<USD399 - on sale USD329 - FAST Shipping* to Australia - Fast cheap shipping to USA in 3-4 days* - by DHL - includes flight controller PARIS Sirius Air v2
full outdoors, high speed Scarab Avatar Scorpion styled drone Carbon/ Delrin™ - yes full Carbon Version - 3 x 300w 888kv motors and the PARIS AIR autopilot (GPS Return to Home option) , 2xdigital servos - - Avatar has been in the hands of our Pro-Pilots for months now and they love it! Scarab Avatar is a highly manoeuvrable FPV Avatar RC drone in the <1kg class with an excitement level suited to gamers or pilots with fast reflexes yet is much quieter than other Quads - it is stealthy. With twin-front rotating engines this craft has powerful thrust vectoring and can yaw twice as fast as any other multicopter - it will change the way you fly in minutes. Inspired by the famous Scorpion bi-rotors our goal was to design a multicopter where the rear prop could be hidden below (or run high above as an alternate build choice) - with a wide flight envelope and capable of fast and stable forward flight and blistering stop-n-turn performance. Scarab Avatar Tricopter uses twin front rotation motor/props/booms and one fixed rear downward facing prop - this is the secret to the amazing stability and forward flight performance. The Avatar can be flown by direct Line of sight LOS using the included Andromeda, or can be fitted with FPV camera and special cloverleaf 5.8Ghz antenna to receive clear images (on your Video googles or 7"LCD display - not included - see link at the bottom of this page). The Avatar is very similar in size to the Quad Reconn - the main difference is the Quad Reconn is designed to run a GoProHeroHD shooting HD video out front (LiPo balanced out the back) whereas the Avatar is specially designed for FPV/LOS with video being recorded on a PVR Ground station(not included) - as a result the Avatar is twice very manoeuvrable - and looks and flies like the real thing - Avatar style
CrazyJ - Expert RC multicopter pilot added a scale look to his Scarab Avatar with lightweight foam - see here doing Line of Sight LOS RC (above)
Delrin™ and Full Carbon 3K weave frame
Highly manoeuvrable with Stable fast forward flight to Vne
Best looking Tricopter ever made - full 3K 2.0mm 3KWeave 100% real carbon mainframe
Twin thrust vectoring front motors/props - positive yaw control extreme - 2 x metal gear servos in Delrin™ rotating boom holders
Short booms and good stability with the PARIS Sirius™ AIR (included)
Can be fitted with long booms (260mm booms included) for increased mechanical inertia stability
Composite CNC Carbon fiber 3 K weave and Aluminium construction - internal FPV camera
Long flight times - 9-12mins depending on LiPo - must be 4S lipo
rock solid stability in all indoor or outdoor conditions in any wind with AUTO LEVELing mode
Small size for transport to work :) - will fit in a travel case/Pelican box 420x400x100mm - props off.
Weight fully assembled - 800g WITHOUT LiPo main cell
1 x 1.57mm (1/16th ") Scarab Pro tool - for tightening the boom holders in pairs - Wiha - German tool steel
Requires / Excludes
Excludes PARIS GPS/Mag here. if ordered with a GPS/MAG at the same time we will program the AIR for the GPS - GPS can provide an instant Return-to-Home function in the event of pilot dis-orientation panic or lost radio signal - more info on GPS limits HERE
Requires prop balancing - Props and motors can be balanced to run silky smooth by the owner - this is an important skill you must learn - its easy - but takes 3-10 mins per prop to do - its a matter of adding blade tape to balance the props - static balancing - then running props at speed - trial and error process called dynamic balancing - where props are spun up and balanced while turning/spinning. Pilots who say they did not balance their props are just short changing themselves - The entire IMU will fly better, FPV and HD video will be much better, and the bearings will last longer when everything is balanced dynamically - Use the Forums and YouTube to search for Prop balancing videos. All drone AP requires very smooth props for smooth video.
