Welcome to some weekend fun and entertainment with drones. We spend a lot of time scouring the web for news, information and more on all the great drones around the globe. In our travels, we encounter some fun and funny stuff, and we want to start sharing that with you. Today we will be taking a look at drones and dogs.
No matter what the title says, we refer to this as our Good Idea / Bad Idea series, we just figured a new name was in order, suggestions welcome. Let it be known that we do not endorse or recommend anything we will post here, sort of a “do not try this at home” vibe, but somebody tried it, it was interesting or funny and here it is.
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Walking your dog with a drone
Next up in our series, let’s explore some fun with drones and animals, more specifically drones and dogs.
If you are looking for more info about using animals around drones, we teamed up with SoundGuys to talk about this in detail.
Before we begin, let’s get a few things out of the way:
Drone legal and safety
Risky, but good idea:
This video by Jeff Myers showcases the best case scenario when walking your dog with a drone. In the video Jeff’s dog doesn’t seem to be bothered by the drone flying above him and even walks along with it.
This video showcases the worst case scenario when walking your dog with a drone. Don’t worry, if you couldn’t tell, this video is fake, and drone fly-offs are far fewer these days, but we recommend you do not try this at home. To be honest, most drones cannot lift a dog, but they will react wildly with the strain of the weight, typically causing them to fly into the ground. A collision with your animal is more likely than your dog flying away. Please be careful.
Great idea / bad idea wrap up
As always, we officially recommend you do not try this at home. We want you to always fly safe, to obey all drone laws, but also to have some fun. Of course, if you do try this, please share the details, it’s always fun to see some shenanigans.
If you think this entire series is a bad idea, let us know in the comments below. Otherwise, enjoy the crazy antics caught on film.