Sunday, October 18, 2015

Skysense Drone Charging Pad, Your Quadcopter's "Gas station"

Skysense, San Diego based and Qualcomm backed company, has built a solution that automates charging, pre-flight checks and data capture for your drone missions, making drone deployments economically scalable.


How does it work? The Skysense Charging Pad is compatible with all battery-powered drones nowadays on the market like Parrot AR.Drone, DJI Phantom. You can retrofit existing drones installing the Drone Kit: The Micro High-Power LiPo Charger to connect to the drone battery and spring-loaded contacts to install on the landing gear.


When the drone lands, the spring-loaded contacts establish a physical contact with the Charging Pad and the charging process starts.

The Skysense Network Manager empowers operators to easily access and manage all charging pads remotely. Online APIs and dashboard provide access to all information and services needed to operate, manage and benefit from the Skysense charging infrastructure:


Examples include anomalous temperature and humidity warnings, drone takeoff and landing notifications, battery health monitoring and drone power on/off on demand.

This charging pad come with 4 sizes: Compact: 462×462 mm (4.9 Kg) / Medium: 924×924 mm (18.3 Kg) / Wide: 1386×1386 mm (40.6 Kg) and Large: 1848×1848 mm (68.9 Kg).  Two options drone kit charger: Skysense Charger 2-4S LiPo batteries (100g) and Skysense Charger 2-6S LiPo batteries (150g). The price depending on size, $1800 for compact; $2600 for medium; $5400 for wide; $7800 for large. Pre-ordder link http://skysense.co/order


It is worth to spend so much money to buy this Drone Charging Pad?

Top 5 Drone Brand, What are the advantages of their technology?

Friday, October 16, 2015

Top 5 Drone Brand, What are the advantages of their technology?

DJI, ZERO, EHANG, Lily, 3DR etc. Drone manufacturers started a full range of competition in 2015, the various new technologies emerging on stage one after another. For manufacturers, in addition to the level of competition in the market, competition in technology accumulation is becoming intensified. Let's look at the technical advantages of major manufacturers. 

DJI: Indoor Vision Positioning 
GPS positioning system is one of the great key technical to support drone flight safety. DJI Phantom 3 increases the indoor positioning system, the virtual positioning technology that allows aircraft flying smoothly in the indoor. DJI company said, after several Phantom Drone can not fly in the indoor, because the device only control its position via GPS smooth flight, and steady flight in the wind. 


Zero: Video Tracking + Automatic Obstacle Avoidance
Drone's follows function is a little more concerned about the professional enthusiast, the main solution is GPS follow: Aircraft through on goal GPS module or GPS signal issued by the portable device locking to reach point to point tracking, but the GPS signal follows requirements of of the environment is relatively high, but the accuracy is not stable follow. In order to improve Drone follow experience, Zero Drone in the upcoming second generation product added Followsnap (visual tracking technology) through the camera for image recognition and tracking, greatly improving the accuracy of Drone to follow in each kinds complex environment will not be affected much.

Zero Explorer Xplorer FPV 5.8G RC Quadcopter


Automatic obstacle avoidance capability is a major new technology of drone manufacturers to optimize product features. Maybe can let Drone flight success within a certain time for the profesionals, but not for novices, when the quadcopter encounter wires, tree branches and other obstacles, they need technology to help them avoid risks. Recently, In the Innovators Summit that Geeks Park and Baidu News co-sponsored, ZERO demonstrate to the public the first consumer-level Drone that mounted an automatic obstacle avoidance function and visual tracking technology. DJI innovation, Skycatch, also as the representative of Drone companies have participated in the forum with Shenzhen ZERO, showcase cutting-edge science and technology in the field of Drone.


Zero drone flight control system in the professional-level drone market is comparable with DJI, therefore, consumer-level Drone flight control system has inherent advantages. The modular design of zero is another important innovation, now most of the drone is the whole design, and zero designed ZERO XPLORER's fuselage, flight control, PTZ camera, battery, and several other important modules. Not only easy to carry, and later upgraded in the aftermarket maintenance has many advantages.

