Snoopy will be flying around San Diego Comic Con this week, as inventor Otto Dieffenbach has brought one of his latest creations to the world’s biggest geek convention. This particular Snoopy happens to be a drone designed to look like the popular comic book character and his iconic doghouse.
Dieffenbach and his company, Flyguy Promotions design, build, test, and produce IFOs (Identifiable Flying Objects) based on quadcopter drones. This time, he has built the drone based on a popular recurring storyline in the Peanuts comics strip where Snoopy flies his doghouse in aerial battles against his imaginary nemesis – the Red Baron.
The Snoopy drone makes some concessions to aerodynamics and how drones work, most noticeably is the fact that there is no front or back panel on the doghouse. It also takes off vertically, with Snoopy facing upwards. That being said, the face that the contraption is capable of flight is still very impressive.
This is not the first high customised drone built by Dieffenbach, as he has previously flown drones shaped like the TARDIS from Dr Who and R2D2.
[Source: The Daily Dot]