Suzuki GSX-R1000 powered drone takes flight in Japan!
A drone has been unveiled that utilises one of the most legendary sports motorcycle engines of all time, as the unit comes from the Suzuki GSX-R1000.
The drone has been developed by Arase Aizawa Aerospace and was officially announced at the Nagoya Robodex in Japan last week. It is called the AZ1000 and is being heralded as a ‘Super Drone’ by its makers Aizawa. The concept of the vehicle is to literally have a flying engine, maximising the performance of the aircraft and the payload it can carry.
The engine of the machine was chosen due to its lightweight, high-output design, that, and the fact that the Aizawa factory is just around the corner from Suzuki’s Hamamatsu base! The quadcopter stands a whopping one metre tall, with a length of over three metres. Those dimensions can be reduced slightly by folding the rotors – presumably, that’s for easier storage when you have finished chasing your pet around the house with it.
It features a mammoth 55-litre fuel tank, and the…