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Carbon Flyer: The Ultimate crash proof video drone

News International-French

2 Dec 2014

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.

Carbon Nanotube Impregnated Epoxy

The weakest point in the Carbon Flyer's airframe is the epoxy bonds connecting the wings to the fuselage. In order to make the plane crash proof, we worked with OCSiAl, the world's leading carbon nanotech company, to develop a nanotube enhanced adhesive. Each plane will have approximately 100,000,000,000,000,000 nanotubes in it, making the epoxy bonds stronger than steel welds. This is the first product EVER to feature this amazing material.

Delta Wing Design
The stiffness, lightness, and toughness of the carbon fiber allowed us to create a very low-drag delta wing body. This allows for high speeds (640kph scale equivalent) for a plane so small, as well as providing a forgiving user experience fun for all ages and skill levels.

Impact Nose Cone
The Carbon Flyer has a rugged plastic nose cone to protect it from harm during crashes and to reduce any harm it causes by hitting people or property if the pilot isn't careful. In the making of our video, we crashed one into a concrete wall over 30 times with no harm to the plane other than scuff marks on the tip. The Nose Cone is also vital to balancing the plane so that it flies properly.

Carbon Flyer App
Control Carbon Flyer from your iPhone or Android device through a long-range Bluetooth 4.0 connection from up to 80 yards line of sight. This is almost the length of a football field, and more than enough for such a small plane. Steer by tilting your smartphone left or right, and throttle by sliding your thumb up and down. Receive real-time battery life and signal strength indication. App features SmartLink technology by TobyRich.