A tale of two drone shows bags new record for Disneyland Paris
A pair of drone shows experienced starkly contrasting fortunes over the weekend, with a spectacular event above Disneyland Paris setting a European record for the most UAVs performing at once, while another in Melbourne ended with most of the 500 craft plunging into the city’s Yarra River.
Just as Bordeaux-based drone show specialist Dronisos took its recurring aerial work for Disneyland Paris to another level with Friday’s Bastille Day choreography of 1,495 UAVs, technicians with the Australian Traffic Network (ATN) watched nearly 400 of their 500 vehicles begin to stall, waft downwards, and ultimately vanish under the waters of the Yarra in central Melbourne.
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By early Monday morning, divers said they’d recovered several hundred craft from the river, thereby vastly decreasing risks of battery chemical leakage into the water. ATN had prepared a Friday…