Custom-Built Flying Umbrella is Actually a Drone in Disguise

Custom-Built Flying Umbrella is Actually a Drone in Disguise

Flying Umbrella Drone
Now that you’ve seen the air umbrella, it’s time to check out YouTuber I Build Stuff’s flying umbrella. The first prototype took countless hours of planning with the original sketches being hand drawn on paper before they were turned into CAD models.



Let’s just say that the first prototype didn’t go as planned since the ESC exploded, destroying many of the parts. Fortunately, many of those parts were 3D-printed like the motor mounts, so they could easily be recreated, while soldering everything probably took the longest. As for electronics, the flight controller is probably the most important of them all, as it keeps the umbrella stable while in the air. It took many months, but he finally had a working prototype.

DJI Mini 2 SE, Lightweight and Foldable Mini Drone with QHD Video, 10km Video Transmission, 31-min Flight...

DJI Mini 2 SE, Lightweight and Foldable Mini Drone with QHD Video, 10km Video Transmission, 31-min Flight…

  • Lightweight and Portable – The drone is lightweight and compact, weighing less than 249 grams. It’s perfect for taking on hikes, road trips, and other…
  • Beginner-Friendly – With simplified operations, the drone is easy to learn and master quickly, making it ideal for beginners. It has a Return to Home…
  • Extended Flight Time – Enjoy longer flights with DJI Mini 2 SE, which offers a 31-min max flight time. Combo offers two additional Intelligent Flight…

MANSORY Empower Concept Teases the Future of Flying Hypercars

MANSORY Empower Concept Teases the Future of Flying Hypercars

MANSORY Empower Concept Flying Hypercar
The MANSORY Empower concept teases the future of flying hypercars, and its front end looks like a Ferrari SF90 meets the Lamborghini Huracan STO. This vehicle would seemingly have the ability to hover in place, similar to those seen in such films as Blade Runner.



No powertrain was mentioned, but we imagine it having something similar to the all-electric Alef Model A, which can travel for up to 110-miles on a single charge. However, MANSORY will have to first build a functional prototype before requesting FAA approval for test flights.

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DJI Mini 2 SE, Lightweight and Foldable Mini Drone with QHD Video, 10km Video Transmission, 31-min Flight...

DJI Mini 2 SE, Lightweight and Foldable Mini Drone with QHD Video, 10km Video Transmission, 31-min Flight…

  • Lightweight and Portable – The drone is lightweight and compact, weighing less than 249 grams. It’s perfect for taking on hikes, road trips, and other…
  • Beginner-Friendly – With simplified operations, the drone is easy to learn and master quickly, making it ideal for beginners. It has a Return to Home…
  • Extended Flight Time – Enjoy longer flights with DJI Mini 2 SE, which offers a 31-min max flight time. Combo offers two additional Intelligent Flight…

MANSORY Empower Concept Flying Hypercar
MANSORY Empower Concept Flying Hypercar
MANSORY Empower Concept Flying Hypercar
MANSORY Empower Concept Flying Hypercar
MANSORY Empower Concept Flying Hypercar

At MANSORY, the coming year 2024 will be characterized by three high-end complete conversions in the absolute luxury class, which will impressively demonstrate the entire spectrum of brand diversity and which will also take into account all drive concepts currently on the market for luxury vehicles from the most coveted and renowned top automotive brands,” said MANSORY.

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Samson Switchblade Flying Car Successfully Completes First Flight, Reaches 500-Feet

Samson Switchblade Flying Car Successfully Completes First Flight, Reaches 500-Feet

Samson Switchblade Flying Car First Flight
Photo credit: Samson Sky
It’s official, the Samson Switchblade flying car has successfully completed its first flight after taking off from Moses Lake Airport/Grant County Airport in Washington state. It reached an altitude of 500-feet and the flight was achieved under cloudy skies with calm winds.



Powered by a unique hybrid electric system that uses unleaded auto gasoline, the Switchblade has a maximum driving speed of 125+ mph and a maximum flight speed of 190 mph. So far there have been 2300 Reservations from 57 countries and all 50 States in the U.S. Samson Sky designed the $170,000 USD (starting) Switchblade
dashboard to allow for either right-hand or left-hand drive, maximizing its versatility.

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DJI Mini 2 SE, Lightweight and Foldable Mini Drone with QHD Video, 10km Video Transmission, 31-min Flight...

DJI Mini 2 SE, Lightweight and Foldable Mini Drone with QHD Video, 10km Video Transmission, 31-min Flight…

  • Lightweight and Portable – The drone is lightweight and compact, weighing less than 249 grams. It’s perfect for taking on hikes, road trips, and other…
  • Beginner-Friendly – With simplified operations, the drone is easy to learn and master quickly, making it ideal for beginners. It has a Return to Home…
  • Extended Flight Time – Enjoy longer flights with DJI Mini 2 SE, which offers a 31-min max flight time. Combo offers two additional Intelligent Flight…

Samson Switchblade Flying Car First Flight
Photo credit: Samson Sky

After 14 years of design and rigorous testing, our first flight is a huge milestone. This puts us on the path towards producing thousands of Switchblades to meet the large and enthusiastic demand we’re receiving,” said Sam Bousfield, Samson Sky CEO, and designer of the Switchblade.

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