Ehang: Build a mobile terminal platform
Ehang products and mobile terminals combined, simplified control mode, to provide differentiated and innovative control experience. Ehang use mobile devices APP to simplified Drone control methods, added Gaode Map Navigation services, to achieve mobile equipment APP manipulation and intelligent flight. Operate in the mobile terminal, for the novice reduce the difficulty of the operation.


Lily: Waterproof Function
Lily camera drone caught the attention of young people, so it rise to fame soon. The three main highlights: Waterproof, throw fly and tracking shot, especially the waterproof function, for those who prefer selfie, play water sports users, Lily is very attractive.


Lily uses a GPS to follow, that is on the aircraft and manipulator's hand will have a GPS module, GPS data can be obtained through the flight control algorithm written, let the aircraft follow manipulator hands "remote control". However, this summary mode 3DRobotics and Ehang's flight control systems can be achieve, so lily does not have a distinct advantage.

3DR latest Drone IRIS + support "FollowMe" function
This feature can track any Android devices with GPS function. UAV flight path set by the user on a tablet or mobile applications, Drone can fly along the flight path, the user can concentrate on shooting.


Market competition is multifaceted, technology is fundamental, for manufacturers, with continuous fermentation Drone concept, the competition will become increasingly brutal. From indoor positioning to water proof, throw to fly, new technologies emerging. But at the same time developing new technologies, development of new uses of drone and new applications equally critical, who took the lead in UAV's innovation, who will lead the trend.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

UDI U845WIFI FPV HD 720P Camera UFO RC Quadcopter

This FPV Camera UFO quadcopter is awesome, although yet to see actual samples, the design is cool, really looking forward to this new star model of UdiR/C.


The u845wifi available in colour ingigo + silver, it looks elegant and have a sense of mystery with the UFO design. This FPV UFO come with a hd 720p wifi camera, which can achieve real-time FPV by connecting a phone. iPhone, iPad or other IOS & Android phone wifi real-time video transmission. let you take HD videos and photos from the sky, create an immersive RC experience!

It adopts 2.4G radio 2.4 G wireless automatic frequency pairing technology to pair frequency and assign ID automatically. Its appearance design meets the requirement of Human Engineering and easy to handle. The trim button is designed to adjust flight attitude and the LCD display screen can show complete fight data. 2.4G wireless technology features quick response, long control distance, excellent anti-interference performance, low power consumption and also supports multiple models competition.
UDI U818A 2.4Ghz 4CH 6 Axis Gyro UFO RC Quadcopter, Good for beginners
The completely assembled airframe features a tough and lightweight design. Its blades guards help to make little bumps against the walls or furniture uneventful. In order to protect better the aircraft, low voltage alarm is necessary, and relax. When a Drone with low battery, the controller will issue a di, di, di ...... alarmed sound to remind the Drone must return as soon as possible.

UDI U845WIFI equipped a 3.7V*2 350mAh lithium batteries with longer flight time. Equipped with UDIR/C® USB charger, which has various kinds of charging ways and makes charging become more convenient. (NOTE: For faster charging, it is recommended to use a 5V 2A AC Adapter (not enclosed) to charge the battery.)

This wifi version is not available now, but the UDI U945A now available in geekbuying for $55.99, freeshipping.
UDI U941 UFO 2.4G 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter

Parameters


AircraftModelU845WIFI
Weight112g
Max Flight Time6-8 minutes
Motor ModelMD0820
Indoor HoveringEnabled by default
Operating Temperature Rang-10 ~ 40° C
Dimensions210.6 x 210.6 x 81.5 mm

CameraStill Photography ModesSingle shoot
Video Recording Modes1280 x 720p
Max Bitrate Of Video Storage30 Mbps
Supported File FormatsFAT32
Photo:JPEG
Video:AVI
Supported SD Card TypesMicro SD
Max capacity: 32 GB

