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Please understand this is a Turbo Ace Matrix Quadcopter KIT, which will required assembly and other electronic components (sold separately) to be fully operationable. THE NEW PARADIGM IN QUADCOPTER DESIGN A game changer in aerial video and photography, Matrix is spawning a new era in super quadcopter designs. Sporting low profile architecture, its triple carbon

Please understand this is a Turbo Ace Matrix Quadcopter KIT, which will required assembly and other electronic components (sold separately) to be fully operationable. THE NEW PARADIGM IN QUADCOPTER DESIGN A game changer in aerial video and photography, Matrix is spawning a new era in super quadcopter designs. Sporting low profile architecture, its triple carbon fiber deck supports a generous 1000mm wingspan that’s foldable down to fit inside an optional carry-on aluminum case for portability. No dismounting and remounting of propellers, landing skids or gimbal are required. Its larger & powerful motors, propellers and batteries offer up to 3 times the flight time and payload of a traditional quadcopter. Ideally positioned camera mount on the nose delivers wide-angle views unobstructed by propeller shadows, reflections and landing skids. And, with versatile battery positions to counter a variety of gimbal and camera payloads, Matrix’s well-balanced center of gravity is key to superior video quality for a wide range of applications. MATRIX FEATURED VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNEn0wFl8ho http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ics6FSKNOkMatrix quad DIY instructions Part 1 of 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAfi-Q3CfbM Matrix quad DIY instructions Part 2 of 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlTXxSZK0dw Lake & Park (Hero 3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Lxnadh5h4 Kennesaw Mtn North Park (Hero 3 Black Edition, 2.4k, 47fps) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdWYDBhpQVI American River #1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D4nfu-prnY Ball Park http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7XjBzKL8AI Windy Beach and PCH (Hero 3 White Edition, 1080p, raw unedited) Note: Using Gyrox-3 gimbal will eliminate intermittent bracket from showing on top of video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFn68blYdtU Lake & Park Sunrise (Hero 3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1WfnFaFrWg Angeles Crest Morning, AMAZING VEHICLE (Hero 3 White Edition, 1080p, prodrenalin fish eye removed) Note: Hands Free Hover at the end of the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQT6oU6QZ8o Real Estate Video at 25670 N. 114th Way Scottsdale, AZ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5tEocCv4S0 Roof Inspection http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UmB9KWK30A&feature=youtu.be Rural Park & Track House Development (Hero 3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ech-jvimu8 American River #2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjvkYvfAoGo Angeles Crest Early Morning Misty Flight #2 (Hero 3 White Edition, 1080p) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZXGSS8uEG8 Rural Park #2 (Hero 3+) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAyuM9l6Kv0 Fair Oaks/ Sunrise Bridge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Wzdq5J7yUw MATRIX DIY KIT INCLUDES 1x Set of Matrix Quadcopter Triple Deck Carbon Frame 4x Aluminum Extension Arms4x 42mm Brushless Motors 4x 40amp SimonK ESCs with specialized algorithm 4x 15″ Heavy Lift Carbon Fiber Propellers (2 clockwise & 2 counter-clockwise propellers) 4x Sets of Adjustable Skid Landing Assembly (Each set includes 2x carbon fiber plates & 2 CNC aluminum brackets.)1x H3 Anti-Vibration Isolation System 1x Foldable Antenna Mounting Base1x Aluminum Antenna Fixing Ring 4x Aluminum Motor Wire Guards 4x Thumb Keyed Track Screws1x Rubber Grummet Wire Protector 1x Set of Matrix Wire Straps & Webbing 1x Set of Matrix HardwareUser Instruction Manual in 8gb Flash Drive MATRIX ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTION & TECHNICAL SUPPORT Assembly Video Instructions are available online.Technical Support is only available through the Matrix Official Thread