X PlusOne Drone: Flies-Hovers-Shoots Videos

The X PlusOne is a hybrid drone that offers stabilized hover and fast forward flight.  There are many companies working on the same type of technology, but this drone is different.


Basically the X PlusOne is a quadcopter combined with a flying wing, which enables you to shoot fast objects outdoors.  The drone is easy to use and self-stabilizes in both hover and forward flight modes.  It combines multi-rotor capabilities with high speed flight from its fixed wing.  Transitioning between the two modes is a matter of simply flipping a switch.


The quadcopter can fly nose first at over 60 mph, twice as fast as a traditional quadcopter.  The X PlusOne is also an aerial drone.  It comes with an array of filming apparatus, from a simple mini DV camera to the action video standard GoPro.  When used in “hover” mode, the X PlusOne performs perfectly smooth vertical take-off and landing.  So far the only drawback is that the flight time per battery charge is only 10 to 15 minutes.

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JD Claridge is the visionary and inventor of the X PlusOne.  With the X Plus One you could fly your own autonomous missions for fun, auto-track a fast car with the ‘follow me’ feature, or  perform high speed aerial mapping.   If funding for the X PlusOne goes well, the company will offer ‘X PlusOne Ai’ which is an autonomous high speed VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) drone with the Pixhawk Controller.

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