This video was posted on YouTube a few days ago, showing Sony’s Airpeak drone undergoing tests in a wind tunnel at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
Sony’s Airpeak drone undergoes tests in wind tunnel
The video shows the drone keeping very stable in pretty strong winds. The footage that the drone provides is also very stable as we can see. The difference of course with real-life situations is that in the wind tunnel the wind speed is constant and lacks the gusts and changes in direction that you might encounter. Furthermore, the Airpeak drone itself is stable as well and doesn’t change direction the way it likely would in real life.
In the description of the video, Sony provides the following information:
“We will share video footage from the wind resistance test conducted at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). We are developing a unique propulsion system and flight controller for the device, and testing the technology in strong winds and other challenging environmental conditions as we strive towards an optimum level of flight stability for Airpeak.”
The wind speed in the tunnel reaches a maximum of at least 43 mph or 70 kph.
Sony is also looking to partner with professional drone users in the United States and Japan to receive feedback on their Airpeak drone. Some of the benefits to participate in this program, if selected, will be:
- Receive updates on events and other activities hosted by Sony.
- Opportunities to collaborate with products under development.
- Receive the latest information on our product development.
The technology giant will provide regular updates on its drone here.
We are very excited to learn more about Sony’s Airpeak, although we warn you that you will very likely need deep pockets to purchase one of these.
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