Flying Wizard is Actually a Tricky Remote-Controlled Plane


RC hobbyist Otto Dieffenbach of Flyguy Promotions tricks people into thinking that wizards and witches are flying on broomsticks through the air with his craftily constructed, remote-controlled cutouts. Two of Dieffenbach's latest RC designs, part of his Broom Flyer series, were created specially, just in time for Halloween. As they swiftly soar through the skies, pedestrians are left gaping in awe as the cutouts seem to be playing a game of Quidditch in the clouds.

The visual key to Dieffenbach's flying figures is distance–the greater the gap between the RC cutouts and bystanders, the greater the likelihood of them looking like actual people. As for the mechanics involved and the figure design, the RC enthusiast admits that it can be a bit difficult for newcomers to the craft. Luckily, if you want one of these flyers you don't need to build it yourself as Dieffenbach has made each available to purchase through Hoosier Cutout Service.

Be sure to check out the videos, below, of the wizard and witch flyers in action.





Otto Dieffenbach on YouTube
via [Laughing Squid]

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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