As seen on television, YouTube, Kickstarter, and at Maker Faires around the country. Stand up for your right suffer a crash to your quadcopter and not fall victim to the tyranny of flimsy, breakable frames.
The Game of Drones® Hiro from Ballistic UAV, Inc., can take all the damage you want to dish out. Don't let a simple mistake cost you again and again. With the Hiro Action Sports Frame, you don't need to buy a frame every time you suffer an impact. It's a completely customizable, near indestructible F450-size quad airframe. What you choose to do with it is up to you.
We are a drone frame manufacturer producing the most rugged, durable and crash-resistant frame on the market. Our frame was developed after more than three years of research, development, and testing in the most brutal space imaginable: Drone combat games. The founders, Eli Delia and Marque Cornblatt, who both have significant experience in design and fabrication, developed the frame out of frustration with breaking their frames, requiring expensive and time-consuming teardowns after each night of combat.
The frame they came up with is not only crash resistant, it's been tested in a number of extreme environments, including being flown through windows, beaten with bats, and even being shot with a shotgun. In all cases, the external electronics were occasionally damaged, but the frame held up and offered significant protection to internal electronics.
The Hiro is made from military-grade polymer and is nearly indestructible. It has a spacious interior compartment to protect your favorite flightboard and other electronics. The size and shape is compatible with most consumer hobby electronics and gear, including components from 3D Robotics, DJI, Hobby King and many more.
Hiro is ideal for FPV flight. Compatible with GoPro and other action cameras. Size: 15.5" x 15.5" x 2.25" Weight: 11.4 oz. Orange; 11.9 oz. Clear. Motor Mount: 2212-2218.
Kit Includes: Airframe, gaskets, zipties, motor mounts, and assembly instructions. Does NOT include: Electronics, motors, propellers, radio transmitter, or receiver.
NOTE: DO NOT USE LOCTITE OR OTHER SCREW ADHESIVE WHEN ASSEMBLING THE TRANSPARENT HIRO, AS THE CHEMICALS IN THE ADHESIVE REACT WITH THE AIRFRAME MATERIAL AND CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE AIRFRAME. USE ONLY INCLUDED MOTOR MOUNTS.
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Ballistic UAV, Inc., began as an idea between two longtime friends, Marque Cornblatt and Eli Delia. Both knew each other from years working in theatrical design and fabrication, but reconnected in the warehouses of San Francisco when they both discovered a love of drone combat. These "Flight Clubs" encouraged builders of drones to bring their creations for mid-air combat. As can be expected, Marque and Eli were disheartened week after week when their frames broke, and they would spend all week tearing down and rebuilding their drones to fight them the next weekend.
After many, MANY months looking for a more rugged and dependable airframe to base their drones on, they realized there was really no good solution on the market. With a lot of design experience and a ton of maker-style can-do attitude, the spent years working on building a better frame. Eventually they came upon the design for the Game of Drones® Hiro, a lightweight, nearly indestructible airframe that withstood all the abuse they could inflict. They battled it. They put it through windows. They ran it through fire. The even shot it with a shotgun. The frame stood up.
Idea and prototype in hand, they brought their plans to Kickstarter, where they received more than 200% of the requested funding in 30 days. That seed money allowed them to start Ballistic UAV, Inc., in earnest, launching as a retail store in September 2014.
Since then, the Hiro has been sold in countries around the globe; from Fiji to Finland. And it's been featured at Maker Faire Bay Area, World Maker Faire, MGM Hotel Las Vegas, and the Bloomberg Next Big Thing conference. Media as well has clamored to know more about this "drone you can shoot." Marque and Eli have shown the Hiro on Bloomberg TV, Discovery Canada, Al Jazeera America, and the Hiro has made the pages of Gizmodo, Wired Insider, CNet, CNN Tech, Boing Boing, and the Wall Street Journal.