• Introducing Draco: Advanced High-Speed Drones

    With speeds up to 100 mph, UVify's high-performance racing drones integrate cutting edge technologies and aerodynamic designs.

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  • See Draco in action at the Drone Rodeo

    In partnership with Avegant, we will demo our drones at the pre-CES Drone Rodeo on January 4th. Visit us for a chance to win a Draco and other UVify gear.

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  • High-Speed Drones Built For Performance

    Replacing parts is a snap with Draco's modular design, so getting back in the race after a crash is effortless.

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Revolutionizing Drone Flight

UVify is transforming the way humans fly. Our team of (literal) rocket scientists has radically improved drone technology to maximize performance. The result? Lightweight, lightning-fast drones that are easy to use, modify, and repair. Defy expectations with the most advanced racing drones in the world.

Ready To Fly

Optimized for racing, freestyling and extreme aerial cinematography, Dracos come flight-ready with powerful features and easy-to-use functionality.

StrengthStrength

Draco’s tough and lightweight carbon-fiber shell protects it from damage, and its water-resistant body enables it to withstand inclement weather. Effortlessly fly through the toughest terrains.

AgilityAgility

Draco is the only ready-to-fly drone capable of both 360° flips and up to 100 mph speeds. With unparalleled mobility, Draco’s design enables it to defy gravity with sharp turns, somersaults and barrel rolls.

Pilot-TestedPilot-Tested

Through rigorous pilot-testing, each aspect of Draco is optimized for performance. Professional racers and newcomers alike can fly Draco with ease, accuracy and exhilaration.

Draco Shadow

Modular Design

Draco is versatile and durable. Its swappable components give you the ability to quickly modify or repair your drone and roll with the punches.

Interchangeable Arms

With switchable propellers and appendages, Draco is easily modified or fixed in a snap. Get back in flight ASAP.

Interchangeable Arms

Minicharger & Rapid-Swap Battery

Draco's innovative rapid-swap intelligent battery enables you to transport your gear without worries. UVify's energy system maintains the battery when not in use to ensure maximum output and performance. UVify's Minicharger is another industry first, giving you the ability to switch out your battery quickly and safely.

Minicharger & Rapid-Swap Battery

Built for Racing - DRACO motors

Draco's motor is the result of vigorous research and development as well as years of experience in BLDC motor design. The overlapped vertical magnetic field provides better torque and power with less weight. This brushless beast provides an unmatched thrust/amp ratio, blowing away other motors.

Built for Racing - DRACO motors

Everything Is Integrated

Whether or not you're mechanically savvy, you can readily customize your flying experience.

Inertial Measurement Unit

By separating the sensors from the flight controller and incorporating a vibration damper, Draco reduces interference from high-frequency vibration to the sensors. The IMU has temperature control, so environmental changes have no impact on your flying experience.

Inertial Measurement Unit

Flight Control

Draco's internal computer provides you with best-in-class performance. Its anti-vibration functionality ensures the smoothest flight ever experienced in a racing drone, and its temperature control optimizes the inertial measurement unit's operation. Draco's modular design makes it easy to upgrade your flight controller so you're always at the cutting edge.

Flight Control

Full-Graphic On Screen Display

Drone racing is a video game in the real world. To create an unmatched experience, Draco has a full graphics OSD with double buffering. The OSD gives you the freedom to set up Draco without a computer in the field. Plus, you can customize text size and font so that menus are easily readable in your goggles.

Full-Graphic On Screen Display

Electronic Speed Controller

Drone flight is now more efficient than ever. Draco's electronic speed controller is maintained by an algorithm that precisely measures motor function and temperature as you fly, within 1/4000 of a second. Draco's motor and battery feedback system allows you to maintain consistent RPM throughout flight until your battery is fully drained, delivering peak performance throughout your flight. Plus, Draco automatically compensates for the effects of motor temperature, boosting motor performance and efficiency by 20%, another industry first.

Electronic Speed Controller

Real-Time HD Broadcast

Draco is the only drone on the market capable of broadcasting live FPV video in high-definition with zero latency. Its Full-HD streaming and 60 degree rotation guarantee a true out-of-body experience.

  • Wide-Angle HD Camera
  • Zero Latency
  • Full HD Streaming
  • 60 Degree Rotation

  See Where Draco Can Take You  

Draco's best-in-class features create a jaw-dropping visual journey.