Requires user reads the AutoPilot page HERE for AIRv2 - regarding safe operations ; arming ; dis-arming ; Tx setup using the GUI to set 1095/1500/1905 points via GUI and verfifaction of MODEs (ACRO - HORIZON - AUTO-LEVEL)
Requires Pilot skills - perfect for RC collective pitch 3D-heli pilots - for others use a Simulator first and fly Triikopta (and we are not talking about watching a self fly drone parrot or fanton or naza fly itself either - we mean real stick flying skills - if you need GPS for RTH when out of range, then good - but if you need GPS so the aircraft flies/hovers itself - then this Triikopta is definately NOT for you yet)
Requires problem solving mental skills - NOT suited to people who don't like to solve a puzzle - why? becuase you must understand a complex electronic drone, computers, and use tools to assemble it.(no soldering - all electrical connectors are press fit)
Excludes orientation training for LOS ops - recommend you fly the simulator first
Instructions - a Link for build instructions will be sent after purchase
Scarab Avatar is the Best looking Tri on the market
Posted by Damien Pitt on 24th Jan 2016
Was looking at getting one of these for some time mostly because it is one wicked looking airframe and the twin front rotating booms are certainly unique.
Awesome build and really is an amazing looking piece of kit; high quality with a superb finish. Easily looks better than any other tricopter I've ever seen on the market.
This is also a smooth flyer and it's tilt vectoring booms mean it will perform flat spins with ease and enable you to pull off things not possible usually possible on a standard quad and of course it looks great doing it.
There is one downside; the twin vectoring booms will always be a weak leak in an accident. The frame body and rear tail are all braced with thick carbon and will survive a decent impact but you must be aware the leverage afforded by the tilt booms can also put large strain on the servos in an accident (though if you don't stack it, this'll never be a problem ;)
Absolute love this kit and seeing it fly through the air is always a talking point no matter where you are.
Nothing else on the market quite like it.
Information on assembling a kit can be gained by looking at the photos on the product page itself. If you stuck on an advanced kit
then first read the Quad Noobs guide
MultiCopters should hover at 50% throttle and fly for 10-15 mins.
Balance all props - vibration causes junk sensors data and gello in video - remove the SOURCE of the vibration by balancing
Use a quality prop balancer(Du-Bro 499 Tru-Spin Prop Balancer)
statically; then run them individually to check they are centred true and the tipshave the same path; any vibration will reduce the
effectiveness of the Wii gyro or anyother gyro.
Attach any IMU or sensors such as Sirius™, NAZA or WookM with vibration isolation gel - Board with sensors solder to directly
are just cheapo clones - commercial quality IMU use isolation vibration materials
Keep your PROPS OFF - not installed - until
you are fully conversant/understand in full the functions of your Tx in full including TRAV (end Points), the arm and disarm procedures
- realise that for a noob skiping or out-of-order set-up steps or moving sticks, or even static -
PROPS may start at anytime without warning. Never install props
prior to calibration of the ESC and testing the gyro orientation, and arm/disarm testing of the board - YOU are responsible - make
sure your actions and your Copter is safe - remove the prop -remove the risk.
Always maiden on default PIDs' - If the copter is not almost perfect on default PID's then DO NOT go straight to altering
the PID's! Most of the problems you will face as a noob will be caused by making wild assumptions or following myths from forums
- fly on default PIDs first - balance your props - make sure your ESC are calibrated and synchronized.
Dont be fooled by forum claims of kirby flashed ESCs - this software will melt your ESCs and give short flights - there is a lot
of bad info on forums
Safety in Australian Skies
Keep more than 30m from persons,choose an empty sports field for your first flights
Do not fly near pets, houses or cars
Never fly within 3nm of an airfield or above 400ft
Never install your props until after the Multicopter is fully tested and 100% correct without props. Engines can start
suddenly and without warning IF YOU FAIL to understand how they work or skip any steps.
Set your Tx/Rx binding to low throttle 1/4 position so that if the link is lost the copter will descend slowly.
Always keep your Copter in line of sight for one pilot ops - FPV is only legal in AU with a buddy on a buddybox -
2 person FPV is 100% legal using the buddybox system below 400'. See CASA Part 101 Regs
RC Flying is a privilege - please enjoy it. Don't show off and don't get over confident
Home movies are fine, but in Australia professional paid photography or videos from an RC aircraft requires
CASA Part 101 compliance, including exams and approved ops manuals and pilot competency tests by CASA official
which will cost several thousand up front.
Safety in USA Skies
USA multicopter Flyers be aware - FAA D.O.T USA published an AC 91-57 (Advisory Circular) on June 9 1981 to keep
flyers of models away from populated areas (people) and minimise hazard to persons and property on the ground -
the intention is conveyed by this AC
- It is titled Model aircraft operating Standards - Para 3. a) to e).
Clearly stated are the 400ft height limit and not closer than 3nm from an airport and the avoidance of populated
areas and parks.
Once used commercially a model in the USA becomes a U.A.S and pilots should read this document
regarding the use of multicopters for Comm Ops