http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2024026&page=2#post26629770 OTHER HIGHLY RECOMMENDED COMPONENTS AVAILABLE SEPARATELY Please click this link: http://www.wowhobbies.com/turboace_matrix_parts.aspx 1x DJI Flight Controller: Naza-M Lite with GPS ($169) or Naza-M V2 ($299) Note: Naza-M Lite works well but Naza-V2 is more stable & offers easy way to plug in iOSD and Datalink for waypoints (not included). (http://www.wowhobbies.com/djinaza-mliteandgpscombosetdji-nazalset.aspx) (http://www.wowhobbies.com/djinazammultirotorautopilotv2withgps.aspx)1x C4 Vibration Isolation Deck for Brushless Gimbal ($199.95) Note: This optional isolation deck is much more effective than the traditional isolation plate in blocking vibrations for both the 2-axis gimbal and the flight controller. It plays a key role in producing jello free videos. (http://www.wowhobbies.com/ta-mat-47carbonshockdeckupgradekit.aspx)1x Gyrox3 Brushless Gimbal for GoPro Hero3 ($249.99) Note: You will need to setup and adjust this super fast gimbal to auto-stabilize Hero3 videos. Pilot gets to also control the tilt-axis.(http://www.wowhobbies.com/beholdergoprobrushlessgimbalrtggbg-bhc001-1-1-1-2.aspx)1x Aluminum Gimbal Motor Mount ($24.95) Note: You need this bracket to mount the Gyrox3 to the nose of the Matrix. (http://www.wowhobbies.com/ta-mat-06aluminumgimbalmotormountforturboacematrix.aspx)1x Turbo Ace 8000mah 6S 25C LiPo Battery with XT90 Plug ($249.95) Note: Perfectly matched for the Matrix, no other battery even come close to the quality and performance of this high capacity battery. (http://www.wowhobbies.com/turboacebattery8000mah6s22.2v25clipoxt-90.aspx)1x B601 Professional Wall Charger ($69.95) Note: If you don’t have a charger already, this is a professional charger that we use regularly in our work shop. (http://www.wowhobbies.com/b6balancechargerdischarger-all-in-one.aspx) MATRIX-S SPECIFICATION Dimensions Wingspan (including propellers): Diagonal=1110mm, Front=1000mm, Back=935mmDimensions Operating Position (including propellers): W=760mm, L=760mm, H=130mm Dimensions Folded Position (including propellers): W=295mm, L=780mm, H=110mmDimensions Motor to Motor: Diagonal=725mmMaximum Payload Capacity: Gimbal+Camera+Accessories=3.5LB, Gimbal+Camera+Accessories+8000mah Battery=6.2LB Maximum Optimal Payload Capacity: Gimbal+Camera+Asscessories=2.5LB, Gimbal+Camera+Accessories+8000mah Battery=5.2LB Matrix Weight without Payload/Battery: 4.8LBTypical Operating Weight with Hero3: Matrix+Gyrox-3+VTX& Power (5.33LB)+ Hero3 (.17LB) +VTX+8,000mah Battery (2.5LB) = 8LB Typical Operating Weight with Sony NEX 5R: Matrix-E+Gyrox-5R+VTX&Power (5.5LB) + NEX-5R+Lense (1LB), 8,000mah Battery (2.5LB) = Total: 10LB Motors: Diameter=42mm, Height=35mm ESC: 40amp Propellers: 2xCW & 2xCCW, 15″ Extra Robust Carbon Fiber Constructions, Dual Position Mount Battery Recommended: 8,000mah 6S (22.2V) 25C Flight Time: Matrix + 10,000mah Battery = 35minFlight Time: Matrix + 8,000mah Battery + Vibration Isolation Carbon Plates + Hero3 = 30minFlight Time: Matrix-S + 8,000mah Battery + Brushless Gyrox3 Gimbal + Hero3 = 22-25min Flight Time: Matrix-E + 8,000mah Battery + Brushless Gyrox5R Gimbal & Sony NEX-5R = 12-15minTransmitter & Receiver Recommendation: 2.4GHz, Minimum 6-Channels, Optimal 7-Channels or more Standard Distance Operations: 300 to 500 feet (Using Walkera Devo 10 & Most Other Name Brand Transmitters) Long Distance Operations: 4,224 feet (.8miles) to 6,336 feet (1.2miles) (Using Spektrum DX8/DX18 & Futaba 14SG) FPV Recommendation: 5.8GHz Video Transmitter & Video Receiver + Monitor or GogglesWind Tolerance: Class 5Aluminum Case Dimensions: L=935mm, W=410mm, H=145mm CULMINATION OF INNOVATION, EXPERIENCE & EXECUTION Leapfrogging quadcopter records with ease, the sporty new Matrix is crushing all competitions with its super sized wingspan. Yet, it folds down nicely to fit in a professional aluminum case along with the transmitter radio. Matrix’s super efficient 6-cell system powers 4 muscular 42mm brushless motors driving 15″ carbon fiber propellers for unparalleled lifting capacity and stability. Conceptualized by master FPV pilots, Matrix is a quadcopter designed for rather than adapted to carrying cameras. To satisfy an almost insurmountable list of high expectations, Turbo Ace engineers set out on a journey of innovation and