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Draganflyer X6 RC Helicopter Makes an Appearance in The Simpsons Opening Sequence.

Draganflyer Guardian

Almost everyone is familiar with the long running animated sitcom, The Simpsons. The Simpsons have periodically had the famous Draganflyer X6 shooting down Spider-Pig with a laser beam as part of their opening sequence since Season 24 in 2013.

Don’t believe us? Check out the image above!

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Draganflyer X4-ES RC Helicopter Reviewed in Air Beat Magazine

Draganfly X4-ES First Look

The Draganflyer X4-ES RC Helicopter has a featured review in the November-December 2013 Issue of Air Beat Magazine.

Alan Frazier, Assistant Professor at University of North Dakota’s Aerospace Sciences Program, and Deputy Sheriff with Grand Forks County, shows off the X4-ES and Handheld GCS which has been which has been a widely use tool by Public Safety, and, Search and Rescue Agencies.

The Draganflyer X4-ES was utilized in a Life Saving Mission in May 2013, where Corporal Doug Green flew the X4-ES equipped with a FLIR TAU 2 640 IR Camera and found the unconscious driver behind a snowbank in the early hours of the day in Rural Saskatchewan.

Read the complete article in Air Beat Magazine

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New Draganflyer X4-C and Draganflyer Guardian Helicopters Serve to Protect and Inspect

Draganflyer Guardian

The Draganflyer X4-C and Guardian helicopters are tools which allow the user to work more efficiently in areas such as industrial inspection, wildlife protection, aerial photography, 3D terrain mapping, agriculture, research, search and rescue, and public safety.

Saskatoon, SK (PRWEB) January 14, 2014

Today Draganfly Innovations releases two new multirotor helicopters, the X4-C and the Guardian. These quadrotor aircraft are built to carry high megapixel cameras and transmit the live video feed back to the operator. Both aircraft share the same frame, with the Guardian sporting more powerful motors and a larger battery, giving it a higher payload capacity.

The X4-C and Guardian quadrotor helicopters are designed, manufactured, and hand assembled in North America by Draganfly Innovations. Their size is 71cm (28 inches) in diameter and 25cm (10 inches) in height. The versatility of both models makes them suited for use by safety and rescue, researchers, inspectors, experimenters, educators, photographers, or anyone needing an airborne video and photo system.

The main battery is quick-swappable allowing unlimited end to end flights (given adequate spare batteries and chargers). All payloads feature the new Draganfly 1/4 turn quick connect system. Optional payloads currently include a 2-axis brushless stabilized GoPro Hero 3+ mount for optimal video and a 1-axis brushless stabilized 20MP Sony QX100 mount with remote zoom for optimal stills. Payloads feature real-time digital video downlinks and recording of the video or images to an onboard SD card or the handheld controller.

Features of the airframe shared by the X4-C and Guardian include the wide stance landing gear which prevents tip over during takeoff and landing, rugged carbon fiber construction, automated GPS position hold, altitude hold, and automated fail-safes for Auto-Land and Return-to-Home. The controller features a direct sunlight viewable touch screen, live aircraft telemetry, audible system warnings, and a wireless “buddy system” for connecting an optional additional controller during flight training or when having a second person act as camera operator. Visually, both the X4-C and Guardian look similar, but the Guardian’s more powerful motors and larger battery give it a 400g payload capacity vs the 300g payload capacity of the X4-C.

The X4-C and Guardian helicopters are highly capable for applications such as aerial photography, industrial inspection, 3D terrain mapping, wildlife protection, agriculture, research, search and rescue, and public safety. Each system includes a free Lil’ Draganflyer miniature quadrotor helicopter for flight training to prepare the user for the feel of a quadrotor helicopter.

The Guardian system comes with a military grade transport case, which holds the aircraft and all of the accessories needed for the operator to be ready to go at any time. The only steps needed before takeoff are to snap the landing struts in place, attach the 1/4 turn quick release payload, and install the battery. It only takes a matter of minutes to unpack and start flying.

