Unlike other drones, this innovative design sports four blade-less propellers', with the main one positioned directly in the center, and is also responsible for most of the ducted flow to support take-offs as well as landings. The other propellers control the direction of the drone, with the two front ones capable of rotating 20° forward / backwards, while the back propeller rotates 20° clockwise / counter clockwise. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
It's only a matter of time before Tesla vehicles start offering drone packages with each purchase, and it would only make sense for the company to manufacture their own. Introducing "Aurora". Featuring a tricopter design, this electric drone can be operated autonomously or controlled manually with a tablet, making it ideal for reconnaissance, capturing aerial photography, or just flying it around for fun. Continue reading for more pictures.
EACHINE's E10C may be the world's smallest HD camera drone, but it's rugged construction makes it perfect for beginners, and it's being offered for just $33.99 shipped, today only, originally $59.99. It features a 2.0-megapixel camera, a 6-axis flight control system with adjustable gyro sensitivity, an LED light for night flying and 3 flight speed modes. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.
Syma's X5C Quadcopter Drone is great for beginners or practice, and it's being offered for just $29.95 shipped with coupon code: TENERGY8, today only, originally $39.93. Beginners and professionals alike can perform flips at the push of a button, complete with 360° vision as well as wind resistance, making it perfect for indoors or outdoors. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: TENERGY8 during final checkout to receive the additional discount. Continue reading for some test footage and more information.
Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and Zurich University of the Arts (ZHDK), have unveiled VOLIRO, a hexacopter drone capable of performing stunts unlike any other, thanks to its six independently rotating propellers. In other words, it can take off vertically and go straight into a barrel roll or even climb a wall. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The H36 Micro Drone is nearly indestructible and fits in the palm of your hand, all for $19.99, today only, originally $39.99. It features a "Compass Mode" that automatically changes flight direction to follow the remote orientation, as well as "One Key Return" to make flying easy for beginners. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.
Rabing's RC Drone can be folded up just like the DJI Mavic Pro, and it's being offered for just $89.99 shipped. Just download the "SMAO FPV" app on your mobile phone, connect to the drone, and you'll be able to design your flight path directly on the screen. Once connected, you can also use the handset for a FPV beamed directly from the drone. Product page. Continue reading for an in-depth video review and more information.
Most drones are great for capturing aerial footage and / or stunts, but the Airdog ADII was designed to autonomously follow you around by tracking movements with the help of GPS-enabled wristbands. That's right, the drone connects to a waterproof wristband called "AirLeash," which is used to takeoff and make quick adjustments on-the-fly during use. It replaces the need for a remote or smartphone app, making the device great for extreme sports enthusiasts. For example, if you intend of hiking / biking a trail, simply outline that path via the Airdog app or AirLeash screen, which automatically syncs with Google Earth. Then it automatically follows you along the route, while avoiding obstacles like trees and buildings, and adapting to your movements. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
GoolRC's T36 Mini Quadcopter Drone fits in the palm of your hand and can easily be upgraded, all for $19.99, this weekend only, originally $39.99. With a built-in positioning system, this drone can automatically locate the remote control, and with just the press of a button, it flies directly back to you. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review, more pictures and information.
Many drone users casually fly, while others do it for a living, capturing these award-winning shots in the process. Calin Stan captured "The Infinite Road to Transylvania" in Romania, and managed to become a finalist in the nature category of the annual Dronestagram competition. The region of Transylvania is known for the scenery of its Carpathian landscape and its rich history. It also contains major cities such as Cluj-Napoca, Brasov, Sibiu and Targu Mures. In the English-speaking world it has been commonly associated with vampires, due to the influence of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula and its many film adaptations. Continue reading to see more award-winning shots. Click here for a few bonus images.