Remote ControllerNameUA16
Operating Frequency2.4 GHz
Transmitting Distance
(Outdoor And Unobstructed)
≥ 50 m
EIRP20dBm@2.4G
Power SupplyBuilt-in battery AAA
Operating Temperature Range-10° ~ 40° C
Storage Temperature RangeLess than 3 months: -20° ~ 45° C
More than 3 months: 22° ~ 28° C
Battery4×1.5 V Alkaline batteries

Battery (Standard)Capacity350 mAh
Voltage3.7V × 2
Battery TypeLiPo
Net Weight22g
Operating Temperature Range-10° ~ 40° C
Charging Temperature Range0° ~ 40° C



Tuesday, October 13, 2015

JXD 509G FPV RC Quadcopter

A primera vista este JXD 509G fpv quadcopter, Encontraramos que el diseño es parecido a Yuneec Q500 Typhoon, Puedes decir q este es un clone de Yuneec Q500 Typhoon. Quizás JXD (JinXingDa) no es tan conocido por nosotros como SymaCheerson etc, pero JinXingDa Toys ha estado trabajando en producen los juguetes durante 20 años, incluyendo control remoto series, B / O Series  y niños bicicletas Serie. Es un fabricante proesional como Syma Cheerson etc. 


JXD 509G quadcopter drone se vende por $104.99 en geekbyuing, con envío gratis, vale la vena a comprar: JXD 509G drone viene con un sistema de 5.8GHz transmisión de imágenes en tiempo real que incluye una cámara de 2MP FPV y un monitor de FPV. El FPV es auto alimentado por una batería recargable LI-PO incorporado. Esta es la razón por la que el paquete incluye dos de carga USB no sólo uno como otros modelos de rc quadcopters. 
El drone tiene 10 minutos de vuelo tiempo, con giroscopio de 6 ejes ofrece estabilidad fuertes, la resistencia del viento fuerte, más fácil de controlar. Con sensor de presión de aire de alta densidad que puede sostener precisamente la altura. 

Destacados
  1. Modo de vuelo Headless;
  2. Una tecla de retorno al inicio;
  3. Cámara de 2MP;
  4. 5.8GHz la transmisión de imágenes en tiempo real;
  5. Luces de colores LED para una mejor orientación;
  6. Hasta 10 minutos el tiempo de juego;
  7. Rango de control: alrededor de 150 metros.

Monday, October 12, 2015

DJI Osmo, affordable handheld Steadicam killer?

The DJI OSMO was introduced to the world on October 8 in London and was quickly received by all as the evolution in cinematic video quality for all.

With just a few plays, guests got to experience quickly the power of one, two and three taps.




The handle and a camera with a 12MP 1/2.3in sensor capable of capturing video at up to 4K quality through a 94-degree field-of-view lens (which sounds a lot like the same tech used in the Phantom 3 Professional’s camera). It can also record 120fps full HD footage for smooth slow motion playback and there’s a stereo microphone on board, as well as a 3.5mm input for external mics.

Highlights

Fully stabilized 4K, 12Mp camera optimized for ground use
Slow motion and audio recording
Tripod-free long exposures
Remote camera control
Secure grip
Suite of accessories including bike & car mount, tripod, extension stick and phone mount
6-hour standby time
1 hour of video shooting



The DJI OSMO is priced at $649, a reasonable tag for the technologies packed in it. Shipping begins Oct. 15.


Top 5 Best Mini Quadcopter, It's worth to buy

If you are a flying enthusiast and want to be a rc quadcopter pilot, you need to take some time to pick one that is suitable for your needs. For the newbies a mini quadcopter is  a good choice for practice how to play. Here is a list of the top 5 mini quadcopter drones that you can consider, Compare them to find the perfect one for you!


