Sony Airpeak Drone Wind Testing
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Sony may not be a leader in drones, but their upcoming Airpeak quadcopter is definitely no slouch. They recently headed to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for some wind resistance testing, as their facility can generate an artificial airflow at a constant speed. The aim was to see how the drone could be affected by strong wind, and the maximum that it can endure, which turned out to be 44.7 mph. Read more for the video and additional information.



The drone’s propulsion system, which consists of propellers, motors and ESC (Electric Speed Controller), is optimized to ensure stable flight even in strong winds. Airpeak utilizes an ESC designed for superior control, along with highly efficient 17-inch propellers as well as lightweight, high-power brushless motors. Sony is currently developing a unique propulsion system and flight controller for the device, and testing the technology in strong winds in addition to other challenging environmental conditions.

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Sony Airpeak Drone Testing
Sony Airpeak Drone Testing

The Austrian mountains shown in the CES 2021 video were covered in snow, and the test course was thick with fog. These conditions were actually a lucky accident, and not something we had planned for, but it has meant that we can go on to test the accuracy of Airpeak’s sensing and control functions in various different weather conditions,” said Sony.