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Enjoy the immersive experience of first-person view flying, and record your adventures to share with friends with the Proto-X FPV Quadcopter from Estes. This 4.5" diagonal mini quadcopter is ready-to-fly - meaning no assembly is required - and includes an integrated flight camera with 720p, 30 fps recording capability. So you can fly with a copter's eye view, the transmitter (radio controller) features a 4.5" LCD screen and built-in video receiver. Video can be recorded either within the camera or remotely on the transmitter - in either instance, a microSD card is used. A single 2GB microSD card and USB card reader come in the box.
A computerized flight control system with multiple flight modes means the Proto-X is suitable for all skill levels. By default, full safties are enabled to help keep the quadcopter flying even if the pilot makes an overzealous move. For experienced multi-rotor fliers, Expert Mode can be enabled to unlock the Proto-X's full potential. In this mode, aerial acrobatics including flips become possible. The Proto-X is suitable for indoor use, and can be flown outside as long as wind is minimal.
Propelling the quadcopter is a 650mAh LiPo battery, which is included along with a USB charging cable. The transmitter powers from four standard AA batteries, available separately.
A 2.4 GHz, 6-channel transmitter (radio controller) comes included and no assembly is required. The only thing you will need for it is four AA batteries. The transmitter features a 4.5" LCD display showing a live feed from the flight camera. A nondetachable LCD hood is included for use outdoors in bright sunlight
Note: Be sure to follow the pre-flight setup instructions in the manual before your first flight
First-Person View Fun
The integrated 720p camera in the Proto-X plus a 4.5" full-color display on the transmitter (radio controller) combine to give you an immersive FPV (first-person view) flying experience. On top of that, you can record your aerial adventures to share with friends - for this purpose, a 2GB microSD card and USB card reader are included
On-Board or Transmitter Video Recording
You have two choices for recording video: placing a microSD card in the camera itself; or placing a microSD card in the transmitter. The advantage of using the transmitter is that you can start and stop recording as you like; the advantage of recording in-camera is higher quality (720p at 30 fps) and an image that is free from radio static. A single 2GB card is included in the box - however, with a second card you can record both in-camera and to transmitter at the same time
Intelligent Flight Control System-A 3-axis gyro plus three accelerometers provide the flight control system (the on-board computer) with essential data to help ensure a stable flying condition - even during the most daring aerial acrobatics.
Expert Mode-In this mode, computerized intervention is minimized to give advanced pilots the greatest degree of flying freedom
Flip Mode-When in Expert Mode, you can use rapid stick movements to flip the Proto-X in any direction - left, right, front, back (refer to manual for details)
Note: The Proto-X will not flip if the battery is too low
Seven LED Running Lights- Seven on-board running lights add to the fun, and allow visual contact with the Proto-X to be maintained at night
650mAh 1S LiPo Battery Included-The included flight battery features USB charging, making it easy to find a power source from which to refuel. A USB power cord also comes in the box.
Spare Rotors In the Box-A set of four spare rotor blades are included, as well as a special "U" wrench used to remove and install them