discovery. Applying more than 85 years of combined helicopter and multi-rotor expertise between our master pilot group, engineers and designers, the Matrix represents an ultimate breakthrough in quadcopter engineering and optimization. To search for the ultimate mix of performance and durability, Turbo Ace developers matched up countless motors, ESCs and propellers combinations followed by series of unrelenting updates and test flights. From planning and implementing the best components on a foldable structure, setting and meeting new milestones in flight time and payload, to executing crucial requirements for flight and camera stabilization, the Turbo Ace Matrix is truly a quadcopter beyond its time. UNPRECEDENTED PAYLOAD & FLIGHT TIME Matrix’s big breakthrough is a 25-minute flight time carrying the #1 selling GoPro Hero3 stabilized on the ultra fast 2-axis brushless Gyrox3 gimbal. Cutting out the gimbal but keeping the Hero3 on a vibration isolation plate will extend Matrix flight time beyond the amazing 30min threshold. Despite many unrealistic claims, the closest competition offers less than half the flight time. At about 3 times the size of a mid-sized quadcopter, heavier payloads exert disproportionatelly less impact on Matrix flight time than smaller quadcopter flight time. Without exception, even the top selling mid-sized quadcopters with 8″ to 10″ propellers will max out at 5-6 minutes with Hero3 and gimbal onboard. It’s common for both vendors and end users to exaggerate or manipulate payload and flight time by gutting critical components inside quadcopters and cameras. IDEAL UNOBSTRUCTED AUTO-STABILIZED CAMERA/GIMBAL LOCATION Tired of propellers and landing skids framing your video? The Matrix’s nose offers an ideal location with unobstructed view – no propellers even in wide angle videos, no skid landing when pointed down and no more annoying propellers shadows on the lenses. Although these are nagging issues, there are even more crucial factors in achieving stability. Because traditionally mounted cameras are about 8 inches below the main hub, a quadcopter’s roll causes the camera to swing like a pendulum. Although a good gimbal is able to compensate for the roll axis movement, it’s unable to address the horizontal movement that causes a video to shift from side to side as if a skater is holding the camera. By moving the gimbal and camera up to the level of the propellers, the Matrix design has basically eliminated the pendulum effect. Last but not least, gimbals are only as stable as the foundation they are mounted on. Bypassing the weight and slack of unstable undermounted gimbal platforms, Matrix’s gimbal is mounted directly on the main frame to prevent oscillation from surfacing. TRIPLE CARBON FIBER DECK FOR COMPREHENSIVE & VERSATILE INTEGRATION In housing and supporting an extensive list of stock and upgrade components on a super-scaled quadcopter, Matrix’s triple decked carbon fiber structure is extremely strong and versatile. Four foldable arms which double as supporting beams are securely sandwiched between the lower decks along with multiple ventilated ESC positions. The middle deck houses and protects all critical electronic components such as the flight controller, the GPS, LED and other optional systems. Versatile Battery and ESC mounting positions allows the operator to shift CG (center of gravity) upward, downward, forward and backward to accommodate a wide variety of payloads and flight characteristics. Mount the battery below the lower deck for more stable flights or move the battery to the upper deck to increase maneuverability. And to counter balance different camera payloads, you can shift the battery, ESCs and arms into optimal positions for proper CG. ADDITIONAL C4 VIBRATION ISOLATION DECK TO ELIMINATE JELLO EFFECTS ON VIDEOS High frequency vibration on cameras is the principal cause of jello effects on videos. Implemented on a vast scale, Matrix’s C4 vibration isolation deck offers a comprehensive anti-vibration solution for gimbal, camera and flight controller. In contrast to skimpy isolation plates, rubber bands or balls, Matrix’s C4 vibration roadblock encompasses the entire surface and mass of the upper decks including the weight of a top mounted battery to neutralize vibrations. By including an extra layer of