Posted By Simon Montford on Dec 12, 2015
The Parrot micro-drone and hydrofoil only costs £139.99 ($179.00). It is essentially, well, a small drone attached to a hydrofoil, but what a great combo! As the boat surges forward, carried by the Parrot, it is lifted almost entirely out of the water to reduce drag, thereby making the boat go faster. The micro-drone propels the boat forward by rotating upwards.
It is controlled with Parrot's FreeFlight 3 app for iOS and Android, with a single button press to lift the propellers up and accelerate, or bring them down again to stop.
The hydrofoil drone comes with a camera that is able to take VGA-resolution (640 x 480) photos, and it is capable of reaching a top speed of 6 mph on water, and the drone can be separated off to fly on its own at up to 11 mph.
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