Draganfly Innovations, manufacturer of the first civilian small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) to be credited with saving a life, designs Draganflyer helicopters, the best aerial vehicles in the world, along with Draganview control software. A recognized technology and industry leader, Draganfly shapes the aerial imaging and public safety revolution with its gyro stabilized camera mounts. Draganfly has reinvented the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and is defining the emergency services market with the Draganflyer X4-C and Draganflyer Guardian.

For additional information, contact Draganfly Innovations at 1-800-979-9794, sales@draganfly.com, or check out our website at http://www.draganfly.com.

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DJI Phantom Battery Upgrade Kit including Thunder Power RC 2700mAh 3S/3-Cell Lithium Polymer Battery


Needing a little more power for your DJI Phantom? RCToys.com now stock a DJI Phantom Battery Upgrade Kit. Replace your existing DJI Phantom battery with this one for increased agility and performance. This Thunder Power RC G8 Pro Lite Plus 25C 2700mAh 3-Cell/3S LiPo Battery Pack offers longer flight times than other DJI replacement batteries on the market.

This battery comes with the pre-soldered, genuine XT60 Female Connector and includes the Thunder Power RC 3 Cell Balance Adapter.

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HUGE Clearance Sale at RCToys.com

Right now, RCToys.com is having a huge clearance on tons of RC products, with savings up to 90% off the original price. From Thunder Power RC Batteries, to Hacker & Himax Motors, to $9.99 Foamie Airplanes, this is your chance to get whatever you need for your summer RC needs.

Stock is limited to act quick.

Visit the RCToys.com Clearance Page Here

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NEW! Lil’ Draganflyer Plus Mini Quadrotor RTF 2.4 GHz RC Toy Electric Helicopter with Accessory Support with Bonus 600mAH Battery


The Lil’ Draganflyer Plus is the evolution of the original Lil’ Draganflyer. Now featuring remotely controlled lights and five optional remotely controlled accessories! These accessories can be interchanged and include a Camera, Missile Launcher, Water Cannon, Hook and Basket, and Bubble Blower.

The Camera accessory package can be purchased separately and records images and video to a micro SD card. Video recording is toggled by the top left controller hat button, and pictures are triggered by the bottom right controller button. A micro SD card and USB card reader are included with the optional Camera accessory package.

The Missile Launcher accessory package can be purchased separately and holds six safe plastic missiles. Individual missile firing is triggered by the top left controller hat button, and simultaneous firing of all six missiles is triggered by the bottom right controller button. Twelve missiles are included with the optional Missile Launcher accessory package. Additional sets of spare missiles can be purchased separately.

The Water Cannon accessory package can be purchased separately and fires a stream of water when pressing the accessory button on the controller. A water filling tool is included with the optional Water Cannon accessory package.

The Hook and Basket accessory package can be purchased separately and raises or lowers a hook on the end of a line. One controller button will raise the line, and the other will lower it. A basket which can be caught with the hook is included with the optional Hook & Basket accessory package.

The Bubble Blower accessory package can be purchased separately and fires a stream of bubbles when pressing the accessory button on the controller. A bottle of bubble solution and a filling tool is included with the optional Bubble Blower accessory package.

The Lil’ Draganflyer Plus mini quadrotor continues to be an ideal beginner 4-channel Ready-to-Fly 2.4GHz electric helicopter. Use it indoors or outdoors for unlimited fun. The Lil’ Draganflyer Plus has flight characteristics similar to its bigger brothers, the Draganflyer X4, X4-P, X6, and X8. With three gyros, the Lil’ Draganflyer Plus offers unsurpassed stability and incredible control. The 2.4GHz digital proportional 4-channel remote control ensures strong, glitch-free performance. Because of its small size, the Lil’ Draganflyer Plus is easy to fly indoors, but it is also powerful enough to fly outdoors even with mild winds.

Lil’ Draganflyer Plus comes 100% assembled and Ready-to-Fly right out of the box with no assembly required.

Buy this item now at RCToys.com

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BRAND NEW! The Lil’ Draganflyer Mini Quadrotor is a great beginner RTF Helicopter.

