This new kid on the block was spotted here: http://www.cbs8.com/story/26329653/local-companies-test-drones-in-w...

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on August 24, 2014 at 5:18am

Who knew, there is a skunk works at 3DR

Comment by gervais on August 24, 2014 at 11:15am

I thought as well that the new kid otb was relating to this guy, CG, the new ambassador of 3DR ?

Comment by John O'Shaughnessy on August 24, 2014 at 3:54pm

Looks like new tall landing gear, a new placement for the telemetry antenna, new prop attachments, and who knows what else!

Comment by Paul Jenness on August 24, 2014 at 4:12pm

Maybe 4S with better motor/props?  Probably longer arms since selling off the older ones cheap?

Comment by Paul Jenness on August 24, 2014 at 4:14pm

Hopefully they provide a nice upgrade kit, since the current iris is not overly amazing once gimbal and gopro attached (which was one of its selling points)... its ok with front go pro though.

-P

Comment by John on August 24, 2014 at 5:37pm
Yes, at least I hope that the new parts fit the original IRIS. I would love to have longer arms and better motors. That landing gear is pretty nice too.
Comment by Jack Crossfire on August 24, 2014 at 9:34pm

Testing Gopro aerodynamics to greater detail than ever before.


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Comment by Randy on August 25, 2014 at 12:26am

I fly with the old style Iris quite a bit for testing and I'll tell you, the #1 thing to make it better is to put a 4S battery in it.  It turns into an absolute rocket especially when you leave the gimbal off it.  I wish I had a link to a 4S battery that fits into the IRIS so everyone could easily order it but I got mine from a friend.

Comment by Paul Jenness on August 25, 2014 at 1:48am

Did you have to change the motor/props once switching to 4S?

Comment by Khanh Tran on August 25, 2014 at 11:23am

Very cool. Thanks for sharing. I hope they will provide an upgrade kit as I just purchased my 3DR Iris 4 - 5 weeks ago and have already experienced the reported issues.

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