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Introducing The Tesla Drone: 30MP Camera, 4K Video & 60-Minute Flight Time

https://www.digitalrev.com/article/introducing-the-tesla-drone-30mp-camera-4k-video-and-60-minute-flight-time-what-more-do-you-want

UK-based industrial engineer Fraser Leid has released details about his rather unconventional concept drone.

Gone is the usual quadcopter-style four-propeller design, the drone’s two carbon GlideLite propellers function in both vertical and horizontal positions and work together to give steady footage, eliminating the need for a gimbal.

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Leid explained that for slow, wide-angled panoramic videos, having the propellers in a vertical configuration allows the drone to move slowly and steadily. For fast-paced, low-angled action videos, flying with the propellers in a horizontal configuration will make the drone nimble, quick and easy to handle at faster speeds, while also steadying the camera.

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The designer was keen to address the common issue of battery life in currently available drones, which can limit flying time to 20 minutes and need 60 minutes for charging.

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The Tesla Drone sports a 10,000 mAh Li-ion Power Cell battery giving 60 minutes’ flight time with a 20-minute full charge on its wireless charging station.

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The drone’s 30 megapixel camera with wide-angle lens will allow users to shoot 4K video.

At this point, however, the drone is just a concept. Leid is continuing to research the engineering behind the product and the right way to go about getting it on the market.

Read more about the Tesla Drone on Behance.

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