Fraser Leid is a Cape Town born industrial designer now residing in the UK and has come up with a very unique approach to the humble RPAS with his Tesla Drone.

Tesla Drone Filming

Mr. Leid has put fresh designs to the standard UAV camera multi rotor, by implementing twin blades and doing away with the standard gimbal.

Fraser powered his Tesla Drone with a Tesla Powercell allowing for 60 minute flight times and thanks to his unique WiFi charging station, 20 minutes between flights can be expected.

The Tesla Drone can fly in both vertical and horizontal setup modes, aiding with quick or slomo shooting styles.

Oh and the camera is a massive 30 Megapixel 4K number too…

Tesla Drone

Introducing the Tesla Drone, a unique reinterpretation of drone ingenuity.

The common issue with personal drones today is their lack of battery capacity, which in turn, limits their flight time to 20 minutes and their charging time to an hour. With that in mind, I associated the drone design to a company synonymous with battery efficiency and incorporated an effective battery integration concept.

Tesla Drone WiFi Station

The second key component I addressed was related to design and straying away from convention. By not replicating a Quadcopter, but configuring a new twin blade design that allows the propellers to act as the drone camera’s stabiliser, a gimbal isn’t required for video stability.

If the operator requires the drone for slow, wide-angled panoramic video’s, the propellers in a vertical configuration will allow the drone to move slowly and steadily. If the operator requires the drone for fast-paced, low-angled action video’s, the propellers in a horizontal configuration will make the drone nimble, quick and easy to handle at faster speeds, while also steadying the camera.

Tesla Camera

Please see Fraser Leid’s Behance page for the full story.

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