I tend to get emails from people spreading the word about new products and I wanted to share these two with you. I have not put my hands on anything below, just wanted to pass along cool new tech and products.
This thing packs some crazy features and reminds me a little bit of the car that Homer Simpson got to design. Until I see a working prototype, this gets the ya-right treatment. I know stuff like this will eventually be created, but I always get a kick out of 3d mock ups because they can just ignore physics. So lets have a laugh at their expense but also wish them luck as they push the boundaries of drone technology. Read more about this at SubMurres.com. Here is my favorite part of the press release:
The dual submarine aircraft moves ubiquitously from water to air. As a submarine, SubMurres glide silently underwater performing its mission as it surfaces. Once on the water surface its flight system is engaged and its four rotors emerge from their compartments as vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) is initiated. Once airborne, there is no expulsion of parts. SubMurres simply flies unfettered, with all components intact. Its landing apparatus allow it to settle on terrain, and its second camera system allows it to fully capture surroundings. From land, it can be directly re-dispatched to water. No need to redeploy or to be picked up by another carrier aircraft, unlike any of the chief aeronautic industry or Navy-funded university’s latest submersive drone models!
Yuneec H920 Plus - For engineering/architecture, broadcast, law enforcement, and inspections spaces
I have been carefully watching Yuneec's product offerings and it seems like they are emerging as one of the main competitors to DJI. I really want to get my hands on some of their stuff to test it out and compare it to my DJI gear. While this H920 hexacopter drone is being pitched as a commercial drone, I was instantly attracted to the CG04 camera because you can change out the lenses. This is a micro four thirds camera so it might be comparable to the X5 from DJI. I am still using the X3 (that is basically a GoPro) but I really want to step up my game and get one of these cameras with bigger sensors. Better low light performance, more detail, more options for creating amazing aerial photography. The price range will be $2499 - $3999. That fully integrated remote control looks amazing too and it would make my flight kit more simple because it would eliminate the need for a smart phone. This thing looks awesome too, nice work Yuneec.
This new drone was originally the H920, but now has updated features such as: