Drone obliterated by 200mph flying pumpkin

Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase 'smashing pumpkins.'

Feb 29, 2020, 4:51 pm*

Internet Culture

Gabe Bergado 

Gabe Bergado

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s just a pumpkin speeding through the air.

YouTube user Ugly Tutorials seriously regrets taking his drone out to a farm equipped with a good ol’ pumpkin cannon that launches the gourds into the woods at 200mph. Equipped with a GoPro, the quadcopter was deployed about 15 feet from where the flying fruits typically go. But thanks to a little bit of bad luck, the drone ended up in the path of a pumpkin. 

The collision cost $500 in repairs, and it took about four hours to find the GoPro. And as Ugly Tutorials notes in the video’s description, “Pumpkins and drones do not mix.”

Photo via threar/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Nov 2, 2015, 12:25 pm