Multicopters and Drones


Multicopters


 

The latest hot trend in RC is the use of Multicopters and fixed wing drones for Aerial photography. These aerial video platforms are extremely popular in the following professions :

  • Estate agents
  • Security Companies
  • Building and construction
  • Amateur and pro Photography
  • Farm management
  • Game counting
  • many more…

At CLOWNS HOBBIES you will find only the best of the best , proven and reliable systems with a good track record and full spares backup service.

We supply the following brands of copters from beginner level to expert systems. Here are just some of our most popular models :


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The V929 Heli is SA’s smallest RC Quadcopter, and has proven HUGELY popular over the few months. This cool toy fits in the palm of you hands and has performance too! 360 degree flips are achieved with ease and the push of a button. Amaze your friends and collegues, fly it around the office! Presented in a cool egg case.  Come check out how they fly around in our store, you WILL want one!

 

 

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Blade helis are proven and reliable platforms that offer excellent quality and performance at great prices. The fact that the product enjouys local agent support and backup is a bonus for the end user too.

The Blade Chroma features the best is both price and features of all the multicopters that we stock.

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Overview

The Blade Chroma is your dream drone. With 30 minute flight times, 4K CGO3 camera and Android-operated transmitter, the Chroma is simply the best.

Features
  • 30 minute flight times
  • High quality CGO3 4K camera
  • Android-powered ST-10+ radio
  • Follow Me technology
  • Live telemetry
  • Team View allows multiple users to watch video feed
  • Advanced GLONASS and GPS system

A Drone Revolution

Behold the Chroma. This game-changing drone from Blade offers everything you could ever dream of. The Chroma’s 3S 5400mAh LiPo battery can give you flight times around 30 minutes, making it the longest-flying drone to date. This extended battery power gives you plenty of time to take advantage of the included C-GO3 4K camera.

CGO3 Camera – A Stunning 4K Drone

The CGO3 is the Chroma centrepiece. This unit combines a high definition camera and three-axis brushless stabilisation gimbal, allowing you to capture steady 4K/30fps or 1080p/120fps video. This video can be streamed to the ST-10+ transmitter in real time, in addition to multiple iOS and Android devices with the free CGO app (these devices will require 802.11N WiFi connectivity). You can also use the camera to shoot 16MP photos from the sky with sharp detail. The CGO3’s resolution and frame rate is adjustable and the camera features a no-distortion lens, which removes the fisheye effect. All these camera controls easily accessible on the included ST-10+ radio.

ST-10+ Transmitter – The Power In Your Hands

Controlling the Chroma and its camera is easy, thanks to the included ST-10+ transmitter. You may be familiar with this radio, which is also included with the Q500 4K. The ST-10+ has an Android operating system built into its large 5.5” touchscreen. This screen displays live telemetry, giving you important flight data such as speed, altitude and battery voltage. It features clearly-marked switches and buttons, in addition to simple slider switches to adjust the camera tilt and drone speed.

Aerial Photography (AP) Mode for Experienced Pilots

In AP Mode, Stick Relativity is switched off, allowing the drone to respond like a conventional model. Additionally, SAFE Circle is deactivated, giving you greater control authority. That said, AP Mode maintains features previously mentioned in Smart Mode. This includes automatic holding of the position and altitude when the control sticks are released. Furthermore, the control response remains smooth, allowing you to capture excellent panning and tracking shots.

Follow and Watch Me Modes

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An exciting feature of the Chroma is the inclusion of Follow and Watch Me Modes. Follow Me Mode allows the drone to act like your co-pilot! As the name suggests, the drone will follow your movements on the ground, allowing you to concentrate on panning and tilting the camera; lining up the best shots possible. The drone will follow you at an altitude and distance that you set beforehand. You can then resume control at any time. In Watch Me Mode, the drone will follow and keep the camera pointed at whoever is holding the ST-10+ radio on the ground. That person essentially becomes the star of the show! Just like Follow Me Mode, the Chroma will follow that person at a distance and altitude that is preprogrammed. Control can be resumed at any time.

