About this project
Gaming drones combine the fun of computer games with regular drones which are controlled by a smartphone app. Sensors on the drone and the phone, along with the internet give a real-time picture of the situation. Our fleet of drones is equipped with GPS, 4G/LTE, a 9-axes sensor, Bluetooth Smart technology, an HD camera and many other features! Based on the exact position and movement of the drone and phone, you will be able to explore amazing games such as Dogfights, Air Races and Stunts.
You can also use our gaming drones like a normal remote controlled plane and fly it through the free flight mode by tilting the phone or by using our joysticks.
- Frank Thelen, Tech Investor E42 Bret Gould, Inventor of the Carbon Flyer
- Thomas Søderholm, Business Development Manager, Nordic Semiconductor
- Martin Weber, Program Manager European Pioneers Accelerator
- Shai Goitein, Inventor of the PowerUp
- Erret Kroeter, Senior Director of Brand & Developer Marketing, Bluetooth SIG
It is bizarre that all drones today are always quadcopters and never planes. They usually offer a very short flight time yet people are willing to pay high prices. Unlike these traditional drone designs, planes (fixed-wing aircraft) are aerodynamically more efficient: They offer longer flight times, better payload capabilities and with the help of sensors and powerful electric motors, they can even hover on the spot. Our gaming drones are small, durable and agile: perfect for indoor and outdoor flying.
Races.E-sports.Dogfights (RED), our app for iOS and Android devices opens up a universe of gaming modes, flight analytics and its own community where you can share flight performances with others and challenge them for air-to-air combats.
Literally, ready to take off right out of the box! Choose your level of flight proficiency from beginner to expert. Enable the auto pilot for maximum support. Make use of the tutorial in our app which offers a step-by-step guide on how to fly!
Our drones are designed to operate in different conditions whether you have a large garden or dwell in an urban city with limited space to spare. Fly in various hover modes for smooth cruising through small indoor locations such as offices or living rooms.
Fly anywhere, indoor & outdoor
Very durable design
Range: 90m/300ft - infinite!
Gaming joysticks for precision control
It’s all about sensors, math, algorithms and powerful smartphones. Don’t worry, we already took care of that for you! All you need to do now is to formulate a strategy for your next dogfight.
Become a real fighter pilot, challenge your friends! Of course, all weapons are purely virtual! The choice is yours: become a fighter pilot or become an anti-aircraft shooter on the ground.
• Air-to-air dogfights - Challenge a friend or engage a hostile pilot for a dogfight!
• Air-to-ground combats - Your friends don’t own one of our drones yet? No, problem! Ask them to download our gaming app tobyrich.red for FREE and they can join as anti-aircraft shooters!
You pair each other’s phones and you are set to go! Every game starts with a random allocation of weapons varying from rockets, bombs, electronic warfare, flares and armor. Each weapon has its own level of impact, range, speed or number of shots. Based on the distance to the other player you can select weapons and defense systems. Combine long range missiles with the effectiveness of electronic warfare to turn off the radar of the other player. The combination of the right weapons and defense strategy will be your way to victory.
Single & Multiplayer Air Races
Set your own race course via GPS markers and set a new record! Check for other race courses or in our flight community and challenge other players.
How does it work? It is very simple: Mark on our satellite image map, and choose trees, buildings or any landmarks as waypoints. Now your racing course is ready! Upload the track and let other pilots challenge you. Score high and be one of the fastest gaming drone pilots in the world!
Single Player Stunt Mode
Looping, sharp turns, inverted flight,... : learn them all step by step. You are challenged to explore unique aerobatic maneuvers. The drone sensors track your flight performance and award you with points.
Real pilots go to flight school before they go out for their first solo flight. So should you!
You first learn how to turn while your phone is controlling the altitude and the speed. A flight instructor guides you through the next steps. Don´t worry, the drone is auto stabilized the whole time. There is even an emergency button if you need a time out. The drone will start to circle above you during this time until you send the next command. In addition we provide Video-Tutorials and a Pilot Handbook.
Capture a picture on a preset GPS location. Pre-program a flight path and send tobyrich.tokyo or tobyrich.guru to a location of your choice. Even if it loses the contact to your phone, the drone will continue its flight and return after completing the mission. As soon as it is back in range, it will automatically reconnect. If you chose the GURU edition - you can lean back and enjoy a scenic view through the 360° HD camera while it’s on autopilot mode.
Autopilot supports you flying
Autorecover your plane
Auto stabilization & wind compensation
We integrated: Bluetooth Smart, the GPS location of the phone and the drone, the data from the sensors onboard the plane and onboard the phone, real-time weather information, and if you chose the GURU edition, the data from the 4G/LTE network. Everything combined delivers the exact position of all players and their movements. Today’s powerful smartphones transform this big data stream seamlessly into a game.
Hackers are welcome
This is the beginning of a new era! We see limitless development potential for gaming drones. Be a part of it! We are creating an SDK for you. The SDK will be available in the Hacker package initially and then for everyone at a later stage. A forum will also be available to assist developers.
Risks and challenges
We continue to spend a considerable time working with our partners to diminish as many risks as possible yet we know there will still be hurdles along the way. We promise to always be transparent and keep our community in the loop about any challenges we might face and do everything within our power to address them efficiently and effectively.
We are thrilled to bring Tobyrich.Vegas to life and thank you very much for your support!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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