used up the drones come down to re load, and off they go again.

Display teams can build much more complex displays with big cool sequences. Also, drones can have powerful lights of their own to light up smoke clouds and so on. Would look fantastic.

bs0u0155, Jan 09 2016

https://www.youtube...I0&feature=youtu.be [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jan 10 2016]

3d glasses for praying mantis http://www.bbc.com/...nvironment-35260311
[not_morrison_rm, Jan 10 2016]

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       You could also have a counterpart set of them to video the firework display from several angles, live streamed to the crowd, so that they don’t even have to look up.   

       If each person in the crowd were to attempt to shoot the firework display on their phones, they’d all end up with more or less the same thing anyway. The only differences being how ept each person is at setting the exposure (or assuming there’s a “fireworks” preset, that it is being used) while holding the phone landscape, and how stabilised their phones are.
Ian Tindale, Jan 09 2016
  

       Cool. Choreography is being developed. [link]   

       In parts of the middle east, they get a similar on a regular basis, and for free. Damn this foreign aid.   

       BTW we all got out halfbakeryied by the science team who fitted a praying mantis with 3d glasses. C link.   

       How they are going to get the tiny popcorn, I have no idea...
not_morrison_rm, Jan 10 2016
  

       Baked, using model helicopters powered by IC engines, so there's plenty of available lift. Celebration Fireworks, 2008.   

       Manually flown rather than autonomous.   

       Perhaps not WKTE, but [suggested-for-deletion], definitely not an original idea.
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