Return Home

Return Home Mode is a handy function designed to ensure safe landings time and time again. With the flip of a switch, the Chroma will return to its start-up point and land automatically. This is a great feature if you are a first-time flyer, but is also an easy way to regain visual contact if you lose sight in flight. Additionally, Return Home will activate automatically if the controller signal is lost. As with the other modes, you can always resume control at any time.

Flight Boundaries Adjustable

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The Chroma can stay within altitude and distance limits that you pre-program. This allows you to fly within responsible, safe and legal parameters. These boundaries can easily be adjusted using the Chroma programmer and is a great way to avoid important airspace (and neighbouring houses)!

Comes Ready-to-Fly

The great thing about the Chroma is that it comes ready-to-fly with everything you need included in the box. This includes a charger and AC adapter for the battery, spare propellers and a screen shade for the ST-10+ transmitter. Blade have also added a USB programmer cable and a micro SD card for the camera. The Chroma is one of Blade’s finest creations. For the avid aerial photographer or filmer, this is a must-have. Order yours now.

 

For more information on Blade helis, please click on the image below. Please contact us pricing and availability..

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DJI Phantom 3

A complete 4K camera and 3-axis gimbal system come integrated with the Phantom 3 Professional edition quadcopter from DJI. In addition to video, the camera is capable shooting up to 12MP still photos using JPEG or non-proprietary DNG RAW format. The three axes of the gimbal give you pan and tilt control, and keep the horizon line level even as the aircraft banks. Different gimbal settings allow the camera to lock onto a fixed subject, be moved manually using transmitter rotaries or the app, or to simply provide camera stabilization.

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This bundle of the Phantom 3 is classed as “ready-to-fly.” This means the basics to get you in the air are included – a flight battery, charger, and pre-bound handheld transmitter (radio controller), and 16GB microSD card among them. Depending on you application, you may also require additional memory cards, additional flight batteries, and a mobile device to access the app, and possibly other accessories. Also note that a number of important compass and GPS calibration steps must be carried out before flying to ensure the flight control computer operates correctly. Please refer to the manual or Quick Start Guide before your first flight.

Phantom 3 Flight Control System

Main Controller
The burden of processing and analyzing flight data in real time it taken up by the Main Controller, the brains of the computerized flight control system. It collects data from the entire system, including motor speed, GPS location, your command inputs, and data from automatic sensors, and analyzes it all to tell your Phantom 3 exactly how to behave at any given moment
GPS Navigation
Because of the complexity associated with multi-rotor aircraft the Phantom 3 relies on a GPS-based navigation system to maintain flight stability and provide other features. While fully manual operation is possible, most users, especially videographers hoping to get the smoothest possible shoots, will opt for one of the GPS-assisted modes
IMU
The Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) uses a 6-axis gyroscope plus an accelerometer to keep track the slightest tilt or change in acceleration. This data is relayed to the Main Controller and used to help maintain a stable flight
ESCs
Four Electronic Speed Controllers (ESCs) not only relay vital motor speed information to the Main Controller, they also send commands back to the motors based on your input. This constant communication helps keeps your Phantom 3 stable in flight, and also helps you achieve any flight movement, from gentle pans to rapid acceleration
Vision Positioning System for Indoor Navigation
Vision Positioning System uses a specially designed camera as well as sonic waves to provide comparable stability function indoors or close to the ground as GPS does outdoors. This technology allows the Phantom 3 to hold its location, stop when the controls are released, and quickly respond to pilot commands even when GPS is unavailable
Auto-Takeoff
With one tap in the DJI Pilot app, the Phantom 3 will turn on its motors and raise to a pre-set height. It will then hover in place, completely motionless until you direct it where to go
Auto-Landing
When GPS is available, the Phantom 3 remembers the exact spot that it took off. Simply tap a button to have it return to the point from which it took off
Return to Home Failsafe
If the Quadcopter loses the signal from the controller for any reason or the battery starts to run low the “return to home” feature will initialize. The aircraft will ascend to 60 feet then make a straight-line course back to the “home position” you will have defined during the GPS calibration process. Once there, it will safely descend to the ground and power itself off
Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC)
IOC is designed to help make flying more intuitive. Nominally, the yaw control will allow the Quadcopter to rotate continuously, which can quickly become confusing if you lose track of which way is “front”. Suddenly your controls can get mixed up, where pressing right causes the craft to move left and pressing forward causes it move backward. Intelligent Orientation Control prevents this from happening, keeping the “tail” of the Quadcopter pointed roughly toward the pilot at all times

