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Three times more air time then any other quad. The newest modular drone from Easy Aerial deploys in one minute and flies for 45
Three times more air time then any other quad. The newest modular drone from Easy Aerial deploys in one minute and flies for 45
Three times more air time then any other quad. The newest modular drone from Easy Aerial deploys in one minute and flies for 45
37 backers pledged $38,500 to help bring this project to life.

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Easy Drone XL Pro - longest flying quadcopter on the market

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Hello again from Easy Aerial!

We are back on Kickstarter to fund the Easy Drone XL Pro - our newest addition to the Easy Drone family. Last year when we launched our Easy Drone series here on KickStarter we gained a lot of happy customers worldwide. They helped us tremendously test and improve our modular design and provided invaluable feedback.

How is it different? 

Well first off, it can stay in the air for 45 minutes on one battery charge. Unheard of right? We thought so.

It spans an amazing 28 inches (700mm) from motor to motor diagonally, in comparison the original DJI Phantom has 14 in (350mm) span. You do the math. 

Even though it's twice the size it fits in the same backpack as a 350mm frame including the remote, the battery, charger, etc., with room to spare.

Easy Drone XL Pro can easily lift a mirrorless back camera on a gimbal with combined weight of up to 3 lbs (1.4 Kg). Check below for a list of example cameras you could use. 

What stayed the same?

Same modular design - Easy Drone XL Pro has the same modular design as the previous versions L and XL that allows it to fit into the same size backpack. 

Same Control Unit - Even though the new Fly Bot has some new and upgraded features it is still backwards compatible with all our previous frame versions. Same goes for our previous FlyBots - they can be used with the new frame with a simple wireless profile update.

Same Travel Backpack - The XL Pro still fits in the same backpack that pack the L and XL. If you happen to own one of our previous versions all you need is a custom insert for XL Pro. 

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How do we compare to: 

Other GoPro drones? 

Even though our quadcopter is twice the size, it still fits in the same travel case as these other ones available for purchase in stores. Flight times comparison:

Now, if you just wanted to put your fave mirrorless-back camera (or anything larger then a GoPro) up in the sky, these would be your options. 

Professional Camera Drones:

Rewards

The $1 reward is often under appreciated, but we see it as an equivalent of a tap on the back and a friendly "Good job guys! I like what you're doing here..."

T-shirt has our logo and the tagline. It's not too flashy or prominent, but definitely a conversation starter.

  All our reward packages are Ready-To-Fly, which means they come with a remote, battery, charger, telemetry dongle and video receiver.

If you want to maximize your flight time with a GoPro camera on a gimbal pledge $2195 or more and we will reward you with an endurance kit like this that stays up in the air for up to 45 minutes!

If you'd like to use a camera larger than a GoPro and have a video screen that mounts on the remote this is the perfect kit for you. 

What is included in an Easy Drone XL Pro Kit:

  • Frame with powerful 400KV motors and foldable 15in propellers
  • FlyBot - proprietary modular command unit with built in video transmitter
  • Remote
  • Video Receiver
  • USB Telemetry module
  • Battery - 6 cell 8,000 Mah battery comes standard (10K Mah optional)
  • Charger - with built in power supply and digital display 
  • Backpack - with custom cut foam, convenient for travel

Flight times: 

Easy Drone XL Pro can carry a GoPro camera for an amazing 45 minutes while streaming video to the screen on the ground. As the weight increases the flight time shortens. Here is a table of the impressive XL Pro airtimes with some common configurations: 

Technical Specs

FlyBot
- 4x 30A ESC's 
- 915Mhz (US) or 433Mhz (Europe) telemetry
- 5.8 Ghz Video link
- 2.4 Ghz Radio controller

Frame
- 28 in (700mm) diagonal
- 400 KV motors
- 15 in folding props

Quick to assemble

Compatible Camera Types (sample)

Easy Drone XL Pro can lift up to 3 lbs of weight. Recommended weight for flight is up to 2.2 pounds combined (gimbal+camera). Here are some of the cameras that fit this profile: 

Timeline

January 2015 - Frame expansion - maximizing frame size

March 2015 - Battery testing - finding the largest battery for the frame

May 2015 - Motor and prop matching - best performing combination

July 2015 - Flight length testing

August 2015 - New backpack insert design

Delivery Schedule

Why another KickStarter?

You are probably wondering why are we back on Kickstarter and the answer is two-fold. One reason is that we need to reach a certain number of units to be able to negotiate better prices with vendors and then pass them on to you in the form of KickStarter only, low pricing. 

More importantly though this is where our most involved audience is. The biggest reward we received last time was the feedback from our supporters. It allowed us to iterate and improve until we reached the final solution. In return we gave everyone a free upgrade to the latest version of our previous drone. 

How did we do last time? 

About the same time we launched last year, there were a few other drones that kickstarted their campaigns. More then a year later this is the outcome so far: 

CAUTION! 

This is NOT a toy. Improper handling and not following proper procedures can result in a serious injury. Always have your own and safety of others on your mind when piloting. Avoid flying in public places and always comply with your local laws and regulations.

The Team

Easy Aerial team includes four talented young engineers with shared passion for robotics and flying machines. 

In Conclusion

Here we are a year later. We spent it improving and testing, optimizing and expanding, but most importantly making sure our supporters are getting the best possible support wherever they are in the world. We are ready to present to you the Easy Drone XL Pro our latest modular quadcopter. 

Risks and challenges

Being on Kickstarter for the third time you could say that we have seen it all. Last year after a successful campaign we carefully planned the production schedule making sure we cover all bases. A week later we we learned that the ship carrying our batteries and remotes broke down and had to be docked for repairs. It threw off our schedule by a month!

This time around we know where the potential pitfalls lay and we can do everything to try and avoid that. On top of that we already have the key components to build the first 15 units and we have developed relationships with some of the local providers so that we can deliver on our early bird promise.

However, it doesn't mean that there won't be any surprises since a lot of the components are coming from abroad. We will do our best to deliver on our promise no matter what.

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    Frame + Battery + Backpack - this reward level is for those who already own Easy Drone L or XL and would like to upgrade to the XL Pro frame. Includes the frame with motors and props, large 6S battery and a backpack with custom foam insert.

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    Super Video Kit : Easy Drone XL Pro full package + 2D Gimbal and 7" Video screen - Get the extra professional video accessories for little over $2K (msrp $2495)

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    Your own custom Easy Drone XL Pro with any modification you need for the project. Long range radio and telemetry over UHF, different propulsion system or autopilot, fancy remote? Anything you want us to custom develop for you can be done. We will be your custom drone shop for whatever you may need, just cover the cost of required parts.

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