Elevate you DSLR, mirrorless camera, or compact cinema camera with the ready-to-fly xFold Dragon x12 Multi-Rotor with U11 Motors. This version of the xFold comes with a default configuration of x12, but can be reconfigured as a quad, hexa, x8 or x12 to best serve your requirements. Once you are done shooting for the day, the prop arms and legs fold up for easy transport.
This ready-to-fly (RTF) bundle is designed to function as a nearly complete system. To start, it includes a 3-axis brushless gimbal for cameras, such as the Alexa mini or Red Epic, weighing up to 8 pounds. For high quality monitoring from the cinema camera, there is a 1080p60 HD downlink plus there is an SD resolution FPV camera with 5.8G video transmitter for the benefit of the pilot. An OSD module enables the pilot to see key flight data superimposed over the FPV image (receiver and FPV goggles available separately). For control, the multi-rotor incorporates a customized version of DJI's A2 flight control system along with two advanced 14-channel transmitters - one for piloting and one dedicated to gimbal operation. Two 22,000 mAh flight batteries mean you'll have a spare ready once the first runs out. Finally, there are two cases to pack the aircraft, gimbal, monitor, and the rest of the included accessories away in for transport or storage.
Note: The video transmitter requires a HAM radio license for operation in FCC regions
- The A2 flight control system is comprised of the main controller, IMU, GPS, PMU, and Bluetooth LED indicator
The aircraft's equivalent of a CPU. The main controller takes pilot input and, factoring in data from the IMU, GPU, and other sources, instructs the ESCs at the motors. In addition, the A2 main controller incorporates a 2.4 GHz DR16 receiver which is compatible with Futaba FASST series and DJI DESST series transmitters (radio controllers). To connect peripherals, the main unit features a CAN-bus terminal with 12 output channels
The IMU, or inertial measurement unit, is the primary source of information used by the flight controller so that the aircraft can maintain a stable flying condition. It uses a combination of accelerometers and gyros to collect this data
The GPS allows the aircraft to keep track of where it is in two-dimensional flight. This enables various types of assisted flying not otherwise possible, such as keeping the aircraft in a fixed hover while shooting video. A high gain antenna mounts on the end of a stock installed on top of the frame
The power management unit (PMU) regulates power being fed to the flight controller and other components. It features voltage detection and alarming, and has an extendable CAN-bus port
LED Bluetooth Indicator
The LED-BTU-I module provides the USB and Bluetooth connectivity required so you can adjust various flight control parameters using a computer or mobile device. Bluetooth wireless communications can be extend using the 2.4G Bluetooth Datalink, which relays Bluetooth data over 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi for use with the iPad Ground Station, a waypoint-based autopilot mapping system
It is also possible to assign a button using the assistant software that, when pressed, will cause the aircraft to automatically return to the home point