Watch a Drone Land on a Moving F-150 at Night
Drone piloting is more than just an expensive hobby or a way to take out international terrorists. It’s become a booming business, but there are some pilots who are more highly skilled than others.
To prove his skill, and try something never before tried, Chris Bacik attempts to land a drone on a moving pickup truck traveling at night.
Bacik says he was inspired to do this because of the LED box lighting that is in the 2015 F-150. The new F-150 is full of LED lights, including quad-beam LED headlights and full-LED taillights. Side spotter mirrors make seeing at night a breeze, and the bed lights make it easy to check on your cargo.
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Working with Ford Canada, Bacik creates a landing pad to go on the back of the 2015 F-150. To prevent the wind from a moving truck destroying the drone, the surface of the landing pad has to be magnetic (meaning the bed of the F-150 wouldn’t work).
Bacik modifies the drone with bright LED lights of differing colors. That way he can easily see which way the drone is facing at night.
Of course he’s a success in what looks like a difficult landing. Was the F-150 needed for a stunt like this? No. But it is pretty cool to watch.
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