by Sebastian Wöber | 26th May 2015
With the news of crazy new drone inventions coming from Kickstarter just this morning, here’s another one that we might want to take more seriously. Yeair! is the first fuel quad copter that runs with 4 miniature combustion engines and impresses us with some intriguing features. Yeair! promises more airtime, more payload and more speed than other quad copters. yeair! combines the reliabilty of electric engines with the power of a combustion engine • 60 min. max. airtime • up to 5 kg payload • up to 100 km / h top speed 5kg payload sounds crazy strong for a 1400€ drone. Furthermore the German engineering team included standard quadcopter features like: follow me mode, automatic start and landing function, autonomous flight options and some other pretty advanced features like failsafe engines and intelligent smarphone & tablet controls. The range extending Long Distance Wing and retractable landing gear looks like it makes this drone ready for serious business. Unfortunately there are no specific details about how the combustion engines work. I’m sure we’ll find out more about this project soon. If you’re intrigued by the yeair! fuel quad copter head over to their Kickstarter Page. After only an hour online they’ve covered more than 20% of their modest goal of 70,000€. So it looks like we’ll see this campaign come to life rather sooner than later.Read more
by Sebastian Wöber | 19th April 2012
We thank our sponsor B&H who has made cinema5D’s news coverage of NAB 2012 possible. Get your gear through B&H to support this platform: www.bhphotovideo.com Ever wanted to go airborne with your camera? With GoPro getting serious about entering the indie film business and the release of this affordable helicopter you’re closer to accomplish that dream. It’s definitely a shaky procedure and I hear that practice has a lot to do with getting the nice seconds you need to accomplish your shot. There are several videos on the homepage of the manufacturer as well as on YouTube that show how footage taken with this product looks like. There hasn’t been any GoPro 35Mbit footage though, I wonder what this device could deliver in the right hands. There is also a more expensive model, the HPQ-2 that costs $1800 and can carry HDSLR cameras. Rotor Concept, Inc. website.Read more
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