Monday, July 7, 2014
Quanum Nova - GPS Quadcopter
New project, new blog. After researching the forum threads about 350-size quad-copters, this is the one I ordered. My thinking is the magic is in the Flight-Controller. The initial reviews for Summer-2014 are favorable. I have some prior RC gas-plane experience, but this will be my first hobby-grade copter. Getting back into RC Aircraft after taking a break.
Here is the link to get the Quanum Nova - GPS Quadcopter for $269 USD with Free Shipping (at least it was when I ordered). IMO, this is the best DJI Phantom clone ... direct from it's manufacturer in Hong Kong.
If you need a suitable radio, they also have this package. It's Quanum Nova - GPS Quadcopter - RTF with Basic (Mode-2) 2.4ghz RC RadioSet just requires a common helicopter LiPo battery. It's $299 USD, also with Free Shipping. Most pilots (at least in the USA) fly Mode-2.
The Quanum Nova is a "hobby-grade" Radio-Controlled Quadcopter with GPS ReturnToHome (Emergency RTH/RTL). Open-Source 3D-Robotics APM Flight-Controller with Autonomous robotic drone capability. Manual RC quadcopter flight and FPV capable. Check out this video ( this page is a 3rd model ... the RTF with battery). Here is another introduction HobbyKing video describing the features.
I paid with PayPal. Quanum Nova ships fast if ordering In-Stock model. Tracking reveals it's traveling fast across the planet.