Parrot Swing

The world is going nuts because it is an X-wing. I want to see the transition. In order for that to happen, I have a feeling my middle son needs one for Christmas! Parrot have introduced a VTOL wing into their mini lineup. What is very cool for hackers is that it runs Linux and there is an SDK

They certainly lead and others follow.

In quadrocopter mode, Parrot Swing piloting is so simple that even if you let go of the controls, it maintains surprising stability. The autopilot takes over. Climbing, descending, front and back flips: enjoy limitless thrills at the controls. Do you want more? The air acrobatics already programmed in are worthy of those performed by the best pilots in the world. Loop, half-spin or instant half-turn, these aerobatic manoeuvres combined with the speed of the Parrot SWING guarantee you strong sensations.

PARROT SWING
STABILIZATION SENSORS :
Inertial Measurement Unit to evaluate speed, tilt and obstacle contact (3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyroscope)
Vertical stabilisation: Ultrasound sensor (measures below 13 ft / 4m altitude in quad mode) & Pressure sensor
Horizontal stabilisation: Camera sensor
ENERGY :
550mAh LiPo Battery
7 min autonomy in quad mode
8.30 min autonomy in plane mode
30 min charging time with a 2.1A charger
AERONAUTICAL DESIGN :
Stabilization and flight control software
Optimised weight/speed ratio
Structure in Polypropylene, wings in EPO
SPEED MEASUREMENT (IN QUAD MODE) & CAMERA :
60 FPS vertical camera
Camera: 300,000 pixels Dronies
Altitude max: 80 ft / 25 m
BLUETOOTH RANGE :
Bluetooth V4.0 BLE connection
65 ft / 20 m with smartphone
200 ft / 60 m with Parrot Flypad
WEIGHT, DIMENSIONS & OS COMPATIBILITY :
Weight: 2.57 oz / 73g without bumpers or accessories
Dimensions:
L 13 x W 5 x D 5 inches
L 325 x W 126 x D 121 mm
OS compatibility: iOS 7 and up / Android 4.3 and up
SDK: OS Linux. SDK available on Parrot.com