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    DRACO

    • Lightweight Modular Design
    • Unibody Carbon-Fiber Shell
    • 360-Flip Capable
    • Speeds up to 100 mph
    • Indoor/Outdoor Usage
    • Interchangeable Arms
    • Rapid-Swap Battery

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    Technical Specifications

    AIRCRAFT

    • Dimensions
      • Body: 3.1 x 6.2 inches (79 x 158 mm)
      • With arms (without propellers): 8.4 x 6.5 inches (214 x 166 mm)
      • Wheel base: 9 inches (230 mm)
    • Standard empty weight: 1.036 lbs (470 g, with 5-inches propellers and antenna)

    POWERTRAIN

    • Motor type: UVify Direct-Drive 3-Phase Brushless DC Motor
    • Magnet: double sided N52SH arc magnet
    • Shaft: 5mm hollow steel shaft
    • Bell retaining method: hex socket head screw
    • Stator dimensions: 22 x 6 mm
    • Magnets: 12 pole pairs
    • Motor max power: 580 W
    • Max RPM: 26,000 RPM
    • Equivalent kV: 2,300
    • Recommended propeller: 5 x 4.5
    • Max thrust with recommended propeller: 1,200 g

    SPEED CONTROLLER

    • Electronic speed controller: UVify Race ESC with Field-Oriented Control Algorithm
    • Continuous current: 30 A
    • Peak current: 60 A
    • Temperature compensation with active motor health monitoring

    INTELLIGENT RACE BATTERY

    • Configuration: 4-cell, high-density lithium polymer pack with UVify Intelligent Race Battery Management System
    • Size: 3.5 x 1.5 x 1.6 inches (90 x 37 x 41 mm)
    • Discharge rate: 100 C
    • Weight: 0.407 lbs (185 g, including all cases and intelligent battery system)
    • Battery gauge indicator, auto-balancing, undercharge prevention, over-current protection charger / balancer / integrated current sensor
    • Lifelong battery management (number of charges/discharges, manufacturing date, etc)

    VIDEO

    • Analog: power adjustable 5.8 Ghz video unit with omnidirectional antenna
    • On-screen display: 32-bit, double buffered, full VGA resolution OSD
    • Digital edition: 5.8 Ghz 1080p (30 fps), 720p (60 fps) with zero-delay

    FLIGHT CONTROLLER AND SENSORS

    • 32-bit Cortex-M4 processor
    • Time synched, SPI interface for sensors
    • Temperature-stabilized IMU with vibration isolation structure

    RADIO RECEIVER

    • 2.4 GHz, spread spectrum
    • Custom radio receiver can be installed (SBUS, DSM, PPM supported)

    SUPPORTED OPEN-SOURCE SOFTWARE

    • Flight control: Cleanflight / Betaflight / PX4 / Ardupilot

    CHARGER

    • Voltage: 16.8 V
    • Rated power: 60 W

    ONBOARD COMPUTER

    • Integrated Intel Edison
  • HD DRACO

    HD DRACO

    • Lightweight Modular Design
    • Unibody Carbon-Fiber Shell
    • Wide-Angle HD Camera
    • Real-Time HD Wireless Video Transmission
    • Zero Latency
    • Full HD Streaming
    • 360-Flip Capable
    • Speeds up to 100 mph
    • Interchangeable Arms
    • Rapid-Swap Battery

    Coming Soon

    Technical Specifications

    AIRCRAFT

    • Dimensions
      • Body: 3.1 x 6.2 inches (79 x 158 mm)
      • With arms (without propellers): 8.4 x 6.5 inches (214 x 166 mm)
      • Wheel base: 9 inches (230 mm)
    • Standard empty weight: 1.036 lbs (470 g, with 5-inches propellers and antenna)

    POWERTRAIN

    • Motor type: UVify Direct-Drive 3-Phase Brushless DC Motor
    • Magnet: double sided N52SH arc magnet
    • Shaft: 5mm hollow steel shaft
    • Bell retaining method: hex socket head screw
    • Stator dimensions: 22 x 6 mm
    • Magnets: 12 pole pairs
    • Motor max power: 580 W
    • Max RPM: 26,000 RPM
    • Equivalent kV: 2,300
    • Recommended propeller: 5 x 4.5
    • Max thrust with recommended propeller: 1,200 g

    SPEED CONTROLLER

    • Electronic speed controller: UVify Race ESC with Field-Oriented Control Algorithm
    • Continuous current: 30 A
    • Peak current: 60 A
    • Temperature compensation with active motor health monitoring

    INTELLIGENT RACE BATTERY

    • Configuration: 4-cell, high-density lithium polymer pack with UVify Intelligent Race Battery Management System
    • Size: 3.5 x 1.5 x 1.6 inches (90 x 37 x 41 mm)
    • Discharge rate: 100 C
    • Weight: 0.407 lbs (185 g, including all cases and intelligent battery system)
    • Battery gauge indicator, auto-balancing, undercharge prevention, over-current protection charger / balancer / integrated current sensor
    • Lifelong battery management (number of charges/discharges, manufacturing date, etc)

    VIDEO

    • Analog: power adjustable 5.8 Ghz video unit with omnidirectional antenna
    • On-screen display: 32-bit, double buffered, full VGA resolution OSD
    • Digital edition: 5.8 Ghz 1080p (30 fps), 720p (60 fps) with zero-delay

    FLIGHT CONTROLLER AND SENSORS

    • 32-bit Cortex-M4 processor
    • Time synched, SPI interface for sensors
    • Temperature-stabilized IMU with vibration isolation structure

    RADIO RECEIVER

    • 2.4 GHz, spread spectrum
    • Custom radio receiver can be installed (SBUS, DSM, PPM supported)

    SUPPORTED OPEN-SOURCE SOFTWARE

    • Flight control: Cleanflight / Betaflight / PX4 / Ardupilot

    CHARGER

    • Voltage: 16.8 V
    • Rated power: 60 W

    ONBOARD COMPUTER

    • Integrated Intel Edison

FAQ

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About Draco

What is Draco?
Draco is UVify’s line of high-performance drones. Draco is the product of UVify’s rigorous application of three guiding principles:

  • Speed: Powered by a 4s Lipo battery, Draco is capable of high acceleration and high speed.
  • Agility: Draco is capable of extreme maneuverability.
  • Intelligence: Draco incorporates several industry-first technologies.

