Our battery keeps track of exactly how much charge it has left and even learns over time so it always knows exactly how much range you’ve got. Then we fuse this with GPS data to create what we call a dynamic geofence - basically a safety net to make sure you can always make it back home. No one likes losing expensive toys.
Snap knows where it is and knows where you are. That makes it easy (well, easy for you, it took us a while) for Snap to track you automatically in all sorts of interesting ways like air tripod (stays in place and yaws and pitches camera to keep you in frame), virtual wire (follows you along predefined wire to make sure to avoid obstacles), and free form following.
The optional Base Station lets you stream broadcast quality video to the ground for detailed inspections, worldwide distribution, and real-time analytics. Control the camera and pinch to zoom video as you fly with a second controller tablet.
We found that standard hobby motor controllers weren’t fast enough to keep our lightweight quad rock steady in the wind. So we rolled our own. Using a technique usually found in quads costing 10x more, we created motor controllers with blindingly fast response - it goes from 10,000 rpm to 0 faster than you can blink.
We borrowed a trick from F1 racecars and enabled Snap to break apart on impact. This distributes the kinetic energy of impact across more components, which lets us make everything both lighter AND more durable. It also absorbs 75% of the energy on impact to make it radically safer. We know you don’t have an F1 sized budget, so it also snaps back together in seconds using our patent pending magnetic connectors.
We created a novel patent pending structure to solve the impossible problem - how do you make something that weighs nothing, has no wind drag, doesn’t break on impact, and protects the propellers from things and people from the propellers? We found inspiration in the bicycle wheel and found the solution - after just two years and countless prototypes.
Our team includes Darpa Grand Challenge winners and sensor fusion pioneers (actually the same person). So we know a thing or two about integrating lots of complicated sensors for precision control and awareness. We’ve squeezed GPS, sonar, gyros, accelerometers, magnetometers, barometers, geo-aware image sensors and fused all this data with lots of math, so Snap always knows exactly where it is and you stay in control.
Weight with battery
1.37 lbs (623 grams)
14″ x 9″ x 2″ (35 cm x 23 cm x 5 cm)
33.5 mph (15 m/s)
16,000 feet (5000 meters)
+/- 1.5 m lateral, +/- 0.2 m vertical in sonar range, +/- 1.0 m vertical above sonar range
1/2.3″ Sony Exmor IMX 377
Fixed f2.8 lens, 82 degree FOV, fixed focus, not compatible with ND filters. 41 degree, f3.0 lens available on request.
Video recording modes
UHD: 3840×2160 @ 24/30 fps
QHD: 2560x1440p @ 24/30 fps
FHD: 1920x1080p @ 24/30/48/60/96/120 fps
HD: 1280x720p @ 24/30/48/60/96/120/192/240 fps
Still photography modes
Single shot, Time-lapse, Burst (up to 10 fps at 12 MP)
Max image size
4000 x 3000 pixels (12 MP)
Supported SD card types
Micro SD Max capacity: 64 GB. Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required
4 cell LiIon
Magnetic quick change/breakaway connection with underside of fuselage
User controllable range
-90 degrees to +10 degrees; +90 degrees available on request
-115 degrees to +25 degrees
2-axis mechanical (3rd axis with aircraft)
Electronic Image Stabilization in 720 and 1080 resolutions