A roundup of July 4 fireworks – as captured by drones [videos]

These videos have become as predictable as fireworks themselves: Drones, getting as close to the action as possible. Some flights are made with permission, some (most likely) are not.

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MrBeast’s latest video uses ‘voice-activated’ drones

YouTuber MrBeast spent $600,000 in his latest video on fireworks, which looked amazing. In the video, a “voice-activated” drone light show lit up the sky, spelling out words the members in the video said. It was a great way to get drones in front of a massive audience.

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4th of July fireworks captured by drones around the US

This past Saturday was the 4th of July (Happy 4th of July!) with fireworks going off all around the country long into the night. People with drones were able to capture fireworks going off from above, making for awesome videos.

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Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks could be replaced with drones

Sydney’s massive New Year’s Eve fireworks could be replaced by drones for good after Liberal councilor Craig Chung gave the go-ahead for the City of Sydney to report on the feasibility of using drones. The proposal came up due to the massive bushfires that destroyed much of eastern Australia.

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Happy New Year with lots of drone flying in 2018!

Happy New Year to all of you! We hope that 2018 may bring you health and happiness to you and yours and… of course lots of drone flying!

Here is how New Year’s Eve is celebrated in the Amsterdam, The Netherlands. As seen from a drone. Captured by Jeremy Smith.

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HMB – while I weaponize this drone with Roman candles

Hold My Beer – while I weaponize this drone with Roman candles! This short video clip is going viral yet again. The original footage was uploaded to YouTube in March of 2015. Today, somebody posted a gif version of the clip on Reddit where it sparked a whole new thread within hours with over 400 comments.

The video shows how a few guys rig a drone with Roman candles and light them up. Two of them run away on to a frozen lake wearing nothing but bathing suits, while the drone pilot chases them and tries to shoot them with the fireworks attached to the drone. Quite accurately, I might add. At one point the drone seems to hit one of the guys while running through the snow. All in all, it is just a bunch of friends having a laugh. Not everybody agreed though, however.

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