Built to promote its Drone Champions drone racing video game, this drone is shown flying being controlled on the ground by a controller in the video below. This is a full-sized drone, called the “big drone” is build with a carbon fiber airframe with 6 arms, each with a pair of coaxial rotors mounted at the ends and extending on a very sleek looking chassis. While you have seen video like this before showing much smaller drones doing the extreme rolls and loops, this time it is a much bigger.
The unit is controlled on the ground by a pilot rather than in the drone itself.
The video was filmed in Croatia. Now much of the video was filmed doing the extreme flying was filmed sans human (but with a dummy on board) but it is still impressive. Later it shows a person on board but doing a much more sedate flight. It does however show as a proof of concept with the unit flying with a person on board, just no flips. In this case it was Drone Champions founder Herbert Weirather who got the call.
“We have developed and built the first-ever manned aerobatic drone with the vision to create a brand-new future racing experience and to recruit drone pilots through DCL – The Game,” says Drone Champions founder and CEO, Herbert Weirather. “Everyone should have the opportunity to fly, and DCL – The Game provides a starting point.”
Below is an 8 minutes video that give further background and flights of the drone.
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