Posted By Simon Montford on Dec 5 2014
Paper aeroplanes are so last century however, when thrown correctly they can still be fun! The creators of the Carbon Flyer decided they wanted to keep the look of the traditional paper aircraft but use carbon fibre instead, as it turns out than paper sucks when it comes to aircraft construction.
In fact the makers claim that each plane will contain approximately 100,000,000,000,000,000 nanotubes (not sure who counted them) making the epoxy bonds that connect the wings to the fuselage stronger than steel welds.
The Carbon Flyer will go into production as it has smashed its campaign target on Indiegogo. This awesome tech toy is controlled by Bluetooth, has an onboard non-streaming video camera (640x480 regular resolution) and a range of around 80 yards line of sight so can do pretty much everything you'd expect from a drone however, the removable rechargeable lithium ion battery only gives a flight time of around 3 mins. The RRP will be $149 (£95), but it is available for pre-order at the reduced price of $99 (£63).
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