When it comes to drones, there is always a question of durability. After all, a flying device can only take so much before crashing down. In fact, a well-placed hit can bring a drone to a halt. With its design, a single hit at its many spinning rotors can spell trouble.
Cage Shell Protection
For smaller drones, this issue can be solved by adding a protective shell. The shell cages the drone and protects it from external forces, while also shields those nearby from the sharp, spinning propellers. Smaller drones fly inside homes, and are more fragile than their larger versions. There are also added risks such as children and pets trying to grab them, as well as furniture getting in the way. The protective shell adds needed protection to the drone. It helps protect them from collisions, which are often the cause for damage.
But what about the larger drones?
Heliguy Drone Cage
In the UK, operators of larger drones may soon get their own drone cages. These cages work similarly to the nano-drone protective shells. They encase the drones in an exoskeleton, providing added protection from collisions. The cage is also lightweight, providing a defense without taking up a lot of power.
In theory, drones with these cages can fly better, while having the protection to prevent direct hits. The mind behind this ambitious drone cage project is UK drone specialist Heliguy. This particular cage model houses DJI Mavic 2’s, giving them a massive boost in defense. The cage is currently up for pre-order, hovering around the $500 mark.
While the cage can seem large and heavy, it does not take up a lot of the drone’s power. The frame is also set up to allow full visibility on the cameras aboard the drone.
Those interested in a better collision defense should definitely check it out.