The Quantum TRON Takes Off Vertically and Flies Horizontally

By: Joey Haar - Sep 6, 2016
References: quantum-systems & digitaltrends
The Quantum TRON is a drone that takes off vertically, like a helicopter or, more aptly, like a quadcopter drone. However, what separates this unmanned aerial vehicle from its competitors is that it can shift its propellers mid-flight, allowing it to zip through the sky flatly vertically, like a jet plane.

While standard quadcopter drones can fly horizontally, they do so by tilting their entire body forward, reducing their aerodynamic efficiency and thus their speed. Since the Quantum TRON can adjust its propellers in the air, it is able to fly straight ahead without having to tilt its body. The result is a far more plane-like, aerodynamic unmanned aerial vehicle.

In horizontal flight mode, the Quantum TRON can reach a cruising speed of 80 kilometers per hour.