In this video a vlogger shows off themselves flying, doing jumps and snowboarding uphill by being attached to a large drone.

Was he effectively being dragged and lifted by the drone?

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    Did you watch the other video about the drone?
    – Bakuriu
    Dec 22, 2016 at 8:05
  • @Bakuriu A "making of" video made by the same people should perhaps itself be treated with some degree of skepticism. Dec 22, 2016 at 21:04
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    @WayneConrad Yes, I didn't say that it is a proof of anything, however it makes some clear statements about the methodology used to produce the original video, which are quite reasonable and explain a few things that might look suspicious otherwise. I believe, knowing the parties involved and their history, I really don't see a good reason to be highly skeptic... if the OP has some doubt due to a specific thing in the video, he should clarify exactly, but overall the video is surely plausible and I find the explanations reasonable and believable.
    – Bakuriu
    Dec 22, 2016 at 22:18

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I'm not sure exactly what evidence you would need, but watch the rebuttal video Bakuriu linked to, made by the team who produced the original, and with commentary listing the technical specifications (starting around 1:40)

Importantly - it has about 108 horsepower (2:20 seconds in) - which is ample to lift an individual. In fact it was massively overpowered specifically so it could cope with a failure of a motor or propeller.

This site lists some drones capable of carrying up to 20kg - and they are nowhere near the size or power of this one.

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