A look at some of the electronics and other features that Aeromao added to the stock Skywalker X5 Flying Wing
When the job is done, the plane returns to its take-off point, at which point its engine cuts out and the chute is deployed
A screen shot of the Aeromapper's telemetry data, which is wirelessly transmitted to the user's laptop or tablet
The Aeromapper package includes a 24-megapixel Sony NEX 7 camera
The complete Aeromapper X5 package
While we’re seeing an increasing amount of aerial mapping being performed by purpose-built drone aircraft, a lot of people are no doubt still leery of remotely-piloting what is essentially a little airplane. With such people in mind, Canada’s Aeromao has recently released its Aeromapper X5. The drone is launched by hand, flies and takes photos autonomously, then parachutes back down to the ground.
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