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Nano drone in your palm

Skeye looks like a child’s toy but this drone does remarkable work

Skeye looks like a child’s toy but this drone does remarkable work  

The robust Skeye nano drone not only fits comfortably in one’s palm but is also easy to charge

Drones are a remarkable technological advancement. They are not only dead useful and are handy, and are built using the best approaches mankind has ever known. After Google launched its project drone, a chain reaction started and many other companies came up with their own designs of drones that provide a wide array of functionalities. Ranging from delivery services in hard to reach regions to spraying fields with pesticides to collect data aerially to formulate dynamically updated maps, these drones have proved that they are capable of doing almost any task.

One of the main objectives of building drones was to use the machines to spy and collect information that cannot be accessed easily. This is why it is essential that they have insignificant size so they become difficult to spot. Skeye nano drone fits this description perfectly.

When weather conditions are drastic and unfavourable, it is very difficult for these drones to stay up in the sky. Skeye nano drone is very robust. It can fly even in biting winter and in rain. But its small size makes it difficult to control it in windy situations. It is an easily pocketable drone as it measures only 1.57 square inches. Skeye nano drone is a quadcopter style drone. It has 4 perfectly balanced miniature rotators that keep it up. It looks like a child’s toy but this little hero is self sufficient. There is absolutely no quantifiable reason to underestimate its functionality.

This little flying box has a self stabilizing mechanism that helps maintain its balance and not get swayed by strong winds. Its gyros and accelerometer functionalities keep it steady. The implementation posed quite a difficulty to the developers. It provides sensitivity controls in three layers which in turn provide it with different piloting abilities to suit its flying under different conditions. It provides a basic mode for beginners who want to adjust their hands on this flying machine. The second mode is for advanced pilots and the last mode is for professionally trained drone veterans.

It is very simple to charge the drone. It has a slot which connects a USB charger to charge it. Customized charger is available with the packet itself. A charging round of about 30 minutes provides it enough power to stay in the air for an approximate of 7-8 minutes. Now, that is not too much, but because of its size, a constraint on the size of the battery was a major parameter.

It is available for an affordable price of $59. Now you will have to be very careful about your privacy for anyone can keep an eye on your house. It implements Ready To Fly technology (RTF) with 6 axis flight control system which makes it handy. It also has the ability of pulling off stunts smoothly with its aerobatic flip capability and LED light for flying in the night.

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