Yesterday, FIMI announced an upcoming VTOL on their official Facebook page, which will be their first fixed-wing drone. The release is scheduled for July 31st.
In a nutshel, a VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) fixed-wing aircraft is a type of UAV that can take off, hover, and land vertically like a helicopter or a multirotor drone, but also has the ability to transition into forward flight like a traditional fixed-wing airplane. This combination of capabilities allows VTOL fixed-wing aircraft to operate in confined spaces or areas without a conventional runway, making them versatile and useful for various applications.
The FIMI Manta wants to be a cheaper alternative to Jumper XiaKe80 and HEE WING T1-Ranger, which are one of the most popular Y3 VTOLs for hobbyists on a budget. FIMI will release the MANTA VTOL in two package options:
- PNP-FC: 3x motors, 4x servos, propellers, flight controller, ESC, and GPS
- Basic PNP: Just…