The aeronautical engineering placed behind the paper planes that we made as children has gone to a whole new level. Wait what! So some of us (including me) weren’t as dumb as our parents thought of us as kids! Jokes apart, this new flying drone is based on the principle of the paper planes.
Named as Carbon Flyer, this new flying drone is made of highly durable, strong and lightweight carbon fibre material. Claimed to be a super tough and super fast, the Carbon Flyer can be controlled by a smartphone via Bluetooth. Created by US based Trident Design LLC, the Carbon Flyer is equipped with two high output motors, a long range Bluetooth control module, LED lights and an onboard camera.
Speaking about the new Carbon Flyer, Senior Concept Designer Bret Gould said, “From the very beginning, the Carbon Flyer was about the carbon fibre. We wanted to remake an iconic form using the world’s strongest and lightest material. A lot of products try to imply the carbon fibre by printing a carbon fibre texture on their material. Carbon fibre is 10 times stronger than aluminium at half the weight. It has 100 times the strength-to-weight ratio of steel and it is more than a 1000 times stronger than the toughest foam.”
He further added, “Foam is light but it is incredibly weak. This prototype right here impacted the sides of buildings and concrete surfaces over a dozen times at high speeds.”
Here is the complete video of the Carbon Flyer in action and the development process. Share your thoughts and opinions about the Carbon Flyer with us through comments below.