vibration dampening for the flight controller, Matrix is also preserving a common practice amongst professional pilots. A flight controller’s sensitive gyro system can often misinterpretate vibrations as part of an aircraft movement, leading to adjustments and counter adjustments that generates more vibrations. By addressing the cause and effect of vibrations, the Matrix platform offers the epitome of production quality videos without the risk and disappointment of software stabilization. FOLDS AND FITS NEATLY INTO A CARRY-ON SIZED ALUMINUM CASE No more awkward quadcopter with protruding arms and propellers to lug around. Unlike typical folding mechanisms, the Matrix’s arms and landing skids are designed to lock into folded or operating positions so you don’t have to sacrifice structural integrity for portability. Implementations of slotted tracks enable fast and secured transitions without the risk losing any hardware. For a day out in the park or a hiking trip, you can retract the arms and skids to reduce the footprint. And for traveling, foldable antenna enable the Matrix and the transmitter to slip comfortably into a professional aluminum case without dismounting the propellers and gimbal. Upon arrival at the flight location the operator can adjust the landing skid height to accommodate rougher terrain. An optional aluminum case even includes cutouts for transmitter, batteries, spare parts & tools. Who knows, you might have a trip planned for Europe and the very versatile Matrix can make a great companion as a carry-on. DYNAMICALLY BALANCED MOTORS & OVER-SPECCED ESCS For exceptionally smooth flights, Matrix super muscular 42mm brushless motors are dynamical balanced. Since brushless motors are hand wound, the mass center is usually not in alignment with the mechanical center. Using advanced electronic balancing instruments, our factory spins up each motor then make proper adjustment to bring the mass center into alignment. Then to control and power the motors, Matrix 40A ESCs feature advanced multi-rotor algorithms which offers better performance and reliability than generic helicopter algorithms. Over-specced to sustain unrestrained amperage in higher torque for acceleration, extreme maneuvers and bigger payloads, Matrix is engineered to operating below capacity, so mechanical and electronic components stay relatively cooler even with consecutive flights. STIFFER & THICKER DOUBLE-POINT MOUNTED 15″ CARBON PROPELLERS No propellers are created equal. 15″ Matrix robust carbon fiber propellers are sculpted with extra thick mid-section to resists flex then tapers to efficient blades to cut through the air with minimal resistance. Traditional circular mounts are accidents waiting to happen because the force of rotating propellers will eventually unscrew the crown nuts during flight. Integrated double point mounts on Matrix motors and propellers eliminate this possibility and at the same time improve tracking precision because the propellers are forced to sit flat against the top of the motors. Another benefit of a flat mount is that there are no vulnerable protruding motor shafts. Slight deviations in traditional circular mounting holes or protruding motor shafts are extremely difficult to detect which magnify pitch and tracking variances, a major cause of vibrations and unstable flights. Since end-users are often required to purchase and mount propellers, Matrix’s new hassle free mounting configuration is implemented to prevent vibration issues from surfacing. SELECTABLE MANUAL, ATTITUDE & GPS FLIGHT MODES A 3-positioned switch is setup on Matrix’ transmitter for pilot to select between 3 different flight modes. (1) With Manual Flight Mode, the absence of Gyro assisted flight makes it very difficult for the Pilot to stabilize and maneuver the quadcopter. (2) For 3-axis gyro auto-stabilized flight, the Attitude Flight Mode will automatically keep the Matrix in a leveled and sustainable flight thus enabling the pilot to focus on maneuvering the quadcopter. (3) Finally, the GPS Flight Mode is the most often used mode because it combines the benefit of 3-axis gyro auto-stabilized flight with 4 advanced GPS based functions described below. GPS-LOCK & RETURN-TO-HOME Under GPS Flight Mode, (1) one of the most utilized GPS based functions is the GPS-Lock function. Simply