Quadcopters and multirotors are becoming devices affordable for anyone, to take aerial video and photographs or just to experience the adrenaline burst that comes from controlling the aerial evolutions of these flying machines.
A new generation of flying machines is at the doorstep. Meet the Dragonfly.
Here are some specs from the Robot Dragonfly project web site
Please note: Hybrid flight time: 25-30 minutes. This thing can hover like a quadcopter and glide like a plane.
Silent. This is a big difference with quacopters and multirotors and opens for different fields of application.
Onboard high resolution cameras and GPS.
A game changer by all means. According to the website, we could start to see some on those on the market within a few months, possibly starting from november-december 2013, based on the fact that release of the kits to distributors is scheduled for october 2013.
Here are some dragonfly videos: