Otto Dieffenbach has built an RC flying goth and it's awesome. Dieffenbach (of flying Tardis and giant creepy floating eyeball fame) designed the 4.5 lb. craft to look like Bjørn Alexander Brem, the singer of Gothminister. White face paint, black suit, stiff yet undead pose…plus it flies. Understandably, the result is both spooky and excellent.
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The body appears life-sized, and well-proportioned. From the video, RC-Bjørn appears able to hover upright and cruise around like a nihilistic Superman. And that supplicating God-is-dead pose? Super aerodynamic.
The last in a 2-month three-stage prototyping arc, this brooding drone (who they call "Hover Guy") is ready for his close-up fly-by.
The Hover Guy seems well-designed for use in close quarters like concerts or festivals, and I imagine other acts would be interested in this kind of airborne homage to themselves. (Can you imagine what would happen if Gwar got one? Carnage, that's what.) Keep it high enough over the rowdy fans and it could be a cooler way to capture festival footage too.
What does the future hold? Death, putrefaction, and screaming fans.
While I distrust drones (and concert-goers) as much as the next luddite, I would love to see a gloomy gentleman cruising the skies at night. It would be spookier, and he seems like he'd be more at home in darkness.
You can check out more of Dieffenbach's flying ads at Fly Guy Promotions.