Posted by Adele Scholl on 6/28/2015 to
Disclaimer: I am great fan of Flytrex and the Live 3G tracker in particular which is now available for the DJI Inspire 1 and Phantom 3 platforms. I use my Flytrex black box every time I fly and if you would like to learn more about my personal experience with it, check out my hands on review (includes a link for a nifty little discount if you want one)!
Dronethusiast.com is also part of the Flytrex affiliate program. How would you like a drone that you can send over to Grannie’s house for a daily dose of her good old fashioned brownies? Flytrex Sky promises just that. It is the world’s first cloud connected consumer drone with delivery capabilities operating on its revolutionary cloud based Sky Platform. Flytrex Sky is equipped with unique delivery capabilities through the Flytrex Messenger app, available for Android and iOS.
The Flytrex Messenger app offers a straightforward delivery solution to friends and family. The Sky platform uses ground-breaking Collaborative Piloting technology that allows both sender and recipient control Sky at different stages of the flight.
The user selects a destination contact and Sky takes off automatically to the receiving party who can fine-tune the landing upon delivery arrival.
Unlike most consumer drones on the market, which are controlled with physical remote controls, users can also fly the Flytrex Sky via theFlytrex Pilot app, which is available on Android-powered devices and iOS. It does, however, support installation of any traditional remote from the leading brands. When used together with a remote the pilot can enjoy dual-control mode, which lets you switch controls between 3G using the mobile and the remote, this is done with a button on the mobile app.
The Flytrex Pilot app allows users to fly Sky manually through a virtual console or an autopilot GPS-enabled feature that allows users to mark a point on the map and direct Sky to fly there. Flytrex, a consumer drone technology company, has launched its premier drone, Flytrex Sky, the world’s first consumer drone that operates over the cloud and comes equipped with delivery capabilities. Flytrex Sky operates via its Sky Platform, a revolutionary, scalable, cloud-based platform designed for management and operation of delivery drones.
Flytrex Sky is capable of delivering a typical smartphone over a distance of 7 miles (11 km) within 2-3 meters accuracy and can deliver up to 1kg to shorter distances.
The maximum hover time of the Flytrex Sky is 32 minutes.
- Stored flight data – all Sky flights are automatically logged to a personal and secure Flytrex profile, which is available online or via mobile app.
- Tracking – built-in 3G tracking and range-free connectivity allows users to identify the location of Sky at all times
- Auto return to home – Sky can return to a designated home location at any point during flight or delivery mission.
- Powerful platform for drone enthusiasts – Sky comes dual battery ready for increased flight time, FPV and GoPro ready.
- Dual-mode flying for hobbyists and drone enthusiasts – supports installation of RC transmitter and allows switching control between RC Transmitter and 3G connection via Flytrex Pilot app
“By harnessing the powers of the cloud and our new Platform, Flytrex Sky redefines what consumer drones can do and unleashes a myriad of new possibilities, like Collaborative Piloting and delivery features” said Yariv Bash, CEO of Flytrex. “Recreationalists and hobbyists can use Sky for practical purposes that were not previously possible, such as delivering a forgotten item to a family member or friend in just minutes.”
Flytrex urges its customers to useFlytrex Sky in accordance with their national aviation authority regulations. The Sky doest not have obstacle avoidance yet, but an upgrade to be released soon will also bring that on board as well as a web development API. Now THAT will make it a very powerful platform.
Where Does Flytrex Come From?
Flytrex is a leading consumer drone technology company that develops consumer drones as well as black boxes for multirotors and quadcopters. The Flytrex network of pilots hosts thousands of pilots worldwide. Flytrex products are used in more than 70 countries around the world and are available via the Flytrex Shop, affiliates and worldwide distributors. The company is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.
For more information, visit www.Flytrex.com.
Here is video if you would like to see the Flytrex Sky in action: