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Life-Size Blue Whale Kite

By: on September 13, 2012

I see your flying squirrel, Flying Dutchman, and flying f@*k, and raise you a flying blue whale! No, make that a life-size flying blue whale. Wind master Peter Lynn's superbly massive kite measures in at over 60 feet long, just like its underwater counterpart. From the folds blanketing his eyes to the blow hole spotting his back, the blue marine beast also looks incredibly realistic swimming through the sky. Though, thankfully, he does not appear to be anatomically correct.

Only experienced kite users are intended to fly the blue whale, though if you happen to be one of those people, and like to get others hot and riled, might I suggest you float the marine mammal over a fall festival--an Oktober or Hemp Fest would probably produce the desired results--and then sit back to enjoy the Sign of the Apocalypse! frenzy that ensues.

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M8 Cube Cage Mini Drone with HD Camera

$41.99 from Amazon »

Clumsy people who dream of drone ownership, the M8 mini drone is here to make your dreams come true. Not only is this little quadcopter small, nimble, and light enough to throw in a bag for impromptu flights and photo...

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Mosquito XE Single Seat Helicopter

$34k - $41k from Composite FX »

Composite FX's single seat helicopter is definitely the first mosquito I've ever seen that I don't want to squash between my hands, or watch fly right into a zapper. The company's XE line of Mosquito choppers is intended...

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FlyNano Single-Seat Seaplane

$48k from FlyNano »

Wetsuit recommended, pilot's license optional*. FlyNano Proto, an electric, single-seat amalgam of a seabird and a seaplane, took its maiden voyages in Summer 2012. Now the Finnish company is working to develop its first...

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Taxidermy Animal Drones

When I first read about, but hadn't yet seen, Copter Company's taxidermy animal drones I though they just sounded kinda goofy. Then I got a look at the Orvillecopter here. A spread-eagle taxidermied quad-cat-ter flying...

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EHang 184 AAV - Life-Size Rideable Drone

By: EHANG »

EHang cut its teeth on drone manufacturing a couple years ago with the GHOSTDRONE, a quadcopter they dub "smart" and "the easiest drone to fly in the world." But now it's 2016. Smart and easy to fly are standards. EHang...

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Skycraft SD-1 - The $55,000 Airplane

$54,850 from sdplanes USA »

Hey, here's a neat little toy for tooling around the friendly skies and hopefully not crashing when you come back down. Skycraft's SD-1 Minisport represents the first affordable consumer airplane (remember, as Einstein...

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Buzz Helicopter

Japanese design and engineering firm Phiaro has shown up to various motor and trade shows with some pretty sick rides, but the Buzz Helicopter concept (or maybe prototype? Information is sparse) has got to be the most...

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G-RO Carry-on: The One Bag

$279 - $378 from G-RO »

While the greedy, unchecked executives of the airline industry continue to make flying more difficult, expensive, and miserable for their own profits, private companies like Ostrich and G-RO are developing ways to make...

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Anatomical Gummi Bears

$39.99 from ThinkGeek »

This anatomical view of what lies beyond the high fructose corn syrup and Yellow Dye No. 5 of their epidermises paints Gummi Bears in a new light. Gives them some identity. Some humanity. Makes me feel kind of bad for...

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Paravelo Flying Bicycle

While I know my life would be forever changed had I XploreAir's flying bicycle, the Paravelo, during my fuming battles with city gridlocks and local Department of Transportation personnel who were almost certainly collectively...

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Parrot Disco Drone

$558.01 from Amazon »

The Parrot Disco. Sounds like something fabulous opening in Vegas this fall. Looks like a big, boring black-and-white drone. But what it lacks in physical flash, Parrot's new fixed-wing flyer promises to make up for in...

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DIY Cardboard Masks

$7.41 from Etsy »

If you've left costume planning for your Halloween, or Eyes Wide Shut, party to the 11th hour, Steve Wintercroft may have a downloadable solution for you. I say "may" because his nifty animal, skull, and humanoid masks...