It looks to me like this is just a really large animatronic dragon suspended from a helicopter where the helicopter can't be heard due all the fanfare
music, nor seen if it's got all lights turned off.
Dunno. Doubt this thing really flies, as it's motions would seem to suggest suspension from something else like helicopter.
Still, pretty neat none the less.
Who'd of thunk we'd ever see life sized flying dragons that even shoot fire?
edit on 7-12-2012 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)
Very nice! The links on YT show how it's done, too. For those that don't want to go look, here:
The dragon is a variation of an ultralight vehicle, a manned aircraft powered by an engine and aided in flight by a parachute overhead, as seen in
the photos here. But the mechanics behind the carefully crafted dragon were completely hidden from view in person, with a bright spotlight
illuminating only the beast’s body, leaving all in attendance in awe. Music and roars piped into the area carefully masked the aircraft’s low
engine rumble, which was faintly heard by some at the party standing away from the park’s speakers.
I just loved this thread ..the dragon was magical and breathing fire made it even more so ..can you imagine being a kid and seeing this that would be
a moment to remember..Heck i would have loved to have seen the magic myself..peace,sugarcookie1 S&F
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