On-Board 4K Camera

Up to 4K Video and 12MP Stills
The included camera system features video recording at up to 4K30 (4096 x 2160) in H.264 and also takes JPEG and DNG RAW photos at 12MP. The camera mounts via an integrated 3-axis gimbal that provides stabilization as well as pan and tilt control. Media is recorded internally to a microSD card
Video Resolutions and Frame Rates
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160): 24p, 25p
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160): 24p, 25p, 30p
1080p (1920 x 1080): 24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p
720p (1280 x 720): 24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p
94° Wide Angle Lens
The camera features a 94° angle-of-view lens, which is a narrower angle than a fisheye for less distortion while still being wide enough to enable capturing establishing shots. The lens features an f/2.8 aperture and is comprised of 9 elements, including an aspherical element
Integrated 3-Axis Gimbal
The gimbal provides stability by counteracting unwanted motion such as wind buffeting or vibration and also keeps the horizon level even as the quadcopter banks. Control dials on the transmitter (radio controller) allow you to manually pan and tilt the camera

DJI Pilot App for Android and iOS

Camera Control and Live 720p Monitoring
View a live 720p HD image with the free Pilot mobile for Android or iOS mobile device. The app also enables full camera control, letting you set parameters such as camera tilt, ISO, shutter speed, white balance as well as set video start/stop and take photos. The mobile device tethers to the transmitter via USB (cable available separately). A wireless range of up to 1.2 miles line-of-sight is provided (depending on conditions)
In-App Editing and Upload
Once recorded, photos and video footage can be downloaded directly to the phone allowing them to be edited complete video with music, text, and more, and shared on Facebook, Instagram, or other social media networks – even while the Quadcopter is still in the air. If you have an Internet connection, you can even stream live to YouTube
Flight Simulator
The app isn’t just for flying. A flight simulator allows you to get some practice in before taking to the skies. A flight log allows you to review all of your past flights, with the time, duration, and even photos and videos you took

Handheld Transmitter (Radio Controller) Included

Intuitive Design
With sensitive control sticks, dedicated buttons, and over 1.2 mile range, the customizable Phantom 3 remote controller has been designed to put the controls you need where you need them. Functionality includes:

  • Power on/off
  • Take photos
  • Start/stop recording video
  • Gimbal control dial
  • Camera settings dial
  • Sensitive control sticks
  • Flight mode switch
  • Return Home button
  • USB output
  • Customizable buttons
  • Mobile device holder
  • Power indicators
  • Slip-free rubber matte
Integrated Lightbridge Ground Station Support
Control, a live video feed (FPV), telemetry overlay (OSD), and more are all rolled into one app-based solution. Simply mount a compatible iOS or Android mobile device (available separately) on the transmitter (controller) with the included mobile device holder and connects via USB. Commutation between the app and the Phantom 3 is facilitated by the transmitter’s radio, meaning signal quality won’t be hampered by relying on the mobile device’s Wi-Fi
Mobile Device-Compatible
A type A female USB connector is provided for tethering an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet for live FPV monitoring and camera operation. A mobile device holder is included for mounting your device directly to the transmitter. It adjusts to accommodate both smartphones and tablets in landscape orientation
Rechargeable Battery
A 6000mAh LiPo battery is provided to power the transmitter. An AC charger is included for charging the battery while in the transmitter. Four LEDs on the front of the transmitter indicate remaining battery life or charge status

Additional Features

Intelligent Flight Battery
The flight battery slots into the “tail” of the Phantom 3 and features and on/off switch plus four LED charge indicators that are visible while flying – so you can keep track of remaining flight time without needing to consult the app. For recharging, balance and power regulation is handled internally within the battery itself. You simply plug it into a wall outlet with the supplied power cord and you are good to go
Self-Tightening Rotors
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) have been applied to the prop design, providing them with increased thrust and better efficiency compared to previous props used on earlier Phantom models. The self-tightening design helps ensure they do not loosen in flight and not require a separate prop nut

 FIXED WING DRONES AND AERIAL CAMERA PLATFORMS


 

For areas larger than 1000 sq m we recommend the use of fixed wind camera platforms. With the correct setup these aircraft can stay aloft for long spans exceeding one hour, and can be pre-programmed to follow GPS survey tracks for 3D mapping and similar applications.