release the cyclic stick and allow it to spring to the middle of the control and the Matrix will be locked into a fixed GPS location (longitude-lock and latitude-lock) with a tolerance of 3 to 5 feet radius. Another similar function from the Matrix flight controller, the Barometric-Lock can be activated by moving the throttle stick to the middle of the control and the Matrix will be locked into a fixed elevation (altitude-lock). A hands-free hover modes is established when the pilot activates both the GPS-Lock and the Barometric-Lock simultaneously and the flight controller takes over. Either lock may also be used independently to hover in a fixed GPS coordinate with pilot controlled elevation or the longitude/latitude. By relinquishing controls to these auto-hover modes, the pilot can better focus on monitoring the video and controlling the camera. (2) Another popular GPS function is the Return-to-Home feature, a preprogrammed failsafe function that’s automatically triggered by lose of remote control signals. Upon activation, the quadcopter will hover in place for a couple of seconds before elevating to a preprogrammed height and return to the home position for an automated landing sequence. GPS BASED COURSE-LOCK & HOME-LOCK Under GPS Flight Mode, there is dedicated 3-positioned carefree mode switch set up to access (3) Course-Lock, a compass based carefree mode that remembers the initial take-off direction of the flight which is used to consistently orient the quadcopter. Under Course-Lock, the transmitter radio must remain in the initial take-off direction until it’s reset or until the quadcopter lands. For example, with the transmitter pointed in the eastward direction, a quadcopter takes off in eastward heading orientation then turns towards a northward heading. Without Course-Lock, a transmitter cyclic (directional) stick moved up towards the east will cause the quadcopter to head northward. Under Course-Lock, a cyclic stick moved up towards the east will cause the quadcopter to head eastward which is consistent with the initial take-off direction. In fact, by keeping the transmitter pointed in the initial eastward take-off direction, the cyclic stick direction will always correspond to the direction of the quadcopter no matter how the heading has changed. At any time the pilot may reset the initial direction by flipping the Carefree Mode Switch in and out of Course-Lock. (4) Lastly, there is another similar carefree mode with a twist. Home-Lock, a home coordinate based carefree mode is very similar to Course-Lock. The difference is that Home-Lock uses the home location as the consistent tail-in orientation for the entire flight. While this allows the pilot to constantly turn and follow the quadcopter, the pilot should not move away from the home location. And because GPS has a tolerance of 3-5 feet, Home-Lock is less precise than Course-Lock. However, as the quadcopter gains more distance from the home position the precision improves dramatically. This is why Home-Lock will not and cannot be activated within a 30-feet circle from the home position. To use Home-Lock, the pilot usually maintains a tail-in orientation until the quadcopter is well beyond the 30-feet circle before assuming that Home-Lock has activated. At this point the pilot can constantly turn and point the transmitter at the quadcopter and the cyclic stick will always correspond directly to the quadcopter’s direction. To bring the quadcopter back, the pilot simply pulls the cyclic towards himself – basically a manual controlled return-to-home function. Special caution is required when the quadcopter approaches the 30-feet circle because Home-Lock will automatically switch to Course-Lock. If the quadcopter enters the 30-feet circle from the initial take-off direction so that Home-Lock is equal to Course-Lock the pilot can assume that the quadcopter is under Course-Lock until the quadcopter lands. In summary, an experienced pilot uses the “Normal” flight mode because no help is required from GPS. Both Course-Lock & Home-Lock carefree flight modes enable the operator to pilot the quadcopter without keeping track of the quadcopter’s tail position. This is especially useful if a less experienced pilot is rotating the quadcopter to pan the video. There is much less confusion for