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Video: Underwater flight in the DeepFlight Dragon

Video: Underwater flight in th...
Deepflight Dragon: operates like a quadcopter in reverse, pulling down instead of lifting its whole weight upward
Deepflight Dragon: operates like a quadcopter in reverse, pulling down instead of lifting its whole weight upward
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Deepflight Dragon: looks like a Formula One car, drives like a quadcopter
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Deepflight Dragon: looks like a Formula One car, drives like a quadcopter
Deepflight Dragon: coming in with diver assistance
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Deepflight Dragon: coming in with diver assistance
Deepflight Dragon: extra set of prop thrusters on the rear controls horizontal movement and yaw
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Deepflight Dragon: extra set of prop thrusters on the rear controls horizontal movement and yaw
Deepflight Dragon: Loz seems to be weighing the back down a bit. He's in there, promise!
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Deepflight Dragon: Loz seems to be weighing the back down a bit. He's in there, promise!
Deepflight Dragon: looks fast, goes slow and we don't doubt it's the easiest submersible in the world to drive
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Deepflight Dragon: looks fast, goes slow and we don't doubt it's the easiest submersible in the world to drive
Deepflight Dragon: lowered into the water on the marina dock
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Deepflight Dragon: lowered into the water on the marina dock
Deepflight Dragon: taxiing out to Lake Tahoe
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Deepflight Dragon: taxiing out to Lake Tahoe
Deepflight Dragon: taxiing out to Lake Tahoe
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Deepflight Dragon: taxiing out to Lake Tahoe
Deepflight Dragon: twin rear props handle horizontal movement and turning
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Deepflight Dragon: twin rear props handle horizontal movement and turning
Deepflight Dragon: never fails to draw a crowd
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Deepflight Dragon: never fails to draw a crowd
Deepflight Dragon: simple controls. A lever on the left controls depth, a joystick on the right controls movement and turning
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Deepflight Dragon: simple controls. A lever on the left controls depth, a joystick on the right controls movement and turning
Deepflight Dragon: coming up to meet your reflection is a spectacular moment
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Deepflight Dragon: coming up to meet your reflection is a spectacular moment
Deepflight Dragon: comfortable, pressurised and air conditioned inside. Far less claustrophobic than you might expect
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Deepflight Dragon: comfortable, pressurised and air conditioned inside. Far less claustrophobic than you might expect
Deepflight Dragon: operates like a quadcopter in reverse, pulling down instead of lifting its whole weight upward
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Deepflight Dragon: operates like a quadcopter in reverse, pulling down instead of lifting its whole weight upward
Deepflight Dragon: diving beneath the surface of Lake Tahoe
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Deepflight Dragon: diving beneath the surface of Lake Tahoe
Loz drives the Deepflight Dragon before stabilisation is built, and experiences a huge submarine wheelie
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Loz drives the Deepflight Dragon before stabilisation is built, and experiences a huge submarine wheelie
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In our latest review video, Loz scoots over to Lake Tahoe, California, where the Deepflight team is testing its new personal submersible. Shaped like Speed Racer's Mach 5, the Deepflight Dragon is actually an upside-down manned quadcopter capable of going 400 feet (122 m) underwater – and Deepflight claims it's so easy to fly that any fool can do it, even though it's not finished yet. We'll see about that!

Deepflight Dragon

Enjoy the full written Deepflight Dragon review, or dip into our gorgeous photo gallery.

Deepflight Dragon: never fails to draw a crowd
Deepflight Dragon: never fails to draw a crowd

Deepflight Dragon: coming up to meet your reflection is a spectacular moment
Deepflight Dragon: coming up to meet your reflection is a spectacular moment

Deepflight Dragon: taxiing out to Lake Tahoe
Deepflight Dragon: taxiing out to Lake Tahoe

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2 comments
Primecordial
Equalizing pressure at 5:38, Loz?
ljaques
Looks like fun, but the price is a bit over the top, innit? Oh, Loz, Rap makes me miss disco, and I HATED DISCO.