Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Learn more.

Carbon Flyer Video Drone is Cool and Cheap

by Shane McGlaun
Advertisement

There are a bunch of drones on the market today that have video cameras inside them. The thing most of those drones have in common is a high purchase price. A new drone is on Indiegogo right now and it is surprisingly cheap for a video drone – and it’s made out of a very cool material. It’s called the Carbon Flyer, so of course it’s made from carbon fiber.

carbon-fly-1zoom in

The lightweight and very strong material helps the drone fly longer distances and survive the inevitable crash. The Carbon Flyer is controlled via Bluetooth from a smartphone. An onboard video camera can shoot video as the drone soars around, though it only captures 640×480 video, and you can’t view the video in real time.

Carbon Flyer has no moving flaps or parts, it uses differential thrust to make turns and give the pilot control, and is launched much like a paper airplane.

A single Carbon Flyer will cost you $99(USD) and is expected to ship in August 2015. The project was seeking $50,000 and has raised over $122,000 so far on Indiegogo.



Darth Vader Meditation Chamber Desk

Darth Vader Meditation Chamber Desk

Wonderwall: 80s Edition

Wonderwall: 80s Edition

Woodturning a Rainbow Lamp

Woodturning a Rainbow Lamp

Advertisement
Less Expensive Rear-Wheel Drive Tesla Model Y Standard Range EV Debuts

Less Expensive Rear-Wheel Drive Tesla Model Y Standard Range EV Debuts

Mysterious Heritage Limited Edition Ford Bronco Rumors Surface

Mysterious Heritage Limited Edition Ford Bronco Rumors Surface

An Eleanor Mustang from “Gone in 60 Seconds” Is for Sale

An Eleanor Mustang from “Gone in 60 Seconds” Is for Sale

Advertisement