beginner pilots to stick with either “Normal” mode or use GPS assisted Course-Lock. Home-Lock is usually reserved for longer distance within-the-line-of-sight flight because it’s a bit confusing to operate when it approaches the home position. ULTRA DURABLE & MAINTENANCE FRIENDLY All Matrix material and components are selected and built for reliability and durability. Premium carbon fiber is utilized in the main frame for its rigidity and light-weight properties. Wear resistant CNC aluminum is utilized in screw-mounted joints, brackets and posts. Tough Japanese bearings are implemented to guard against higher temperatures. Then for continued maintenance, Matrix is based on a modularized design with strategically placed high tensile strength connectors so it’s extremely easy and cost effective to maintain and operate. With minimal disassembly, components can be independently removed and replaced to diagnose and repair problems. As with all Turbo Ace production models, well stocked Matrix parts and upgrades are manufactured in larger volumes and savings are passed on to end-users. Operators are encouraged to keep some backup parts such as spare propellers, screws and batteries for replacement. Complimentary Turbo Ace videos are available online to assist operators in maintaining and upgrading the Matrix. EXPANDABILITY WITH OPEN ARCHITECTURE & UPDATABLE ONLINE FIRMWARE Catering to research professionals and avid hobbyists, the Matrix welcomes a full spectrum of specialized modifications. An open architecture supports unparalleled flexibility for arm and frame extensions, variable motor mount options and ample space for peripheral integration. To get a head start on more advanced integrations, you can get an upgrade from the DJI Naza-M Lite to either the Naza-M V2 or WooKong flight controllers that are all supported with continued online updatable firmware. Multiple adjustable mounting positions are pre-drilled to accommodate third party gimbal integration. FLIGHT CONTROLLER OPTIONS & SPECIFICATION DJI NAZA-M LITE Support Multi-Rotor: Quad-Rotor I4, X4/ Hex-Rotor I6, X6, IY6, Y6/Supported ESC Output: 400Hz Refresh FrequencyRecommended Transmitter: PCM or 2.4GHz with minimum 4 channelsWorking Voltage Range: MC: 4.8V~5.5VPower Consumption: MAX 1.5W (0.3A@5V), Normal: 0.6W (0.12A@5V)Operating Temperature: -10 ~ 50 degree CelsiusAssistant Software System Requirement: Windows XP sp3 / Windows 7 / Windows 8Maximum Yaw Angular Velocity: 200 Degree/SecMaximum Tilt Angle: 45 Degree Ascent / Descent: +-6m/SecMC: 25gGPS/Compass: 21.3g VU: 20g Dimensions: MC: 45.5mm x 31.5mm x 18.5mm, GPS/Compass 46mm (diameter) x 9mm, VU 32.2mm x 21.1mm x 7.7mmBuilt-in Functions: Three Modes Auto-pilot, Enhanced Failsafe, Low Voltage Protection, S-Bus Receiver Support, PPM Receiver Support, 2-Axis Gimbal Support DJI NAZA-M V2 Support Multi-Rotor: Quad-Rotor I4, X4/ Hex-Rotor I6, X6, IY6, Y6/ Octo-rotor I8,V8,X8Supported ESC Output: 400Hz Refresh FrequencyRecommended Transmitter: PCM or 2.4GHz with minimum 4 channelsWorking Voltage Range: MC: 4.8V~5.5VWorking Voltage Range: PMU input: 7.4V to 26.0V (recommend 2S to 6S Lipo) Power Consumption: MAX 3.15W (0.25A@12.6V), Normal: 1.638W (0.13A@12.6V)Operating Temperature: -10 ~ 50 degree CelsiusAssistant Software System Requirement: Windows XP sp3 / Windows 7 / Windows 8Maximum Yaw Angular Velocity: 200/sMaximum Tilt Angle: 45Ascent / Descent: +-6m/sMC: 27gGPS/Compass: 27g PMU: 28gLED: 13g Dimensions: MC: 45.5mm x 32.5mm x 18.5mm, GPS/Compass 46mm (diameter) x 10mm, PMU 39.5mm x 27.5mm x 10.0mm, LED 25mm x 25mm x 7.0mm Built-in Functions: Three Modes Auto-pilot, Enhanced Failsafe, Low Voltage Protection, S-Bus Receiver Support, PPM Receiver Support, 2-Axis Gimbal Support CAMERAS Aerial camera mounted under quadcopter serves two main purposes. (1) First and foremost, cameras are used for the purpose of recording videos or taking still photographs. Preferably, a DSLR camera is mounted on an auto-stabilized gyro based gimbal (camera mount) to stabilize the camera’s horizon. (2) For more experienced pilots, a camera can be used for the purpose of piloting the quadcopter from the point of view of the camera aka FPV (first-person-view) piloting. If the camera is either mounted directly on the quadcopter without stabilization so the pilot can experience the tilt (pitch) & roll of the hexacopter. If the camera is auto-stabilized, OSD (on-screen-display) may be required to overlay artificial horizon and flight status on live feed video. 