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First crashproof drone

Discussion in 'News' started by Richard Espy, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. Richard Espy

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    No matter how it falls from the sky, it can go back to an upright position and continue to fly. It’s called XT Flyer



    It’s being tested at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University



    What do you guys think?
     
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    I think it is already here! Actually the first video above if from 2009, so it must be that technology in this little drone?:
    Blade Nano QX 3D Quadcopter RTF | Horizon Hobby

    I have this little guy and it is a lot of fun. Has programmed flips, will fly inverted, and can launch and land right side up or upside down!
     
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    Too weak for slap... and what's branch of tree?
     
  4. Richard Espy

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    You mean what would happen if it hit the branch of a tree? I suppose that would depend on flight speed ... I think the wireframe approach is clever though. Not really seen on any other drone besides Flyability but that's much more expensive and clearly intended for another market.
     
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    Glad to hear your thoughts! And hmm, so I suppose it's been pushed out to the toy market already? I wonder if they will do a more general version soon
     
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    Sorry not enough explain. I meant, branch or stick shaped thing will brake in if we're unlucky. Another solution is mesh propeller guard (sorry I miss the link to the prototype of the product), which may decrease aerodynamic force, however.
     
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