Fairly impractical… and it’s hard to believe it’s real… the rotors turn so slowly.
Still – there it is. The world’s biggest quad-copter. Personally I think it might be better to sit there riding a bike that winds up a huge rubber-band… and then fly using that… kindof allows you to compress the energy going in. Mind you, when it runs out, you’d come crashing down, so maybe not.
Another example of the finished “thing” being a byproduct of the “making-of” video. Kindof. The artefact is the making of video… by the time you read this, the pumpkin will be long-gone. Eaten maybe. Dumped. Nothing lasts for ever but the earth and sky.
In other news… Western Digital have just released a consumer-level (ie: ~$300) 4TB hard-drive… which means we’re 4.5 years away from the planet-wide proliferation of personal devices big enough to store the entire history of recorded music.