ELEV-8 your skills with this extremely durable and stylish multirotor; great for first-time flyers and experienced aviators alike. You'll be guided through every step of the assembly process with our exceptional online documentation and support. Easy to repair and open-source, the versatile ELEV-8 has endless potential applications: from recreational flying, to unparalleled, hands-on multirotor education, to professional aerial photography or video.
The ELEV-8 Quadcopter is lifted and propelled by four rotors (vertically-oriented propellers). Electronic Speed Controllers power each motor/rotor independently, so that by altering the relative rotational rates of these rotors, the ELEV-8 is able to move in any direction. A HoverflyOPEN Flight Controller powered by a Parallax Propeller 1 multicore microcontroller provides stabilization, creating a small, maneuverable, and agile aircraft.
An RC transmitter & receiver and lithium-polymer battery & charger are required, not included.
Optional Additional Items Required (not included)
- Radio Control Transmitter and Receiver; 5-channel minimum required for flight. The recommend hardware are the Spektrum DX6i transmitter and matching Spektrum AR610 receiver (or OrangeRX R615); this setup will accommodate simple projects requiring one extra servo. If you anticipate building more sophisticated projects, such as controlled camera gimbals, the Spektrum DX8 and matching Spektrum AR8000 receiver (or OrangeRC R800X) and Spektrum TM1000 telemetry transmitter. While this equipment is somewhat expensive, it is high-quality and will accommodate both your current and future needs.
- Lithium Polymer (LiPo) battery with 3000 to 4400 mAh capacity and minimum 20C discharge rate.
- “LiPo Balance Charger” (packaging should have those exact words). Using a charger not designed for LiPo batteries will cause the battery to flame and release toxic smoke.
- A LiPo Low-Voltage Alarm. These will alert you with a very loud buzzer when your battery voltage gets low, significantly reducing the risk of damaging your battery or crashing your ELEV-8.