A group of researchers working out of the Delft University of Technology have developed an innovative and high-tech fixed-wing drone, aptly named the delftAcopter, that is designed to bring together the very best advantages of helicopters and conventional airplanes. Specifically, this drone makes use of a propellor system to take off in a vertical manner, but then flies like an airplane.
What's more, this fixed-wing drone can carry out autonomous flights thanks to its ability to stay connected to drone pilots via a satellite connection that can be controlled from anywhere on Earth. The drone is fitted with a video camera while object avoidance technologies helps prevent collisions.
This autonomous functionality coupled with the drone's high-quality camera system makes it an excellent option for an array of scientific and research applications.
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