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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 Canadian Press recently published an article outlining how the RCMP is using the Draganflyer UAV helicopters to aid in their police investigations. As Jim Bronskill for the Canadian Press reports, the RCMP is eyeing the creation of a national fleet of small, drone like helicopters. The plan is to have the helicopter drones fitted with cameras to aid in gathering evidence, reconstructing traffic accidents, and assisting with search and rescue operations.
Draganflyer UAV helicopters have been used by members of the Ontario Provincial Police as well as several US and Canadian municipal police departments.
According to the RCMP, aerial images are helpful for creating two or three dimensional representations of traffic collisions. Previously, the RCMP used a full size manned helicopter to obtain these images, which added to the total expense of the operation. Draganflyer UAV helicopters have a much lower operating cost, and can be easily transported to the scene by law enforcement personnel.
The original news article can be found at the following websites:
Well known RC Helicopter Pilot from Spain, Raquel Bellot signs with Thunder Power RC to represent the brand at RC helicopter events and competitions around the world.
Known in the RC Helicopter arena as ‘Lady 3D,’ Raquel Bellot has decided to join the Thunder Power RC team at helicopter events worldwide. In 2010 and 2011, Raquel participated in the IRCHA event. Raquel captured the audience as more than just a woman flying RC, she was flying 3D with her transmitter behind her back. Raquel has a passion for RC Helis that began at the age of 15. However, to Raquel RC is more than just flying it is helping others to enjoy the hobby.
Raquel passes along her RC knowledge and experience by helping others at events she attends worldwide. In addition, she opened up her own RC shop AreA51-RC.es in 2011. Raquel runs her business and resides in Spain, although her hobby and passion takes her across the globe. Raquel has visited more than 12 countries to participate in competitions and events. Some of the events she has competed in include: Taiwan Align FunFly, 3DX Spain, IRCHA, Zone Format and 3D Masters. Raquel was the first female pilot ever to compete in the 3D Masters.
Raquel will power up her Align T-Rex 700E with Thunder Power RC G6 Pro Power 65C batteries for her public debut at the 2012 3D Masters in Venlo, Netherlands. When asked about the new partnership Raquel stated, “I only want the best for my helicopters, top quality and maximum power, that led me to Thunder Power RC.”
Thunder Power RC is happy to welcome Raquel to the team.
The Extreme Flyers X350 RC helicopter is a small coaxial rc helicopter that has 5 channel control. The extra channel is used to control a horizontally mounted tail rotor, and the whole thing is gyro stabilized so it can fly in the wind!
This rc helicopter is generating quite a buzz online in places like RCGroups.com and RCuniverse. It’s gotten rave reviews almost everywhere, and looking at these videos, it’s easy to see why!