Now with a gearless direct drive power system.
Whether you’re a serious professional photographer or a commercial operator who just needs to get the job done, Sprite 2™ is as portable and rugged as you are.
- Two flight control methods: conventional real-time controller or fully autonomous GPS navigation
- Full-function autopilot, including waypoint navigation, survey, circle, region of interest, "follow me", and return to home modes
- Real-time telemetry
- First-Person-View (FPV) ready
- Fully enclosed core, compact, ultra-durable
- Modular design, highly upgradeable
Sprite 2's design allows it to easily fit almost anywhere. The rotor blades automatically fold against the side of the airframe, so you can easily slip it into a backpack and carry it with you. The overall volume is just 215 cubic inches, less than one-seventh of a typical quadcopter. Put one (or two) into a standard backpack and still have plenty of room for extra batteries, the controller, even spare parts.
With no protruding motor arms, no exposed delicate electronics or rigid propellers, Sprite is rugged. A high-impact polycarbonate airframe, machined metal rotor system and strategic use of carbon fiber provide unprecedented levels of strength and rigidity. Sensitive electronic components are separated from typical sources of interference like motors and speed controllers.
Sprite’s modular design makes it easy to upgrade and attach new payload modules as new technologies become available. Most parts can be changed quickly with no tools, making field operations easier.
Sprite supports nearly all of the features of the opensource Mission Planner, DroidPlanner™ and Tower™ flight control software. These features include waypoint navigation, follow me, circle, return-to-home and structure scanning. They are available for free for PC and the Android™ operating system (sorry, iOS support not available).
Sprite's modular design is optimized for performance and makes it an easy platform to upgrade. Need a more powerful transmitter, on a different frequency? Telemetry and video transmission equipment are easily accessible in the upper section of the vehicle. At the bottom of the vehicle, payloads can be removed and replaced with a simple quarter-twist.
Sprite's flight controller is based on the opensource APM/Pixhawk architecture, one of the most widely used flight control and navigation systems in the world. Tens of thousands of users have made this the standard platform for commercial and industrial applications. Advanced users can customize just about every parameter of Sprite's navigation and control functions.
Two versions are available: Vehicle Only and Complete System
|Overall length||12.7 in. (324mm)|
|Diameter (payload interface)||3.9 in. (100mm)|
|Empty weight (no battery)||2.5 lbs. (1,135g)|
|Displacement||215 cu. in. (3,520 cc)|
|Battery||14.8v 4S 5,200mAH 20C|
|Typical payload weight||8-16 oz. (250-500g)|
|Standard Gimbal Assembly|
|Overall Length||6.0 in (150mm)|
|Weight||14 oz. (420g)|
|Endurance (no payload)||22 minutes|
|Endurance (typical payload)||15 minutes|
|Maximum forward speed||35 mph (16 m/s)|
|Operating temperature||0-120 deg. F (-18 to 49 deg C)|
|Maximum Demonstrated Winds|
|Takeoff & landing (with landing legs)||15 mph (7 m/s)|
|Takeoff & landing (without landing legs)||5 mph (3 m/s)|
|Normal operations||25 mph (11 m/s)|