HEXO+ your autonomous aerial camera

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Aug 2011

HEXO+ your autonomous aerial camera

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We initially began thinking about HEXO+ because we needed a solution that would make aerial filming possible in the most remote places: on mountains, in the snow, and in all sorts of unpredictable situations that were quite a pain to deal with when trying to sync a drone pilot, a cameraman and a rider.

When we started toying with the idea, we realized that it had the potential to change the face of all kinds of aerial filming, making it dead simple. So we combined our expertise in action-sports movie-making, drone design and aeronautic software to create a drone capable of autonomously flying, filming and following, giving you access to amazing aerial shots with the bare minimum: a drone, a camera and an app on your smartphone.

HEXO+ is just that – an intelligent aerial follow camera: no pilot, no cameraman, no headache.

Key Features

* Easy to use: set the framing on your smartphone and lock your target, the drone does the rest; from auto take-off to auto landing.

* Smart and autonomous: no remote control necessary; HEXO+ automatically follows your movements to maintain the framing you defined.

* Designed for action: lightweight, foldable frame and legs, removable propellers and gimbal to fit in a backpack.

* Extra fast flight: up to 70 km/h - 45 mph top speed to track even the fastest subject. Wind tunnel tested for improved aerodynamics.

* Extra stable: hexacopter design and 2D brushless gimbal to ensure vibration-free, smooth filming.

* Safe: Fail-safe software features and six propellers mean a safe landing in case of a problem.

* GoPro compatible mount: built for the best action camera out there.


Dimensions: 62 x 52 x 12 cm - 24 x 20 x 5 inches
Total weight: 980 g - 2.2 lbs

Hexacopter design with 30° tilt propellers
Speed range: up to 70 kmh - 45mph
Flight time: 15 min with 3S battery, gimbal and GoPro attached
Flight controller

Filming distance range: up to 50 meters
Auto take-off and auto landing
Trajectory anticipation
Video target locking*
GPS + onboard sensor position tracking
Processor with MAVLINK protocol

High performance 2D brushless gimbal
Easy attach/detach from drone body for transportation
GoPro mount

GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition or Hero3 White Edition available

iOS and Android versions
Intuitive 3D framing or intuitive live view framing*
Favorite framing presets
Subject framing lock
Emergency landing

Only if stretch goal is reached!

Deciding how you want your aerial camera to frame your shot is ridiculously intuitive. A 3D model of your camera’s point of view lets you pinch to set the distance between your subject and your drone, slide laterally for panning and vertically for height. All you need is your smartphone plus three intuitive gestures and you’re set.

When you push your filming settings to your drone, it will automatically take off and fly to its specified position – and hover there until your subject starts moving. No pilot, no camera operator, just ready for action in an instant.

Your drone is attuned to the slightest of movements, continuously repositioning itself to match the filming parameters you set for it. You now have an intelligent flying camera tracking your exact trajectory and filming your every move.

Land your drone, collect your clips and enjoy. Our technology guarantees extra-smooth stabilized camera movements, continuous perfect framing, and creates the possibility for angles that are virtually impossible to achieve with traditional means. Read: you now have the capability to film Hollywood-style aerial shots – and beyond.