Since drone technology became available to consumer markets, it’s seen an impressive rate of adoption, with 2018 projected sales of $1.2 billion in North America alone.
A significant part of this spend is by “prosumers”, consumers who are happy to spend extra on professional-grade products. The drone prosumer will soon have a new reason to get excited.
Israeli drone company Camikaze is about to drop its new product onto the market: the world’s most extreme drone.
Why Extreme Drones?
Despite drone technology becoming more available to everyday consumers, it has not been without its problems.
GoPro released its Karma drone back in 2016 but was forced to recall it after numerous users reported issues including their drone literally falling out of the sky. The company ultimately announced it would stop selling the product in January of this year, taking a hit on its share price in the process. Chinese company DJI has fared better, but users have nevertheless experienced issues with particular drone models.
Even when today’s consumer drones manage to stay aloft, users often find that they struggle in heavy weather conditions. For this reason, extreme sports users are usually confined to using a traditional GoPro or other action camera for recording, which is limited to ground-level, first-person footage only.
Features of the Camikaze Drone
Camikaze is aiming to overcome all these limitations with its drone targeted towards extreme sports enthusiasts. The product was developed with Israeli proven technology and can fly autonomously at speeds of up to 300kph (185mph), using precision tracking to ensure uninterrupted footage of a target subject.
These drones are engineered to perform the most complex aerial manoeuvres even under harsh weather conditions or at altitude.