F5 Robotics’ ”SkyEye” Tricopter UAV Completes Maiden Flight

By Caroline Rees / 10 Jan 2013

F5 Robotics has conducted the first test flight of it’s new UAV platform, ”SkyEye”. The Tricopter design is intended to be modular with numerous payload options. The most popular being carrying a pro series DSLR camera for aerial photography.

The SkyEye can carry a 30lb payload with ease and has GPS position holding, AutoPilot, AutoLeveling and remote camera controls all with a 1km range.

”Its the most stable platform I’ve flown. Anyone could fly this thing” says one of the volunteer test pilots.

F5 Robotics is hoping to release a commercialized version in late 2013. Projected price will start at around $1200 for a basic version, making it one of the most affordable Autonomous Multicopters on the market.

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