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Help us to free and protect all photographing, filming, delivering and discovering drones on our planet! 

(*the protector drone: the most touchable drone on the whole planet - as far as we know )

The new aexo enhancements for your existing drones and especially our do-it-yourself kits will completely change your work. Our solution: an 

aerial exoskeleton = aexo

Placing the propeller in a system that not only protects the propeller from lateral contacts, but protects people much better from the propellers! Over five years, we have developed various measures and there are extensive patent applications that protect all the valuable insights of our practical experience. 

We are now in the era of drones. Witness the dawn of a new type of flying system, the aexo protector drone and the aexo motocross drone. Help us make 2015 the year of a new generation of drones. Become one of the first supporters or owners of this revolutionary flying system! 

 All innovations are patent pending.

Fly new routes – discover new possibilities – freely pass by obstacles! 

 An entirely, newly conceived multi-copter frame made of high quality aluminum. Completely lightweight in a never-before-seen shape. Attention to detail and high-precision laser-cut systems help make this construction a reality. Made in Germany!  

photo from the first prototype
photo from the first prototype

Now your fingers are much safer and the actors can act more freely.. and you can fly without having any worries! Enjoy this new freedom of flight!

FUN! aexo skating - close to the actors!

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This sturdy, yet incredibly lightweight design combines much more advantages. In addition to the unlimited flying enjoyment and the increased safety, the aluminum frame has even more to offer: The camera can now be positioned in a way that there’s no propeller shadow on the camera-lens. 

* tested with a speed of 3-5km/h

 Thanks to our unique design, the camera is now positioned so far forward that this can no longer occur. The sun can no longer cause image distortion while shooting.

In addition upward pans are possible* without the propeller coming into the picture.

 * of course your gimbal needs to support upward movements as well.

When flying fast forward, the drone tilts to the front. With aexo the propeller will not come into the picture!

This new high-quality German-made aluminum frame is available in black or silver anodized aluminum and raw aluminum. (black & silver anodized: stretch goal) The aluminum lattice from the protector drone, is also available in raw, black or silver (black & silver anodized lattice: stretch goal). The motocross frame and the protector frame is available as a do-it-yourself-solution for the construction of your own drone and as an almost ready to fly system!

.. and as a retrofit kit for your existing drone!

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Please help us and back our project! We really need this drone-revolution!

Free yourself and start with us this new era of drones. Buy your own aexo motocross oder aexo protector!

Thank you!

Frank Ketteler

CEO aexo UG (i.G.)

Founder of end-effect and inventor of aexo drones.

Important information 

Responsibility of the buyer or the pilot: The pilot is responsible for responsible and careful handling of flying models. Flying objects of any kind can be a danger to fellow human, animals, plants, and objects – multi-copters are no exception. In addition, the pilot must always remain alert. 

 We recommend attending a course for model construction and participating in a flying association. With such associations, you often have the opportunity to insure yourself. Inquire about the best safeguard before you venture outside of the model airfields and away from the support of trained personnel. Please also inquire on the security requirements and legal regulations in your country. Do not fly in public or over people or crowds. Do not start in high winds, rain, or cold. Misuse, faulty operation, and malfunctions can result in considerable damage or even fatal injuries. 

 Lithium polymer batteries: Be careful when handling batteries. In particular, lithium polymer batteries (also known as LiPo) must be charged under supervision, stored in fire-safe environment, transported in fire-safe container. Only buy brand name products! Use only charging units from well-known manufacturers and follow the instructions exactly. 

 Disclaimer of warranties: All “Protector Drones” models and frames are checked for completeness before shipping. RTF packages will be flown at random. For the RTF (ready to fly) options, an assembly service will be used. For this assembly services, there are no warranties of any kind. The guards make operating the propeller safer under certain circumstances. However, there can be no guarantee that the propeller, motor or electronics will not be damaged by coming into contact with objects. Despite the protective device, humans and animals can be seriously harmed. 

 Disclaimer: Neither aexo UG (i.G.) nor the founder nor the employee can be held liable for any malfunction or operating errors. The frame and housing only contain parts and components that are, or were, available on the free market. If components need to be replaced, this is the responsibility of the purchaser. The purchaser alone is responsible for the repair and the use of technically-sound replacement parts. If necessary, consult a flight organisation in your area regarding the appropriate services. Neither aexo UG (i.G.) nor the founder nor employees are obligated to perform necessary repairs. There will be an area on the Internet with information about measures for any necessary repairs. Solutions may also be found in various forums. We do not provide repair service. 

 aexo UG (i.G.), the founder, and the employees provide electronic components that fall under “model construction”. aexo UG (i.G.) provides the design and ideas. The manufacturers of electronic and electrical components should be contacted directly if there are any questions. 

 aexo UG (i.G.), the founder, and the employees are not responsible for communication between the manufacturers of electronic components and distributors or end users. Intermediaries are required to inform end customers about these Terms and Conditions on the part of aexo UG (i.G.). Unfortunately, neither aexo UG (i.G.) nor the founder nor the staff can check or guarantee this.

