Flying People in New York City – it’s a bird! it’s a plane! no, it’s an RC plane!

by planetmitch5 Comments

Ok, I admit it right up front, this has very little to do with HDSLR (tho there is a very short clip of an RC drone with a DSLR on it but I don't know if the whole clip was filmed with it)… but this is just cool and I love the concept – so I'm sharing it with you!

Remote Control planes made to look like people flying around the city of New York. Superman anyone?

Flying People in New York City

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Description from youtube

Three human shaped RC planes were flown around New York City to create the illusion of people flying. Lots of fun.

The music track is "Unstoppable 2" by Tom Quick. Get it here:

via Flying People in New York City – YouTube.

[source: tweet from paul joy]

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


  1. It might be fun, but totally irresponsible. RC aircraft are flying missiles and have been know to crash and cause some serious damage. The FCC is trying to regulate the hobby out of existence as it is, so these kind of idiots only make it harder to argue that it’s safe. Pleas don’t encourage this behavior.

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      Thanks for your comment Reggeee — tho I did notice these guys only flew the RC planes over the water – I think they know they should be careful and respectful of damage.

  2. You mean the FAA. The FAA are only trying to regulate commercial use (paid for hire) of RC aircraft and not the hobby. These guys are just having a bit of fun. Only thing I didn’t like was flying over the BK Bridge where the aircraft were visible to traffic. That could have caused drivers to lose focus and maybe have an accident. I’ve seen it happen before.

    1. No, i meant the FCC. they regulate the use of radio frequencies and are constantly trying to limit channels and frequencies available to the hobby. Since 911, they have been trying to make it so only licensed operators can fly RC, effectively killing the hobby. And you’re right, there have been many accidents where drivers were distracted by RC aircraft and it’s usually the RC pilot flying where he shouldn’t be, As in this case.

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