Temporary sold out, restock around 25 Dec 2014
Use it for fun, use it for work - presenting the All New Storm Drone 4TM
We did some upgrades over the successful Storm Drone FF, like upgrading the firmware, changed to Carbon Propellers and new motors.
We love aerial filming, but of course Helipal is no professional filming agency, we just do it for fun. At first we want to develop a Quadcopter which is stable enough to fly around and do some relaxing flying, during our development we keep pushing the limit like eliminating the vibration and increasing stability, one day we found that we have "gone too far" and accidentally created something which is much better than original, with such performance it is capable for serious aerial filming! The Storm Drone 4 is able to carry a GOPRO®
camera for 6-7 minutes of flight time, this is amazing considering how small the Storm Drone 4 is and still having good agility, this is totally beyond our expectation. When we saw the video taken by GOPRO®
.... "Wow"... it's like watching on TV, we couldn't believe it was taken with this Storm Drone - "It took that image?!?!" the stability is off the scale, the GOPRO®
Hero 2 camera running at 120fps filtered out all the high frequency vibration, the image is crystal clear. So anyone who wants to have the best result, Storm Drone 4 and GOPRO®
camera are best buddies, you will not believe how well they are when working together.
The Storm Drone 4 has very well finishing, for some of you don't know when Motor meets a Rotor Propeller, they need to be installed "Dead Center" and they need to be well balanced and adjusted before flying, although they may look the same to you, but even 0.1g or 0.1mm off-center will make a huge vibration when spinning in high speed, the solution is simple - "Patience". We have a bunch of technical guys balancing each rotors for you to minimize the vibrations, this is no trick but hard labor work, this takes "LOTS" of time to get to perfection, Helipal does it for you!
The amazing Storm Drone 4 (Stock setup)
Don't want to see Rotors in the video? Easy.
How to start up the Storm Drone 4
Developed for a long time, we now know everything about Drones
Storm Drone 4 is not just an Aerial Filming device, it is a very well designed flying RC toy! With four well balanced rotors, it is extremely stable, I mean like you hands off the transmitter, it can hold in the same spot for 10 seconds (windless condition), this is not those fancy GPS technology, just the great build quality and well balanced rotors do the trick. Because it is to stable and so accurate, we removed all the payload (even the sponge balls) and it flew very fast, we actually fly it like an aeroplane, imagine you fly it at top speed and make a sharp turn, that is amazing!!
Beginners, now you have a outdoor drone for practice!
You don't need to spend a lot to enjoy multirotors in a sunny day. The Storm Drone 4 is very affordable with excellent performance (We always fly this for fun, with stock setup!!), it's durable and if you crash it, it would be low cost to repair, we recommend you use it as a trainer drone and practice it well, then upgrade to bigger drones later full of equipment for serious Aerial Filming.
We upgraded to 3K Carbon Fiber propellers!! FREE OF CHARGE!
Storm Drone is an upgraded and evolved version of the previous Storm Drone FF, we upgraded the 9" plastic propeller to 8" Carbon Fiber propeller, this gives better stability. The biggest change is that we no longer use
spinner to secure the props (9 grams lighter!!), instead we used the Two Hole mounting method, the motor is specially made with Two Holes to secure the prop, this allow players to change props much more easier and don't need to spend so much time on balancing.
Storm Drone 4 is 100% Assembled and Tested
Storm Drone FF used to be dis-assembled to easier transportation, now we changed the packaging, the Drone no longer in pieces, it came 100% Ready to Fly out of box!
Remember, Storm Drone 4 is not just a equipment, it's made for FUN!!
Came with LED lights, great!
Without payload, the Storm Drone 4 is 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.
It's all about "Balancing"
In here I mean finding the correct combination of Motors and Rotors. We could make a drone to have high payload but less agility, or we could make a fast drone with low payload capability. We found the sweet spot of between this two extreme, the Storm Drone 4 can carry reasonable payload (200-250g) and still able to fight wind, by using high speed motor and rotor combination, we used 9" x 4.7" rotors, 10A ESC and 1100kv motor, this gives longest flight time and the best correction rate for each rotor, that's the secret to fight wind and high speed movement.
Balancing is an ART, a time consuming ART
We literally balanced every rotors for you. As we mentioned on the above, each rotor needs to be trimmed and balanced before putting onto the motor, and not just putting it on, but "Dead Center". There is no trick but good old "Patience", our technicians spin them one by one and do it slowly, this gives the best result. For those who played RC planes before, you will know it is time consuming, Helipal does it for you!
