This is one of the larger multirotors on the market, and perhaps the coolest looking! The eight rotors mean it will keep flying if one fails and be home in time for tea and medals. I predict many smaller copycat versions. Oh and several flying spider headlines in the next couple of days. Based in Slovenia, Airnamics have arrived with a bang!
Imagine you can move freely through space. Gravity is no longer an obstacle.
You can take a look at the world from any position and angle you ever wanted.
You control your movement by gently moving your hand. You control your view just by turning your head. It is instinctive. It is liberating. And you will never be able to look at the world the same way again.
The R5 has three main safety features: total redundancy, it minimizes impact from operator errors and is mechanically robust.
All critical system components are redundant. This means that even if any individual sensor, autopilot, battery, motor, propeller or any other component fails or has an error, the R5 is still able to fly and land safely.
Flight Management System
An advanced Flight Management System constantly monitors all system parameters and informs the operator of any errors. If the operator does not adequately react to the error, the R5 can safely land itself without any operator intervention.
Mechanical design of the R5 also minimizes the potential damage if operator error were to cause a collision with any foreign object. In case of low velocity impact, the R5 will only move back a little and hover on the spot. It will wait there for new operator input without any damage to itself or its surroundings.
Reimagined ease of use
Hand position controls the velocity, head orientation the camera view. That’s it! You control the R5 via two joysticks on the ground control station and a head tracking video goggles with a live picture from the camera. The joysticks control the translational motion of the camera. With one joystick you control the vertical velocity of the camera, with the other one you control left/right and forward/backward velocity. Want to hover on the spot? Let go of the sticks and enjoy the view. To control the camera orientation you only have to move your head. Want to look at the upper left corner of the picture? Just move your head in that direction and the camera will follow your movement in real-time. You actually get the feeling you are floating in mid air. The only surprise comes when you look down and do not see your feet.
Our service centre can also monitor and update the operation of all electronic systems via a wireless service link. This enables us to detect, diagnose and repair potential problems before they become major issues and while the R5 is still at the customer location.