Traxxas Makes Aerial Photography and Video Easy with the New Aton

Traxxas Makes Aerial Photography and Video Easy with the New Aton

Traxxas is billing the all-new Aton as “your personal video assistant,” and they’re putting a strong emphasis on ease of use with autonomous flight capabilities via dual-mode GPS and “no need for any specialized skill or experience.” While photography and videography are a big selling point for the Aton (and the drone scene in general), Traxxas hasn’t forgotten the fun-to-fly factor and is also promoting the Aton’s high-performance Sport and Expert flight modes. Two models are offered: the Aton with a fixed camera mount option with 3000mAh 3S LiPo (#7908, around $420) and the Aton Plus with a two-axis gimbal and 5000mAh LiPo (#7909, around $525).

See below for more info and video, and hit Traxxas.com for all the details.

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.
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
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

 

 

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