What makes a Quadcopter a quadcopter - the FF Gyro board (V1.2 Black Color)
It has a industrial grade micro 6-Axis Gyro (Three axis sensor, Three accelerometer), extremely sensitive, able to pick up slightest movement, it constantly monitoring all three axis which makes the Storm Drone 4 very stable.
Helipal recommend Storm Drone 4 + GOPRO® Hero 3 Camera
Storm Drone 4 provides a compact and Zero vibration flying platform, GOPRO® Hero 3 camera provides crystal clear 1080p@60fps video, with this combination you can film your own movie. Works great with the original Flat Go Pro Mount that came with it.
Storm Drone 4 has two White LED and two Red strips, White is the Front, Red is the Rear, the visual effect is really good, especially at night. As you can see there are some space on the left and right side on the upper deck, you can put many small size Flash Lights on it, considering the 250g payload, the Storm Drone 4 will be super bright, look exactly like a UFO in the movie, we tried and it looks really funny!!
Easy to repair
If you crash to drone, you can purchase a new arms set, put it back on and connect the drone on any Red Plug to draw 11.1V power.
In case you missed the manual...
This photo should be useful when things go wrong.
Storm Drone 4 in action
High Power Storm 11.1V 2200mah 20C Li-Po Battery
11.1V 2200mah 20C Battery can provide you 6-8 minutes of quality flight time, more than enough for every flying style!
Came with a Li-Po Charger
Li-Po Charger ready to use in worldwide voltage (100V ~ 240V), we will provide you the correct country adapter, so it's really a trouble free package!
2.4GHz New Generation Radio System
2.4GHz is the standard of new generation radio system. It offers longer transmission distance, less interference, more stable radio transmission and less legal issue. For traditional radio frequency, helicopters in same frequency cannot fly together because of interference. With 2.4GHz radio system, many helicopters can fly at the same time without interference.
All New Walkera Devention 7 (or we call it DEVO 7) 2.4Ghz Digital Transmitter
Walkera rocked the market with the good WK series transmitter some time ago, now it's time for the new improved DEVO Series. The DEVO 7 is the entry level of the DEVO series, it's a 7-Channel 2.4Ghz DSSS Transmitter, carries all the important features that you need for your 6-Channel aircraft, like the Throttle and Pitch curve, 3 flight mode (Normal, IDLE 1, IDLE 2), Dual Rate (DR) and EXP settings, Servo reverse, Swashplate mode and Gyro sensitivity... so basically, DEVO 7 offers the best solution for performance and low price, that's a very good news for every beginners or intermediate players. And by using this DEVO 7 transmitter, it can store up to 15 model memories, that means you get to control other 14 Walkera Helis (with updated receiver for DEVO series, usually with a "D" written on the receiver's name), no need to store so many transmitter to play those beautiful Walkera Heli models.
The good old WK2801 appearance, but updated with new interface
All functions that suit a beginner or intermediate player's need
1). Quad-bearing design. Improved quad-bearing design of the Radio sticks makes the control silky and smoothly.
2). Adopted core technology of DEVO 12,versatile function ,high cost performance .
3). 2 Model Type: Helicopter and Airplane. Improved programming with more mixes and better interface Program MIX ，MIX to Throttle.
4). 7-point throttle curve makes the control exquisitely.
5). Fifteen-model memory.
6). Online update functions:Enjoying update the latest program and copy model data freely and easily.
DEVO 7 Specification :
1). Encoder: ARM micro computer system
2). Frequency: 2.4Ghz（DSSS）
3). Output power:-5dBm~20dBm
4). Battery: 1.2VX8 NiCard or1.5VX8 AA dry batteries
5). Current Drain: ≤170mA
Storm Drone 4 includes :
- 1 X 100% Assembled Drone
- 4 x Sponge balls
- 1 X Walkera DEVO 7 2.4GHz LCD Digital Transmitter
- 1 X Storm 11.1V 2200mAh 20C High Capacity Li-Po Battery
- 1 X Battery Strap
- 1 X Li-Po Battery Charger
- 1 X 100V-240V Power Unit
- 1 X Transmitter manual in CD-ROM
- Because we update the manual a lot, so please download the latest manual below.
Storm Drone 4 Specification :
Dimension : 490mm x 490mm x 140mm
Motor to Motor : 450mm
Propeller Size : 8" X 4.5" Carbon Fiber Propeller (Clockwise and Counter Clockwise)
Take off weight : 850g (Max safety 1350g)
Motor : 2208 Brushless Motor
ESC : 10A with BEC
Battery : 11.1V 2200mah 20C (8-12 minutes flight time)
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Many online sellers don't check and calibrate their products at all because it requires experienced rc pilots and it is very time consuming as well. Helipal.com team checks & calibrates every helicopters, Battery and Battery Charger to ensure everything is in good condition!
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