After a long delay where our container was held hostage in US customs for a detailed inspection. We have now received credible tracking that our large Phantom shipment is out of customs and in route to the atlanta Hobby warehouse. We will start to package all backorders late this weekend with all orders being fully caught up by Monday morning. If you have a Phantom backorder watch for your UPS tracking # to come live over the next 2 days but remember the actual shipments will not move until Monday.
Atlantahobby.com the nations leader in providing innovative, Electric Flight products to consumers around the world and being one of the largest multi rotor suppliers in the USA announced that it had completed beta testing and would be one of the first in the USA to deliver the new and revolutionary RTF Phantom multi rotor copter.
Cliff Whitney, President of Atlantahobby.com said “The multi-rotor segment of the hobby is exploding and advanced technology is enabling more and more to enjoy our hobby. Via our strong relationship with DJI and after extensive beta testing I am excited to be able to announce the new Spirit of pure flight, The Phantom, ready to fly Quad copter.
The new futuristic Phantom is ready to fly out of the box including its own dedicated 2.4 Ghz transmitter, batteries and charger. With it's attractive and sleek appearance as well as ease of flight you will not want to put it down. The New Phantom includes a highly integrated design including the proven NAZA auto pilot flight control system along with built in GPS satellite module to make first time or advanced flight easy. The system includes an integrated GoPro Camera mount making aerial filming especially easy and the built in colored lights look very cool in the air and make orientation easy. “
Everything in the Phantom is pre installed so no more guessing on the best motor, esc, or battery requirements. Even the flight parameters and functions have been setup and tuned by factory engineers prior to delivery, so you can fly the moment you receive it. Just charge the supplied lipo and go and fly.
Taking a trip or vacation? The Phantom is so easy to operate and stable it makes aerial filming a breeze. The compact design makes it easy for you to carry in a backpack or small case each time you travel. With the integrated camera mount shooting footage from the air will bring you a brand new travel experience.
Main Features of the Phantom
- Fitted with the proven Naza Autopilot Controller
- Naza Gps and Compass Module
- All in One Design Ready to Fly
- Power monitoring Unit with 2 level voltage protection
- Accurate Position and Altitude Hold (Built in Gps and Barometric Sensors)
- Intelligent Orientation Control enabled via 3 way switch. Course Lock and Home Lock (IOC)
- Enhanced Failsafe Protection with go home and auto landing
- Included Gopro Camera Mount with quick release screw mounting
- High Intensity Led Lighting automatically comes on when motors are armed
- Led Module to display flight mode and lipo status
- Includes 2.4 Ghz Transmitter, completely ready to fly. (Just add 4 x AA batteries to TX)
- Frame Size of the DJI Phantom 330mm Approx
- Stable Flight Characteristics but with agile performance
The Atlanta Hobby skunk works flight team has been testing this product extensively and we cannot put it down even flying around inside our shop! It flies great, looks great and comes with everything you need to get in the air.
Atlantahobby.com the nations leader in providing innovative, Electric Flight products to consumers around the world and being one of the largest single and multi rotor suppliers in the USA announced today that it had completed beta testing and would be one of the first in the USA to deliver the new and revolutionary Naza H Auto Pilot system.
Cliff Whitney, President of Atlantahobby.com said “The autopilot segment of the hobby is exploding and technology is enabling more and more to enjoy our hobby. Via our tight relationship with DJI am excited to be able to announce that the helicopter world changed today with the public release of the revolutionary NAZA H Auto Pilot system. This new flight control system goes beyond simple gyros and makes helicopter flying easy and stress free for the masses. Imagine being able to fly a helicopter on your first trip out to the field or if while practicing a new maneuver you get disorientated to be able to flip a switch and have the helicopter right itself and return to the takeoff point all on it’s own. The new Naza H makes helicopter flying easy.“
The Naza-H autopilot system is a new platform designed for beginner and expert single rotor helicopter model enthusiast. It inherits the world famous Multi rotor Naza series’s All-in-One design with specially tuned functions for the single rotor Heli Pilot. Standard high performance functions such as tail gyro, flybarless, and multiple flight control modes.The new Naza H also supports D-BUS and with the optional GPS module, flight stability and failsafe functions are no longer a problem.
