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The Folding Quadcopter That Fits in Your Pocket

This little quadcopter will fit in the palm of your hand when folded.

Inspired by origami, the folding drone developed by a team at EPFL and NCCR Robotics unfurls and takes off in a third of a second. The moment it is turned on, the rotors engage, the articulated arms extend and the drone begins moving. This eager device could be quickly released in large numbers over a disaster zone in order to bring back photos and establish contact with people in need.

Via actu.epfl.ch

Quanum XJ470 Folding Quadcopter Frame Review

If you’re after a mid size portable quadcopter frame that can hold a gimbal and fold down to fit into a backpack, this might be the ticket.

While it’s not as cheap as a DJI 450 flamewheel, this airframe has the looks and the practicality lacking in many similar frames it’s size. We also love how the gimbal mount as it’s elevated so your GoPro won’t be dragging it’s ass on the ground (hopefully).

HobbyKing has this for sale at around USD$100. Would make for a nice upgrade to for smaller cheaper setups.

Here’s a video review from HobbyKing.

Features Include

  • Full Carbon fiber and CNC hard anodized aluminum construction
  • Folding design for easy transportation
  • Metal folding and lock system
  • 16mm carbon arms with billet aluminum motor mounts
  • Full forward facing gimbal mounting options for a wide range of gimbals
  • 470mm wheel base for a wide range of power options
  • Unique styling and functional design

For more details, see the HK product page.