New helikopterdrone transforms into plane

New helikopterdrone transforms into plane

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A new drone can switch between a helicopter and airplane mode.

The Transformable Hovering Rotorcraft (THOR) was created by researchers of the Singapore University of Technology & Design, according to IEEE Spectrum.

In the helikopterstand running the THOR lightning speed, so that the rotors have him in one place in the air. The drone would be inspired by the samaravrucht, by rotorachtige branches short to hover in the air.

Is the airplane mode turned on, then moves the drone of his rotors in a horizontal position. They function therefore as wings. This mode enables the drone to go to other places to move.


Drone can transform into aircraft


The creators think that their dronedesign an improvement compared to existing drones. He requires less rotors, allowing the drone is smaller can be made.

The current model is a prototype. The creators want their design to improve before the companies is offered.

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