Product Announcements November 23, 2006
Due to popular customer demand, we have developed the Draganflyer Hard Carrying Case that will fit all Draganflyer models. This high quality case will fit the V Ti, V Ti Pro and older models of the Draganflyer III and IV. This case will protect your Draganflyer r/c helicopter from the elements. This hardshell transportation and storage case was specifically designed to house your Draganflyer helicopter, all necessary flight equipment and your spare parts. This case is fitted with extruded aluminum trim and steel brackets for protecting the Draganflyer helicopter and all of its components.
The internal foam lining is CNC router cut specifically to fit the Draganflyer. Another great advantage to this case is that when purchased along with your Draganflyer r/c helicopter, it arrives fully assembled and ready to fly. When purchased with your r/c helicopter, it is $99.95 and separately it is $109.95.
Other RC Heli Info November 16, 2006
A radio controlled electric helicopter can provide you with hours of fun. Unlike an airplane, you are able to hover in one spot, or move from point to point at will.
Firefly and BladeRunner Helicopters:
Both the Firefly and the BladeRunner helicopter use counter-rotating blades to achieve incredibly stable flight. These helicopters are for indoor use and are perfect for beginners. On the transmitter, the first control stick gives you fully proportional throttle control allowing you to move up and down with precision. The second control stick operates the steering, left and right. The helicopter achieves this by changing the speed of the counter-rotating main blades, creating more torque in one direction, causing the helicopter to spin.
The Draganflyer is a professional, hobby grade, radio controlled, electric helicopter, suitable for flying outdoors. Unlike a standard helicopter, the Draganflyer has four rotors, one at each corner. With four channels used to control movement, you have fully proportional control over throttle, yaw, pitch, and roll.
The Draganflyer’s power source, a three cell lithium polymer (li-poly) battery, gives you 12-15 minute flight times. The Draganflyer is available in five different models, the Draganflyer V Ti, V Ti Pro, SAVS, TSU, and X-Pro. The Draganflyer V Ti is available with or without a wireless video camera system. The Draganflyer V Ti Pro adds frame bracing, a computerized transmitter, and a 460 line high-resolution wireless video camera system. The Draganflyer SAVS (Stabilized Aerial Video System) is the top of the line for professional video use. Equipped with our highest resolution 480 line wireless video camera system, anti-vibration camera mount, hard shell transport case, and Diversity video receiver in its own base station case. The remaining two models fall into the industrial category. The Draganflyer TSU (Tactical Surveillance Unit) is customized exclusively for military, government, and law enforcement use. The Draganflyer X-Pro is a larger version, about twice the size of the other four. It is intended for applications that require a larger payload.
Which Draganflyer Helicopter Is Best For Me?:
If you are starting out, and would like to focus on flying rather than video, the Draganflyer V Ti would be a good choice. It is also available with a wireless video camera system perfect for taking amateur video. If you would like to get into higher quality video, the Draganflyer V Ti Pro with its 460 line 1/3″ CCD video camera is for you. For the highest video quality and all the extras, the SAVS (Stabilized Aerial Video System) is your best choice.
Draganfly Innovations’ web store, rctoys.com, offers new features, a new look, and a large selection of radio controlled electric airplanes, blimps, and helicopters.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, November 15, 2006 – Draganfly Innovations, a manufacturer and retailer of radio controlled aircraft announced today the launch of their redesigned on-line store, www.rctoys.com. The new Web site makes it easier for customers to find what they want, and features products unavailable elsewhere.
Founded in 1998, Draganfly Innovations started as a mail order business specializing in radio control flying machines. Initially selling basic radio control airplanes and blimps, Draganfly began to design and develop their own aircraft. Draganfly Innovations currently has a staff consisting of 22 full and part time employees, from various backgrounds such as hobby enthusiasts, engineers, designers, combat robotics participants, and customer service specialists.The store specializes in selling RC helicopters, airplanes, indoor helium blimps, Thunder Power lithium polymer rechargeable batteries, brushless electric motors, and RC radio equipment and components. Draganfly Innovations is the manufacturer of a unique line of quad rotor electric helicopters, named Draganflyers. Rather than following the standard helicopter layout of a single horizontal main rotor with a smaller vertical tail rotor, Draganflyer helicopters have one rotor at each of the four corners, and maneuver using differential thrust. The first Draganflyer helicopter was developed in 2000, and has since gone through several revisions. There are five models currently available including the newest aerial video version, the Draganflyer SAVS (Stabilized Aerial Video System).
