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Traxxas Aton Ready-To-Fly Quad-Rotor Helicopter [VIDEO]

Traxxas Aton Ready-To-Fly Quad-Rotor Helicopter [VIDEO]

From Traxxas:

Aton™ is your personal video assistant that captures stunning aerial footage in a way that is easy and fun, without the need for any specialized skill or experience. Aton is sporty and smart, practically flying itself with auto take off and simple, intuitive directional control. You simply direct Aton towards your subject and Aton becomes the steady hand in the sky that captures the moment from exciting new vantage points. Press a button, and Aton quickly returns to home and lands automatically.

Three Modes. One Is Just Right For You. Photographer, fun flyer, or skilled trick master, Aton has a mode for everything you want to accomplish.

Film

Aton excels at capturing beautiful video and images with easy to use control that makes getting the shot virtually effortless. No previous experience with flight or radio control is needed.

  • Easy-to-use. No flight experience required
  • Easily capture stunning photos and video with your GoPro® or other action camera (not included)
  • No complicated setup or calibration is needed.
  • Engineered for less noise and quieter operation.
  • Auto take off and return to home

Sport

If you want to learn how to fly and experience a different level of fun, Sport mode unlocks full throttle control for faster, more athletic flight. Aton’s 6-axis flight stability makes it easy to learn and explore, while always keeping the safety of air brakes and return to home a button press away. Press another button to perform flips and rolls make you look like a flight pro.

  • Sport flying for fun
  • Learn to fly with more pilot control
  • Press a button for aerobatic flips and rolls
  • More speed for filming fast-moving subjects
  • Air brakes stop and hover at the press of a button

Expert

Expert mode is for the most experienced pilots who truly love to fly. Expert mode unlocks Aton’s full performance capability for exciting aerobatic flight, but still with the safety of air brakes and return to home. The air brake brings Aton to a full stop, hovering in place, to allow you to catch your breath and plan your next move.

  • Ultimate speed and performance for expert pilots
  • Air brakes stop and hover at the press of a button
  • Powerful brushless motors for incredibly athletic maneuvers
  • Customize settings with the Traxxas Flight Link app

Innovation

  • Dual-Mode GPS
  • Aton uses sophisticated dual-mode GPS to enable advanced features such as return- to-home, position hold, and app-adjustable flight ceiling and geofence boundaries.
  • Return-To-Home
  • Aton lets you focus on filming your subject while it does the flying. Safely return to home at any point by pressing a button. Aton comes home automatically when your battery is low or if Aton travels beyond the geofence.
  • Flips and Rolls
  • In Sport mode, Aton makes you look like a pro with pre-programmed flips and rolls that are enabled at the press of a button.

Brushless Motors

Powerful and efficient high-output brushless motors give Aton™ plenty of horsepower for any mission.

LED Status Bar

4 easy to see LEDs indicate power on, satellite link established, return-to-home location set, and overall system status.

Protected GPS

The GPS system is cleverly integrated into the roll hoop to shield it from radio frequency interference and protect it from physical damage.

Rugged Design

With decades of experience engineering the worlds fastest Ready-to-Race radio controlled models, Aton is built to go the distance with strong composite materials and proven design methods. All the parts are available to support Aton to keep it flying for years to come.

High Visibility LED Lighting

Aton shines brightly with high output LEDs that light up the sky with brilliant color that helps you see and maintain your directional orientation.

Tuned Props

Aton’s props are specially tuned for quiet, smooth, and efficient operation. Aton moves pleasantly through its surroundings with minimal noise and distraction.

Fully Enclosed Battery Compartment

The battery on the Aton™ is fully enclosed and protected.

Traxxas Flight Link

Traxxas Flight Link transforms your Apple iOS® or Android™ device into a powerful tool that equips Aton with an intuitive, high-definition, full-color graphical user interface.

  • Check Flight Ready Status: Check battery levels and verify GPS and radio connections
  • Adjust Film Mode Speed: Fine-tune your settings by simply touching and dragging the sliders on the screen
  • Navigate the Transmitter Menu Tree: Easily navigate the transmitter settings with a full-color graphical user interface
  • Adjust LED Settings: Turn the LEDs on or off from your smart phone
  • Adjust Rates: Tune how fast and responsive Aton is in Sport and Expert modes
  • Set the Geofence Radius: Designate virtual boundaries for Aton
  • Set the Flight Ceiling (Max altitude): Set a vertical flight limit
  • Monitor Battery Status: See how much charge is left in your battery
  • Coming Early 2016: FPV Framing View, 3-Axis Gimbal Control, and Headless Mode Operation

Specs:

Blade Circle: 22.83″ (580mm)
Rotor Diameter: 8.27″ (210mm)
Rotor Center Distance Diagonal: 14.57″ (370mm)
Rotor Hub Distance Vertical: 10.30″ (262mm)
Width: 18.57″ (472mm)
Overall Height: 3.70″ (94mm)
Overall Height with Landing Gear: 8.57″ (218mm)
Ground Clearance: 0.11″ (3mm)
Ground Clearance with Landing Gear: 4.87″ (124mm)
Overall Flight Weight (with Battery): 30.33 oz (860g)
Flight System: Auto-Leveling Six-Axis
Radio System: 2.4GHz 6-channel Multi-mode
Main Frame Structure/Material: Molded Composite
Battery Type: 3-Cell Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery Voltage: 11.1V
Battery Discharge Rating: 20C
AC Battery Charger Rate: 3.0A
Motor Type: Sensorless Brushless Outrunner
Skill Level: 1
Aton Aton Plus
Camera Mount: Fixed 2-axis Gimbal
Battery Capacity: 3000 mAh 5000 mAh
Flight Time w/o Camera: 18-20 minutes* 25-28 minutes*
Flight Time w/ GoPro HERO 4 Camera: 13-15 minutes* 20-25 minutes*

*Results may vary. Flight times are affected by many variables such as wind, payload, and temperature.

What’s Included:

Aton (Model #7908):

  • Aton, Ready-To-Fly Quad-Rotor Helicopter
  • 2.4GHz Radio System
  • 3000mAh 3-Cell LiPo iD battery
  • 3-Amp LiPo battery charger and AC power cord
  • 4 Traxxas AAA alkaline batteries
  • Landing legs with hardware
  • Vibration Damped Camera mounting bracket designed for use with GoPro® action cameras*
  • 2mm hex wrench (to assist with repairs)
  • Spare rotor blade set
  • Spare hardware
  • Transmitter sticks (interchangeable with the thumb pads)
  • Full Color Quick-Start Guide
  • Complete Owner’s Manual

Aton Plus (Model #7909):

  • All contents above
  • Upgrade to 3-Cell 5000mAh Power Cell LiPo Battery
  • Add 2-axis Gimbal with Mount for GoPro® HERO® 3 and 4 series cameras*

*Camera not included

ATON – In stores for around $420
Model #7908 with 3000mAh 3S LiPo battery and fixed camera mount
Available late December 2015

ATON PLUS – In stores for around $525
Model #7909 with 5000mAh 3S LiPo battery and 2-axis gimbal
Available late December 2015

Updated: December 21, 2015 — 11:57 PM

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