Lil' Draganflyer Quadrotor RC Helicopter

The Lil’ Draganflyer Mini Quadrotor is an ideal beginner 4-channel Ready-to-Fly 2.4GHz electric helicopter. Use it indoors or outdoors for unlimited fun. The Lil’ Draganflyer has flight characteristics similar to its bigger brothers, the Draganflyer X4, X4-P, X6, and X8. With three gyros, the Lil’ Draganflyer offers unsurpassed stability and incredible control. The 2.4GHz digital proportional 4-channel remote control ensures strong, glitch-free performance. Because of its small size, the Lil’ Draganflyer is easy to fly indoors, but it is also powerful enough to fly outdoors even with mild winds.

The Lil’ Draganflyer comes 100% assembled and Ready-to-Fly right out of the box with no assembly required.

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FAA Grants Grand Forks County (North Dakota) Sheriff’s Department a 16 County Wide COA for Draganflyer UAV.

December 10, 2012 – FAA Grants Grand Forks County (North Dakota) Sheriff’s Department COA for Draganflyer.

On November 27, 2012 the Federal Aviation Administration issued the Grand Forks County (North Dakota) Sheriff’s Department a Certificate of Authorization (COA) permitting the operation of a Draganflyer small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) within the 16 counties located in northeastern North Dakota.

The original news article can be found at the UASVision website.

Read the press release from Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department.

 

You can learn more about the Draganflyer UAV RC helicopters and their applications on our website.

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Draganfly introduces the X4-ES and X6-ES, an Emergency Services exclusive UAV to aid Police, Sheriff, and Fire and Rescue.

Emergency responders now have a new remotely piloted unmanned helicopter to use when inspecting dangerous or difficult to reach areas. The Draganflyer aircraft streams wireless digital video down to the operator and displays it on a handheld screen.

Draganflyer X4-ES Police model

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan September 29, 2012 (PRWEB Press Release)

The Draganflyer ES (Emergency Services) unmanned aircraft line provides two models, a six rotor Draganflyer X6-ES helicopter and a new larger version with four rotors, the Draganflyer X4-ES helicopter. The X6-ES and X4-ES are models exclusively sold to Public Safety Agencies.

Used to obtain video from an aerial vantage point, these unmanned aircraft feature a digital wireless video down-link, multiple camera payload options with gyro stabilized camera mount, and handheld controllers available with integrated digital video display. The GCS (Ground Control Station) controller provides real-time aircraft telemetry, camera control, on-screen live digital video feed, semi-autonomous flight modes for altitude hold and GPS position hold functions, map location display, and verbal warning messages.

The Draganflyer X6-ES or X4-ES is remotely piloted to the desired location where it is locked in GPS position hold, automatically maintaining position and freeing the operator to view the video displayed on the LCD screen. During flight the operator has the option to record video to the GCS, shoot still images, or network the GCS to other networks and stream real-time video to other devices.

Used with the thermal FLIR (Forward Looking InfraRed) camera payload, emergency services employ this unmanned aircraft to view hot spots that would normally be invisible to the naked eye. The Draganflyer can be flown into areas for a closer look, removing the need to place anyone in harm’s way, decreasing risk and increasing safety.

Draganflyer aircraft are the first North American federally approved commercially manufactured UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) legal for use by emergency services in North America and have the largest public safety installed base in North America. Available with custom black, red, or yellow bodies, the Draganflyer X6-ES and X4-ES display agency shield and name (Police, Sheriff, or Fire and Rescue).

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Use of Draganflyer X4 equipped with camera shaves costs for photographer.

Draganflyer X4 with Panasonic Lumix camera in flight.

August 24, 2012 – For one Victoria photographer, new hardware is radically changing the way he does business.

Aerial photographer Russ Heinl, who has made a long career of shooting from helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft – including a seven year stint as the Canadian Forces Snowbirds’ photographer – finds his feet on solid ground a lot more these days now that he’s added an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to his arsenal.

The original news article can be found at the Times Colonist website.

You can learn more about the Draganflyer UAV RC helicopters and their applications at Draganfly’s website.

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