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PMG Multi Rotors - Recon professional Grade Quad Copter

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The Recon fills the needs of more advanced hobby enthusiast's and many forms of professionals too!

I just checked out a new contender in the RTF professional market called the recon from PMG Multi rotors. It looks like a well thought out product with pretty amazing flight times and excellent features. Check out what PMG has to say:

Recon by PMG Multi-Rotors is designed to suit the needs of advanced enthusiast's and various professionals alike. With an astounding max hover time of more than 50 minutes, Recon can perform long range and time sensitive tasks which make it the perfect choice for search and rescue, site surveys, action sports filming or various inspection tasks.

Equipped with detachable arms and a folding GPS mount, Recon can be tucked nicely with all your gear into a small case for extreme portability. Setup time from case to "ready to fly" is less than 3 minutes and does not require any tools. Complete all-in-one arm assemblies permits you to get back in the air quickly in the event of an accident, damaging a motor, or replacing an arm itself. The low profile design, large propellers and high power motors enable Recon to handle the harshest conditions with ease.Ē

Dual XT-60 battery connectors have been integrated into the frame for ease of use and maximizing battery capacity. Recon will easily carry 2 x 10,000mah battery packs giving you a whopping 20,000mah of battery power! This offers the flexibility to outfit the multi-rotor with a wide array of equipment while maintaining its ground breaking flight times.

RECON Multi-Rotor Set Up (1 min 35 sec)

For more information check out: pmgmultirotors.com

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Old Dec 20, 2013, 03:26 PM
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50 minutes ? I'll beleive it when I see it
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Old Dec 20, 2013, 06:57 PM
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50 minutes ? I'll beleive it when I see it
Iím not defending or saying itís true, but on the website they are using 2 x 10,000mAh batts, so thatís 20K mHa of power... there is not much to that rig. I get 12 - 14 minutes on a 25+ lb Hexacopter with 20K mHa so maybe?
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Old Dec 20, 2013, 07:16 PM
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Starts at $3k without a gimbal.
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Old Dec 20, 2013, 07:27 PM
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Those look like s800 arms. I wonder if they would sell just the center section.
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Old Dec 20, 2013, 07:35 PM
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Guess DJI selling all those junk S800 arms, thats one way to get rid of them

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Old Dec 21, 2013, 07:24 AM
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Personally it looks awesome. With the motor esc and prop combo and the 2 lipos I could see it flyin that long. That's if your just hovering I'm sure. But for the price???? I'd rather build one similar for way less and still perform as this quadcopter will.
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Old Dec 21, 2013, 09:44 PM
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I wish you could buy it with out the radio ,etc, etc, etc, etc, $$$$$
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Old Dec 21, 2013, 09:51 PM
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I wish you could buy it with out the radio ,etc, etc, etc, etc, $$$$$
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Should definately make just the frame an option. People will still want to buy rtf but more people will buy that frame
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Old Dec 22, 2013, 12:25 PM
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Yes they really need to make just the center part available. Limiting themself with just rtf kits would be a big mistake imo.
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Old Dec 22, 2013, 02:07 PM
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I really like the layout of this copter. No landing gear required, which reduces weight and drag, which contributes to longer flight times. Looks cool too.

They need more photographs of the machine on their website.

I am wondering about the battery configuration. The machine apparently balances fine with massive twin battery packs, but will it fly well without them? The batteries don't appear to have much room to move to adjust for CG.

I also agree with the posts above. There may be a small market out there for a PNG copter like this, but I would guess that about 98% of the readers on this forum would be more interested in a frame only option.
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Old Dec 22, 2013, 05:45 PM
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starting at $3K?! ...Dayum!

Its looks awesome and I appreciate the hard work in R&D but that's a little greedy.

I'd buy one if it was just a frame kit.(at a reasonable price of course).... Bad business decision to sell only RTF kits.

Cool design for sure. thumbs up on that.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 11:25 AM
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Someone will be along with a clone if they don't sell a frame.
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Old Dec 24, 2013, 01:26 AM
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Looks like an S800 in a spider configuration, with room for big batteries...

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Old Dec 25, 2013, 03:20 AM
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Hello all! Thanks for the positive comments about our new quad! Kits will be made available on the website by the end of the week! We just wanted to be sure the first birds out there were done just right so we could ensure happy pilots as we got everything rolling.

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Very sorry we haven't been able to get a time-lapse video put together yet. It's definitely a top priority, but it's been hard to find the time to hover a bird around for an hour lately since we launched the site! Coming asap for sure! I like to fly with 2 x 5000mah packs myself with a GoPro gimbal and fpv setup and I get a solid 25-30 minute flight if I don't get bored first.

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Guess DJI selling all those junk S800 arms, thats one way to get rid of them
Too funny The arms are definitely not old S800 arms. They are as strong as (or possibly stronger than) the new Evo style arms. We run a thick walled aluminum tube through the arm during the molding process making it virtually unbreakable.

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I am wondering about the battery configuration. The machine apparently balances fine with massive twin battery packs, but will it fly well without them? The batteries don't appear to have much room to move to adjust for CG.
Though we haven't tested every option of course, we have experienced close to the same flight characteristics whether using 2 x 5000mah, 1 x 8000mah, 2 x 8000mah and 2 x 10000mah. The CG point is technically just behind the front of the battery tray, but the offset and wide spread of the arms creates a situation where that doesn't matter as much as it typically does. There is a ridiculous amount of thrust available with this quad so it flies well with varying loads. Also, the tray is large so anything smaller than the 10,000mah packs actually have quite a bit of room to move around.

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Those look like s800 arms. I wonder if they would sell just the center section.
We were hoping the S800 arms would be plug n play, but so far our testers have reported less than desirable results flying with them vs our arms. They are different motors and esc's than we produce, but they are close in specs so in theory they should work fine. We will do more testing soon to find some gain settings that work well with them so we can accommodate current S800 owners, but in the meantime the kits will only be available with our arms. Our arms are less expensive anyway for replacements so you'll be better off in the long run

Merry Christmas to everyone!

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