TBS Gemini FPV Racer announced

August 7, 2014 13:47 | By | Add a Comment

Team Blacksheep are pushing more and more into custom designed multirotors. Their latest project is the Gemini, a miniature FPV hexacopter with forward-tilted motors – specifically designed for racing.

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Preorders will be fulfilled in two batches, with the first to arrive end of September. Price is around USD $600.- for the RTF version that includes everything except receiver and transmitter.

Check out the video and more details after the break.

 

The TBS GEMINI is the latest generation of mini racer multirotors. Its revolutionary design with forward tilting motors and aerodynamic canopy as well as fully integrated yet modular electronics turn it into a beast that will dominate any race event.

Optimize your setup for HD filming with a Mobius or leave the Gemini stock as the ultimate racer quad. Both setups are capable of operating on 3S and 4S setups, depending on your skill level and speed requirements. It’s versatile enough to become your take-anywhere, fly-anytime multi rotor, rip through trees and leave the competition in the dust at races.

The frame is based on a design by award-winning pilot and one of the leading innovators in multi rotor design, William Thielicke (aka Shrediquette). TBS added its own secret-sauce with a fully-modular, crash friendly ESC and flight control installation. We get the best of both worlds: a tightly integrated component layout that optimizes weight efficiency, but also repair-friendlyness in case of crashes. And let’s face it, these things are made for crashing.

The TBS Gemini is available as a 5.8GHz or 2.4GHz video variant. It comes delivered in a protective case according to your specification (see customization options below). Assembly takes a few minutes as you add props, choose between the race and film setup and secure the canopy. A full slew of spare parts will be available after the preorder phase.

Availability
The preorder is expected to go live towards the end of August. We will announce the exact date and time here once known. The first batch is severely limited, and the 2nd batch will take care of all preorders. Batch 1 will be shipped out end of September, Batch 2 is also in production but will take another 3-4 weeks.

Features

  • Forward-tilting motors for efficient, high speed flight
  • Built-in FPV camera
  • Optional HD camera
  • CORE OSD/power supply with integrated current sensor
  • Ready for long range FPV
  • Custom 4A ESCs
  • Taulabs-based flight control
  • Crash-friendly, yet integrated layout

Package includes

  • TBS Gemini main frame and plastic parts
  • Canopy for Race and Film (Mobius camera)
  • 6 motors, ESCs and props
  • Flight control, pre-configured
  • CORE PNP25 (optionally upgrade to CORE PRO)
  • FPV camera
  • TBS BOSS 5.8GHz (optionally upgrade to 2.4GHz)
  • 1x 3S Battery

FAQ

  • When can I order? – End of August
  • What is the price? – Less than 600 USD for a ready to fly package, without receiver
  • When can you deliver? – Late September
  • Can I add a GoPro? – Yes. But we won’t have a plastic dome for it. And we don’t recommend it. The Mobius camera is suggested!

Source: TBS post at FPVLab.

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