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Parrot Hydrofoil Drone glides across water effortlessly

parrot-hydrafoilA drone is nothing out of the ordinary any more for us folks these days, and you can expect to see more and more of such ‘robots’ take to the skies in the near future, as additional application from them are eked out by the working class. Well, here is an interesting paradigm shift where a drone is concerned – instead of hovering around in mid-air, how about having a drone skip across a body of water? This is what the £139.99 Parrot Hydrofoil Drone is all about, as it adds the repertoire of being able to traverse both air and water into its list of capabilities.

Like many other drones, you will be control this remotely, but the beauty of the Parrot Hydrofoil Drone is the fact that you will use a free iOS/Android app on your compatible smartphone or tablet in order to order where the Parrot Hydrofoil Drone is supposed to go, via a Bluetooth connection, of course. In other words, you should not venture beyond 10 meters in a wide open space, as that is about as far a Bluetooth connection is going to get you. This is an impressively agile drone that is capable of reaching speeds of up to 5.4 knots (6 mph), coming in a robust, sleek design. If you would like it to fly, just detach the hydrofoils and you’re good to go. The integrated camera will get 640 x 480 VGA video recording done from the air.