3D Robotics has this week unveiled a new octocopter it has created in the form the 3D Robotics X8+ that is equipped with a flight time of 15 minutes and a payload capacity of over 800 grams.
The 3D Robotics X8+ drone has been specifically designed for aerial video and allows the controller to preview live on-screen flight data and is equipped with autopilot hardware Pixhawk v2.4.5 and autopilot firmware ArduCopter 3.2.
Other features of the 3D Robotics X8+ drone include 3DR u-blox GPS with Compass, Ground Station Radio: 3DR Radio v2, SunnySky V2216-12 KV800 II motors and the ability to stream live video from a GoPro HERO onto a wireless monitor attached to the controller of the X8+. 3D Robotics explains a little more about their latest creation.
“The Tarot T-2D brushless gimbal uses cutting-edge two-axis stabilization technology to ensure great, stable video in any flight condition. The gimbal comes pre-configured and tuned for a smooth out-of-the-box experience. The kit includes: a pre-assembled Tarot gimbal, a mounting plate, and required cables and hardware.
Select this option to stream live video from a GoPro HERO onto a wireless monitor attached to your X8+ controller. This kit includes a video transmitter, monitor/receiver, cloverleaf antennas, and mounting bracket. Click here for more information.”
For full specifications on the 3D Robotics X8+ Drone jump over to the official website for details and the ability to purchase with prices starting from $1350 via the link below.
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