Humanity has learned through many years of building machines that there is now problem that can’t be solved with more mechanical power. YouTuber and extreme quadcopter enthusiast QuadMovr has taken this philosophy to heart and built one hell of a drone.
Not just fast this little drone is spectacularly fast, Formula 1 kind of fast, it just never seems to be going slow even during 90 degree turns (you will need to watch the videos in full screen just to keep the Movr in sight).
QuadMovr’s need for speed is fed by 22 volt electricity. The quadcopter is hand built using off the shelf parts and designed to work at the higher than normal voltage. The lightweight design and extra power should see QuadMovr’s drone achieving well over 100kph flat out, some speculate a top speed of over 140kph might be possible with this hardware.
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Representing the ultimate form of personal freedom hoverboards for now remain a dream but many people are working hard to keep the dream alive, Hendo included. Catalin Alexandru Duru is another such individual, having spent the past 12 months working on his own propeller driven hoverboard he has this week proven his tech works by riding it to a new distance record for Hoverboard flight.
With Guinness on hand Catalin took to the air flying 275 meters before setting down in the calm waters of Lake Ouareau in Quebec, Canada. A record that surpassed the previous by 225 meters. Very little is known of the technology used in Catalin’s interpretation of the Hoverboard, it appears to be 4 very powerful quadcopters, but for a first official flight it seemed to work well. This may be one situation where lots of smaller propellers really is better than a few large propellers.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the World Record flight of one impressive flying machine and its whacky pilot. Sit back relax and prepare to be amazed by the hoverboard that does more; slices dices mixes dispenses. But wait there’s more.
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As the world quickly finds it feet in the rarefied air just above our heads thanks to the wonder of remote control drones those on the leading edge are busily coming up with new and entertaining ways to put the little aircraft to use. The fun may have started with using drones as a platform for photography or a new way to take a selfie but there is so much more fun to be had.
Racing drones through snow covered parks or muddy forests ups the fun stakes especially when watching the first person perspective view, a view that imbues the vision with a very Return of the Jedi feel. This though is just the beginning, what if you added weapons to the drone, then every race could also be a dog fight.
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Combining his love of Star Wars and a passion for quadcopters YouTuber Oliver C has managed to bring to life not one but two Star Wars RC aircraft. The RC Millennium Falcon and the Tie Interceptor both capture the spirit of the original films brilliantly and then proceed to fly off around the park and have fun, it doesn’t get much better than that.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are two spectacular home-made flying machines from a galaxy far far away. Now the real challenge is who can build the first working Deathstar? Sit back relax and prepare to be amused by Star Wars hijinks in the park.
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Quadcopters are all the rage at the moment with new models appearing think and fast but few can claim to be completely hands free, autonomy seems to be the next revolution for our eyes in the sky.
The Helico AirDog is one of the first drones that can claim to be fully autonomous from take off to landing and capturing all of the action in between. Just like mans four legged best friend the AirDog will follow its master through all conditions, keeping close and watching intently.
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Kickstarter has another hit on its hands, actually one that could fit in the palm of your hand, introducing the Zano nano drone by English engineering and design company Torquing Group LTD. While its dimension may be diminutive it is one smart muchacho that’s capable of intelligent flight, autonomous or swarm behavior and all controlled via your smartphone. Video and audio capture are via the 5 megapixel digitally stabilized camera and all of this is contained within the incredible 55 gram take off weight.
Launched on Kickstarter in November the Torquing Group have already busted through their goal of £125,000, reaching the lofty heights of £551,372 with 33 days still to go. If they reach the 750k mark autonomous tracking may even be possible. All going well early adopters should see their nano drone arrive in the mail July 2015, delivery by drone Amazon style would just be too perfect.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the incredible Android or iOS controlled nano drone. Here at Highpants we think it would be a form of abuse to use such an amazing gadget for group selfies but we also know it is inevitable. Sit back, relax and enjoy the demonstration videos of one cool flying gadget.
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QuadCopters are becoming the ubiquitous tool of the future; delivering parcels, flying defibrillator and now even musician. KMel Robotics recent music video ‘Flying Robot Rockstars’ demonstrates the point nicely by featuring a group of flying robots that have taken up musical instruments.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are the robotic musicians that fly, a music video powered by electricity and Intel. Sit back relax and begin music program 05 in three, two, one, execute.
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Vijay Kumar and his team at the University of Pennsylvania are pushing the boundaries of flying technology and in the process they may have created the coolest quadcopter so far, the Pico Quadrotor. Smaller, faster, smarter and then smaller again, this is the name of game in the lab.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are the Pico flyers tamed and trained for our entertainment. Sit back, relax and prepare to be amazed by these miniature flying machines.
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The new king of aerial photography the Quadcopter is nearing the point of ubiquity, the point where it will be standard equipment for every professional video production house. To take an affordable step into this flying world there are two high quality and affordable options, Parrot or DJI. This is where the Phantom 2 comes in, priced at $649 USD for the basics it offers exception shooting quality at a consumer friendly price.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are two examples of the Phantoms work, fitted with the Vision+ camera or a GoPro the Phantom 2 produces the goods. In the shots where the blades are visible you can see the quadcopter moving about but the horizon stays rock solid steady. Sit back, relax and let the Phantom 2 chase down summer for you.
Continue reading DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter, the Pro Shooter in Toy Story Cloths…