Another amazing drone-related world record has recently been broken.
A 13-minute light show that used a total of 1,374 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) airborne simultaneously was organized by EHang Inc., a Chinese company specializing in smart drone. And now the enterprise is all ready to get their name listed on the Guinness Book of World Records for the feat.
Drone Company EHang Breaks World Record with 1374-Drone Light Show
Just this year, Intel started a light show at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games opening ceremony. The company let loose 1,218 LED-illuminated drones and sent them flying above the venue. The show made history for the sports event and earned Intel a spot on the Guinness Book of World Records for the most unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) airborne simultaneously.
Just last week, however, a Chinese company tried to beat the said record—and succeeded.
On May 1, 2018, EHang conducted a stunning light show and sent more than a thousand drones flying. The show was held in the city of Xi’an, with drones dancing over the famous City Wall of Xi’an, allowing more people to witness the spectacular event.
The 1,374 LED-illuminated drones formed different shapes including that of a camel, a flower, numbers (including the date, 5.1), and some Chinese characters—for a total of 16 patterns.
But as amazing as it was, the feat didn’t escape criticism. A Hong Kong–based newspaper claimed EHang’s event failed, saying some of the UAVs did not illuminate as they were sent soaring above the city wall. The newspaper also said some of them were out of sync, which beats the whole light show thing.
Nevertheless, the event was successful enough in proving whats are capable of. And at the end of the day, it was a show that for 13 minutes gave people an astonishing sight to marvel at, and that in itself is an achievement.
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