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CyPhy Works LVL 1 Drone

Goal: $250,000
Pledged: $353,701
Backers: 639
Time Remaining 33 days

The idea behind the LVL 1 Drone is to simplify the drone flying experience. Current consumer drone models tilt to the side or forward when changing directions during flight. A combination of software and hardware ensures the LVL 1 “doesn’t tilt forward or backward as it flies, which is what can make flying really difficult for novices.”

The LVL 1 also has six rotors - two more than most models - that are all slightly angled to also help it maneuver without tilting forward or sideways.

A 1080p camera is integrated into the LVL 1 body rather than being attached to a hanging bracket to improve stability.

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