Consumers in the market for a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) can soon turn to Embry-Riddle Worldwide for help. Student and faculty researchers from the Worldwide and Daytona Beach campuses recently put some of the latest models to the test for a sUAS Consumer Guide.
The 12 systems being evaluated have varied capabilities and range in cost from about $85 to $3,500. During recent indoor and outdoor tests, the platforms were observed for features like battery life, maneuverability and responsiveness. The guide is due out later this year.
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