Items tagged with Quadricopter

You surely know about Parrot and its drone quadricopters, but the company is releasing a new version called the Bebop that comes loaded with impressive features, including the ability to experience POV flight via the drone’s HD camera and an Oculus Rift headset. (Incidentally, we sort of did the same thing with a Nokia Lumia 1020 and a different Parrot drone. Fun stuff.) The Bebop comes equipped with a 14MP Full HD fisheye lens camera with 3-axis image stabilization and horizontal curve correction, and if you connect an Oculus Rift headset to the optional Skycontroller that controls the Bebop, you can see what the drone’s camera sees. You can even pan the camera by moving your head.... Read more...
In honor of Thanksgiving, the folks at Utah Aerials decided to take a quadricopter and turn it into a turkey. The idea was to have the turkey-copter drop pies on unsuspecting passersby. The stunt is documented below, but it brings back memoeies of the WKRP in Cincinnati episode "Turkeys Away." In that episode of the late-70s sitcom, the station drops live turkeys out of a helicopter over a shopping center as a Thanksgiving Day giveaway. Unfortunately, domestic turkeys cannot fly. Arthur Carlson, station manager, later remarked, "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly." Watch the videos, of both the turkey-copter and the WKRP episode.... Read more...