Quadcopters have been the main staple for today’s current generation of drones. Whether for recreation or professional use, quadcopters are key players. The most popular (and dependable) drones feature four rotors. The design provides an efficient flight capability, hover options, and can reach top speeds.
While drone manufacturers introduce newer generations of drones in quadcopter format, is it the future? Is the design here to stay, or is it but another stepping-stone in the pursuit for the ultimate drone design?
Carota Hornet Review
The Carota Hornet, created by company Carota Designs, offers a different take. The Hornet does not have a quadcopter layout. It has only two big rotors at each side, mimicking that of a bird’s anatomy. The Hornet’s birdlike skeletal design has its two wings (rotors) for its flight and hover capabilities. Its tail holds the camera, which can move around depending on the user’s preferential position.
Indeed, the Carota Hornet boasts more powerful rotors compared to the average quadcopter. Since the task of flight and air control rests on only two rotors, they have to be a lot more powerful than their quadcopter counterparts are.
However, is it enough to beat the formula giant drone companies have been using over the years? Four rotors on a drone provide a widespread reach for each, giving the drone the much-needed balance while flying. Having only two rotors, as powerful as they may be, may not be enough to balance the drone in the air. This can be especially difficult when taking a photo or a video, where a steady camera is all the difference between a great shot and an unusable one.
Copying Nature’s Formula
Still, in the recent years, newer drone designs have ventured beyond that of a quadcopter’s and into nature itself. Drones based on bees, birds, moths, spiders, and other animals around have been into testing. Is this what the future of drone design holds?