Risks and challenges

The implementation of the production of the series, based on the working prototype could lead to the following circumstances:
- Parts suppliers are not on time or not able to deliver the ordered quantity.
- The production of the supplier is for some reason not possible or not in deliberate extent possible.
- Changes in the legal situation between the country of manufacture and the country of destination
- The high-quality material from which our products are made of, is not available, or is no longer produced.

But hopefully there will not be any circumstances:)

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    Pledge €3 or more About $3

    LOVE + THANKS – That‘s what we feel for your pledge, you are supporting a very useful thing to have more freedom and fun with drones and protect people flying and anyone around!!
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    You will get a general wallpaper for PC background of „I supported aexo - the protector drone“

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    Pledge €199 or more About $222

    Get the aexo design edition PHANTOM KIT to transform your Phantom in seconds into a laterally protected drone!
    Attach and detach the aexo frame with our quick release system whenever you want to!
    Notice: No electronics included.

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    Pledge €249 or more About $278

    EARLY BIRD DIY – With this early bird special, get the aexo motocross frame with a Savings of €100 off €349 retail value. The frame protects your drone from touching walls and trees for example.
    Notice: No electronics included. You have to buy all electronics and have to build the drone yourself. It fits perfect with the F450 DJI Bundle or the Q450 set of rctimer - built time about 4 hrs for a small set.

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    Pledge €299 or more About $334

    Get the aexo retrofit frame to transform your Phantom in seconds into a laterally protected drone!
    Attach and detach the aexo frame with our quick release system whenever you want to!
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    Pledge €349 or more About $389

    Get the aexo motocross frame! The frame protects your drone from touching walls and trees for example.
    Notice: No electronics included. You have to buy all electronics and have to build the drone yourself. It fits perfect with the F450 DJI Bundle or the Q450 set of rctimer - built time about 4 hrs for a small set.

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    Pledge €399 or more About $445

    Get the aexo TRANSFORMER special design frame to turn your INSPIRE 1 in seconds into a laterally protected drone!
    Attach and detach the aexo frame with our quick release system whenever you want to!
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    Pledge €599 or more About $668

    EARLY BIRD DIY II – With this early bird special, get the aexo protector frame and grids to build a protector drone with a Savings of €100 off €699 retail value. This frame protects your drone from touching walls and trees for example PLUS frees you and your actor by filming!
    Notice: No electronic included. You have to buy all electronics and have to build the drone yourself. It fits perfect with the F450 DJI Bundle or the Q450 set of rctimer - built time about 4-5 hrs for a small set.

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    Pledge €699 or more About $780

    Get the aexo protector frame to build a protector drone. This frame protects your drone from touching walls and trees for example PLUS frees you and your actor by filming!
    Notice: No electronic included. You have to buy all electronics and have to build the drone yourself. It fits perfect with the F450 DJI Bundle or the Q450 set of rctimer - built time about 4 hrs for a small set.

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    Pledge €1,490 or more About $1,663

    Get the aexo motocross drone "only flight" system - almost ready for take off!
    The motocross drone has been mounted for you in germany by a professional crew.
    You just have to do a few things to get ready!
    (for example mounting of propellers, software installation, batterie charging and mounting)

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    Pledge €4,990 or more About $5,568

    Get the aexo motocross drone - almost ready for take off!
    The motocross drone has been mounted for you in germany by a professional crew.
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    Pledge €5,990 or more About $6,684

    Get the aexo protector drone - almost ready for take off!
    The full protector drone has been mounted for you in germany by a professional crew.
    You just have to do a few things to get ready!
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    Pledge €6,950 or more About $7,755

    Get the aexo PROTECTOR DRONE OCTO professional - almost ready for take off!
    The full protector drone has been mounted for you in germany by a professional crew.
    You just have to do a few things to get ready!
    (for example mounting of propellers, software installation, batterie charging and mounting)
    IMPORTANT: you have to install your own gimbal and your own camera with a remote and video downlink, this is not included!

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