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Lou Hilario
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I have 2 of these. I was thinking of using them in my show. Any ideas?
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Hey Lou, Pick a card trick, with a signed card... fail to find it and this flies from the back of the crowd onto stage... Use jumbo cards perhaps. Better yet, borrow a credit card, make it vanish and appear on the Drone...
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Can you train a bird/small animal to stay on a rope/basket/animal as it flies in? Than as it hoovers the bird will climb down the rope/basket to your table and start his act.
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Wanted to buy one the other day but din feel like spending that day.
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Or do it in reverse,after yr pet has finished his act,the whachamitcallit flies in and ye pet flies of in style
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I initially wanted to fly it in with a banner that says whatever you wanted it to say.
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Use it to pick a volunteer.Fly it over the heads of the audience and have it release a sponge ball and whoever the ball landed on,comes to the stage.
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Thank you Kyle and Frankie. Keep it coming!

Yes, I can reveal a borrowed object with it like a ring, bill, credit card, signed silk, etc. as long as it is lightweight.

I also have a collection of RC helicopters and so far this is the most stable and reliable.
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This would take some moding of it, but just to throw it out there.

And "important" document, card, note, etc, gets "sucked" into the blades. Confetti shots out and is scattered by the blades. However, the item is recovered through some other effect.

Or, use it as the "suspended box" that an item appears in. This would only work if you have one that can hover for a good 20 minutes or so.
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Have a prediction in a box attached to the flying thingy.When it comes to the reveal,have the thiny fly out of the box with the prediction/ring? tied to it.
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I'd try and make use of the camera function is has on it. Hook it up to a projection screen and do a transposition/vanish with the live video feed playing the whole time on the stage. It would look great to have it flying into a box on one side of the stage then flying out of a box on the other. I can think of a couple of ways of doing this.

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On 2012-07-31 08:25, Neal Alexander wrote:
I'd try and make use of the camera function is has on it. Hook it up to a projection screen and do a transposition/vanish with the live video feed playing the whole time on the stage. It would look great to have it flying into a box on one side of the stage then flying out of a box on the other. I can think of a couple of ways of doing this.

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I posted this topic 5 years ago, my Parrot AR Drone was not that reliable so I could not use it with the thought that it could hit an audience. And it requires a big stage with high ceiling.

But nowadays, I see smaller drones which are more "accurate" and stable and the prices are even more reasonable nowadays. I am again tempted to buy one.

Have any of used a drone in your shows? Any thoughts?
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Have it hover over a heckler with a sign that reads "I need to feel important"
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I've been a drone pilot for many years and I would still never use one in a theater or especially over an audience. In theory if the stage deck was large enough it could be possible but not recommended. In that case I would have a professional drone pilot in the wings with full line of sight to control it and a duplicate fake controller for the magician to "operate" on stage.
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On Jul 5, 2017, Ray Pierce wrote:
I've been a drone pilot for many years and I would still never use one in a theater or especially over an audience. In theory if the stage deck was large enough it could be possible but not recommended. In that case I would have a professional drone pilot in the wings with full line of sight to control it and a duplicate fake controller for the magician to "operate" on stage.


Great advice Ray! Yes, I agree with you, it is still risky with those exposed propellers. Perhaps, there will be a more safer version in the future.
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Are you a one man act?
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On Aug 10, 2017, deaton wrote:
Are you a one man act?


No, I have 3 male assistants and one female assistant. Aside from my son who acts as a stooge in some of my acts.
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