Editor’s choice: AD1 – 2014 long range FPV Drone

Date:28 August 2014 Tags:, , , ,

If you’ve never had an out-of-body experience, you’ve obviously never donned a pair of first person view (FPV) goggles. Airborne Drones’ long range FPV flyer, the AD1 – 2014, messes with your senses by providing live HD views up to 5 km from your location via the included direct vision goggles.

Designed with the GoPro 3 camera in mind (it also accommodates other cameras, including thermal systems), the AD1 features a vibration-dampening system and 3-axis brushless gimbal to ensure that you capture steady video footage. Its advanced flight control system, with full GPS capabilities, has three programmable failsafe modes, making sure it automatically returns “home” should a problem arise. A 5 200 mAh lithium-polymer battery delivers a flight time of up to 30 minutes.

The drone features an extremely robust, collapsible design and comes in a tough Pelican Storm case for convenient transportation. It’s ready to fly out of the box.

Price: about R23 600. For more information, contact Airborne Drones on 021-461 1793 or visit http://airbornedrones.co

 

  • Gideon Philip Gerber

    Has any research been done about the psychological strain of fly FPV (first person view). How long can an individual operate a drone in this mode before the concentration becomes too much?