Most Affordable and Portable Octocopter Platform for GoPro Camera
Helipal proudly presents - the amazing Storm Drone 8 Bind and Fly Edition
Most multi-rotors on the market are Quads and Hexs, why is that? There are many reasons, Quads and Hexs have their advantage, such as Efficiency, Cost and Portability, that's why you don't see many hobby grade Octocopter out there, either they are too big, too expensive or difficult to make. Luckily, STORM decided to let others to get a taste of Octocopter the easy way - the Storm Drone 8 GPS Flying Platform, and it's has a irrefusable price tag too! =)
Storm Drone 8 GPS Features
It's One of a Kind
The Storm Drone 8 is a rare breed, it's a 400 class (actually 410mm) Octocopter, just a bit bigger than the DJI Phantom, and it has Eight Rotors!! You can take the Storm Drone 8 out there and start flying easily, one man operation, put it in the truck, even in the front seats of your car, no problem. Usually Octocopter are big, customized, used for heavy lifting and project oriented with a specific purpose, on the other hand, the Storm Drone 8 is a casual drone which is made for everyone.
Installed with NAZA V2 GPS system (same with the DJI Phantom series) which is very easy to fly with the same safety and smart features such as Auto Hovering, Fail-Safe Return Home... etc. it's SUPER stable in mid-air even in windy condition, it's great to for Aerial Filming (* Gimbal and FPV package sold separately) and you'll get absolutly beautiful video with this stable platform (seeing is believing, please checkout the video in this page!), besides you can fly fast with this drone, it responds to your input instantly, very direct, this is something we did not expect on a Octocopter but it does, it is great for park flying too.
Have you heard about the "Jello Effect"? Storm Drone 8 is a Jello Eater!
"Jello Effect" means the high frequency vibration occurred in the video, things are wobbling, this is a common problem for aerial filming, for solution you'll need a drone that has less vibration as possible (which is VERY hard to eliminate all vibration, we'll explain it later), and then add some rubber ball damper between the camera and the drone to isolate the vibration, which should give you a stable video. However, it's very hard to have a drone with zero vibration, why is that? You see when propellers spin, they will generate vibration, no matter how good it was made or how good the balance, the vibration will increase according to the speed of the motor, this will generate Jello Effect on the video, the bigger the propeller the heavier the Jello Effect. For the Storm Drone 8, we find that it delivers a VERY smooth video like no other drones, even with NO Jello Killer on it, why is that? The secret lies on the propulsion system, small 6035 propellers and high RPM motors, and there are Eight of them, high RPM motors and light weight propellers generate less vibration then big rotors, and they cleverly cancel each other out, resulting an extremely smooth, vibration free aerial platform.
Good on the outside, great on the inside!
We find that the Storm Drone 8 is worth every penny, you see for the price you'll get a nicely built fully assembled Octocopter which is ready to fly out of box, there are the DJI NAZA V2 GPS system and RadioLink AT9 9-Channel radio system, if you ever feel the need to upgrade the drone in the future, you can reuse them, these components are not cheap to buy separately, this is another big plus for getting the Storm Drone 8.
Storm Drone 8 GPS is Fully Assembled and Tested
All Storm Drone 8 GPS are well assembled by the experienced Storm Drone Team, don't worry about the quality.
Equiped with one of the best controller in the world - NAZA-M V2
It not only provides outstanding flight stability, but also provides excellent maneuverability, which gives hobbyists a wonderful flight experience. it is so reliable that many high-end drone users have choose it for their high-end drones. Naza-M V2 Controller has the following feature:
Eight Rotors = Safety
- All-in-one Design
- Nine Types of Multi-rotors Supported
- Free Ground Station Function
- New Assistant Software for Smartphone
- Independent PMU with amazing function extension
- Enhanced Failsafe Mode
- Two Levels of Low Voltage Protections
- Multi-rotor One-power Output Fail Protection
- Advanced & Improved Attitude Stabilization Algorithm
- Multiple Flight Control Modes/Intelligent Switching
- New Assistant Software & Firmware Online Update
- GPS Module Available/Accurate Position Hold
- iOSD mini supported
- Intelligent Orientation Control
- Motor Arm and Motor Dis-arm
- PPM, S-BUS & Ordinary Receiver Supported
- Independent LED Module
- Built-in Gimbal Stabilization Function
- Remote Gain Adjustment
Storm Drone 8 supports motor failure protection. If a Storm Drone 8 suffers a motor failure in flight in attitude or GPS mode, it will maintain its altitude and rotate around the stopped motor. This allows it to fly safely back to home and land. You can learn more about this feature at the product page of Naza-M V2 (http://www.dji.com/product/naza-m-v2/feature
) or here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ7wa5cBT_w
Motor Failure Test on Storm Dorne 8
Storm Drone 8 is the smallest Octocopter in the market which supports FPV system, 3-axis gimbal and GOPRO camera. Storm Drone 8 is a 420 class (actually 410mm) Octocopter. Just slightly larger than a Phantom and it is even smaller than a F450 Quadcopter! Of course, it is much smaller than most Octocopters. It is light and portable that it similar to a quadcopter but you can enjoy the power, agility, stability and safety features provided by 8 rotors.