“Talking with our customers directly provides a real one on one experience.”
The redesigned website features a smoother, more up-to-date interface, and focuses on customer needs. Dual top and side-bar navigation allows users to move deeper into specific categories, yet still be able to return to any other page with a minimal number of clicks. Individual products have been given their own image gallery, videos, detailed descriptions, technical information, product reviews, related parts and accessories, and suggested items.
“We are excited about the new features, many of which were added in response to customer requests,” says founder Zenon Dragan. “Research into web usability, and extensive user testing played a large role in the redesign”. One of these features is a wish list that allows customers to compile and save items they would like into a list that can be made available potential gift givers. Product software and manuals have been gathered together and made available on a new downloads page. The shopping cart system is even able to intelligently suggest other items that may be needed, based on what is currently in the customer’s cart.
Other new features include product reviews, coupons, gift certificates, a customer support ticket system, order status tracking, and live chat. “Talking with our customers directly provides a real one on one experience”, explains customer service manager Anna.
Shopping with Draganfly Innovations is kept safe using advanced encryption methods which ensure that payment and order information is secure. Payment methods accepted include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, PayPal, check, and money order.
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About Draganfly Innovations:
Draganfly Innovations has been manufacturing radio controlled helicopters, airplanes, and airships for eight years. From toys to industrial radio control products for police and military, prices range from $29 to $10,000. Draganfly’s innovative products have been featured on CNN Headline News, MSNBC, Discovery Channel, and in magazines and newspapers such as Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, GQ, Stuff, Maxim, The New York Times, and The London Times. Draganflyer helicopters are exclusively available from Draganfly Innovations Inc.
Zenon Dragan, President
2108 St. George Ave. Saskatoon, SK. CANADA S7M 0K7
Publications Raving About Us November 13, 2006
Engadget (part of the Weblogs, Inc. Network), is a hugely popular company that reviews new advances in technology and electronics, reivews the Draganflyer SAVS RC Electric Helicopter and gives their review on using the unique abilities of this remote controlled helicopter for aerial photography. “Draganfly Innovations has come to the rescue with an R/C helicopter for the everyman cinematographer… [that gives] you everything you need for overhead filming in one pre-assembled package…”
- Read the full article at Engadget’s Web site»
- View more details about the Draganflyer Stabilized Aerial Video System»
Publications Raving About Us November 11, 2006
SlashGear is “a weblog that specializes in the latest and greatest in personal technology”. SlashGear was bored of your typical remote controlled helicopter and found the Draganflyer SAVS to be “something more impressive, something with more rotors, something that has a built-in video camera so you can spy from the sky”. They like how the Draganflyer SAVS’ high-resolution 480 line video camera and transmitter “have independent, regulated power supplies for interference free flying and filming”. They appreciate the two military-grade hard transport cases for the helicopter and the wireless video base station and give a thumbs up to the included flight simulator computer program to practice flying “without crashing into any small children”. SlashGear finishes by inviting their readers to “make sure to check out the videos of the Draganflyer in action”.
Publications Raving About Us November 11, 2006
Crave is CNET’s “new blog about gorgeous gadgets and other crushworthy stuff”. Crave raves about the Draganflyer SAVS “wireless air-cam” video helicopter and dreams up new ways to play ESPN.
Publications Raving About Us November 10, 2006
Gizmowatch’s slogan is “Because Boys Need Better Toys to Play” so a review on the Draganflyer SAVS rc video helicopter is a no-brainer. Gizmowatch brags about the SAVS’ thermal intelligence self levelling feature, onboard CPU, anti-vibration video camera mount, use of lithium-polymer batteries, piezo-gyro technology and carbon fiber construction “hence resulting in a great video shoot”. They also say “This masterpiece requires no time-consuming setup and is shipped with A flight simulator and DVD with complete footage of assembly and training.”