Gallery: Aesir Embla

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The Aesir Embla launches straight up, like a helicopter, but without blades or rotors.Courtesy Steve Potter/Aesir

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The Embla actually sucks in air through its top and forces it out side vents to gain altitude and hover--nearly silently.Courtesy Steve Potter/Aesir

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It's outfitted with an HD video camera, making it ideal for surveillance.Courtesy Steve Potter/Aesir

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Its internal combustion engine lets it fly up to 80mph and as high as 10,000 feet.Courtesy Steve Potter/Aesir