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Xaircraft America Is Distributing A New, RTF, Truly Affordable AV Quadcopter!

Looking for an "All-in-one" package to carry your GoPro for under $500? Xaircraft America has you covered! Check out the new OFM SkyView Quadcopter!

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Xaircraft is now taking pre-orders for the OFM SkyView Quadcopter! ONLY $459.00 get's you a RTF AV Quad for your GoPro3/+!!

The quest for an affordable "sport cam" AV platform has become easier in the last year. With many options under the $1000 mark. But when your budget is sub $500 the available options became more limited and most times the quality of the rig suffers. Until now. Drew from Xaircraft had been searching for the perfect affordable RTF quad that would include a brushless gimbal, offer superior flying characteristics and be RTF straight out of the box and he has found this in the OFM SkyView Quadcopter. At a pre-order price of $459.00 this is truly an affordable solution for those looking to fly a GoPro!

FEATURES OF THE OFM SKYVIEW QUADOPTER

FLIGHT CONTROLLER: ONETOUCH 4 AIRCRAFT CONTROL BOARD

The newest state of the art flight controller, FreeX which was developed in Taiwan FreeX has a safe motor arm/disarm protection feature to avoid accidental motor start up upon powering up. If signals from the transmitter are not received upon start up, motors cannot be armed for your protection. FreeX is extremely easy to setup based on your flying preferences.

Two flight modes: FreeX offers 2 very beginner friendly Flight modes.

Attitude/Altitude Hold mode: Quadcopter will hold its altitude and attitude once all the sticks are centered. Minor drifting may be present, especially in wind in hover.

GPS Position Hold mode: Quadcopter will hold its Altitude, Attitude and GPS position once all the sticks are centered. It’s the perfect feature for beginners to learn to fly as this gives them plenty of time to build their orientation and flying confidence. Even first time quadcopter pilots can fly SkyView with ease and confidence. The quadcopter will sit wherever you left it in space until you give it a new command.

Intelligent orientation control (IOC)

FreeX also offers the Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC) feature that is sometimes a good option for beginners because it allows you to fly without worrying about the orientation of the quad. Once turned on, No matter where the front is facing, the orientation of the radio sticks will always stay the same as the pilot’s orientation. That means on right stick the Cyclic Aileron and Elevator control (mode 2 radio) -Pushing stick Left will always make QuadCopter fly left, -Pushing stick Right will always make QuadCopter fly right, -Pushing stick Forward will always make QuadCopter fly forward -And pushing stick backward will always make QuadCopter fly backward Regardless of where the QuadCopter forward section is and or even if QuadCopter is constantly spinning / in full Yaw, once the IOC is turned on, you can have full control of the SkyView. IOC is a great feature if the pilot loses orientation and does not know what left right, forward and backward sticks will do, pilot can turn on IOC and easily control the QuadCopter.

Auto-return Function (with the world’s first full-time all channel active control during RTH)

SkyView Quadcopter with FreeX flight controller offers very precise and reliable Auto Return to home both on Demand and on failsafe.

Pilots can choose from two modes upon control signal lose (Failsafe)

Hover at last known position: Once the control signals from Radio control are lost, QuadCopter will hold its last know position and will hover at same altitude and GPS position. It will not return to home. This is the best feature to use if you are flying in an area with tall trees or flying inside a city. If failsafe RTH activates and QuadCopter flies back to home, there is a possibility; it will crash into any building or Tree in its way back home. So users can select Hover on Last known position Failsafe on their radio control with an easy flip of Failsafe mode switch before flight. Now if control signals are lost, Failsafe will keep the QuadCopter hovering at last known signals position. Users can then walk or drive closer to get the QuadCopter back in control range and start flying again.

Auto Return to home and Land:

If this mode is selected using Radio Failsafe switch before flight, once the control signals are lost, QuadCopter will fly back to home (take off position) and land. During this time, as soon as QuadCopter comes back to range, user can gain full control over quad and descend quickly, ascend again if there is something on the landing zone, and or control the quad to avoid trees, poles or buildings on the way back to home (once control signals are established)

Auto Return to home and Land on demand:

Feeling tired and boring to fly back home? No problems. Users can select Return to home and activate RTH failsafe with a simple flip of a Flight mode switch and your quadcopter will fly back to home and land. During this time, users will have full control over quad to descend quickly, ascend again if there is something on the landing zone, and or control the quad to avoid trees, poles or buildings on the way back to home. Once users leave the sticks to center, Quadcopter will resume its return to home and landing.

Low voltage protection

When the voltage is lower than the set voltage in FreeX parameter control software, the LEDs on the QuadCopter will blink to inform the pilots of low voltage on battery and pilots can easily fly back and land the Quadcopter before battery totally runs out of power.

Safety Protocol Algorithm

FreeX has a special SPA (Safety Protocol Algorithm) for electronics, that can prevent GPS glitches once or if the magnetometer is damaged or not working properly. Thus preventing the abnormal flight behavior, out of control drift or out of control Fly away.

To Pre-order and for more information check out: Xaircraft America

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Old May 27, 2014, 10:09 AM
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This IOC is very user friendly. Left right left right ………… which direction is left
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Old May 27, 2014, 12:16 PM
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Looks interesting!
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Saw Hobbyking stand at Republic Jones Beach Airshow on Saturday. On the table was a frame very similar with APM controller and a reported ~$300 to be released this week Wednesday. Don't know if that includes gimbal in cost, but possible. under the Quanum brand. wait a couple more days.
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Saw Hobbyking stand at Republic Jones Beach Airshow on Saturday. On the table was a frame very similar with APM controller and a reported ~$300 to be released this week Wednesday. Don't know if that includes gimbal in cost, but possible. under the Quanum brand. wait a couple more days.
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It seems the FC (and maybe the whole quad) is the same as that used in the Skyartec Free. If it is APM based, that will be interesting. It seems many manufacturers are going that route for the RTF models.
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Old May 27, 2014, 06:05 PM
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Funny how companies are saying nothing till they actually have something to release, this is just making Hubsan look really bad

Well done Xaircraft, these guys have one of the sexiest gimbals I have ever seen

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Looks interesting.
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It seems the FC (and maybe the whole quad) is the same as that used in the Skyartec Free. If it is APM based, that will be interesting. It seems many manufacturers are going that route for the RTF models.
Quanam Nova. Fixed Gopro Mount for $300
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...y_to_Fly_.html
brushless gimbal for Gopro
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...d_others_.html

$400 RTF + cost of GoPro. Open Source with Waypoints and more. I love the competition and we benefit with cool tech at great prices. 3-4 years ago Wookong was $1300. We've come a long way.
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Xaircraft - It's another APM unit
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Old May 28, 2014, 11:18 AM
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make that a 3 axis that works well for this price and you have a winner.
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make that a 3 axis that works well for this price and you have a winner.
Don't need to, its $100 for a 120 gm Gimbal, its too cheap for such light weight and $ already, but yeah 3D would be nice, but at what cost? Weight?
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very interesting entry to the quadcopter market!
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It seems the FC (and maybe the whole quad) is the same as that used in the Skyartec Free. If it is APM based, that will be interesting. It seems many manufacturers are going that route for the RTF models.
Its not APM Based. its a totally new flight controller called FreeX. you can find FreeX group site as well but its all in Chinese.

300pcs sold out like in few days in Taiwan and happiest customers there flying and posting tons of videos in Taiwan and on FreeX group.
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Xaircraft - It's another APM unit
No, Its FreeX taiwan based flight controller. its making an name already in Taiwan. soon the rest of the world will be appreciating this new FC entry in market
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OFM? Oh f*** me?
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