600TVL Camera Super Compact at 1″x1″x1″ Approximate DimensionExtremely LightConvenient 2-way Tape Mounting facilitates an easy way to change FPV location. For FPV Piloting: 600TVL camera is hard mounted on the hexacopter’s frame so pilot can see the video’s tilt & roll action of the hexacopter. For Framing Videos: 600TVL camera is mounted on the bottom of the brushless gimbal which is aligned with the Hero 3 on the gimbal. GoPro Hero3 Adjustable Ultra Wide Angle Lenses 2X Faster Image Processor 2X Low Light Performance 12MP Image Sensor for high definition photosHD Video from 1080p at 60 fps to 4K at 15 fps Wi-Fi enables all camera function to be remotely controlled at up to 500 feet. VIBRATION ISOLATION MOUNT & AUTO-STABILIZED CAMERA MOUNTS ON MATRIX Employing vibration isolation mount for camera can significantly dampen high frequency vibrations to prevent rolling shutter & jello effects on videos. And for more professional applications, we can optionally add gyro based camera mounts to automatically stabilize cameras to accommodate quadcopter’s tilt & roll movements to maintain a leveled video horizon. To control the camera’s aim, a dial switch on the transmitter radio enables the pilot to tilt the camera up or down. With the freedom to maneuver and turn the quadcopter from different perspectives, heights and angles, one can achieve an endless variety of high quality shots and videos. H3 Vibration Isolation Mount Vibrations Dampening (for GoPro Hero2/3 & other small cameras)GoPro Tripod Mount & Tripod ScrewSuper Light Weight Configuration Enables Dual Battery Setup for Extended Flight Time Gyrox-3 Brushless 2-Axis Gimbal Super Fast Auto-Stabilized Roll-AxisSuper Fast Pilot Controlled & Auto-Stabilized Tilt-AxisExpanded Tilt-Axis Angle Enables the Camera to Point Straight DownOptimized Stabilization & Mounting for GoPro Hero3 Camera Only Gyrox-5R Brushless 2-Axis Gimbal Super Fast Auto-Stabilized Roll-AxisSuper Fast Pilot Controlled & Auto-Stabilized Tilt-AxisExpanded Tilt-Axis Angle Enables the Camera to Point Straight DownOptimized Stabilization & Mounting for Sony NEX-5R/5N/6/7 Cameras/ Black Magic Pocket Cinema FPV Live Feed Video Live feed video enables the pilot or cameraman to see real time videos from the camera’s point of view which is synonymous to FPV (first-person-view). In contrast to slower and shorter distanced WiFi video streaming on cameras, aerial FPV requires much longer distance transmission without visible delay. A video transmitter is usually attached to a camera’s video-out port transmits the video signals. A matching video receiver located next to the pilot or cameraman receives the video signal that is then plugged into a monitor’s video-in port for displaying the video. There are 2 main purposes for aerial FPV. (1) To enable pilot/cameraman to see and frame videos or still shots by adjusting the gimbal and/or the quadcopters location and orientation. (2) To enable pilot to see and fly from the point of view of the camera (view from the cockpit). If a camera is hard mounted without auto-stabilization, the video will reflect the tilt (pitch) and roll of the quadcopter. If a camera is auto-stabilized on a gimbal, an OSD (on-screen-display) may be implemented to overlay artificial horizon and flight data on the auto-stabilized video that does not reflect the tilt and roll of hexacopter. FPV From 600TVL Camera Lighter TVL camera is easy to set up and promotes longer flight time. Composite video output & standardized plug enable simple connection to video transmitter. Hard mounted on the Hexacopter, TVL camera can be used for FPV piloting & surveillance. Mounted on under or above the gimbal, TVL camera can be aligned with DSLR camera for framing your videos and stills. FPV From Hero3 or HD Camera You can see exactly what the Hero3 or HD camera is capturing for framing your video and stills.Special cable connector is provided for video transmitter to plug into the Hero3 or HD camera’s video out portExamples of cameras supported: Hero3 & Sony NEX 5N/6N/7N STANDARD & LONG DISTANCE TRANSMITTERS FOR MATRIX Due to safety and equipment concerns, transmitter