How Drone Light Shows Work (in a nutshell)

  • January 20, 2022
How Drone Light Shows Work (in a nutshell)

Some of the questions we often get as a company that makes drone light shows are, what exactly is a drone light show, how is it done, what does it cost and who would be interested in something like that.

It’s perfectly reasonable and normal for people not to know enough about this service yet, as it is something new in the field of entertainment and fun. So, by collecting the most common questions, we tried to give as understandable answers as possible.

What is a drone light show?

A drone light show is a show performed by illuminated, synchronized, and choreographed groups of drones that arrange themselves into various aerial formations.

How does a drone light show work?

The process for creating a show is usually straightforward and it depends on the complexity of the show. First, the design team creates a storyboard timeline showing the desired images and effects requested. These looks are then animated in a specialized piece of software that translates them into synchronized flight paths for each drone, and usually, a soundtrack is created to accompany the show. The completed shows are sent to the drones via radio signal from a ground control station operated by a pilot. When the pilot is satisfied that everything is safe and ready to go, the show starts, and the drones take off to draw the storyboard in the sky.

How are drone shows controlled?

All the drones are being controlled from the main computer that the pilot oversees during the whole show.

How long does drone light show last?

The duration of the show depends on the type of animation and how long the drones can operate without changing batteries. However, a show lasts up to 10 minutes.

How much does a drone light show cost?

The cost of a drone light show varies, depending on the number of drones you desire for your show. If interested, request a proposal and we will get back to you!

How long does it take to prepare a show?

It takes about 2 months, but it depends on the number of drones and the complexity of the show.

What wind conditions are acceptable for a launch?

For a successful drone performance, up to 5 m/s.


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