We are happy to announce you the launch of our Smartplane drone campaign on kickstarter.
Smartplane is a customizable drone plane with Software Development Kit (SDK), and with modular Hardware compartment. You can directly connect 3rd party hardware and start writing applications with SDKs. This enables you to create your own aerial projects and not to worry about the aeronautical and electronics aspects on a drone. Smartplane flies 80 minutes. It can carry your payload up to 300gr when it's simply plugged onto it via USB or Ethernet port.
Numerous drone development activities show the clear interest in the market. However, we saw that most of the attempts fail to achieve an acceptable flight dynamic. Be it flight time or payload, it just didn't make sense to us to have a device that only flies below an hour and even less with the payload. On the other hand, the ones that achieve satisfying flight dynamics were ridiculously expensive. We have engineered and designed Smartplane with performance and cost effectiveness in the center of thought. Be it advanced materials or efficient structures, we are striving for a long endurance and powerful drone –affordable by everyone!
Do you have an aerial project? Develop and fly it on Smartplane! Or just select an existing option from the hardware store.
Naturally each phase of the development, prototyping and manufacturing a drone in serial production, requires a lot of resources. As we constantly look for investors, we have now launched our kickstarter campaign. Looking forward to your support! Please share with those who could be interested…
Eh boy, this just went from bad to worse.
wow guys, this thread has really picked up my day. Thanks to the whole diy drones community for making it interesting. Also maybe google "Danish Aviation Systems" if you've got some free time.
I wish aerodynamics were that easy... Cut Copy Paste, there you go... Compare the results not cosmetics.
Yes indeed, very different looking twins ;)
Wow, that is amazingly different... It's like you took the design from the Ebee, changed it slightly and then called it your own. Take a look at this: http://www.plagiarism.org/plagiarism-101/what-is-plagiarism/
Not that "plagiarism" is very relevant to building an UAV, but it seems rather fitting here.
naish88 Here is a side-to-side comparison from top view that shows some differences that you can mention from picture. From side view, one can observe even more distinctive differences.
I was considering to buy this airplane for my weather investigation project, but after reading all this comments I need to research more..
You cannot compare airplane from the picture. Smartplane has different airframe , different flight characteristics , and for different purposes. Smartplane is a customizable drone plane with Software Development Kit (SDK), and with modular Hardware compartment. You can directly connect 3rd party hardware and start writing applications with SDKs. This enables you to create your own aerial projects and not to worry about the aeronautical and electronics aspects on a drone.
Mind you just copying the shape is only 1% of the eBee. Having seen one in operation and seeing it fly flawlessly time after time in up to 20knot winds and land every single time in a circle of less than 5m you have to wonder at the genius of the software that goes into it. That is what you pay the money for.