The Awesomer is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Learn more.

Awesome Drones

Building a Flying Helicarrier

Building a Flying Helicarrier

Now that they’re done building their foam board Iron Giant, the guys from FliteTest are headed back to the skies. Their plan: build a working version of the Iron Vulture from TaleSpin, a massive airship that doubles as a flying aircraft hanger. In this video, they work on getting its 14-rotor airframe to fly.

Evolve: Drone FPV Freestyle Flight

Evolve: Drone FPV Freestyle Flight

Drone pilot Captain Vanover takes us on a thrilling acrobatic flight through the woods of Oregon with the Portland FPV crew. Be aware, though – the tumbles, rolls, and spins through the trees might make you dizzy. Watch in 4K if you can.

Advertisement

Above the Dust: Burning Man 2022

Above the Dust: Burning Man 2022

More than 70,000 bohemians, hippies, punks, and outsiders descended on Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for Burning Man 2022. Filmmaker Jesse Chandler forgot he had applied for a permit to fly a drone at the festival, but we’re glad he got a reminder, or we wouldn’t get to enjoy his amazing aerial time-lapse footage.

Indonesia by FPV Drone

Indonesia by FPV Drone

Hop aboard for a captivating aerial tour of Indonesia’s incredible beaches, volcanoes, rice fields, and waterfalls courtesy of GoPro Award-winning FPV drone pilot Nathan Mallory, who captured this incredible 4K and 5K footage using a Go Pro HERO11 Black action camera.

Flying a Drone Through Wrigley Field

Flying a Drone Through Wrigley Field

The Chicago Cubs enlisted the drone experts at Sky Candy Studios to take us on a unique aerial tour of Chicago’s Wrigley Field. The flight starts out over the Red Line elevated train, zooming through Murphy’s Bleachers, around the park, into the stands, through the scoreboard, along the ivy, and into the Cubs’ modern clubhouse.

Ultimate Halloween Light Show 2022

Ultimate Halloween Light Show 2022

We’ve been following Tom BetGeorge’s Halloween light shows for more than a decade. Now that he’s moved to a new neighborhood, he’s got room for an even bigger spectacle. His 2022 show tops them all with new lighting effects and an army of illuminated drones displaying colorful images over his house.

JAWNY: Adios

JAWNY: Adios

Director Spencer Ford’s music video for the JAWNY track Adios is a masterpiece of drone photography. Its main subject is a muscle car being hooned about a neighborhood while its passenger sings the track in perfect time. Kudos to Jay Christensen and Grant Ridpath for the astounding aerial shots.

1000 Drones at Burning Man

1000 Drones at Burning Man

At Burning Man 2022, Studio Drift put on an amazing light show using 1000 drones as their medium. After a display of geometric forms, the show culminated with a gigantic 3D human head gazing down at the crowd. Vitaly Katasonov captured video of the performance. We kept wanting it to shout, “SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT!

DJI Avata FPV Drone

DJI Avata FPV Drone

DJI latest drone is designed for first-person view flights. It captures 4K/60 fps video with a super-wide angle lens and works with DJI’s FPV Goggles 2 and a motion controller for pilot immersion and easy flying. A built-in propeller guard lets you safely fly in tight locations, and the drone self-corrects if it bumps into something.

Drone Motor Flying Machine

Drone Motor Flying Machine

A paramotor is a single-person flying machine with a parachute wing to keep it aloft and a large fan to propel it. Aviation buff Peter Sripol wanted to see if it was possible to create a version powered by a bunch of individual drone motors instead, and as you can see from the thumbnail, he succeeded. It’s insanely loud, though.

Angle Grinder Drone

Angle Grinder Drone

This video from AHHAA Science answers the question: “Can you turn four angle grinders into a drone?” From the looks of things, the answer is “Yes.” But the reality is that real power tools would likely be too heavy to lift themselves, and it’s much more likely that they put drone motors on some fake Makita shells to make this work.

The Drone that Cannot Fly

The Drone that Cannot Fly

Making drones out of lightweight materials is a must if you want them to fly. But Motores Patelo went the opposite direction, and created a flightless drone out of metal. Sadly, he couldn’t record the whole build due to the lockdown, but the finished piece is still amazing… and could easily take off a finger.

Changing a Light Bulb with a Drone

Changing a Light Bulb with a Drone

How many quadrotors does it take to change a light bulb? Apparently, just one. This lone drone’s mission to insert and tighten a light bulb is made so much more dramatic by the addition of dialogue from Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.

