Hop in a passenger drone

Hop in a passenger drone

The world’s first passenger drone was unveiled in January by Chinese company Ehang. The quadcopter-like design is fully autonomous, with a button to lift off and another to land. Ehang 184 specifications Drone weight: 200 kilograms Load capacity: 100 kilograms Average speed: 100 kilometres per hour Cruising time: 23 minutes Charging time: 2- 4 hours Height range: more than 500 metres Energy consumption: 14.4 kilowatt hours The autonomous aerial vehicle […]

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AIRK presents a family of drones

AIRK presents a family of drones

Barcelona startup launches a crowdfunding campaign at Kickstarter Quadcopter FC4 , Hexacopter FC6 , Octocopter FC8 and OctoQuad FC4r . No, these are not the names of the Transformers 5 new robots, but the drone models that the new startup from Barcelona, Airk , is able to develop. The family of drones Fireclouds by Airk is made up of 4 units, each model with quite different uses and purposes. Quadcopter […]

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Bat Drone Mimics Flexible Wings

Bat Drone Mimics Flexible Wings

When chasing insects for their dinner, bats can perform aerial acrobatics that would shame even the steeliest test pilots. Inspired by the wings that allow bats to pull off such impressive maneuvers, a team of engineers designed new kinds of wing surfaces for drones. At the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, a group led by engineering professor Bharathram Ganapathisubramani designed a flexible, membrane wing for small drones , […]

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Making Sweet Drone Videos

Making Sweet Drone Videos

Thanks to upgrades coming to the DJI Phantom Drone maker DJI’s latest release, the Phantom 4 , makes it easier than ever to capture beautiful aerial photos and videos. But the Chinese firm is working on ways to make the process simpler still. The company is currently building a set of automatic camera maneuvers that could allow Phantom 4 owners to nail complex shots by just pushing a button. “A […]

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