AxisFlying just released their first drone, an 8 motor CineWhoop. The AirForce PRO-X8 looks like two drones glued one to each other. This approach provides impressive lifting power for a 2.5″ drone, but it has a weight too. Without a battery weighs more than 250 grams. The specs are nothing mention about some kind of fail-safe redundancy, I mean what happens if one rotor fails.
AirForce PRO-X8 was announced with two FPV options. While the analog edition comes equipped with a RunCam Nano2 camera and 600mW 5.8G VTX, the digital with Caddx Vista Nebula kit. Both variants can be additionally equipped with a GoPro camera.
AxisFlying stands that the eight AF144-4510KV brushless motors can provide a similar flight experience to a full-size 5-inch FPV drone.
Powered with a 4S 1000mAh battery you can expect about 4-5 minutes of flight time and 2-4 minutes with a GoPro on top.
AirForce PRO-X8 drone features and specs
- 2.5″ CineWhoop with 8 motors;
- Analog and Digtal FPV versions;
- 15% hover throttle with 5″ flight feel;
- Powerful to carry a GoPro camera;
- LED lights for outstanding night flights;
- Easy access USB configuration/firmware update port;
- 125mm carbon fiber frame with eight Whoop style duct blade guards;
- Mateksys F222-mini SE flight controller;
- AxisFlying AF144-4510KV brushless motors with GemFan D63-3 propellers;
- RunCam Nano2 + 600mW VTX (Analog) or Caddx Vista Nebula (HD Digital);
- Optional TBS Nano Receiver;
- 4S LIPO compatible (850mAh – 1000mAh recomanded).
Interesting concept! After a crash you will need lots of spare motors :))