Since the come out of drones, people are continuously exploring more applied scenes and modes for drones. In this article, i sum up all crowd-funding drone programs occurred at Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Among them, some gained unexpected attention while some were far away from the crowd-funding goal. Let’s have a look and see which drones are more welcomed.
Micro Drone 3.0
Micro Drone 3.0 which was recently released at Indiegogo, is as large as our palm. It adopts the minimum retractable frame on the world coming with a 720p cam. Such a mini drone can not only fly well in windy days with wind speed up to 45mph, it can even fly heading downwards or stick on the wall. Users can customize a drone appearance through 3D print.
ELF from China launched its original model- VR drone at Indiegogo. ELF is a kind of drone controlled via APP on phone, carrying a HD cam. It reaches functions of shooting and recording by connecting with IOS or Android via Bluetooth. In addition, by capitalizing on the special cardboard equipment, viewers can feel the binocular stereo visual effect.
Different from traditional drones.Ares flies following the track drawn on Iphone or Ipad map by users, which can’t be operated by manual. According to the company’s introduction, the aim of that design is to avoid possible danger caused by the non-response of manual operations. For further safety, the built-in flight system will mark non-fly zones on map.
Carbon Flyer is the first drone being made of full carbon fiber, featuring Bluetooth and video. The developer said, the reason why creates Carbon Flyer is that such kind of product is cooler and greatly potential.
Recently, a German inventor Holger Willeke started his own drone program Yeair at the Kickstarter. Yeair adopts a power system mixed fuel oil and electricity, which can fly 60 minutes at speed of 96km/h with loading 12 pound. Such a mixed power system ensures drone to continue flying with oil when the battery power is run out.
Percepto is an additional device providing application program for drones. Through creating an open-source software zone, users can control the drone via the Percepto App on phone. But the current Percepto is only accessible to drones carrying a Go Pro.
Albatross is made of carbon fiber. It supports additional device, is able to carry out missions like rescue and detection. The longest flight range is up to 160km.
EBumper is the first one adopting Sonar escape system, specially designed for flying indoors at low speed. It has four sonar equipment and can show real time the location and information about barriers to prevent possible dangers.
Zyro Games is a game platform specially made for drone. They announced that this is an revolutionary game platform. Zyro allows one or several users to play football, hockey ball game and so on through wireless connection and a remote controller. At the same time, the connected phone will show you the real-time situation.
Sprite is a portable drone, carrying a two-axis 1080p HD camera. The maximum flight range is 6km, which is enough to meet your needs for shooting when travel. Sprite flies followed the track drawn by users on IOS or Android. In that way, users are able to travel and shoot at the same time.
Different from most other drones, Aguadrone is a drone used for fishing. It is fully water resistant, carrying three pods. The Fish Scout pod is applied to seeking shoal of fish, the Line Flier pod can go fishing, and the camera pod is used to place photographic equipment. The pity is that this drone gain few attention.
C-mi is a drone for industrial use and consumption. It carries retractable gimbal, water resistant GPS tracker and so on. It offers three modes- follow, surround and manual mode. Beyond that, C-mi supports real-time transmission for your convenience to share your videos on the Internet.
CyPhy Works LVL 1
CyPhy Works was famous as a military drone. So this CyPhy Works CyPhy Works LVL 1 1 is its first drone entering market for consumption. This 6-axis drone can still offer good shooting effect during moving. Besides, CyPhy Works LVL 1 gave up the traditional ways of operation, but adopts operation by smart phones.
Eedu was announced as a easy- to- play and programmable drone. Components of Eedu are compatible with Arduino and other open-source hardware. What’s more, it builds a LUCI to integrate the drone with its software. But it failed attracting much attention.
Apart from real estate, agriculture, photography and sport, drone is developing towards new market. Just like its name, Wallet Drone is large as a wallet. It collected four times capital than expected within only 11 days. So we can see that mini drone is very attractive for consumers.
xCraft PhoneDrone is drone that can make your phone fly up. The production team believed that flying up phones will increases the applied scene for both drone and phone. But at present, in addition to work as a cam for drone, it hasn’t created other applied scenes, so it didn’t reach its crowd-funding goal.