Snap. Serious technology in a safe package.

[featured_icon featured_icon=”icon_camera_alt” featured_title=”Cutting Edge Camera” featured_desc=”We spared no expense with Sony Exmor IMX 377 1 / 2.3” camera sensor and the best processor money can buy. Top quality video doesn’t come cheap, but we think it’s worth it.”]
[featured_icon featured_icon=”icon_genius” featured_title=”Smart Battery” featured_desc=”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.”]
[featured_icon featured_icon=”icon_compass_alt” featured_title=”Smart Tracking” featured_desc=”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.”]
[featured_icon featured_icon=”icon_film” featured_title=”4K Video Streaming” featured_desc=”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.”]
[featured_icon featured_icon=”icon_lifesaver” featured_title=”Micro Gimbal” featured_desc=”We developed a patented gimbal control technique, custom smooth and precise motors, and a rigid one-piece CNC’d aluminum integrated stage link to make the toughest tiniest gimbal you will ever meet.”]
[featured_icon featured_icon=”icon_cogs” featured_title=”Field Oriented Control Motor Controllers” featured_desc=”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.”]
[featured_icon featured_icon=”icon_link_alt” featured_title=”MagConnect” featured_desc=”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.”]
[featured_icon featured_icon=”icon_star_alt” featured_title=”Protected Rotors” featured_desc=”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.”]
[featured_icon featured_icon=”icon_lock_alt” featured_title=”YawLock” featured_desc=”We’ve developed a proprietary technique for maximizing yaw control (rotation about the vertical axis) that keeps Snap pointing exactly where you want it.”]
[featured_icon featured_icon=”icon_adjust-vert” featured_title=”Sensors, Lots and Lots of Sensors” featured_desc=”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.”]

Specs Detail:

System

Weight with battery1.37 lbs (623 grams)
Packed size14″ x 9″ x 2″ (35 cm x 23 cm x 5 cm)
Flight time20 minutes
Max speed33.5 mph (15 m/s)
Max altitude16,000 feet (5000 meters)
Hover accuracy+/- 1.5 m lateral, +/- 0.2 m vertical in sonar range, +/- 1.0 m vertical above sonar range
Dimensions

Camera

Sensor1/2.3″ Sony Exmor IMX 377
LensFixed 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
Video codecH.264
Still photography modesSingle shot, Time-lapse, Burst (up to 10 fps at 12 MP)
Max image size4000 x 3000 pixels (12 MP)
Recording formatsMP4, JPEG
Supported SD card typesMicro SD Max capacity: 64 GB. Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required
Bitrate60Mbps

Smart Battery

Capacity3000 mAh
Voltage14.8 V
Type4 cell LiIon
Recharge time1 hour
ConnectionMagnetic quick change/breakaway connection with underside of fuselage
Weight220 grams

Gimbal

User controllable range-90 degrees to +10 degrees; +90 degrees available on request
Operational range-115 degrees to +25 degrees
Stabilization2-axis mechanical (3rd axis with aircraft)
Electronic Image Stabilization in 720 and 1080 resolutions
Stabilization update rate1000 Hz

Flight

Auto tracking modesVision-based subject tracking, virtual wire, free-follow
Auto flight modes Out and back, orbit, photogrammetry and multi-waypoint missions with qGroundControl integration
AssistanceGround avoidance, low battery warnings and auto-land, super simple yaw control, return to home or pilot, dynamic geofence

Controllers

Primary controlleriOS or Android smartphone or tablet with free SmartTilt control app
LinkEnhanced Wi-Fi
Two stick control alternativesBluetooth game controller (used in conjunction with smartphone + app) or DSM controller (used in conjunction with DSM accessory module)
Range150 meters max with phone over Wi-Fi, 1 kilometer with Wi-Fi range extender or DSM controller/module, as far as battery or law allows with auto modes
Communications protocolMavlink

Sensors

3 GNSS (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS), optical flow, sonar, 3-axis magnetometer, dual 3-axis accelerometer, dual 3-axis gyroscope, barometer

Video streaming

up to 720p, < 150ms latency pilot stream over Wi-Fi, up to 4K stream with Base Station

Environment

Temperature0 – 100 F
Max Wind25 MPH
IngressIPX3 Avoid contact with sand and dirt. Heavy rain okay.

What’s in the box

Snap, battery, charger, full set of spare props, Quick Start Guide

Future Development

Rotor SetsEndurance Rotor Set: 1 hour flight time; Speed Rotor Set: high speed/top wind performance
CameraLWIR thermal camera
Other AccessoriesShot illumination and Snap strobe light, hard case, waterproof tracking beacon