AIRK FireClouds: DIY Multicopter Drones (Canceled)
AIRK FireClouds: DIY Multicopter Drones (Canceled)
FireClouds is a multicopters family designed for photographers and makers, with high performance and really adaptable
FireClouds is a multicopters family designed for photographers and makers, with high performance and really adaptable Read more
About this project
FireCloud is the semiprofessional (able to attach compact cameras like GoPro or Lumix GH4) line of almost ready to fly (ARF) drones that Airk will commercialise, a European company focused on the design, production and sale of civil multicopters of consumption which clearly bets for its high product quality in both design and production of its components.
There will be four models that you will initially be able to acquire through Kickstarter. The FC4, the FC6, the FC8 and the FC4r. All the models have in common their high quality in both design and production, providing performance over the current drone market offer in its highly competitive price segmentation.
We count on you in order to reach the 22.000€ that will allow us to face the initial industrialization costs, the production of the moulds for their mass production and its commercialization.
TALKING ABOUT US
HOW DOES IT WORK?
If you know how to open a box, not much more to add...
Depending on your level of experience, you will not find any difficulties thanks to, among other things, the assembly indications on the pieces and components. However, if you do not have it clear, you'll be able to follow the step by step instructions in this link (link to video tutorial)
Configure it and fly:
Configuring a drone never was so easy. You will need an external memory unit and visit www.airk.eu . From there, if you can open the box and assemble the FireCloud, not much more.
*Remember that you have to respect the current legislation in your country in relation to flight areas and get a flying license if necessary.
Know in-detail the specifications that allow us to claim that the performance and quality of pieces and components is above the current offer in the segment of semiprofessional multicopters.
We have designed different kits depending on the needs of each type of user. The AirFrame Kit designed for hobby users, the ARF kit for Makers, with everything needed to create and fly, and ARF Photo Kit for photographers to make the best videos:
FireClouds AirFrame Kit
- Landing gear
- Supply cables
FireClouds ARF Kit
- FC AirFrame Kit
- Flight controller
- MZ-24 Graupner Radio
- GR-16 Graupner Receiver
- GensPow Tattu battery
FireClouds ARF Photo Kit
- FC ARF Kit
- 3 axis Gimbal
- Additional GR-12 Graupner Receiver
- Retractable landing gear
FireCloud Raffle Platform!
We have organized a raffle of AIRK FC8s (ARF Kit). The first one will take place during the period that our project lasts in Kickstarter.
The mechanic is quite simple, really really simple. You only have to click on this link http://www.airk.eu/raffle and introduce the requested data. As simple as that. But there's more! Because we have come up with a score system to balance the possibilities. This way, the more points you have, the more possibilities you will have to get your Airk FC8 completely for free.
How can I get more points?
Only for registering in http://www.airk.eu/raffle you get 1,000 points. And everyday that you access our webpage, 100 points more. And because he who has a friend has a treasure, for each friend you inveite and succesfully registers, you will earn 500 points and if your friends' friends are your friends too, you will earn 250 points if they register properly too.
In order to allow your score to be updated, you will have to reconnect to the web. If a friend of yours registers, the points will not be displayed in your score until you do not access again to http://www.airk.eu/raffle.
Since his end of degree project, David Matanzas, CEO of Airk and designer of the FireCloud family drones, bore in mind developing and commercializing his own multicopters line. In fact, that project, for concept, performance and development level were very advanced for what then was an emerging market.
In his effort to make his student's dream come true, David Matanzas has not stopped working on the design and production of the first prototypes. Nowadays, thanks to you,it is going to be a reality. Testing components, pieces, controller in an almost neverending research of the very best to offer the quality level that should be associated to AIRK.
On his way, Matanzas has been the winner of the Yuzz in Sant Cugat 2014, of the Adventure Café in the Sabadell Council and finalist of the Treelogic innovation prize.
The Airk project counts in addition to that, with the mentoring of the Empenta Program of ESADE 2015 and is currently part of the SmartCat strategy promoter group of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
Risks and challenges
The risks related to this project are especially inherent risks to any technologic project of a certain magnitude at an industrial scale. We work to minimize the risks in all the aspects of the project, but some things can be left out of our direct control in this stage:
We will make a big effort to foresee and anticipate any potential problem, although we cannot avoid the possibility of suffering little unexpected alterations that could firstly affect, for instance, delivery dates.
Although we order the components to high reliability suppliers, it does not exempt us from possible malfunctions unconnected to AIRK. Once again, that possibility could basically affect delivery dates.
Our components have been tested to guarantee the optimal functioning. Nevertheless, the user-customer will have to proceed with the assembly of the combination of elements and its posterior configuration. From AIRK, we will offer not only tutorials and assembly instructions guides, but also the configuration software download in order to simplify the procedures. AIRK cannot be responsible of any assembly mistake nor configuration if the instructions have not been properly followed.
Kickstarter manages the payment and donation methods by credit or debit cards. That means that those who have chosen options whose amounts are over 1,000€ will have to make sure that their cards are able to assume those amounts. The billing process by card could make the production process slower if there were a lot of incidents with this casuistry.
When the Kickstarter campaign is over, AIRK will send an e-mail to all its collaborators with the project updates, as well as any news related to the development of our product lines. Do not forget to check your spam folders in your e-mail in case some of the filters may block our communications.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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