Let’s face it, most drones aren’t designed for extended flights, and that even includes the professional models. Introducing Zero Zero Robotics’ V-Coptr Falcon, which is touted as the world’s first drone with a “V-shaped bi-copter” design. In other words, rather than use four rotors for flight, the Falcon has just two at the end of arms that extend out from the top, but comes equipped with tilting technology. You can easily fold these arms inwards when not in use, all into a portable 730g package. Read more for a video and additional information.
This bi-copter design also enables Zero Zero Robotics to cram a 4,500-mAh battery into the drone, which is good for 50-minutes of flight time. The real star is the 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor sitting on a three-axis mechanical gimbal that’s good for 12 megapixel stills and 4K video footage at 30 fps. You can transmit video back to the user from up to 4.3-miles away.
Like other drones, there’s a return-to-home function, pre-programmed flight paths, auto-following, and forward-facing obstacle avoidance. Pre-orders are now live on the company’s website for $699 USD, but that will increase to $999 USD when it arrives in stores some time during February 2020.