We've heard the name Yuneec Aviation Technology before. They are responsible for some of the first electric ultralight full scale aircraft and have been known to produce some radio controlled products for some major R/C companies as well. With the drone industry taking off like it has, it's no surprise that they showed up at CES with an interesting new Hexacopter design.
It's branded the Flying Eyes HX3 Hexacopter and details are sparse at the moment, but a spokesperson at CES says it will cost around $3,000, weigh just over 4lbs without a battery and payload, and be able to fly for 45-90 minutes on a single charge. We're a bit skeptical on the flight times, but we hope to find out later this year when the HX3 is released. [Flying Eyes]
|Flying Eyes HX3 (2 min 53 sec)|
|Jan 14, 2014, 07:15 PM|
agreed , the airframe shape looks cool and all , but then what happened with teh landing gear???? gimbal looks heavy , but who knows.
also , looks expensive to crash. molded carbon fiber???? ug. the bills are flowing.(out of your wallet that is).
i'd fly one send me one to test .
i bet its super rigid.
|Jan 16, 2014, 08:13 AM|
Joined Dec 2013
Let's see to press realise: http://www.yuneec.com/pressroom/FlyingEyesFlyer.pdf
...About 1 hour flying time, full weight about 5kg, remote with full FPV + gimbal in the box... price about $3000 - sounds like fantastic.
|Jan 19, 2014, 04:45 PM|
Flying eyes hx3
The Flying Eyes HX3 is one of the world's most stable Hexacopters. Its lightweight design enables 1 hour plus of flight time.
The HX3 is strong enough to carry industry leading HD cameras, providing the best aerial video experiences.
Hook your camera ( Video or Still ) onto the HX3 and fly it using the Smart Transmitter
. Capture amazing shots hundreds of feet in the air, such as majestic footage of the coastline or a sports game
. Designed to carry a Canon 5D level camera, The system is also compatible with Sony RX1
. Braves the elements : wind and Water resistant
. Made of carbon materials
. Max vertical speed: 26 ft/s
. Max horizontal speed: 49ft/s
. Take off weight: 8.8 Pounds | Net Weight with no Battery : 3.1 Pounds
. Max payload: 4.4 Pounds
. Air time with payload: 45 - 90 Min's
. Size ( with out blades ) : 720 x 840 x 500mm
. Blade size: 380mm
. Max power consumption : 1000W
. Independent take off and landing
HX3 is the first of a new generation of smart aerial photography systems under the Flying Eyes series
It features functions such has Accurate positing, Auto altitude control, direction control and also Smart intelligent Auto take off and Landing, which greatly lowers the operational requirements of pilots and offers long flight times.
HX3 is able to provide clients with a total flight solution, and helps them avoid DIY completely.
It offers a large reduction in training and maintenance costs due to it's easy operational features.
HX3 is designed for professional photographers, Photography Studios, Film and Television post production, and Canon 5DII/III users.
it can also be applied in such fields as security, information gathering and traffic control, where long flight times are required.
In The Package
HX3 Flying Platform
ST24 Smart Remote Control
GB1000 Dual-Axis Gimbal
. Multi-Safety rescue function, Take your aerial photographs or videos with out virtually no risk.
. WI FI video range up tp 2km with optional relay station (DA58)
. Flight settings can be made directly from the ST24 Ground Station, no PC Required
. Ultra long flight time of up to 1 hour
. ST24 Ground Station is up datable on-line
. All direction WI FI video link, no dead angles or sectors
. Water resistant design, for wet weather flights
. RTF total solution, no additional components are required for the highest level aerial photograph experience
. The telemetry data is displayed through an aviation style animation with a friendly user interface
. Direct digital WI FI video downlink (FPV function) ranging of up to 500m without any additional equipment
. More than 12 important telemetry data readings are visible directly on the screen display, no extra equipment is required.
. Ultra light weight and reliable frame, take off weight less than 5kg ( including all equipment, eg, Canon 5DII/III )
GB1000 Camera Gimbal system Features:
. Ultra light-weight yet strong
. Bulit-in digital video down link component
. High resolution stabilizer system
. Built-in remote camera shutter
. Easy to install
. High performance anti-vibration system
|Jan 21, 2014, 05:11 PM|
Slovenská republika, Bratislavský kraj, Bratislava - Podunajské Biskupice
Joined Feb 2011
Only 3k for such beast? 1 hour flight time?? That is unbelievable! And the video quality looks damn good as well..
|Jan 26, 2014, 04:50 PM|
Joined Jan 2014
but if you break anything your not picking up a couple 16mm tubes off ebay on this one. I like it because its not overly CNC'd to death like 90% of the multi's out today
|Jan 28, 2014, 02:26 PM|
United States, CO, Colorado Springs
Joined Feb 2013
I would love to have something like this..but 3k, and THEN a high end camera on top of that.. I need a raise!
..actually, maybe I just need ot see what other cameras are good for something like this that arent 2k+ cameras.
(though the thought of having a 2k+ camera suspended 50+feet in the air makes my stomach turn
|Feb 04, 2014, 12:27 PM|
90 minutes is probably without the camera or gimbal in a static hover.
60 minutes is probably without the camera or gimbal, but with some leisurely flying.
45 minutes is probably with the camera and gimbal, but in a static hover.
We'll see. . .
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