The Easy Drone idea came out of frustration with existing drone options when it comes to flight time, lift capacity and travel inconvenience. Current options have airtime limited to 15 to 20 minutes, can’t lift more than a GoPro camera and are very inconvenient for travel because they don’t fold or come apart into modules.
Easy Drone XL Pro is a modular drone that solves these three problems. With a frame that is twice as wide as competitor drones it still fits in a backpack thanks to a proprietary modular design. When used with a small sports camera it can stay airborne for up to three times longer than other solutions on the market (45 minutes). However it can also carry a professional camera on a gimbal for 25 minutes.
Easy Aerial’s mission is to create flying robots that would benefit humanity by helping optimize food production, construction and energy creation industries. This latest KickStarter campaign is aimed at funding scalable production of Easy Drone XL Pro.
With its longest flight times in the industry and largest cargo capacity Easy Drone XL Pro is a great tool for consumers who are looking for a robust and convenient option, but it is also a perfect fit for commercial drone applications in areas like farming, mining and construction. These industrial users will gain the most from its portability and endurance.
Easy Aerial Inc. is committed to further improvement of drones and passing this on to the users.
Their advantage against the large players in the drone business is flexibility and great customer service. Among early supporters of this crowdfunding campaign are backers of the previous KickStarter who became big fans of the company.
“Hey there Ivan! Thanks for allowing previous backers the chance to get just the frame, battery and backpack. You kept your word about the ability to swap out the brain from frame to frame. I had the smallest frame, and although it has been working great, I have always wanted to use a bigger camera. With the XL pro, now I can. Best of luck on your 2nd run!” Dean Mabalot – second time supporter on KickStarter.
When Easy Aerial launched the first campaign on KickStarter last year there were a few other drones that launched at the same time using the same autopilot that stole the spotlight some raising millions of dollars. A year later, not one of them delivered any actual product to their backers, while Easy Aerial has many happy supporters on four continents from the first campaign and is back with a new drone campaign.
By having a clean and simple, yet strong and effective design Easy Drone XL pro is able to cut down on weight and use stronger motors, larger batteries and propellers that all add up to a much more powerful and capable unmanned aerial vehicle. At the same time it comes apart completely without the use of any tools and fits in a small backpack that can be carried on to any commercial airliner.
Easy Drone XL Pro uses a very capable opensource autopilot called PixHawk that allows it to have advanced failsafe features and programmable flight modes. It allows for autonomous waypoint flight that can be controlled from the tablet or a phone, reducing the need for a standard remote. There are six different flight modes including the “follow me” feature where the drone stays on a virtual leash.
Use of external addons like gimbals and servo motors is simplified by utilizing external ports that support many functions including a camera shutter or a parachute option. Long range video link is built in to the command unit called FlyBot so the user can always get a realtime video feed from the flight.
A successful funding of this KickStarter campaign will allow Easy Aerial to set up scalable production and manufacturing and enter the commercial drone market with XL Pro model.
With 2 days remaining on the kickstarter campaign we wish Easy Aerial good luck with the project!