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HOW SWIM & FLY DRONES CAN RESULT INTO THE MAKING OF AMPHIBIOUS AIRCRAFT

Quadcopter drones in its toy size have become more popular that the initial helicopter model. The use of the drones for surveillance and other purposes has become popular hence; leading to its increasing market demand.

As the sales is increasing, competitions in design and features are also increasing. The making of robotic drone for autonomous flight was released by Autel in early this year and that did not an end to further innovation in the making of drones.

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Features may be what the consumers will soon begin to look after. The inclusion of special features can increase the area of application for the drone. In regard to this, lots of drone making firms are not only venturing into the robotic drones features but also moving into the making of drones that can swim and fly.

A drone with such category can hover on the surface of the water with all of its body fully immense into the water with the exception of its rotors which will help to keep it in motion and be able to pull the whole body from the water when required.

A typical drone of such category will in no-doubt, possess high level of water resistance. Besides that, using powerful rotors and light weight can offer the drone such advantage.  Though, the drones seem so far with such feature are not robotic, it is possible that there may be possible combination of robotic and swimming features in the future drones.

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A good example of these swim and fly robot is the one released by Swellpro. According a source, the firm had been in the production of drones and the swim and fly category precisely. The drones made for water and air application is the main scope of the firm. Their “Spry” model of quadcopter drone can submerge almost completely in water leaving only two of its rotors outside the water surface.

Based on the “Spry” design, it has high level of waterproof protection making it possible for the unmanned aerial vehicle to remain submerged up to one meter for 30 minutes.  With its 6045 propellers, it has a weighs of 538 grams without battery.

The overall dimensions is 233.5 X 249 X 90 millimeters with a 270 millimeter motor diameter. It makes use of 3600 milliAmp Lithium-ion battery that weighs 196 kilograms and requires 70 minutes to fully charge. When the battery is charged fully, the drone can take a successful flight of 15 minutes or more.

The special features of the drone in terms of control are; auto-takeoff, auto-hover, follow me, return to home, return to remote, orbit, and autonomous functions. Based on details, this drone can be a combination of swim and fly with robotic function.

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If the features obtained from such drone can be found in modern passenger drones, it means there will lots of application and safety that will be found in them.

However, such may not actually be impossible, rather it will involve high level of calculations and use of proper material considering the fact that passenger drone will have a door opening fr human entrance which this toy-size quadcopter drone does not. Closing the openings in the door in a way that will resist water penetration is another major challenge for such invention. However, if it can be achieved, they there will several things someone can do with a passenger drone both in and outside water and in the air. However, in the case of crashing into water accidently, the waterproof feature stands as an assurance of protection that the drone wouldn’t sink into the water,. But if it does, the interior of the drone may stay for long without water penetration.

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Originally posted 2018-09-01 15:17:07.

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