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The world´s first smartphone controlled gaming drone for single & multiplayer dogfights, air races & stunts.
The world´s first smartphone controlled gaming drone for single & multiplayer dogfights, air races & stunts.
The world´s first smartphone controlled gaming drone for single & multiplayer dogfights, air races & stunts.
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tobyrich.vegas: Video Gaming meets Drones!

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tobyrich.vegas gaming drone
tobyrich.vegas gaming drone

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. 

tobyrich.vegas next to an iPhone 5 and a Samsung tablet
tobyrich.vegas next to an iPhone 5 and a Samsung tablet

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.

tobyrich.red smartphone app: main control screen (left), anti-aircraft battle mode (right)
tobyrich.red smartphone app: main control screen (left), anti-aircraft battle mode (right)
  • 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.

tobyrich.red smartphone app: main screen
tobyrich.red smartphone app: main screen

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.

Hover mode

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.

Multiplayer Dogfights

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.

Multiplayer Dogfights
Multiplayer Dogfights
Smartphone app in dogfight mode
Smartphone app in dogfight mode

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!

Air races: track your lap time
Air races: track your lap time

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.

Cool flight maneuvers
Cool flight maneuvers

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.

Flight school: step-by-step guide & tutorials
Flight school: step-by-step guide & tutorials

Flight Planner

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.

Hardware design

Exploded drawing of the tobyrich.vegas drone
Exploded drawing of the tobyrich.vegas drone

 Tech specifications

 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.

Our project is supported by Nordic SemiconductorsWürth Elektronik and HWTrek.

                                                                                 

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!

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    2x gaming joysticks which are easily mountable on your tablet or phone.

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    You will receive 1x tobyrich.vegas drone, 1x charging cable, 1x gaming and control app tobyrich.red and 1x instruction manual for cool maneuvers.

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    Includes 1x tobyrich.tokyo drone, 1x charging cable, 1x gaming and control app tobyrich.red and 1x instruction manual.

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    BETA - TOBYRICH.VEGAS

    Be the first to try out the tobyrich.vegas and support us to improve our drone. Your reward will ship in 4 weeks after we are fully funded and will include 1x tobyrich.vegas drone, additional spare parts, 1x charging cable, 1x BETA version of gaming and control app tobyrich. 1x PLUS ‘special performance test app’ and 1x instruction manual. Your feedback is very important - you will have direct contact with our development team. Your name will appear in the CREDITS of the tobyrich.red app.

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    DOGFIGHT PACKAGE - TOBYRICH.VEGAS

    Double the fun by challenging a friend for a mid-air battle. Includes 2x tobyrich.vegas drones, 2x headsets, 2x decals, 2x pair of gaming joysticks, 2x charging cables, 2x gaming and control apps tobyrich.red and 2x instruction manuals.

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    Build your own app and hardware. Package includes 1x tobyrich.tokyo drone, 1x tobyrich.tokyo BLE-GPS-board with 1x 720p camera, 2x 8mm motors, 2x actuators and 2x 100mAh Lipo batteries, 1x charging cable, 1x gaming and control app tobyrich.red, 1x instruction manual, 1x SDK and 1x Hacker Handbook

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    The 2BRICH PACKAGE

    Includes 10x tobyrich.tokyo packages. In appreciation for your patronage, we invite you to experience a day at our German HQ and will be personally accompanied by the founders of the company Ulrich and Tobias. Also includes return flight tickets and accommodation for 2 nights in Bremen, Germany.

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