That is the first thing AtlantaHobby.com wants you to know about their latest release, the Vortex drone. The frame of the drone is 3D printed on aerospace-grade 3D printers which means the UAV is both durable and light at the same time. Oh, and because each piece of the body is 3D printed, the Vortex is available in a variety of colors.
The light frame allows for 25 minutes of flight time with payload (pretty high, by industry standards).
Speaking of payload, the Vortex is a hexacopter that comes standard with DJI’s H3-3D 3-axis stabilized gimbal for GoPro cameras and can also be outfitted with FLIR thermal imagers.
In addition to the gimbal, the Vortex also uses the DJI E-600 motor ESC package and Naza V2 Autopilot and is compatible with all the DJI bells and whistles including the Lightbridge video downlink transmitter, Ground Station and FPV transmitters.
“The Vortex is clearly the most advanced small multi-rotor UAV on the market today,” Atlanta Hobby president Cliff Whitney told sUAS News. “This proves that American engineering can produce the best UAVs in the world.”
Alan is serial entrepreneur, active angel investor, and a drone enthusiast. He co-founded DRONELIFE.com to address the emerging commercial market for drones and drone technology. Prior to DRONELIFE.com, Alan co-founded Where.com, ThinkingScreen Media, and Nurse.com. Recently, Alan has co-founded Crowditz.com, a leader in Equity Crowdfunding Data, Analytics, and Insights. Alan can be reached at alan(at)dronelife.com