Advertisement

Flying Manta Ray Drone

Flying Manta Ray Drone

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a manta ray?!? Robotics company Festo turned up at a convention with this unique and amazing metallic drone that moves through the air like it’s swimming underwater. It can be seen flying alongside a pair of chrome dolphins in this video.

High-Flying Drone

High-Flying Drone

For aviation safety reasons, there are strict limits on how high you can fly a drone. But the guys at IronMan FPV got special permission from local authorities to take their DJI FPV drone to an altitude of 4500 meters – or nearly 15,000 feet. They put it into a freefall at around 3:13 to save battery on the way back down.

Around the World from the Air

Around the World from the Air

We recently shared a great time-lapse video from photographer Kien Lam documenting his travels around the globe. It turns out he also brings a drone with him, and created this video that offers a captivating view of the world from above.

Drones vs. Bamboo Forest

Drones vs. Bamboo Forest

Engineers from China’s Zhejiang University have programmed a swarm of drones to autonomously avoid notoriously difficult obstacles without pre-mapping the area. In this video, the swarm flies through a densely-packed bamboo forest, and then show off their ability to follow a human target. More here.

Shooting the Hardest FPV Drone Shot

Shooting the Hardest FPV Drone Shot

Following a fast-moving mountain bike rider through a narrow urban downhill course poses some serious challenges. In this video, you’ll see how the Dutch Drone Gods pulled off one of the most epic FPV shots ever, chasing MTB rider Tomas Slavic at the Red Bull Valparaiso Cerro Abajo race. (Thanks, Patrick!)

Tesla Giga Berlin Factory Fly-Through

Tesla Giga Berlin Factory Fly-Through

EV maker Tesla takes us on a high-speed drone flight around and inside of its Berlin-Brandenburg Gigafactory in Germany. Along the way, you’ll get closer to the incredible metal stamping and robotic assembly machines than most humans will ever get.

Air Force Museum Drone Tour

Air Force Museum Drone Tour

If you’re going to take a tour of Ohio’s National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, it might as well be from the air, right? Well, thanks to NURK FPV, we can take a first-person drone flight through the museum’s awesome collection of aviation marvels without having to leave home.

Advertisement

The Juice

The Juice

Aerial videography and photography website AirVūz has announced the winner of its 2021 Drone Video of the Year competition. FPV drone pilot Reme Morales teamed up with editor Preston Chen to create this dizzying cinematic flight reel which we recommend watching on the biggest screen you can get your eyes on.

Victoria Falls Drone Fly-through

Victoria Falls Drone Fly-through

One place on our travel bucket list is Zambia, Africa’s Victoria Falls. While we’ve yet to visit the falls, drone pilot and photographer Christoph Benfey got us closer to this world wonder than we’ll ever get in person. Shot with a GoPro HERO10 Black camera on an Armattan Marmotte drone frame using DJI’s FPV system.

Dual 4K Drone Bundle

Buy

Grab a great deal on a duo of camera drones, each equipped with a 4K UHD camera. Both the Alpha Z PRO and Flying Fox have wide-angle cameras, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a 6-axis gyroscope for smooth flying. The Flying Fox offers a longer flying time and one-key return functionality.

Rollercoaster Staircase Flythrough

Rollercoaster Staircase Flythrough

FPV drone pilot Tony Catapano aka Tonnoz takes us on a flight through the twisty and turny art installation known as Tiger and Turtle. Located in Duisburg, Germany, the interactive sculpture allows visitors to walk along its undulating staircase like a human rollercoaster. It’s especially awesome lit up at night.

Fader Stealth Drone

Buy

This mini drone is small enough to hold in the palm of your hand and is easy to fly. Its 6-axis gyroscopic control system ensures stable flight, and it has automatic take-off, landing, flip, and altitude hold functions. A built-in 720p camera can capture video of your flight. A limited-time deal from The Awesomer Shop.

Flying Over Angel Falls

Flying Over Angel Falls

While exploring the jungles of Venezuela, photographer and drone pilot Ellis van Jason visited Angel Falls. While there, he captured some spectacular and dizzying FPV footage of the 3121 foot-tall natural wonder, which holds the record for the tallest waterfall on the planet.

ADVERTISEMENT

Home | About | Suggest | Contact | Team | Links | Privacy | Disclosure
Advertise | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Sites We Like

Awesome Stuff: The Awesomer | Gadgets, Games & Geeks: Technabob | Cool Cars: 95Octane
Site Design & Content © 2008-2023 Awesomer Media / The Awesomer™
Visit our Friends at: Not Always Right