Monday, August 23, 2010

Draganflyer X8: The Dreamboat UAV [UAVs]


Draganflyer X8: The Dreamboat UAVAll respects to whatever UAV you've got on your pin-up calendar. The Draganflyer X8 has it beat in the beauty department. And wait until you see how flexible it is.

DraganFlyer X8 complete spec list is pretty ridiculous, so let's just gun through some of the highlights: GPS that can track up to 16 satellites simultaneously, can carry a payload of over two pounds, has a microSD black box data recorder, 3 gyros, accelerometers, and magnetometers on-board, and capable of carrying a remote-operated 10MP still camera and a 1080p video camera. Also: it's foldable.

Pretty slick, and a worthy addition to the Draganflyer lineage. It's also, presumably, very expensive, since you have to request a price quote. That's fine, though; this little monster's meant for professional photographers and/or amateur spy games. For now, I'm content just to focus my gadget lust on it. [DraganFly]