Among the thousands of drones that have flooded the market in recent years, one seems to stand out from the rest! Unveiled at last month's CES in Las Vegas, it is a flying wing prototype christened Disco.
Unveiled by Parrot, the French drone specialist, the Disco stands out by its ease of piloting as it just needs to be thrown into the air, like a paper plane, to take off. The drone, whose polystyrene wings can be removed, can then be steered by remote control. It has a front-mounted camera that can take high-resolution fixed and moving pictures in flight, and its route can also be planned through a dedicated mobile application. The prototype has a range of 45 minutes of flight and it can reach an impressive top speed of 80 km/h.
Ultra-light, intelligent and fast… all of these qualities enable the pilot to "experience the feeling of flying like a bird", promised Parrot CEO Henri Seydoux, and with the greatest of ease!
The Disco flying wing is expected to be available by the end of 2016.