Drones lifting heavy things and even dragging people is nothing new. Aerones is one of many companies exploring the idea of bringing drones into winter sports. It involves using drones to pull snowboarders across slopes. These guys have also experimented using these flying machines to pull wakeboarders.
‘Droneboarding’ takes off in Latvia pic.twitter.com/RwNv1yJAJM
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This particular drone is powerful enough to pull 4 snowboarders at a time. It is controlled using a remote control. It can reach speeds up to 150 km/h but the safe speed for droneboarding is much lower. The drone can lift objects up to 145kg, so it can prove useful in rescue missions.