Fluidity Technologies’ new flight controller to heighten pilot precision

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Fluidity Technologies has designed a drone controller in order to help pilots improve their imaging quality and increase flight precision.

Targeted at commercial experts and hobbyists alike, the FT Aviator drone controller was designed by a former NASA astronaut, pilot and physician.

Claimed to be the first of its kind, the single-handed controller was conceptualised by Scott Parazynski who wanted to address the challenges UAV pilots face daily and make their work easier.

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Parazynski, founder and CEO at the firm, said: “Working with everything from the Space Shuttle robotic arm to surgical robotics in labs I found controllers clunky, inaccurate and in no way related to the dynamics of movement through space.”

He added: “Our patented technology changes that – for the first time providing highly-intuitive, precision movement to UAVs. It stands to lower the barrier to entry to drone flying, tremendously enhancing precision while also making drone flight a lot more fun.”

The FT Aviator is currently compatible with the majority of DJI drones and will be available for purchase on Kickstarter.

Expected to retail for $449 (£343), the product is expected to ship in early Q1 2019.

The FT Aviator is the first product launched by Fluidity Technologies and its patented and patent-pending technologies will soon be applied to the likes of virtual and augmented reality, computer and console gaming and surgical and medical robotics.

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