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Remote Control Flying Ghost

Small R/C Helium Balloon With Lightweight Gauze Draped Underneath
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Create a 3D ghost shape out of lightweight gauze and fly it around with a small remote controlled helium balloon.

From a distance it would be pretty spooky looking. Great for Halloween.

(changed to balloon from helicopter per big's suggestion)

doctorremulac3, Oct 16 2014

Inspired by this: http://www.wackyarc...yourself-ghost.html
Picture if floating along slowly. [doctorremulac3, Oct 16 2014]

Pretty close to WKTE, as the tech is out there, just with a different skin http://www.adafruit...-fish-air-swimmers/
But you get to make the call. [normzone, Oct 16 2014]

RC flying ghost https://www.youtube...watch?v=6alPtfw8C84
Lots of these on the youtubes. [tatterdemalion, Oct 16 2014]

Flying Reapert Drone https://www.youtube...watch?v=tB8D2QZ9lA4
[JesusHChrist, Oct 16 2014]


       Actually, that would give a more ghostly movement as well. Helium balloon provides the lift and have a smaller/quieter motor to provide the thrust.   

       I'll change it.
doctorremulac3, Oct 16 2014

MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 16 2014

       The links are totally awesome, so much so I hate to take this down.   

       I did change it to a balloon per big's suggestion so it's kind of different.   

       Maybe after Halloween.
doctorremulac3, Oct 16 2014

       Theoretically possible, RS232 interface to ouija board and all that..
not_morrison_rm, Oct 16 2014

       Landfill [-]
rcarty, Oct 19 2014

       [+] Hydrogen: cheaper, renewable, flammable.
FlyingToaster, Oct 19 2014

       You know, a variation of those mass releases of floating candle bags using hydrogen balloon ghosts that blow up when the fuse that's hanging down burns up to the balloon could be pretty awesome.   

       The only thing cooler than lots of ghosts is lots of ghosts that explode.   

       Somebody has to have done that right? That's just a matter of a hydrogen balloon on a string and a lighter. Maybe soak the string in some potassium chlorate or something but even without it, you should be able to get a very cheap and easy fireworks display out of it.   

       Has to have ben done right?
doctorremulac3, Oct 19 2014

       Exploding ghosts, right before your very eyes. Very cool for the adults. Not so much for the wee ones.
blissmiss, Oct 19 2014


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