Awesome Amphibious Drone Can Do Arial and Underwater Photography
The company owners disclosed that HexH20 has certain advantages when compared with other drones. It has spare motors/props that come into play in case of a motor failure and ensure that the aircraft remains in flight. It also has an internal fan and a heat sink mounted on the exterior that allows the machinery from getting more than optimum hot when the drone is in flight.
The drone sports a DJI Zenmuse H3-3D gimbal that can be used for mounting a Go Pro Hero camera. By having the Zenmuse tilted up and down when the drone lands on water, users can shoot above and below surface footage with the dome-shaped viewing port. It has folding carbon fiber prop arms that make repairs and transportation quite easy.
HexH20 can crank a flight time of 25 minutes on a single charge given the dual 6,500mAh batteries are being used. However, users can also opt for a single battery if the flight is short. The drone also makes use of DJI Innovtions’ motors and props while featuring the Naza V2 flight control system that is augmented with GPS.
If you order a completely assembled vehicle along with all parts, HexH2o will cost you $3,658 minus the batteries and Go Pro though. However, if you like building it with your own parts then you can get the main body parts and electronics for a price of $895. The QuadH2o – company behind this – will be taking preorders in the 2nd week of January, 2015 and shipping will begin about 4 weeks from then.