Can you believe it? Ascent Aerosystems will be coming to Cazenovia tomorrow night to teach the members of the Caz HS Tech Club how to build one of their Sprite Drones. Ascent has also donated all of the parts so that the students will be able to build one themselves over the next few weeks. Special thanks to Rick Clonan and Jon Meringer who have made this possible.
For more info on Ascent AeroSystems, check out their website here. Below is some info about their Sprite drone directly from their website:
The world’s most portable and rugged unmanned aerial vehicle.
Whether you’re an active outdoor enthusiast, a serious professional photographer or a commercial operator who just needs to get the job done, Sprite™ is as portable and rugged as you are.
- Fully autonomous autopilot with GPS and multiple flight modes
- Fully enclosed, compact, ultra-durable
- Real-time telemetry
- Available 3-axis stabilized gimbal compatible with your GoPro™
- First-Person-View (FPV) ready
A tool, not a toy.
We designed Sprite to be first and foremost portable and rugged. A high-impact polycarbonate airframe, machined metal rotor system and strategic use of carbon fiber provide unprecedented levels of strength and rigidity. Sensitive electronic components are separated from typical sources of interference like motors and speed controllers.
Sprite’s overall volume is just 215 cubic inches, less than one-seventh of a typical quadcopter. Put one (or two) into a standard backpack and still have plenty of room for extra batteries, the controller, even spare parts.
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