A company in Arizona is developing an aircraft that can take off and land vertically, named after SkyProwler. It installs four propellers around the fuselage used to elevate vertically. When the aircraft is cruising, they can gain enough lift force from the fixed wings for the plane. According to flight procedure, the demonstrator is able to fly 24 minutes with rotary wings and 40 minutes with fixed wings, and the maximum speed of flying with fixed wings is up to 134km/ h.
Quadcopter deforms into fixed wing structure
The four rotary wings of SkyProwler can be folded and hidden into the fuselage. It can take off and land as a helicopter, fold and recover the wings and deform into a fixed-wing copter to fly at fastest speed. The deformation is reached without any tool. If you want to recover it to a quadcopter, you just need to pick off the fixed wings and take place of a tail wing.
According to the design, this aircraft installs two propellers in the tail position, making the flight speed reach 134km/h. If you just want to have a slower flight in short distance, you could discharge its fixed wings and tail wing. In that way, the flight speed will decrease to 56km/h.
Preposed gimbal to stabilize and 4k camera
The round Eye Cam is in the front. No matter which direction the camera is towards, it will not create extra drag during flight, and the shooting effect will not be affected by the shadow of the rotary propellers. Eye Cam has a built-in framework stabilizer, together with the unique aerial videos and sensor design, the whole images are more smooth, and it also supports real-time transmission. At present, Eye Cam comes with two versions. The ProAm 1080p30igs is able to record 1080p HD videos while the Pro 4K30igs shoots super HD 4K videos.
Compared with DJI Inspire, SkyProwler owns lower drag coefficient, so it will fly faster.
The built-in gimbal and camera combine to reduce the drag coefficient, too.
It owns a super large storage space which can be used to accommodate battery as well as deliver goods.
It also features ground station function and operated via voice.