reliability is crucial in professional quadcopter operations. Without an established standard of verification, it’s common place for transmitter brands to overstate operating distance by discounting the importance of reliability. A typical transmitter spec for 2,000 feet range may only be reliable 80% of the time and you can easily lost your equipment in several flights at 300 feet. Only extensive field testing over several months – not biased reviews based on several test flights – are true indicators of consistently reliable operating range. Walkera Devo 10 Transmitter 2.4GHz Transmitter with 10 ChannelsRX1002 Receiver with 10 ChannelsTelemetry Installed for Updated Flight Battery Status to Trigger Low Battery AlarmStandard Distance of 300-500 FeetA Practical and Cost Effective Solution Spektrum DX8 Long Distance Transmitter 2.4GHz DSMX Transmitter with 8 ChannelsAR8000 Receiver Package with 8 ChannelsMain Receiver & Satellite Receiver Strategically Placed for Signal Path DiversityTM1000 Telemetry Installed for Updated Flight Battery Status to Trigger Low Battery AlarmReliable Standard & Long Distance of 1 to 1.2 Mile2013’s #1 Selling & User Friendly Transmitter Futaba 14SG Long Distance Transmitter 2.4GHz FASSTEST Transmitter with 14 ChannelsR7800SB Bi-directional Receiver with 8 Channels (Optional: R6106HFC Receiver for 6 additional channels)S.Bus2 Bi-directional Protocol for Additional Servos, Telemetry & Other Auxiliary Functions Telemetry Voltage Sensor Installed for Updated Flight Battery Status to Trigger Low Battery AlarmUltra Reliable Standard & Long Distance of 1 to 1.2 Mile (Upgradable for even longer rangeOverwhelmingly Recommended by Professional RC Pilot Groups TRANSMITTER & RECEIVER OPERATING REQUIREMENTS Standard remote control transmitters and receivers utilized with the Matrix quadcopter operate under FCC Part 15 (S29DEVO-10, BRWDAMTX11, AZPT14SG-24G, S29TX5803) in either legal 2.4GHz and/or 5.8GHz frequencies. In general, advanced quadcopters require a minimum of 7 channels under the 2.4GHz frequency range: 4 channels for piloting controls, 2 channels for the GPS and 1 channel for controlling the tilt-axis of the gimbal. Extended distance transmitters usually employ several methods to promote signal strength and reliability. (1) Frequency-hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) is a method of transmitting radio signals by rapidly switching between several frequencies to seek the least amount of traffic. (2) Dual paths diversity enable the signals to reach two receivers or antennas mounted in different locations on the quadcopter so the system can utilize the strongest signal path. Bi-directional communications between transmitter and receiver can also utilize feedback signal strength to traget the best frequencies in real time (3) In case of signal disruptions, algorithm for ultra fast signal recovery enables the transmitter and receiver to quickly rebind for uninterrupted operations. Products using permitted frequencies without certification will require an amateur radio (ham) license. It is the operator’s responsibilities to ensure the use of such products meet their individual countries’ federal and local government’s rules or regulations for RF devices. If you are unsure of your government’s requirement or unable to comply with them, please do not purchase this product. Please do not alter the purchased product in violation of said rules and regulations because Wow Hobbies cannot be held liable for operator’s misuse or modification of a legal product. INTEGRATION, SET UP, FLIGHT TEST & SHIPPING There is a myriad of Matrix options to satisfying specific applications. After installation, setup and inspection, our technicians will complete final adjustments plus a series of test flights. If your orders is placed for pick-up, we will redo a live flight-test when you arrive at our showroom. If your order is to be shipped, a test flight video for your specific Matrix order will be recorded, saved and shipped with the instructions in a flash drive. Our Matrix packages are designed to retain all assembled components as a fully integrated system during shipping. To prevent damage, the Matrix quadcopter is suspended in the middle of a large corrugated shipping box.

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