Introduction: RC Drone Flying Halloween Ghost
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Make sure to follow the steps and build your own!
Step 1: How to Build It
It's as easy as it gets. All you need is a steel rod, and bend it to the shape of two arms pointing out. The actual ghost is some white fabric, but the best looking type is cheese cloth. Start gluing the fabric to the steel arms, and start attaching the LED's to the fabric.
Step 2: Printing the Face
I simply used a picture from google and modified it to my liking, but if you are skilled enough you could draw your own. Also, you don't have to use a skull face, be creative and use something else.
Step 3: Inconveniently, But Awesome
If you want to get some good looking footage, using a long carbon fiber rod, you can have the drone flying outside the shot and only having the ghost in the shot. I didn't have enough carbon fiber at home, so I simply used some PVC pipes and taped it with black tape in order to blend it in with the background.
Step 4: Attaching It to the Drone
I found some fairly strong magnets and it made it very easy since I have GPS on my quadcopter, and as you can see in the video I activate the GPS mode and click the ghost into place. Very easy and lightweight, even though I wish I had some even stronger magnets.
Step 5: Nice Looking Images
Go out and fly it, scare some kids and shoot some good looking images. I hope this will inspire you to do something fun during halloween!