Drones shoot down fireworks to launch new era of celestial spectacle
To celebrate Chuseok, one of the most important and festive holidays of the year here, a whopping 1,000 drones were mobilised for an aerial show on September 10, which illustrated traditional Korean outdoor games.
The Guinness World Record for the most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles is held by Hyundai marque Genesis, with its 3,281-drone show in Shanghai in March last year.
“The drone light show is expected to emerge as a representative tourism product in Busan. It will revitalise the Gwangalli commercial district, which was hit hard by Covid-19 pandemic,” a Suyeong-gu official said.
Precision is all that matters
To make hundreds of drones fly in a choreographed formation, precise coding and programming are needed. Among the factors to be considered are airflow generated by drone rotors and safety distance between drones to prevent collision.
Onsite variables or small mistakes can easily result in crashes that would cost millions of won per unit, aside from the potential damage…