The Quadshot is a remote controlled aircraft currently in development from Santa Cruz engineers Piotr Esden-Tempski, Chris Forrette, Jeff Gibboney, and Pranay Sinha. It is 39 inches long with a curved wing and 4 motors along the length of the aircraft. The Quadshot is made from EPP foam with carbon-fiber and strong reinforced plastic parts to help withstand damage if a crash occurs.
The Quadshot is not just another remote-controlled aircraft; this geek-friendly aircraft is made for the 21st century. It has 4 motors, advanced sensors, and software that all work together for a vertical takeoff, aerobatics, and customizable functions. The Quadshot also has a camera mount for all you nerds that like to take aerial footage.
The Quadshot is unique because it uses open source hardware and software that allows you to change the way it flies, and customize your aircraft for what you want it to do.
Who is it for?
All levels will enjoy this great aircraft. Depending on your skills as a pilot, you can choose from a variety of settings for different levels. The Quadshot comes with on-board accelerometers, gyros, and sensors that allow you to be in as much or as little control as you want. In beginner mode it’s as easy to fly as any remote control airplane and in aerobatic flight mode you have complete control of stunts and aerobatics. If you have trouble mid-flight you can switch it to hover-mode and it will work hard to minimize a crash and get back on course.
Flight times range from 10-20 minutes depending on the difficulty of moves you are doing in flight.
5 Reasons I Want A Quadshot
- The Quadshot is made to resist damage in case of a crash.
- A built in camera-mount for aerial footage.
- You can do all kinds of tricks from vertical takeoff, hovering, and changing directions in mid-flight.
- It flies fast, turns on a dime, and shoots through the sky like you could never imagine.
- The electronic brain named Lisa/M that allows you to switch flight modes in the middle of a flight to avoid crashes and have an easy landing. Best of all, Lisa/M is open source, so you are free to tweak the Quadshot to perform more the way you want it to.
The Quadshot is currently in the process of raising funds, and the units are expected to retail at $400 when they become available on the market.
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