FQ777-124 Micro Drone

The FQ777-124 is the ultimate in portable quadcopters, this nano quad is small and light enough to fit literally anywhere! in fact the quadcopter is so small it even fits within a special compartment within the Tx making it small enough to drop the complete system straight into your pocket!

The FQ777-124 is fitted with a 6 axis gyro making it super stable and easy to fly indoors or outdoors. For the less experienced pilot the quadcopter has a one key return to home function and for the more experienced pilot the quadcopter has an acro button, simply push the stick in any direction whilst holding the acro button and the quadcopter will perform a 360 degree flip and return to level flight.

Whether you fly in mode 1 or mode 2 the FQ777-124 has it covered, simply flick the switch on the back of the Tx to toggle between mode 1 and 2. The rear of the Tx also houses some handy accessories which includes a prop guard set, undercarriage and a spare set of props!



GW008 Mini Skul

This nano quadcopter have good look, the skull is designed fuselage, looks cool, I have to say it is the most attractive selling point for me. GW008 comes with automatic parallel system for stability, supports headless mode, no need to adjust the position of the aircraft before flying, it will helpful for the newbies in their orientation, without being concerned which is the front and which is the rear of the GW008 Mini drone; the fucción of one key to return makes it easy to find the way home, 6-axis gyroscope for more stable flight and easy to control.  Equipped with cool onboard LED lights, this mini drone looks perfect for some scary night flights.

GW008 Mini Skull powered with a tiny 150mAh battery, it offer around 7-8 minutes flying time, and for fully charge just need 30 minutes. 2.4G control remote uses 3 x AAA batteries, not included in box, the control distance about 50 meters.


Post: GW008 Mini Skull Coolest RC Nano RC Quadcopter

The DHD D1 is a very small package of loads of fun in a price that isn’t too much. In fact, it is a great toy to give to the kids and also is a good selection for newbies since it involves no harm as the propellers are made of plastic. 

Highlights

  • Low/medium/high speed modes customized for both newbies and players
  • Cool light control, suitable for flying in the dark with elegant demeanour
  • 3D rollover: hovering at any angle in the sky, simultaneously achiving all-dimensional rollover performance for sharing the shining moment with intimates
  • Hand throw: abandoning traditional flight modes regulated by transmitter operation, all you have to do is slightly throw off your quadcopter into the sky, it will fly freely
  • USB charging cable allows for charging via computer.
  • Functions:Up/ down,forward/ backward,turn left/ right,left/ right sideward flight
  • CF Mode


CX-10C available in black and orange 2 colours, weighs 15 Grams. The flight time is 4-5 minutes with the camera in-use. The 3.7 volts built-in 120 mAh battery takes 25 minutes for the complete charge cycle and the controlling distance is 15 to 30 meters. As stated above 0.3 MP camera is an added feature with three speed modes along with the 2.4 GHZ, 6-axis flight control system with adjustable gyro sensitivity. Low voltage alarm and battery protection are the added advantages. The sell point is the camera, it come with a 0.3 megapixels camera, not good, but it worth to try. 

Features:
4 channel mini quadcopter
6-axis flight control system with adjustable gyro sensitivity
With 0.3MP camera can Video/Photograph
Up / down / left / right / side flight / hover / flip / hand launch
3 flight speed mode
Low voltage alarm
Battery protection    
With LED light for night flight
Memory card and card reader not included




The JJRC H2 comes ready to fly, but you will need to supply your own two “AAA” batteries. The box includes the quadcopter, the 4-channel transmitter, a 3.7V 75 mAh battery, 4 spare props, a USB charging cable, and the instruction manual. It takes about 30-45 minutes to charge with a 5 minute flight time. The funny thing about this copter is the battery pretty much consumes the whole body of the quad. You can actually see the battery and how much room it takes inside the slit flamed design of the copter. 

