Hey DIYDrones community,

This year at NAB 2013 Las Vegas, the RED booth had an incredible display with a beautifully engineered 12-Rotor. It may be the first duodeca-copter of its kind. Its payload was the RED Epic with a custom carbon fiber gimbal and skids. 


You can learn more from their website: http://blackarmoreddrone.com/

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Comment by Muhammad Al-Rawi on April 10, 2013 at 7:08am

Not sure I'd fly something that big in such a confined area... 

Pretty cool though. Interesting how the legs are part of the gimbal. 

Comment by LanMark on April 10, 2013 at 7:41am

What is the take off weight of that thing?

Comment by Martin on April 10, 2013 at 7:51am

It is really nice machine, but it is definitely not the first developed 12-rotor copter. The price is just insane. $49 000 without equipment? Using cheap Chinese T-motors (I am not saying that they are not good), standard Xoar props, I do not see the value... 

Comment by Alex on April 10, 2013 at 8:28am

I was going to say... $49000 :-O, maybe for that price they include a red epic camera?

Comment by eduardo on April 10, 2013 at 10:41am

Nothing new here.

i flow a 12 motor hexa 2 year ago.

I worked at RBS Television here in Brasil.

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on April 10, 2013 at 10:41am

Martin, I expect the properly engineered carbon fiber construction isn't cheap.

Comment by Gary McCray on April 10, 2013 at 11:19am

That is a really pretty frame, maybe carbon is really expensive in Sweden.

And no, $49,000.00 is without the RED.

Although the movie industry always had more money than sense.

Comment by Duran - ALTI on April 10, 2013 at 12:58pm

wow, $53017 for a basic kit... our SteadiDrone EI8HT can do all this, + quick release fold up airframe and more kit for under 10 000, 5 times less! ouchy

Comment by LanMark on April 10, 2013 at 1:01pm

maybe included in the cost is a insurance policy if you ever crash it and ruin a bunch of expensive equipment and lenses... okay I highly doubt it.

Not sure where people come up with prices.. granted we are familiar with the DIY prices while commercial outfits are more interested in polished and proven technology and products... but still.. seems pretty high for what you get.

Comment by Danilo Scarato on April 10, 2013 at 1:06pm

I flow my v12 dodecarotor two years ago. http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/armquad-v12

The total cost was about $ 500 camcorder included ;-)


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