About this project
- Beginner Pilot - Phantom + XPG Gimbal
- Windmill at Deschutes County Fair
- Beautiful Cascade Mountain Footage
- Deschutes County Expo Center
- Deschutes County Fair and more coast footage
- Raw XPG Footage - Oregon Coast
- Raw XPG footage - Old Mill District
The XproHeli XPG brushless gimbal is a versatile handheld or aerial GoPro camera stabilization system designed to capture stunningly smooth video.
The XPG allows the aerial video enthusiast to capture great footage regardless of the weather conditions or the skill level of the pilot.
Our quest to develop the "ultimate" gimbal stabilization system came after months of designing, prototyping, and re-designing. We finally came up with the XPG - A multifunction brushless gimbal system. The XPG is compatible with several popular multirotor platforms and has optional mounting accessories for use on bikes, cars and hand held work.
No programming is required. New XPG users will own a product that delivers smooth camera action right out of the box. Best of all, it's affordable with an anticipated MSRP of $399.
What is the XProHeli XPG?
The XPG is a self stabilizing two-axis brushless gimbal that is used to achieve extremely smooth camera motions. It is an easy to use device that eliminates shaky video and allows handheld users or RC pilots to capture very stable video with relative ease.
What's so cool and different about it?
What makes the XPG so cool is that it is versatile and has the capabilities to allow anyone to capture amazing smooth video footage. The XPG's mounting accessories are compatible with all existing GoPro mounting solutions, so users can take the XPG and mount it almost anywhere.
All XPG mounting accessories will be available at XPROHELI.COM
XPG Gimbal Weight: 145g (232g with GoPro)
XPG Hand-Held Weight: 539g (~1lb with GoPro)
Material: High Quality Laser-cut Aluminum
Compatible Cameras: GoPro Hero 2/3
Motors: Brushless, Rewound 14 poles
Battery: 450mAh/800 Li-Po 11.1V (450mAh for DJI Phantom)
Battery Weight: 450mAh - 50g, 800 mAh - 75g
Run-Time: 1.5/2.5hrs (450mAh/800mAh) battery)
100% Designed and Assembled in Bend, OR USA
Why is this product on Kickstarter?
XProHeli has never taken out a loan or asked for money to operate. We have always been bootstrapping since from the beginning.
Funds raised will be used to finalize the XPG Beta prototype and pay for tooling to begin volume manufacturing. We need Kickstarter funds in order to manufacture this product in volume. With your help we will be able to produce the XPG at an affordable price.
Once the project is funded our manufacturer in Bend, Oregon will begin laser cutting and building the XPG frames. Those parts will then be transported a couple blocks to the XProHeli HQ and be 100% assembled and configured. We will be ready to ship the first 100 XPGs as soon as Kickstarter campaign is finished (it pays to be an early supporter!). After the first batch is made and sent out, we will be working on the next batch of XPG gimbals.
- Kickstarter Launch July 24, 2013
- Begin building first 100 XPG - (based upon Kickstarter demand)
- Kickstarter Ends August 15, 2013 - Ship first 100 XPG gimbals to early bird supporters
- Begin building next batch of XPG
- Ship second batch of XPG gimbals September 05, 2013
Being professional videographers, our story began during a video shoot when a contracted RC helicopter pilot was hired to film aerial shots in the Ochoco National Forest in Oregon. That guy never showed up. So we (Hans and Wes) decided to take matters into our own hands and began researching ways to capture high quality aerial video with relative safety and cost. One thing led to the next and before long we were pushing homebuilt quadcopters to the limit. Even losing one in a large waterfall (Tumalo Falls)...whoops! Through hundreds of hours of trial and error, our mission to achieve high quality aerial video for our own use, led to the creation of XProHeli with a custom product line of high quality multirotors and accessories for the RC aerial video enthusiast.
Our current XP2 Quadcopter kicks serious butt and provides a super stable platform for vibration free aerial video but it is met with challenges - the learning curve of smooth flying and flying on days with little to no wind.
Thanks for your support and checking out XProHeli! Please watch the video and have a read through the FAQs below. To help fund our project simply click the green button on the right and follow the easy instructions. Thanks!
Risks and challenges
How are we going to use the money to make the gimbal?
Kickstarter funds will enable us to:
- Finish the final design for manufacturing - 3d drawings, software configuration, and testing
- Manufacture in bulk to reduce costs - setup production time, bulk manufacture electronic components, bulk manufacturer frames components
- Kickstarter will also help use estimate the total demand for the XPG gimbal. This will insure that everyone who wants one can get one as soon as possible.
XProHeli will be shipping first 100 XPG units within 30 DAYS (Mid August)
We anticipate that the 2nd bulk order release will begin shipping 2 weeks after.
Customer satisfaction is number #1 priority at XProHeli. Being an established company we have already delivered lots of goods and products to our customers which makes us unique for KickStarter.
KickStarter fans who pledge for this campaign can be rest assured that their order will get filled and will be shipped out in a timely professional manner.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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