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This crash-proof drone is the ultimate paper plane

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Listen, we’ve all been there. You’re flying your personal fighter drone around the neighbourhood when you’re distracted by a flying car or passing fireball. Suddenly you hear a thud and a crash, and your beloved little jet is on the ground in pieces having smashed into a streetlamp at top-speed. You sadly gather up the broken bits of wing and walk home.

Drone-related accidents and collisions are a big problem, clearly, but we’re happy to report that the ultimate crash-proof drone has arrived. As its name would suggest, Carbon Flyer is made from lightweight carbon fibre and can survive everything from a light scrape to a head-on collision with a brick wall.

Don’t believe us? Watch the video;

As well as being super durable, Carbon Flyer comes equipped with an onboard camera so you can watch back its journeys (read: send it on spy missions) and it can all be controlled from a dedicated app for Android and Apple smartphones. Just turn your phone from side to side to navigate, and slide your thumb up the screen for a boost of speed. The drone stays in range for up to 80 yards.

Best of all, a Carbon Flyer will set you back just $99 if you pledge now on Indiegogo which, by drone standards, is phenomenally cheap. The campaign has already smashed through it’s $50,000 Kickstarter target, raising more than $175,000 with 30 days left on the clock. Should it raise $250,000 the team promises to make the camera remotely operable, while $500,000 will persuade them to launch with a range of color options.

To pre-order a Carbon Flyer or to find our more, head over to the Indiegogo page for all the details.

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