Bonadrone was born with the aim of bringing technology closer to the end user, by promoting creativity and an interest in learning about how it all fits together.
Our journey starts with our very first drone, the Mosquito. The Mosquito is a 3D-printed, customizable drone, which effectively allows the user to develop and tailor a drone to suit their style and needs. To make this project a reality, Bonadrone will launch a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo, starting on April 6th .
So what do users have control over? Well, there are three levels of customization. The first is based on the appearance of the Mosquito, and involves selecting a color for any part of the drone, including the logo on the top cover.
Second, users can choose from a range of accessories to give their drone a specific functionality; if you want a drone for photography, choose the gimbal, if you want it to carry something, add on our hook. These accessories are easily interchangeable. Eventually we hope to extend the amount of accessories available to our customers after a successful IndieGoGo campaign.
Lastly, buyers can decide if they want to improve the performance of their Mosquito drone. This can be done by replacing part of the frame with carbon fiber, upgrading the flight controller or transforming from a 4 propeller drone (Quadcopter) into an 8 propeller drone (Octocopter).
On top of complete customization, BonaDrone also gives users the opportunity to decide how to receive their drone: ● Disassembled – with full assembly and electronic instruction manuals included, in case you want to enjoy the experience of building your own drone from the ground up ● Ready to fly – assembled for you, and ready straight out of the box
Anyone can pilot a Mosquito, even those who haven’t taken control of a drone before. Our first drone is an easy-to-fly quadcopter preloaded with a number of flight modes that help newbies enjoy the flight experience as much as an experienced pilot. These features include one-touch landing, where your drone will, in the case of any trouble, automatically returns to its starting point and land. A virtual barrier has will also be in effect to keep the drone inside a safety zone. On top of these functions, the Mosquito can be piloted without a remote control, instead using a mobile device and our Follow Me function. Alternatively, just set up a predefined route in Google Maps.
In order to spread the word and gain some support, BonaDrone will be launching a campaign on IndieGoGo on April 6th. We hope to receive the backing of future users and drone/technology enthusiasts around the world.