V-Coptr Falcon: drone with tilt rotors and 50 minutes flight time presented

The Bi-Copter drone V-Coptr Falcon from Zerozero Robotics was developed by the manufacturer Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey inspires, even if the engines of the Osprey tilt forward. This also works with the V-Coptr Falcon: The motors and rotors move forward for straight flight. However, such mechanisms are very susceptible to external influences. The arms with the motors and rotors can also be folded up for easier transport.

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The drone is equipped with a camera with 12 megapixel photo resolution, which can also take 4K pictures at 30 frames per second. In addition, the camera can work at 60 frames per second at 2.7K and record at 1080p at 120 frames per second. If you want, you can also use it to fly predefined flight routes or have yourself tracked and filmed by the drone.

Photos can be saved as JPEGs or as raw data. The drone can accept microSD cards with a capacity of up to 256 GB.

Equipped with collision avoidance, the camera should also be able to avoid obstacles that appear in front of the aircraft. For this purpose, two cameras are installed, which are directed forward.

The drone should allow up to 50 minutes of flight time, the controller on the ground, into which a smartphone is inserted, lasts about 2.5 hours with a battery. For comparison: the usual quadcopters from DJI have flight times of half an hour.

The V-Coptr Falcon should be available in February 2020 for around $ 1,000.

Zerozero Robotics already had that through Kickstarter Drone hover 2 had it financed, but then had problems delivering it. According to the company, there are software problemsthat delay delivery. Some beta testers are said to already Hover 2 received, tests are still pending.

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