 

We stock various autopilot systems and FPV Setups, and some of our more popular models are listed below :


 X-UAV Talon (Talon Mini also available)

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The Talon FPV V-tail Drone is an all EPO moulded airframe. The kit comes un-assembled with EPO and laser cut plywood parts. This version 2 of the Talon has strengthened plywood wing saddle/carbon support parts, and additional plywood pieces for easier FPV equipment mounting. Less guess work on your part. Also, the front wheel plywood mount has been strengthened to survive less than perfect arrivals better.

With a 4S 14.8V 10,000mAh LiPoly battery, flight times are long, and wing loading still low thanks to the generous wing area of the Talon. A generous fuselage compartment with large top hatch and removable nose bubble allows you to access your FPV equipment and flight battery in any configuration you choose. It is an open canvas for your FPV needs.

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• Kit – All assembly and equipment installation required
• Moulded EPO airframe
• Laser cut plywood motor mount and wing saddle frame
• Version 2 Talon features strengthened ply parts and improved equipment mounting options
• Removable nose bubble for quick access to camera equipement.
• Large fuselage compartment accomodates many battery and FPV equipement configurations.
• Two Piece plug-in wings with carbon wing tube
• Detachable outrigger wheels

Specs:
Wingspan: 1718mm
Length: 1100mm
Flying Weight: 2500-3000g
Wing Area: 60 sq. dm.

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4+ Channel Transmitter and Receiver w/ V-tail mixing
4S 14.8V 5000-10000mAh LiPoly Battery
2 x 9g Servos
2 x 17g Servos
3648 1100KV Brushless Motor
12 Inch or less diameter propeller
70A Brushless Speed Control

Check out our unboxing video on YouTube!


 

X-UAV SKUA 2M

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If you are looking for the ultimate FPV plane, check out the new Skua from X-UAV. Designed from the outset for long duration FPV duty, the Skua places function over form, creating a very utilitarian platform.

The all molded EPO airframe features easy access to cameras, FPV transmitteries, batteries, or any other equipment you might place on board. The kit comes un-assembled with EPO and laser cut plywood parts, meaning you have virtually unlimited options for how you configure the model. A carbon fiber tail boom houses the rudder and elevator servos close to the tail providing very direct linkage connections, and maximizing space in the fuselage area. Transporting the Skua is easy thanks to it’s 2-piece plug in wings, plus the lower fuselage pod removes easily from the main fuselage.

Using a 4S 10,000mAh battery, flight times well over an Hour can be achieved thanks to the generous wing area and low wing loading of the Skua. A generous fuselage compartment with large top hatch, removable nose bubble and dual side doors allows you to access your FPV equipment and flight battery in any configuration you choose. It is an open canvas for your FPV needs.

Features:
• Kit – All assembly and equipment installation required
• Moulded EPO airframe
• Hinged side access doors
• Removable nose bubble for quick access to camera equipement.
• Large fuselage compartment accomodates many battery and FPV equipement configurations.
• Two Piece plug in wings with carbon wing tube
• Light weight carbon fuselage boom
• Tricycle landing gear

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Specs:
Wingspan: 2100mm
Length: 1150mm
Flying Weight: 2500-3000g
Wing Area: 55 sq. dm.
Lower Compartment Dimensions: 270x70x93mm

Requires:
4+ Channel Transmitter and Receiver
4S 14.8V 5000-10000mAh LiPoly Battery

Included :
2 x 9g Servos
2 x 17g Servos
3720 1200KV Brushless Motor
60A Brushless Speed Control