Demonstration of Draganflyer X6 Helicopter


Air2air’s Draganflyer X6 Helicopter being demonstrated at Brunel university, Middlesex. Draganfly Innovations Inc. were founded in 1998 by Zenon and Christine Dragan, and have been innovating radio controlled flying machines for years, this is there latest audacious flying machine. The Draganflyer X6 is capable of a payload capacity of 500 grams, and has 6 rotors, and a GPS position hold function. Footage is beamed to a laptop or video glasses on the ground, so easily allows you to control what you are shooting.

Have at look at the fantastic aerial film footage from this aerial drone and camera setup. Uk and Europe distributer http://www.air2air.com/ US http://www.draganfly.com/

Of course with these machines the bigger the pricier, so there are models to suit whatever budgets. Their is a cheaper X4 and E4 drones, which carry lighter loads, or the NEW X8 drone with 8 rotors and approximately 1000 gram payload.

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4 Comments

  1. Phil
    Posted March 1, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    That’s a bit overpriced when it can only carry a point & shoot camera when rc helicopters have been lifting DSLRs at 1/3 of the cost. The rc helicopter has gps position hold and all the other options too.

  2. Posted March 2, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Hi Phil,

    Thanks for posting, good points ! I think the price is probably relative to what is charged for the footage with the Draganflyer, . I was pleased to check it out but must admit the weight issue is most concern as it cannot carry dslr, which apparently is given extra weight to make it feel more like old ‘slr’. So I thought ‘pay more to carry more weight’, or ‘pay less and carry less’ so started looking at lighter cameras. This one was the best I think http://www.goprocamera.com/index.php?area=2&productid=29 I was impressed with the noise level being very low so it seems more urban friendly. Flying does not take as long to master than RC helicopter, although I would like to compare flight times and battery vs fuel, and safety aspects like what happens when out of GPS range, and what happens when power is running low. I am interested in learning more of the options of RC helicopter :) Here is a great video of RC + 5D mk2 from Matt Jeppsen.

  3. Posted March 2, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    Try the Microdrones MD4-1000 as with a 1kg payload (carried for up to 1hr) this makes DSLR payload possible – try the new Olympus Pen E-P1 for size…

  4. Robert Cams
    Posted March 12, 2010 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    Would you get any change from £50,000 for the MD4-1000?
    There are lots of cool systems about now with similar specs. Suggest that you look at Kestral, Linke Christians copter shop, or AscTec for affordable options.

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