Soon our skies will be thick with drones: a buzzing, swirling mass of UAVs which, once commandeered by rogue AI, will terrify us in our homes and engineer our
demise, as foretold by the flocks of ‘organic drones’ in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. So here’s one more to add to the flock, but it’s not quite like the rest: it’s smaller, cheaper and less hovery than most. Made almost exclusively from carbon fibre, with a helping of carbon nanotubes thrown in for good measure, its delta wing design helps it slice through
the air using twin electric motors and it features no other fragile moving parts. And yes, it’s basically a carbon fibre paper aeroplane, but one that’s smartphone app-controlled via Bluetooth and has
an onboard VGA camera.
As hot as… a thousand flapping wings
US$150 ($200) / indiegogo.com