From novice to aggressive 3D, the Naza H perfectly meets the needs of different flying styles. It is not just another FBL controller; it is “THE” best choice for the discerning model helicopter pilot.
A few features
Built-in Tail Gyro/Flybarless Supported
Support for Multiple Electric Helicopter Platforms
Advanced Attitude and Control Algorithm
Optional GPS Module
Multiple Flight Control Modes/Intelligent Switching
Independent LED Module
Future firmware upgrade to give Semi-auto Take-off & Landing
Additional features in the future Prices start at $269 and you can see the rest of the Naza H line at Atlantahobby.com
Starting today June first, the single waypoint system is now going to be a standard feature with every WooKong-M purchase (excluding data link).
Customers with “View” and data link previously purchased can upgrade to single waypoint via firmware upgrade; while single waypoint customers will enjoy the new 5-waypoint. Full waypoint is now increased from 20 to 50, requiring a simple firmware upgrade.
We will be updating our site today and tomorrow and there will be other improvements and more information in the next two weeks. Stay tuned to our daily Blog or sign up for our weekly newsletter.
The new FAA reauthorization bill that was signed into law this week by President Obama (PDF) creates a fast track for the integration of civil unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace. The legislation states that the FAA and the UAS industry must work together to develop a "comprehensive plan" by mid-November that will safely achieve the full integration of UAS by Sept. 30, 2015. Deadlines for certain smaller systems are set even sooner. For example, first responders will be allowed to fly small UAS weighing 4.4 pounds or less within 90 days. And within six months, the FAA must designate six test ranges where the UAS can fly to develop their sense-and-avoid capabilities.
Within one year, small UAS under 55 pounds will be allowed to fly in the Arctic regions of the U.S., 24 hours a day, at an altitude of at least 2,000 feet. By mid-2014, small UAS that weigh under 55 pounds will be allowed to fly in the national airspace system. "Technology is advancing to the point where we now know these systems can reliably fly," said Michael Toscano, president of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. "The next step is to work on the regulations that govern the rules of the sky to ensure that unmanned aircraft do no harm to other manned aircraft or to people or property on the ground." The legislation says that all UAS must have a "sense and avoid capability," and standards will be set for the licensing of operators. The FAA also will be required to study the causes of accidents involving UAS.
Attention Dealers and Distributors Selling Blade® 450 3D RTF and BNF Basic Helicopters
Horizon Hobby has discovered errors in the transmitter programming instructions for the Spektrum™ DX7, DX7se, and DX8.
Please immediately replace pages 39 and 40 of the original Blade 450 3D manual with updated pages dated 06/2011 found at the following link. Horizon will also be sending dealers and distributors printed copies of the replacement pages.
Consumers programming the DX7, DX7se, and DX8 transmitters for use with the Blade 450 3D, should use the transmitter programming instructions dated 06/2011.
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your continued support of Blade products.
At last year's AirVenture in Oshkosh, the Martin Jetpack was easily the most anticipated and hyped product. But the sort-of jetpack only sort of flew, with spotters keeping a close eye on it. The jet pack is a personal flight vehicle powered by a single engine driving twin ducted fans. Martin has shown the vehicle will fly without external assistance in this latest video and I post it here for my readers to see.
I wanted you to get a look at a top secret project an acquaintance is building. Ever seen a maple seed fall from a tree and spin around like a one blade helicopter? Get a look at the Maple Flopter which is nearing completion. I will post more details soon but the engineering behind this project is no joke and uses sophisticated electronics like a earth’s magnetic field sensing cyclic pitch control.