UVify’s plucky little Draco drone hits speeds up to 100 miles an hour – TechCrunch

TechCrunch featured the UVify Draco in an article following a press event with the team. A snippet of the article can be found below.

For all the grandiosity of its ancient Grecian name, the Draco is a fairly unassuming thing. It’s surprisingly small and unimposing in fact — and if it weren’t for those four rotors, it would fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. But UVify’s little drone has tremendous zip when pushed. In fact, the little quadcopter can hit a top speed of 100 miles an hour – which handily blows more mainstream photography drones out of the water.

The startup gave us a sneak peek of the product just ahead of CES’s kickoff this week, happily putting it through its paces, with sweeping 360 barrel rolls and some impressive quick drops/recoveries.

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UVify’s Draco drone is a racing quad for everyone – Engadget

Engadget featured the UVify Draco in an article following a quick hands-on session with the team. A snippet from the article can be found below.

You might be pretty handy with your DJI Phantom, but flying a racing drone is something else. Most consumer drones are programmed to make flying a cinch, but the trade-off is a lack of agility and speed. Racing drones right now are akin to making your own gaming PC: You need to get your hands dirty, know how everything works together and labor over it to get everything optimized. UVify wants to democratize the burgeoning sport with Draco, a ready-to-go speedy drone that can hang with the pros.

To make a crude analogy, your typical racer is a bit like Android. You can tweak individual parts, it comes on different kinds of hardware and you can mod it to your liking. UVify’s Draco, then, would be more like the iPhone. The company designed every component from the ground up and optimized them to work together. Oh, it also looks pretty smart (no wires or ugly exposed batteries).

As someone interested in drones, racing (and the more niche freestyle flying) has always appealed to me. But I’m not handy with a soldering iron, and learning all the nuances of making a good racer and maintaining it are just enough of a barrier. Draco, on the other hand, instantly appeals. There are other ready-to-fly racers, but they usually still need some level of tinkering or the ability to repair them.

To read the full article, head over to Engadget by clicking here.