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Watch: The world’s first drone that can go underwater like a submarine

Business Insider SA
 Oct 03, 2018, 07:55 AM

The world’s first-ever waterproof drone which can submerge in water like a submarine, float like a boat and fly in the air at over 69km per hour has been launched in the United States.

The Spry, featuring a 4K camera that can capture video at 30 frames per second and take pictures at 12 megapixels, will be commercially available by November, its creator SwellProUSA and Urban Drones said.

They said the waterproof remote control is also first-ever for a drone.

“We've only seen this in science fiction movies," Alex Rodriguez, Urban Drones' CEO, said in a statement.

"The Spry's ability to submerge under water and fly in the air makes it the most versatile drone ever created.”

He said drone enthusiasts will enjoy the Spry's advanced flight features like hold position, auto follow, object orbit and return to pilot's position.

Meanwhile, advanced users will enjoy the ability to fly the drone at speeds over 43km per hour while flipping and turning tight corners just like a racing drone.

The drone’s design and construction were wholly funded through a crowdsourcing campaign on Kickstarter within 45 minutes.

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