Revolutionary ‘Vortex’ 3D-Printed Multi-Rotor UAV Launched

By Caroline Rees / 15 Oct 2014
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Vortex Hexacopter Platform


Atlanta Hobby has launched the Vortex, an advanced, highly customizable hexacopter platform capable of long flight duration. Designed and built in America through an innovative partnership with MN Aerospace, the Vortex incorporates a 3-axis-stabilized gimbal and GoPro camera, making it an ideal aerial filming platform, and also offers a unique color customization system.

Vortex Hexacopter Platform - Customizable LightingThe Vortex is produced on aerospace-grade 3D printers, resulting in a flight-ready airframe that is lighter but significantly stronger than traditional airframes. The Vortex incorporates the proven, powerful, and highly efficient DJI E600 series propulsion system. This gives the Vortex flight durations of over 25 minutes with payload, significantly longer than other production hexacopters. Each part can be constructed in several different colors for a wide array of design options, and custom colors are available for special orders.

The Vortex is also capable of mounting FLIR thermal imagers and is fully compatible with the DJI Lightbridge high-definition video downlink system and Ground Station waypoint-based autonomous flight system, making it a complete solution for most commercial or law enforcement / first responder applications. “The Vortex is clearly the most advanced small multi-rotor UAV on the market today,” Atlanta Hobby president Cliff Whitney stated. “This proves that American engineering can produce the best UAVs in the world.”

Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact