With so many new drone designs being crowdfunded these days, It’s starting to feel like the campaigns are starting to run together. That’s why when I see something unique, I have to share. That’s the case with the Carbon Flyer. The Carbon Flyer is a small, fixed-wing drone with two propellers. As the name indicates, the entire craft is made out of super tough carbon fiber.
The Carbon Flyer is the world’s first all carbon fiber personal drone, controlled by Bluetooth, with an onboard video camera. Its highly durable construction surpasses every other remotely controlled plane, easily surviving the inevitable crashes. Fun to fly, easy to control, and beautiful to behold, this high tech toy is perfect for the RC enthusiast, the gadget lover or the inner child in everyone!
The Carbon Flyer is packed with technology. In addition to its super tough carbon fiber airframe, it features an ultra-low drag delta-wing design, allowing for high speeds and superior control; it uses dual high power motors with differential thrust to steer, with no fragile moving parts; it is controlled via long range Bluetooth 4.0 and a smartphone app; it features hot-swappable, rechargeable lithium ion batteries, and it has an onboard camera for taking video while it is flying. In addition, the Carbon Flyer airframe is assembled using carbon nanotube enhanced epoxy which creates bonds stronger than steel welds. It is, in fact, the world’s first mainstream product to utilize this amazing material technology.
If you like the Carbon Flyer, then I have some great news. As of July 17th, 2015, the project has raised $384,664, which is 637% of it’s goal amount. You can purchase your Carbon Flyer drone through IndieGoGo, pricing starts at $129 for 1 drone and goes up to $6,839 for 50 Carbon Flyer (HD) drones.