I remember when I was in the midst of filming for Beyond The Drive last year, I wanted to get a high angle shot of traffic, but wasn’t able to because of the lack of high-rise buildings in Evanston.
Well, such barriers could become a thing of the past. Draganfly will launch the Draganflyer X8 next year. Dang, i REALLY want one of those.
With its eight main horizontal rotor blades, it has the ability to carry DSLR and video cameras of about 1kg (2.2lb) to let you get beautiful and stable shots from up in the air.
For portability, it folds up and fits into a case! And if you’re like me – someone who’s never flown a remote controlled aircraft before – and you accidentally lead your device right into a mid-air collision and cause a motor to fail, your camera’s still safe. The remaining 7 motors will still keep it up.
Though its pricetag isn’t openly available right now, we can get a rough estimate from when they launched the previous model, the X6, at $14,000. Kinda out of my budget right now, but I look forward to seeing where it stands in a couple of years. :)
*rubs hands with glee*
I haven’t been able to find videos of it in action outside of the Draganfly site, but here’s one of the X6 in action.