Rotary Modeler Magazine, one of the leading magazines in the RC helicopter industry, has written a 10 page, in depth review of the Draganflyer X6 UAV. Their review covers all aspects of our latest UAV helicopter, including applications, build quality, flying characteristics, and included accessories. The X6 UAV got a rave review, with the authors citing it’s simplicity, functionality, and versatility.
One of the main points of interest that the reviewers found was our optional FLIR infrared video camera. The FLIR camera is the most sophisticated available, being able to see in the dark and spot people from a great distance. When commenting on the two available FLIR cameras, the Photon 320 and the Photon 640, the reviewers made the following comment:
“With either of these cameras, people “leap” out of the video even from great distance. As a result, these cameras are perfect for search and rescue operations and over the years have been responsible for saving many lives.”
Thermal Infrared cameras like the Photon 320 and 640 used to be large, cooled units that required a huge amount of power to operate. Now, the technology has advanced to the point that we can install and deploy a FLIR camera on a Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) such as the Draganflyer X6.
The reviewers also noticed the build quality and design simplicity of the the UAV, commenting that:
“When you remove the X-6 from the case you can immediately appreciate the simplicity of the design, making this a very robust and easy to maintain aircraft.”
In particular, the reviewers really liked the very bright OLED display screen built in to the transmitter. You can see the screen clearly, even in direct sunlight, ensuring that you don’t miss critical flight information due to glare.
All in all, the Draganflyer X6 got a fantastic review. You can read the review by picking up a copy of the May/June 2009 issue of Rotory Magazine, available from Rotary Magazine’s Web Site and most hobby stores.
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