Improving the controls of an unmanned aerial vehicle is one of the priority tasks of accessory manufacturers. At the international exhibition of consumer electronics company “This is Engineering” introduced Shift – the controller for the droning. According to the authors, the novelty can not only change the usual idea of the UAV operation but also change the whole branch of small civil aviation.
Shift – the controller for drones, looks like a comfortable pen with a thumb ring. It conveniently lies in the palm of your hand and does not constrain movements, which is important when flying a drone. The drone moves in the direction the finger moves. These are the main advantages of the Shift controller in front of classical control systems.
Shift controller is convenient and easy to use. Its mass does not exceed 90 grams, and the dimensions are 37x37x96 millimeters. A 320 mAh rechargeable battery powers the battery. The manufacturer assures that this will last for three hours of continuous operation. A stable signal is maintained at a distance of up to one and a half kilometers.
Also, an accessory is provided that allows you to synchronize the operation of the UAV with the smartphone for video and the ability to control the suspension of the camcorder. The sales start date and the Shift-controller price are not yet known.