What the Heck Wednesday - Drone Show Fail

This week on What the Heck Wednesday we have an interesting video from oversees.

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This week on What the Heck Wednesday we have an interesting video from oversees. Surely you've seen the amazing light show displays from hundreds of drones in the sky creating moving pictures. It's a marvel of modern technology and incredibly impressive. I saw one such light show live at Disney Springs in Florida and it was incredible, but what happens when things go wrong? The video below shows what can happen when there is a technology failure and it's just a little bit scary to see drones raining down from the sky like this. Now it does appear that most came down in a controlled descent that posed little risk to human life, but there's likely property damage involved here.

What are your thoughts on these drone light shows?

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Oct 06, 2021, 06:46 PM
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free drones for everybody there
Oct 07, 2021, 09:16 AM
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Read something on the web about a competitor using jammers to bring them down. Any truth in that?
Oct 07, 2021, 10:46 AM
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That would be crazy!
Oct 07, 2021, 10:51 AM
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"little bit scary" ?

You mean if it gets tangled up in your hair ?
Oct 07, 2021, 12:48 PM
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Here is the full video.
Per a Fakebook post, here is what is surmised to have occurred: "At 2:41, there was an intruder drone approaching, which triggered object avoidance. The algorithm wasn’t fast enough to recalculate new positions and activated “safety” feature (turning off all motors)."
Drone Show Failed (3 min 14 sec)


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