7 STRANGEST New Drones

This video covers some of the newest & most innovative drones. Ranging from a thrust vectoring UAV to a mini artificial hummingbird.

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7. Samara Auto-rotating Wings

6. Morphing Quadcopter

5. Purdue’s Hummingbird

4. Ionic Wind Drone

First Self Powered Ion Aircraft



1. Defly Nimble

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  1. Kevin Stone on April 2, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    You asked in the video why corporations or well-funded researchers aren’t working on ion lifter craft. The answer is simple, ion propulsion is exceedingly weak. Ion lifter craft have no appreciable payload, they can handle no wind at all, and because their total mass to volume ratio (aka density) must be low enough in order for this very weak thrust to lift its own weight their frames are too weak to do any real work. So forget cargo delivery, forget atmospheric probes, forget construction or rescue operations. Ion lifters are pretty much just toys.

  2. Jan Marcussen on April 2, 2020 at 2:04 pm

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  3. Killerspieler0815 on April 2, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    @Tech Planet –
    Combine the saucer style Ion craft @ 3:09 with mercury based levitation & you have the "Flux Liner" or the "Reichsflugscheiben"

  4. Paul Westwood on April 2, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    Ten years ago I wanted to build something like number two. I wanted to build a model flying saucer using a jet engine and the quander effect, but lacked finance and sadly my collaborator passed away.

  5. Gesellenmeister Erwin 17 on April 2, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Bis auf eines, lauter freaky Prototypen

  6. Larry Pope on April 2, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    Yes the MAGMA UAV is impressive. I should be. It’s backed by 50 + years of research from Robert J Englar. He proved all this could work in the 60’s in the U.S. but no programs were ever built around it. He told me this tech could get a fully loaded passenger plane off the ground at 65 mph yet push Mach 1 with little drag penalty. Pretty sad that America let’s great innovations and their private, military and economic advantages go to other countries.

  7. Chris Long on April 2, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    Anyone who has treaded water knows just about exactly how a hummingbird flies

  8. Cyrix Lord on April 2, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    I have to mute these videos because I hate narrated countdown videos

  9. Chadx M on April 2, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    No.2 drone build characteristics could be a natural end design for future planes/drones…

  10. I'm Back on April 2, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    cool stuff but the narrator has to go

  11. A Pink Poodle on April 2, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    3:51 Batteries Not Included

  12. CompressWealthDivide EconomicProsperity on April 2, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Someone who has the money to build some great stuff, I have excellent ideas that I want built. You could be the one getting the notoriety.

  13. John Arizona on April 2, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Someone correct me if I’m wrong but Ion drive/craft expels ozone which has health hazards.

  14. Kevinbel1080 on April 2, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    ufo drone allready exist

  15. Aiman Sees on April 2, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    I love the puns

  16. jan Wheels on April 2, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    killer drones here they come

  17. Ingo Schweitzer on April 2, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    All I see with military eyes is a drone that breaks apart with each having explosives attatched

  18. WHY? ASK?...BECAUSE YOU CAN on April 2, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    2:53 is he flying h.a.r.p the weapon……cooooool

  19. Francis Maxino on April 2, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Electrons are already ions…

  20. bobo dodoo on April 2, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    nothing new 🙁

  21. creator Space on April 2, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    I enjoyed it.

  22. Marciel Luta on April 2, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Well the mankind will invent some nanorobots soon, which will be used to kill all of us ,because when mankind invent something new , we thought to use this invention just to kill humans !

  23. Desrumeaux Jean Sebastien on April 2, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    4’00”:would be great to incorporate MHD device to fuselage… You know what I mean…

  24. grassjunior Grassius on April 2, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    Field maple(Acer campestre) seeds!0:33

  25. brostenen on April 2, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    Magma uav is not a drone. It is a plane.

  26. 3ds max on April 2, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    Not clickbait….wow……………………….still not gonna sub though coz I’m a dick.

  27. Desrumeaux Jean Sebastien on April 2, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    4’58: researchers from Besançon managed to make vibrate metal in appliance with micro drones technology.

  28. Rick H on April 2, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    Time for domestic house interior ack ack for invasive micro drones. BB firing Phalanx systems placed behind curtains & turned on when windows are open or doors left slightly ajar! New industry awaits there folks!

  29. Peter Somers on April 2, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    This presenter is semi-incoherent… Go back to school and learn how to SPEAK – Or hire someone who can – Please…!

  30. Webb walle on April 2, 2020 at 2:40 pm


  31. Micc Rhaafetl on April 2, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    The UFO looks like a large version of the small extraterrestrial living spaceships from the movie Batteries Not Included

  32. LAIONE MEIHE TAHI KOULA KANATEA. on April 2, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    Maybe this drone will take human to another planet.

  33. Desrumeaux Jean Sebastien on April 2, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    1’40”:nature gave the humming bird the wing with multiple plans adjustable geometry. Hell of ingeneering!

  34. TRICKSTA BLUE on April 2, 2020 at 2:46 pm


  35. John Smith on April 2, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    All of this is defense department stuff that will be used to kill people.

  36. Joe Mamma on April 2, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    You’re obviously a dipshit if you think one wing one axis drones could recombine and come back together after breaking up…. Dude you’re fucking dumb

  37. Bober Bib on April 2, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    Ionic air lifters been built many time for many yrs.

  38. bob lai on April 2, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    Iam working on invisible troops and weapons for the future any one wana allocate money in my project

  39. nezir çağlar on April 2, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    no 2 is the strangest drone..

  40. David Othus on April 2, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    The reason that companies are not working on ion craft is because they don’t scale up well.

  41. William Agardy on April 2, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Before you state that this was the first successful flight of an ion propelled aircraft, I suggest that you look in the August 1964 issue of Popular Mechanics Magazine. On page 58 is the article entitled Major de Seversky’s Ion-Propelled Aircraft. Photographs in that article clearly show his prototype "flying." On the cover of that magazine issue is an artists depiction of a manned Ion-Propelled aircraft.

  42. Umbra Deus on April 2, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    That last Jo ann is going to be funded by the New World Order lol …if you dont get the jo ann thing turn on captions lol

  43. Hot as a Thermos on April 2, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    If you see an ad for the drone X pro, it is complete BS. They are rebrandung a Eachine E58 and marking the price up a whole lot.

  44. BLKBRDSR71 on April 2, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    2:25 Ionic power in something the size of a 747 would require an immense amount of power. You would literally have to have a nuclear reactor to power the plane. And we all know that would be a disaster.

  45. Reuben Vaughan on April 2, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    The Ion tech was apparently used on the stealth bomber. The idea had first been developed in the 50’s and the US military took the idea and developed it behind closed doors. I often wonder how far they have taken electrical propulsion.

  46. Stephen Burgess on April 2, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    ET delivery drones be afraid

  47. bob lai on April 2, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    All this eventually the other side will get it like isis our creation than it ends up in the wrong hands and than we just keep chasing weapons spending and design is never ending money more money need more expensive toys while other sectors in society sufferers

  48. Michael Mouse on April 2, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    4:35 didn’t Da Vinci design something like this over 500 years ago?.. wow new drones

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