Three years ago, the Parrot Minidrone Hydrofoil radio-controlled unmanned hydrofoil boat was born. It consists of two parts - the boat itself and a detachable quadcopter, which, being in a vertical position, ensures the movement of the boat with its propellers.
Horizon Hobby has now returned to this concept with a drone that combines the functions of a quadcopter and a hovercraft - the Blade Inductrix Switch RTF.
The drone can fly like a mini helicopter controlled by a controller operating at 2.4 GHz. Its lithium-polymer battery lasts for 6-8 minutes of flight.
In order to get a hovercraft, it is necessary to attach the quadcopter to the hull of the vessel, after which the two rear propellers are to be set to a vertical position. In this case, the front horizontal screws will create an air cushion effect, and the rear ones will provide movement in a given direction.
Switching from one mode to another is done from the controller. The Blade Inductrix Switch RTF moves confidently over floors, asphalt and even street dirt. Well, the cherry on the cake - the ability to quickly move along the water surface (the device is protected from water).
The drone is already available for pre-orders for $ 80. Its retail price will be $ 10 more.