Hey again all, been a while since I last posted here, been busy with development of our all new medium lift copter, MAVRIK, just wanted to post some details for those who are interested, and as always, any feedback welcome.

We've spent a huge amount of time and testing in developing the MAVRIK and very excited to get it out there, it does not replace the popular SteadiDrone QU4D but is it's new bigger, more grown up brother.

It's mainly aimed at professional aerial companies/pilots who need a reliable, all round medium lift workhorse they can fold up, through in the car, on the plane etc and use everyday for jobs and shoots, it's very compact, light and has some pretty cool features (check out the website) It will carry a wide range of small to medium sized cameras, like the NEX7 which we've been flying mostly, as well as smaller dSLRs and more. It features an all new very unique rail supported front mounted gimbal design which is fully adjustable and runs along the underside of the drone where the battery bay add's stability to the gimbal (full adjustable vibration damping system as well), which has the ability to point straight up past 90 degrees without anything part of the drone or props getting in the shot, it obviously also points straight down, making it ideal for inspecting under things like tall bridges etc. 

You can check other specs, images and info here - http://www.steadidrone.com/drones/steadidrone-mavrik

Pre-ordered for the MAVRIK open on Monday and shipping will start mid/end September, full RTF with absolutely everything required and will come standard with the 3DR Pixhawk (Top dome cover has integrated USB and LED)





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  • Yes Gary we will have both airframe and build (ARF) kits for sale shortly after the RTF release, which is today, available for pre-order, shipping should start mid/end September.
  • Hi Duran,

    Are you going to offer frame kit and ARF like for Q4D as well?

    Best Regards,


  • Cost of part is one thing, cost of features and design that works, everyday, also the very easy to deploy compact frame really makes shooting with the MAVRIK a pleasure. I agree that buildimg your own drone really helps and is the right way to do it (we will have airframe and build kits available) most clients want to focus and caturing media not building, every unit we ship out goes through multiple strict qc steps as well as being test flown,with serial numbers that make support efficient and effective. Pre orders open tomorrow, thanks for the feedback guys :)
  • Yep, pretty nice. Might cost as much as $2000 to build a quad to these basic specs buying the bits at retail. At least that's what I've spent on almost exactly the same spec list. So, maybe it's worth another $3K to have someone put it all together. Trouble is, putting it all together is a really, really good way to gain the level of understanding essential to safe and useful operation of a PixHawk-based aircraft. If you don't have the time for that, or prior experience, and figure on just "buy-and-fly,"  also buy a nice tall ladder (for getting your $5K out of trees).

  • Hey Duran, looks really nice. Typo to the desc tho (on ur site): 'but is it's new bigger' -> but is its new bigger

  • Good point, we've done very thorough testing with the unit during development as well as flying it everyday in real world situations for the past two months, the ESC was a big part of testing where we did both flight and bench tests to ensure the ESC will cope and it sure can, even when trying to simulate ESC burnout we just couldn't get it to pop. Fully loaded with NEX7 and 14" props 100% throttle gets us 60A total, 15A max per ESC, half of the max rating for the ESC, so loads of headroom and plenty if power.
  • Cool! I have one concern though, is the 25a 4-in1 esc not a bit small for a quad of this size?

  • I wish I had an extra 5k laying around!

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