See a DIY Drone Face off Against Flames, Heights, and Shotgun Fire

August 16, 2013 | Andy Cush

In the video above, one supremely nerdy dude shows off just how durable his homemade drone is. First, he flies it through a window. After a few tries, the glass breaks, and no harm is done to the drone. Then, he flies it through some fire, drops it from a few hundred feet, and shoots at it with a shotgun. It’s a blast to watch, even if the creator is just a little too smug about his UAV’s “indestructibility.” A few propellors get bent out of shape and electronics dislodged, but for the most part, the DIY drone stays intact.