Drone striking Southwest Airlines 737 -- how it was faked at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Most Recent Additions... > Flying Cameras

Flying Cameras
UAV, Helicam, and all other aerial videography topics.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 7th, 2017, 03:19 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Aberdeen Scotland
Posts: 558
Drone striking Southwest Airlines 737 -- how it was faked

Donald McPherson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 7th, 2017, 03:58 PM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Belgium
Posts: 9,020
re: Drone striking Southwest Airlines 737 -- how it was faked

Looks fake to me
Noa Put is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 7th, 2017, 06:54 PM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Los Angeles,CA
Posts: 161
re: Drone striking Southwest Airlines 737 -- how it was faked

it is fake
Brent Kaplan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 8th, 2017, 01:57 AM   #4
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Apple Valley CA
Posts: 4,861
re: Drone striking Southwest Airlines 737 -- how it was faked

A special effects guy showing his "chops"... you can't always believe what you see!
Dave Blackhurst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 8th, 2017, 04:06 AM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Aberdeen Scotland
Posts: 558
re: Drone striking Southwest Airlines 737 -- how it was faked

Had me fooled. But I could totally see this or similar happen for real in the future. But hope not.
Donald McPherson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 8th, 2017, 12:38 PM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Philly, PA
Posts: 758
re: Drone striking Southwest Airlines 737 -- how it was faked

Quote:
Originally Posted by Donald McPherson View Post
Had me fooled. But I could totally see this or similar happen for real in the future. But hope not.
A drone wouldn't do anywhere near that amount of damage. Planes are going about 200mph on landing, what do drones max at, 25mph. Let alone mass, strength of build & momentum.


Yeah, its possible some idiot might try flying nearby an airport. I think you're not allowed to within 5 miles, a friend told me his drone (DJI?) won't even take off if its in a no fly zone, just give an error message. I'm surprised tho no drones have crashed on highways and caused accidents. You really do realize how dangerous they can be.
David Barnett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 8th, 2017, 01:11 PM   #7
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Milwaukee WI
Posts: 617
re: Drone striking Southwest Airlines 737 -- how it was faked

How the video was built -

Regarding realism - with the jet traveling a minimum of 100+ mph, we wouldn't actually see the drone enter the picture over several frames, would just be a streak and gone.
__________________
Jeff Pulera
Safe Harbor Computers
Jeff Pulera is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 9th, 2017, 08:22 AM   #8
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 1,597
re: Drone striking Southwest Airlines 737 -- how it was faked

Quote:
Originally Posted by David Barnett View Post
I'm surprised tho no drones have crashed on highways and caused accidents. You really do realize how dangerous they can be.
How dangerous they can be? And yet you're surprised that no drones have crashed on highways and caused accidents?

First, depends on what kind of a drone you're talking about. A Mavic falling into a highway probably wouldn't cause much damage. Most of that would be from someone overreacting to having something hit them and driving into other cars. A Phantom a little bit more so, but not that much. Those are the two most popular sizes of drones. An Inspire and an Octocopter can definitely do damage, but you rarely see those, and the price usually keeps them out of reach from the knuckleheads.

As someone who does a lot of driving, a drone over the highway is not even something I'm looking out for.
Gary Huff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 9th, 2017, 05:21 PM   #9
Obstreperous Rex
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: San Marcos, TX
Posts: 26,865
Images: 513
Re: Drone striking Southwest Airlines 737 -- how it was faked

Thread title changed...

was: Can clearly see drone hit plane.

now: Drone striking Southwest Airlines 737 -- how it was faked
__________________
CH

Search DV Info Net | DV Info Net Sponsors | A Decade (+5) of DVi | ...Tuesday is Soylent Green Day!
Chris Hurd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 10th, 2017, 06:00 AM   #10
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Aberdeen Scotland
Posts: 558
Re: Drone striking Southwest Airlines 737 -- how it was faked

Thanks, Chris. I should have done a bit of research before I posted my fake news. But you must admit. To the untrained eye, it was well done.
__________________
A little knowledge goes a long way but not long enough.
Donald McPherson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 10th, 2017, 11:37 AM   #11
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 1,597
Re: Drone striking Southwest Airlines 737 -- how it was faked

Quote:
Originally Posted by Donald McPherson View Post
To the untrained eye, it was well done.
There's also an element of confirmation bias. You believe drones are dangerous, therefore video showing a drone taking off the tip of a wing rings true to you. It looks good, yes, but no, a Phantom drone will not cause that kind of damage. The drone would be shattered, and probably scrape up the paint on the plane.
Gary Huff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 11th, 2017, 12:20 PM   #12
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Philly, PA
Posts: 758
Re: Drone striking Southwest Airlines 737 -- how it was faked

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gary Huff View Post
How dangerous they can be? And yet you're surprised that no drones have crashed on highways and caused accidents?

First, depends on what kind of a drone you're talking about. A Mavic falling into a highway probably wouldn't cause much damage. Most of that would be from someone overreacting to having something hit them and driving into other cars. A Phantom a little bit more so, but not that much. Those are the two most popular sizes of drones. An Inspire and an Octocopter can definitely do damage, but you rarely see those, and the price usually keeps them out of reach from the knuckleheads.

As someone who does a lot of driving, a drone over the highway is not even something I'm looking out for.
I guess I was referring to driving down the road/highway & all is fine at 50mph, then suddenly this plastic thing lands right in front of you. Completely surprised & caught off guard, you swerve to avoid. Sure, its not very likely to happen, and drones don't crash often, but it only takes once.

I'm aware a small 10 lb drone wouldn't typically do much damage to an automobile, but I was more referring to drivers swerving (rightfully so) to avoid whatever it is that landed on them. Think of traffic on I-95 or something.
David Barnett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 11th, 2017, 02:41 PM   #13
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Milwaukee WI
Posts: 617
Re: Drone striking Southwest Airlines 737 -- how it was faked

"a small 10 lb drone wouldn't typically do much damage to an automobile"

"A Mavic falling into a highway probably wouldn't cause much damage"

Surprised at the comments inferring that a drone strike to a car wouldn't do much damage. I recently caught a rock to the windshield and it almost broke all the way through. A drone weighing several pounds with a NiCad battery brick at 70+ MPH? No thank you sir.

Regards,
__________________
Jeff Pulera
Safe Harbor Computers
Jeff Pulera is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 11th, 2017, 02:50 PM   #14
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 1,597
Re: Drone striking Southwest Airlines 737 -- how it was faked

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff Pulera View Post
drone weighing several pounds with a NiCad battery brick at 70+ MPH? No thank you sir.
You apparently don't have any experience with these devices if you think a Mavic or even a Phantom weighs "several pounds".

Plus, most of the time you notice a rock is when it hits your windshield. Given the nature of a drone, hitting your windshield is odds I'd be willing to play. A rock kicked up from the ground by a truck or other vehicle is far more concerning.
Gary Huff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 19th, 2017, 05:37 PM   #15
Tourist
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Spring, Tx
Posts: 2
Re: Drone striking Southwest Airlines 737 -- how it was faked

Planes are designed to take bird strikes and they are much denser than drone. I don't think a drone could do any significant damage.
Paul Reeber is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Most Recent Additions... > Flying Cameras

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:15 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network