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Scout X4 – Follow Me Quadcopter from Walkera

As many of you might already be familiar with, Walkera has recently been using a variation of the Ardupilot platform in their recent multicopters.  But I think that the latest release, the Scout X4 seems to be using all the cool features of arducopter such as follow me, and waypoint navigation!  I am still to confirm if they are using arducopter firmware but from the looks of it I am pretty sure they are.  Not sure about the price either but since it includes the Devo F12 (retails for about $600 it will be over $1K, which is not too bad considering it will probably include a brushless gimbal and iLook+ with wireless video too.

Another cool feature is the fact that the ground control station will support both android and IOS devices via a Bluetooth datalink ground station, so it uses Bluetooth to communicate with your phone/tablet and it seems it will run at 2.4Ghz to communicate to the quadcopter so not sure about the range of the telemetry link and I am hoping this is not via wifi.


• Remote control: DEVO F12E FPV Transmitter 2.4Ghz and Video at 5.8Ghz
• Support both Apple IOS and Android based devices
• Waypoint mission planning / Designated flight
• Follow Me Mode / Record Track Back To Home
• Hybrid, can be changed from 4 for to 8 motors
• 2.4G bluetooth datalink ground station (BT-2401A/B FCC / BT-2402A/B CE)
• Flight time: Up to 25 minutes
• Flight range: up to 1500 meter
• Receiver: DEVO-RX707(CE) / RX709(FCC)
• Real time flight data (telemetry) monitoring
• Auto return to home (RTH)
• Motors: Brushless WK-WS-34-002
• ESC: WST-16AH(R/G);
• Battery: 6cell 22.2V 5400mAh Li-Po
• iPad holder with backup power
• Size: 335x335x275 mm.
• Rotor Blades Length: 233mm
• Weight with battery: 1770g
• Flying Weight: <2270g
• Larger Payload with the ability to carry a wider selection of cameras to be announced

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Drone Crew

has proudly served the film and production industry with unmatched professionalism and service, and built strong and lasting relationships with top production companies. We are continually upgrading and improving our systems and skills to maintain our position as the leading octocopter filming service in South Africa. Having worked with some of the big …

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Drones that can be used to locate UXO (bombs) for removal in Laos, and around the world

Source: kickstarter Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), commonly called drones, are becoming more and more commonplace in the public eye. How can they be used not only for novelty – but for good? In setting out to answer this question, we found that not only do they have the ability to affect positive change, they also have …

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SF10/C laser altimeter

They're getting smaller, lighter and now also cheaper. The SF10/C, short range (0-25m) laser altimeter for multicopters and small UAVs is now in production. Suitable for low level hovering control, auto landing and collision avoidance, this new member of the no-compromises SF10 family has all the bells and whistles including serial, I2C and analog outputs along with a micro-USB configuration port. Suitable for operation indoors and outside in bright sunlight. Special introductory offer at $325.00.

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Unmanned Systems Incorporated Chooses Robotic Skies for Field Maintenance

Unmanned Systems Incorporated Chooses Robotic Skies for Field Maintenance
Henderson, NV Unmanned Systems Incorporated (USI), a manufacturer of fixed wing unmanned aerial systems (UAS) currently utilized for training, has selected Robotic Skies as its maintenance and repair provider for its fleet of aircraft. Like all Robotic Skies customers, USI will receive…

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