Crashing a $1,100 Drone

RT Life: Crashing a $1,100 Drone

Burnie takes his brand new drone out for a test drive that ends in tragedy.

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  • BUDDEH FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I was afraid that he was going to crash it into the Subaru WRX STI! Good thing it was just the building.

  • NattiKarlo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold A Hollow Tree

    2 months ago

    I'm sorry for your loss. 

  • Lorhechapol FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I just wanted to hear Burnie's booming maniacal laugh as the flaming pile falls down the side of Studio 5

    • jamez5000 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      There wouldn't have been an explosion so it's more like of "aww shit" moment.

  • GoofOff FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    so that drone is fucked, but what i really want to know is....Is the Bike Rack OK?   

  • Aqua113 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I wonder how the people reacted when they were inside the stage and heard something crashing against the wall?

  • MartyGras2

    2 months ago

    That sucks Burnie.  

    Ok sounds good.  Consider it not talked about.

  • Fizzik FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold I am the Brute Squad

    2 months ago

    Oh, we're talking about it again for sure. 

  • TsurugiMinko FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Barb: God damnit Burnie! 

  • Marlssa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Burnie...

  • ZachChillman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Smooth Burnie! Smooth!

  • ddTurak FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Nooo, why? That poor drone.

  • MikeyST

    2 months ago

    Is the hangar ok?

  • Dirigible_Plums FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sarah with an H

    2 months ago

    Burnie's hair tho 

  • hydra38811 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Playing "Ride of the Valkyries" for the crash run was a nice touch.

  • Jin_D3vil FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    It just makes me glad Burnie doesn't fly a real Helo lol

  • willb FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Lol, its probably been said like a million times by now but in this video Burnie looks a lot like Seth Rogan. Sorry about the drone Burnie.

  • korbitr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Reminds me of me crashing my first (and only) RC plane. Except the plane was only $30...

  • ChibiAcer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Whoops!  Poor Bernie.


    Hopefully we'll see that camera shots tutorial someday, though!

  • Icky427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Icky

    2 months ago

    just because you said "lets never talk about this again" we're gonna comment on random videos "remember when you crashed a drone into stage 5?" til the end of time. enjoy!  poop

  • RakielKanan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    "Let's never talk about this again."


    I feel like that's just wishful thinking.

  • Evv FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold KevinEverett

    2 months ago

    Its always content though, Win or Fail... although in this case you won at first and then lost the second time. 


    Sounds like gambling in Vegas

  • EarlVOstar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I try not to practice Schadenfreude, but god damnit, I can't stop laughing at this.

    • FennoJ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      How come there's not an English word for vahingonilo? Did they have to describe the feeling every time they felt it before borrowing Germany's? :D

    • EarlVOstar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Pretty much. Thank you for the Finnish lesson, by the way.

  • beefiesttaco FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Beefiest

    2 months ago

    Good job, Burns. 10/10.

  • dchild59 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    That blows!!!

  • Neo_Baggins FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    My mavic should be shipping any day now! Will stay away from buildings...and I'm getting the replacement package

  • The_original_Steak_Sandwich FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    poor Burnie burns, feel for you.

  • thenexus6 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    hmmm david lynch hair ! 

  • JackReilly FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Was it user error that the drone didn't clear the stage 5 building or was there an issue with the drone itself?

    • Don_Mega2453 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Neither! You can clearly see stage 5 jump in front of the drone. Trees do the same thing to me when I'm driving!

  • Obsolete18 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Was there a malfunction? Its not like the drone clipped the top of the building, it just never went up. I don't know how that could have happend otherwise unless Burnie really fumbled the controller

  • rebkos FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    ...We're still going to get the video about the equipment you use right?  *Geeky hype*

  • laurenedensor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Following Burnie's journey on Twitter about his relationship with this drone was a wild ride

  • lorisasaki FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold LoriSasaki

    2 months ago

    *tear*

  • Stumpyz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I feel like the Mavic is cursed. You crashed it, Casey Neistat lost his after a day, I've heard of some other people having some major issues with it...

    • Neo_Baggins FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Most of the issues are due to them being preproduction models, they all say how they were just in bubble wrap in a cardboard box, that means they were prototypes, probably the last ones before production, and they send them out to raise hype Problem is, they're made with cheaper parts, since they might be changing things still so they malfunction or just burn out much quicker and more often than the final product. Burnies looked to be production packaging though, so I think his was a result of top gunning too hard.

  • RandomocityJ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    what did you not learn about %100 lifetime?

  • demonhaze FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Jebus Lorenzo, that's a fair price now in bits.

  • ScorpionMeta FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold A Very Tired Human

    2 months ago

    You may have crashed an $1,100 drone, but at least you got a video out of it

  • Xena1016 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    *"Flight of the Valkyrie" plays. *

    Oh this is going to be glorious. 

    *crashes drone into building.* 

    There it is!  

  • IanMacIntyre FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Burnie what happened the first shot was so good then the drone didn't get even close to clearing stage 5

  • drunkenbatmn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Which fuck nugget wrote the title?

    Edit- The title was corrected after I left this comment.

    • Caverness FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      @drunkenbatmn What exactly is wrong with the title?

    • Neo_Baggins FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Guessing you're saying it should have read 'an eleven hundred dollar drone', not 'a one thousand one hundred dollar drone'...but it works both ways, just depending on how you read the number. Since it's kind of a grand statement, I would see Burnie emphasizing the one thousand one hundred, not the more casual eleven hundred. But you overreacted either way and people definitely noticed.

  • TUCKERLP2032 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    ahahahaha hey take your lumps.

    Callback to Drunk tank podcast #60

  • The14th FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Damn Burnie...

  • gaswinehart FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I just bought my first drone Tuesday and it comes tomorrow....this video coming out today seems like a bad omen  flushed

    • Neo_Baggins FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      What drone? I ordered a Mavic weeks ago, but they're so backordered I have no clue when it will get here.

  • danbonrp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    more like a crash and burnie.

  • CptObvious1994 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Thanks, Captain Obvious

    2 months ago

    "So, I tried it again."


    He's not gonna clear the roof is he?


    *smashes right into the side of the building*


    Yep, there it is.

  • Keighvin1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    my only thought was, why is he trying to return something he broke?

    • tanyelle FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      he probably has a warrenty

    • Roby1996 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RDV

      2 months ago

      My thoughts exactly, but:


      Depends on the policy's and insurance.


      If you're doing risky stuff with the thing (like awesome shots like this one) it might be a good thing to get insurance that covers that. 

  • JoshuaHana FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Every time I take my drone out I have people asking me about it and they always ask "Aren't you afraid you're gonna crash it?" and I tell them "Nah they have all kinds of sensors and GPS so you have to be doing something pretty stupid to crash it" ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

  • Briarpack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Wow, you hauled ass into that wall. The obstacle avoidance system would've probably kicked in had the speed been under 22 mph xD

    • burnie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      I cleared a warning on the controller that said basically "if you turn this mode on, the sensors won't work and you are going to crash this thing"

    • Caverness FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      @burnie Psshh way to strategically leave that part out of the video!   burnie

  • British_Knight FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Misunderstood Sarcastic

    2 months ago

    When did Seth Rogan replace Burnie?

  • peetey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Am I cool yet?

    2 months ago

    Burnie has now transcended into a true vloger, by destroying his first ever drone.

  • SimsJoseph FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    You couldn't hit the broadside of a...oh wait, ya did.