Just take it out of the box, fire it up, and it's like a video game played outdoors. It's fun for a child, or your inner child. Take them flying. It's like flying a kite without a string. You haven't had this much fun with a toy since... EVER.
After more than 5 years of research, prototyping, and test flights, the Carbon Flyer is ready for you to enjoy. The Carbon Flyer is like the paper airplanes you made as a kid, except we've built it out of crash-resistant, space-age carbon fiber to enjoy for years to come. And... we've strapped high-powered motors to it's futuristic airframe, so you can fly, twist, and roll as you control the speed and lift from our custom iPhone app. We hope you enjoy the Carbon Flyer as much as we enjoyed making for you!
Control Carbon Flyer from your iPhone through a long-range Bluetooth 4.0 connection up to 240 feet away. This is almost the length of a football field, and perfect for a plane this size.
No complicated radio controllers to learn.
* Just tip to steer
* Thumb for throttle
* Speed for lift
The Carbon Flyer was developed by a team of passionate inventors, engineers & designers who built this marvel from a dream. The Carbon Flyer is no mass-produced "product". Over 60 meticulous steps go into the hand assembly process. When you get in your hands and see it in the air, you will find the quality and attention to detail undeniable.
What she's made of
Like an expertly-forged Samurai sword, the Carbon Flyer is incredibly strong and flexible. It absorbs most impacts without breaking and springs back into its molded shape. The Carbon Flyer’s entire airframe is made of this material. Carbon fiber consists of thin, strong, crystalline filaments composed of nearly pure carbon. It is over 1,000 times stronger than the foam used in most RC planes.
The Carbon Flyer is powered by special high output 8.5 X 20mm coreless motors driving custom patent pending 3 bladed propellers. These propellers were specifically designed for this power plant and deliver an amazing 1 to 1 power to weight ratio while drawing less than 1 amp of power. The power plants steer the Carbon Flyer using algorithms run by an onboard microprocessor. The propellers are inset close to the aircraft to avoid contact with the ground during landings.
The Carbon Flyer is powered by a rechargeable, hot-swappable 3.7V 160mAh lithium polymer battery capable of providing over 7 minutes of flight time. Since the batteries are quickly interchangeable, a pocketful will keep you in the air for longer flight sessions. A micro USB charge cable is included with the Carbon Flyer.
Carbon Flyer is a unique, singular creation with both utility and design patents. You won't find a object like this anywhere else.