Kickstarter launch of Endura Drone LONGER FLIGHT TIMES BETTER PERFORMANCE

Hello DIY Drone we have just launched our kickstarter campaign for the Endura Drone We kindly ask for your support in spreading the word by liking our Facebook telling your friends and spreading the word your support is very much appreciated 

Our Mission:

Create an affordable stable platform for filming that was full featured and outperformed similar quads on the market. After months of testing and revising our design we have achieved success. We have created a super light extremely rigid frame that has superb flight time is easy to repair and takes amazingly stable video. Our complete system weighs in right at 3.5kg and includes a 16ah Li-polly battery, a Pixhawk flight controller, Ublox m8n GPS, Bluetooth telemetry radio, 2 axis Alexmos Gimbal, 500Kv brushless 22 pole motors, 30Amp Simon-k ESC’s, and 15” T-style carbon fiber propellers. 3D printing is actually a good fit for a drone air frame. It has a few unique aspects that you can't get with injection molding. 3D printed objects have a good weight to strength ratio this is due to a honeycomb interior structure. 3D printed objects are built 1 layer at a time allowing for complex shapes that would never release from an injection mold. Most quads on the market have a 15 to 20 minute flight time can barely carry a GoPro and can only reach speeds of 20MPH. We find that this is unacceptable. With such short flight times, we were finding that we were missing some of the best action. We set out to extend that time, little did we know how far we could go. We almost tripled that time without losing performance or stability. We were able to get up to 40 minutes of smooth uninterrupted flight time and video. Our quad can also reach speeds up to 40 MPH and carry a much heaver DSLR camera with little to no modification. The best part our system is that it uses readily available off the shelf electronics that can be replaced easily for that inevitable crash.

Thank You For Your Support 

Todd Urban

Founder lead developer 

Clockworkautonomy.com

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Comment by John on April 15, 2015 at 2:11pm

HI Todd, 

Nice video and product, we wish you the best. 

I have a question regarding the video, it shows that it is done by the Mercalli stabilized video to get this good stability, isn't it?

Comment by Todd Urban on April 15, 2015 at 2:40pm
The video is already super stedy the post prossesoer just corrects the jello you get from action cams due to cmos distortion i can post pree prossesed video if anyone would like its amazingly stable already the mircalli just makes it better
Comment by John on April 15, 2015 at 2:41pm

HI Todd, we want to see the original video. 

Comment by Todd Urban on April 15, 2015 at 2:44pm
I will post it shortly
Comment by John on April 15, 2015 at 2:45pm

Ok great, your drone looks so powerful, we will watch your updates and we hope you will win. 

Comment by Todd Urban on April 15, 2015 at 3:59pm

Uncut Video no post processing 

Comment by Todd Urban on April 15, 2015 at 4:16pm

BTW  we will be doing a custom lens for the sjcam that eliminates the fish eye effect and keeps the propellers out of the shot the standard lens is far to wide its like 170deg there will still be a chance to get  them in the shot a a high rate of forward flight but for most video shots you wont be flying at 40 mph except maybe a follow me on a dirt bike or a boat or something 

Here is a screenshot from droneshare verifiying the top speed it clocked in at 39mph 17.4m/s with the gimbal and sjcam on board 

Comment by Todd Urban on April 15, 2015 at 4:17pm

http://www.droneshare.com/mission/80305 

heres a link to the mission 

Comment by John on April 15, 2015 at 4:19pm
It looks very nice.

Do you have a onboard video while you were flying at 40m/s?
Comment by Todd Urban on April 15, 2015 at 5:37pm
Ill find some

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