AEE VTOL fixed wing drone at CES 2019

There are many types of drones out there. The current idea is to put four or more propellers on a craft and soar it into the air. While these aircraft fuselage designs are not made to help with flight, the propellers do all the work, there are machines that have a more traditional airplane design, with wings – we call them fixed-wing drones.

A quick trip to the local hobby shop and you’ll find many model airplanes, you might call them RC airplanes. That’s kind of it, folks, the way we define a ‘drone’ today, your old model airplane, designed with fixed wings, is a drone. Of course, what we want to look at today is not the traditional model airplanes, we’re more interested in VTOL aircraft. 

VTOL: Vertical Take Off and Landing.

Jonathan Feist, Drone Pilot
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