Washington-based drone manufacturers ‘Freefly Studios‘ just invented dronesurfing and it looks amazing! Their newest $18,000 model ALTA 8 is so powerful it can tow people on water. Freefly claims they were doing 3-4 pulls per battery pack and pulls lasted approximately 30 seconds.
The ALTA 8 is water-resistant, Freefly said, as it features a lightweight molded-plastic enclosure that covers and protects the flight control and power distribution board from outdoor elements. And with impressive 18-inch props and an optimised propulsion system, the drone’s lightweight carbon fiber frame is sturdy enough to carry heavy payloads