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Drone show in a box

Verge Aero officials say the company’s new X7 drone helps “democratize” the creation of drone shows.

Verge Aero demonstrated the new X7 drone by putting on a show at the Up.Summit in Dallas. Photos by Tom Haines.

The model builds on the capabilities of Verge Aero’s legacy X1 drones to make it simpler to choreograph a fleet of drones into impressive aerial displays.

The Verge Aero X7 is designed for compact storage and shipping, and features new technologies to deliver long-lasting performance. It includes a new battery system that offers rapid charging and longer battery life, as well as more precise GPS capabilities, bolstered wind and rain resistance, and user-friendly enhancements to the integrated control software.

The company describes the software for drone show design and management as having “the most competitive prices on the market.” The Verge Aero X7 aims to “further lower barriers to entry into drone entertainment, making it even easier for individuals and organizations to produce drone shows of all sizes and complexity for any occasion…This single unified and simplified system greatly reduces the labor costs and pre-existing technical knowledge requirements associated with other drone show operations.”

Verge Aero also offers an app whereby audience members can listen to music synchronized to the show.

The X7 was introduced on October 4 at the UP.Summit in Dallas, an invitation-only gathering of entrepreneurs, companies, and investors looking to improve mobility around the planet.

As part of the X7 introduction, Verge Aero is offering a drone show starter package that includes 50 drones, training, and access to its show production software.

Image courtesy of Verge Aero.
Thomas B. Haines
Thomas B Haines
Contributor (former Editor in Chief)
Contributor and former AOPA Editor in Chief Tom Haines joined AOPA in 1988. He owns and flies a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza. Since soloing at 16 and earning a private pilot certificate at 17, he has flown more than 100 models of general aviation airplanes.
Topics: Drone

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