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Loon Copter Drone | International Finalist (USA)

Loon Copter, a project out of Oakland University that scored 82.25 percent, is a drone that can fly, float, or swim underwater. Loon Copter has a “buoyancy chamber” that allows it to float on water. That chamber, however, can fill up with water, causing the drone to sink and tilt 90 degrees. Loon Copter then use its four rotors to swim around.

To resurface, Loon Copter ejects all the water from the buoyancy chamber to return to the surface, at which point it can then take off into the sky.

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