Hong Kong start-up HEQ has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new Swan Voyager drone. It takes the form of a cruiser plane, which switches to quadcopter mode for vertical takeoff and landing.
The majority of drones these days area design that allows the (Adav or VTOL) as well as hovering in the . However, for movement, it is less efficient than a fixed-wing aircraft, such as a conventional airplane. HEQ decided to combine the advantage of both forms with its Swan Voyager.
Currently in ce takes the form of a small fixed-wing aircraft with four rotors, one on each side of each wing. In its classic flight mode, this gives it a range of one hour or 45 kilometers, with a maximum de 90 km/h.
Discover the Swan Voyager as well as videos taken by it. © HEQ
Delivery scheduled for November
However, what makes the Swan Voyager special is its ability to tilt into a vertical position and fly like a simple quadcopter. It is then able to hover in the air and take off and land vertically.is also equipped with a 4K mounted on a three-axis stabilizer. It records photos and videos on its SD card, and transmits a Full HD version to the operator over a distance of up to eight kilometres.
Early backers on Kickstarter will be able to get the Swan.299 dollars (1,276 euros), with delivery scheduled for November 2022. The retail price will then be 1,599 dollars (1,570 euros).