Highlights
  • 2.4G remote control frequency
  • 6 Axis gyroscope
  • RTF helicopter
  • Headless mode: a function through which the aircraft will consider the direction opposite to that of the remote control as the correct one by default when it flies to a height where the operator is not able to judge the direction of the aircraft head with bare eyes, so that he/she can go on with the remaining positions.
  • Function:Forward, backward, left side fly right fly, hover, roll, a key return, headless mode
  • One-key-To-Return: auto return of the aircraft after GPS positioning on the basis of signals emitted by remote control while it is hovering in good condition, saving the operation from redundant manipulations.


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

GW008 Mini Skull Coolest RC Nano RC Quadcopter

It seems mini quadcopter has been the trend in the RC market, many manufacturers launch mini model like cheerson cx-star, JJRC H2, MJX X900 etc, now there is a new, the GW008 Mini Skull. If you’re interested in getting your hands on a cool quadcopter, it is absolutely a perfect choice, Halloween upcoming, this GW008 Mini Skull also is a good choice as gift.

This nano quadcopter have good look, the skull is designed fuselage, looks cool, I have to say it is the most attractive selling point for me. GW008 comes with automatic parallel system for stability, supports headless mode, no need to adjust the position of the aircraft before flying, it will helpful for the newbies in their orientation, without being concerned which is the front and which is the rear of the GW008 Mini drone; the fucción of one key to return makes it easy to find the way home, 6-axis gyroscope for more stable flight and easy to control.  Equipped with cool onboard LED lights, this mini drone looks perfect for some scary night flights.

GW008 Mini Skull powered with a tiny 150mAh battery, it offer around 7-8 minutes flying time, and for fully charge just need 30 minutes. 2.4G control remote uses 3 x AAA batteries, not included in box, the control distance about 50 meters.


GW008 Mini Skull Package List
1 x Mini Skull GW008 Quadcopter RC,
1 x 3.7V 150MAH Battery,
1 x Transmitter,
1 x USB cable,
1 x protective cover,
1 x Screwdriver
4 x Propeller
1 x Manual,


If you like it, you can get it at GeekBuying.com for $15.99, free shipping, it will be stock in this Saturday.  Clic here to purchase http://goo.gl/hZcLPq

Monday, October 5, 2015

Cheerson CX-33 Will Be Flagship Model of Cheerson?

Cheerson's latest release of Cheerson CX33 in design is very different with the previous design. This time they uses the triplets structure in the newest model, it looks like a scorpion right? Another special feature is this CX-33 tricopter with 6 motors, each one arms has two motors, so you don't have to worry about the power would be inferior, they already take this into account. 


Description:
Item name: CX-33 2.4G Media Quadcopter
Frequency: 2.4G
Channel: 4CH
Gyro: 6 axis
Material: ABS
Quadcopter Size: 310 x 345 x 85mm
Quadcopter Weight: 152g
Package Size: 42.4 x 35.8 x 11.3CM
Color: white
Blade size: 140mm
Flight time: 6--7 minutes
Charging time: About 170 minutes
Control distance: about 30-80M
Flight distance: about 35-80M
Battery for quadcopter: 7.4V 360mAh 
Battery for transmitter: 1.5v AA battery (not included)

Features:
* 4 channels with LED lights 
* 6-axis gyro with gyro calibration function
* Ascend, descend, forward, backward, turn left, turn right, hover
* Left sideward fly and right sideward fly etc.
*  R/C Distance: about 30 ~ 80m
* One-key to take off, one-key to land and one-key to switch of Mode 1 and Mode 2
* With high density air pressure sensor which can precisely hold the height; it adopts the dual-spring control sticks
* New Y-shaped main structure, with 6 motors and more power

Package Included:
1 x CX-33 2.4G Media Quadcopter with 3D Flip 
1 x 2.4G transmitter
1 x USB charging cable
2 x spare blades
1 x User Manual

Cheerson CX-33 Tricopter Gallery



Do you think this new Cheerson CX-33 will be the new flagship model like the Cheerson CX-20 and Cheerson CX-10