World record trial: The biggest amount of simultaneously flying drones...

Hi Everybody!

we're members of the Ars Electronica Futurelab  in Linz / Austria, trying to create a fantastic drone-event September 1st this year.

It's happening during the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, with about 100.000 visitors.

We try to organize the biggest outdoor-drone-swarm ever, flying above the danube river...

Even more fun, we would love to do a diy-drone tinkerer workshop - an open lab in a huge tent at the park, where enthusiasts and newbies, experts and freestylers... would present their drones, exchanging experiences, holding lectures and panels and give hands-on-workshops to interessted visitors of all ages, and get them infected with the drone virus...

We are now starting to look for local drone-experts and aficionados - to start this endeavor.

 ... to make it a huge drone party here. 

Every help is very appreciated! Please spread the word - in order to find lot's of collabs and participants...

If you do know THE expert we have to talk with... please let us know! 

I'm quoting Chris Anderson here:

>Hi Horst,

>Nice to hear from you--this sounds very cool! We're a community site, so you should post your question, just as it is >below (but with a picture or two, please), as a blog post here for community response. I'm sure you'll get a great >response and many volunteers. 



Thank's Chris! I did!

And we do hope for reaction and hints... Also experiences with diy-meetings that already happened... What was good, what didn't realy work... loads of ambition is here already - and we want to see it happen!

hoping for response!

Horst Hörtner

P.S: The Video shows partly the area where it should happen (city of Linz). A goPro is hanging on a Hummingbird (Ascending Technologies) I know, that is not realy a diy-drone... but we had to start somewhere ;-)



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Comment by John Hestness on March 16, 2012 at 4:45pm

The event sounds like a fun and exciting time.  If quads are going to fly above the river I would consider adding some floatation and to have a boat available just in case.  Somewhere on this site there are pictures of quads with sections of "pool noodles" added for amphious landing gear.  I hope you post lots of pictures.  This should be an inspiration for many of us.  Good Luck!

Comment by Martin Szymanski on March 16, 2012 at 9:20pm

Interesting. I like the black suits ;-)

Comment by Horst Hörtner on March 17, 2012 at 4:25am

Thanks! We can use good luck! - Lot's of it! 

Black suits: You didn't see the blue, gray and red parts...? ;-)

Comment by Simone Chiaretta on March 17, 2012 at 7:19am

I live in Belgium... if my quad is ready by that time I'll definitely try to come...


Comment by lot on March 19, 2012 at 10:32am

Yes! I'm interested too!
You have more information of the meeting?
I want to show there my Guerrilla Drone:


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