This guy took to the skies in a 54-propeller super drone
Chalk this up as one of the crazy yet oddly practical things you can do with your drones.
One guy essentially grouped a swarm (yes, it’s that many) of drones together in order to fashion his own flying machine, powered by no fewer than 54 counter-rotation propellers. Sounds like a mess to control, but apparently it’s all good thanks to six grouped control channels and Hobbyking stabilisation.
Though from what we’ve seen in the video, it takes a tremendous amount of effort to keep the super drone stable while it hovered. This isn't the flying car you’ve dreamed of piloting over your neighbours' rooftops, as it hovers just a few metres above ground. Nor does it appear capable of flying in a straight line at a decent speed. But what it does do is look like a hell of a lot of fun. Just make sure you're in the middle of a really, really big field if you ever get the chance to fly one.
If you're looking for something that flies and is a little more practical, we suggest you check out our recent reviews of DJI's latest camera-equipped quadcopter drones the Phantom 3 Standard and Phantom 3 Professional. Much cheaper, much easier to fly and much less likely to get you arrested.