It's Very Affordable for a Eight Rotors drone
An Octocopter is usually more costly than a quadcopter or hexacopter because many components are double up like motors, ESCs and a larger body frame to hold everything. It also needs a high end controller (such as Naza-M V2) that increases the cost as well. A full set of octocopter is usually over USD $2000 while Storm Drone 8 is just $699 up.
Although the size is small, Storm Drone 8 doesn’t look like a white plastic toy. It is equipped with carbon fibre body frame. It looks like a PRO and it works likes a PRO.
Octocopter does not needed to be big, like the Storm Drone 8
What does it like to fly a Octocopter?
The Storm Drone 8 has lots of power, it's like comparing a 2 liter saloon (Four rotors) and a 6 liter power machine (Eight rotors), it's there when you need it, and the power is always in control, it gives you better handling and the reliable factor.
Virtually "NO" Jello Effect
GOPRO is having a good reputation of having excellent video quality. However, it is very sensitive to vibration which generates Jello Effect on video footages. Most drones for aerial photography are using propellers over 9 inches and GOPRO is very sensitive to the vibration generated by these propellers size. That’s why we can find Jello Effect on video footages taken by most drones.
However, Storm Drone 8 is equipped with propellers in 6 inches as GOPRO is not very sensitive to the vibration generated by propellers in this size after we made it with so many tests day and night. The video footage is so smooth and stable! Bravo!!
Fun factor is off the scale!
The rotation speed of propellers in 6 inches is higher than the rotation speed of propellers in bigger size. A drone with fast rotation speed of propellers has faster response from flight controller which is more agile.
High Performance Motors
Storm Drone 8 is equipped with Storm Spear M2205 1800KV high performance motors. It is though, light weight and reliable to make it as an ideal workhorse for aerial filming.
Dedicated Battery and Gimbal Mount
The holes fit for different brand of gimbal, easy installation!
Expert built and well tested, everything is done properly
Luckily people in Storm Factory are players too, they know what they're doing Installed with DJI NAZA V2 GPS system, it will make the drone "Pin-Point" hovering in the sky.
Storm Drone 8 is a flying platform with high expandability. You can install anything you want on this platform such as iPad Ground Station for waypoints control. Besides, most equipment on this drone such as the transmitter, receiver, Naza-M V2 controller, FPV system and gimbal are reusable. That means you can build another drone with these equipments. Generally speaking, if you want to build a new drone, all you need is a new frame, motors and esc.
Storm Drone 8 GPS Flying Platform Specifications :
Remember, Storm Drone 8 GPS is not just a equipment, it's made for FUN!!
- Flight Controller : DJI NAZA V2 GPS System
- Body weight : 940g (without battery)
- All-up-weight : 1330g (with 11.1V 5500mah 35C battery)
- Dimension : 410mm x 410mm x 210mm (without GPS Antenna)
- Motor : Storm Spear M2205 1800kv High Power Brushless Motor
- Propeller : HQ 6035 (4 X CW and 4 X CCW)
- Flight time : Up to 15 minutes
(* Maximum flight time is tested on a breezeless day with all-up-weight 1330g, hovering at a height of 2 meters.)
Storm Drone 8 GPS can fly very fast and agile. Take her high in the air and push hard on the throttle, do some sharp turns and sprinting, it gives you an experience which helicopters can never give you.
Storm Drone 8 - The Mini Aerial Filming Octocopter
This package includes :
Fully Assembled Storm Drone 8 GPS Flying Platform (w/ NAZA V2 GPS
(* Please note that we will remove the legs for easier transportation, you just need to insert them and secure with two screws)
RadioLink R9D Receiver (installed)
8pcs Clockwise Blade Propeller (4 of them are spare parts)
8pcs Counter-Clockwise Blade Propeller (4 of them are spare parts)
Battery Anti-Slip Mat
Battery Strap X 2
Battery Voltage Display
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Suitable for :
How to bind with Radiolink AT9 Transmitter
Quick Start Guide
* This is the Bind and Fly edition, you need to have your own Transmitter to fly this. For Walkera RX701 receiver, you'll need Walkera DEVO transmitters, for Radiolink R9D Recevier, you'll need Radiolink AT9 transmitter.
* This Bind and Fly edition has no batteries included, you'll need your own battery to fly. Besides, no battery means lower shipping cost and easier shipping.
* For how to bind with your transmitter, please see the Video and "Binding Steps" manual below.
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