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  • $499 almost-ready-to-fly (ARF) kit
  • UVify made F4 flight controller (fully modular, and upgradable)
  • UVify made Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) with custom-made motor for maximum performance
  • Built-in black-box recorder (SD card or onboard flash)
  • Carbon fiber and ABS/polycarbonate blended plastics are used
  • Direct connection to Spektrum, S-Bus, PPM receivers.
  • Gopro mount with custom shell
How fast can Draco fly?
With speeds up to 100 mph, Draco’s unparalleled mobility enables it to defy gravity with sharp turns, somersaults and barrel rolls. Dracos undergo the most strenuous of tests in the world’s most challenging environments by some of the world’s top-ranked professional drone racing pilots.
What are some examples of drone applications that the Draco could be used for?
Draco performs at levels that far surpasses existing drones, making it ideal for a number of applications, including:

What applications will be available at product launch?
Draco HD, UVify’s high-definition video drone, and Draco Racer, a lighter competition racing drone, will premiere at our launch. Additionally, several new accessory upgrades that are unique to UVify drones will be available for purchase. Keep your eyes peeled for another industry gamechanger on the horizon.

Product Information

Package
Draco race version (5.8 Ghz 40 CH Analog)Bind-and-Fly (BNF) kit ($499) : One draco + race smart battery + smart charger.
Ready-To-Fly (RTF) kit ($699) : BNF kit + radio controller (with display) + Extra propellers (5 pack)
Ready-To-Fly (RTF) Out-of-body-experience (OBE) kit ($899) : BNF kit + radio controller (without display) + goggle (fatshark)Draco HD version (5.8 Ghz, 720p digital, zero-latency)Almost Ready-to-Fly (ARF) HD kit ($799) : One draco HD + race smart battery + smart charger. Any HDMI input display or goggle is compatible with draco HD. Transmitter is required.
Ready-To-Fly (RTF) HD kit ($999) : ARF HD kit + radio controller (without display)
Ready-To-Fly (RTF) HD Out-of-body-experience (OBE) kit ($1499) : RTF HD Kit + HD goggle (Avegant Glyph)
What is included with Draco?
Each Draco comes with a Minicharger and rapid-swap battery pack. The First Flight Edition, which will be given to the first 1000 orders, will include an additional propellers, reparing tools and First Edition hats and t-shirts.
Will it require assembly?
Draco comes flight-ready out of the box. Be airborne in no time.
What is the size of Draco?
8.4 x 6.5 inch (214 x 166 mm).
Where can I buy replacement arms/propellers?
Replacement arms and propellers are available at UVify.com.
Can I fly Draco in windy conditions?
Yes, Draco is designed to fly in inclement weather and can withstand some of the most challenging flying conditions.
Can Draco get wet?
Yes, Draco is water resistant and can withstand rainy conditions. However, Draco is an an aircraft not a watercraft, and will be damaged if completely submerged in water.

Technology

What makes Draco so smart?
UVify has developed several new technologies which are industry firsts, including the speed controller programmed with a field-oriented algorithm and the intelligent racing battery. In addition, we built Draco much like a company designs a fighter plane or high-performance car: we applied scientific methodologies, engineering and rigorous field testing to optimize every aspect of Draco and create the best flying experience.
  • UVify-made F4 flight controller (fully modular, and upgradable), which means you get unparalleled precision and control in flight.
  • UVify-made Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) and custom-made motor for optimum performance, giving your motors the ability to reach levels previously unheard of.
  • Built-in black-box recorder (SD card or onboard flash), giving you the ability to record your performance as you like.
  • Carbon fiber and ABS/polycarbonate blended plastics are used, assuring you of the strongest build and peak performance.
  • Direct connection to Spektrum, S-Bus, PPM receivers, freeing you to just connect and fly.
How can I check the battery level for my Draco?
UVify’s OSD provides you with all Draco systems data. In addition, the smart battery has a built-in indicator to alert you when your battery is charged or drained.
Does Draco have obstacle avoidance?
Draco is focused on racing. We will unveil other technologies related to autonomous systems in 2017.

Payments, Billing and Shipping

Where can I order Draco?
You can order Draco on WWW.UVIFY.COM or through an authorized distributor.
How much does Draco cost?
Draco is currently available for an introductory price of $499.
Why should I pre-order now?
As a way of showing our gratitude, UVify is offering a special introductory price of $499 for the first 1,000 preorders. In addition to being marked as a First Flight Edition, you will also receive a personalized thank you from Team UVify. And as a First Flight Edition Draco owner , you will join a select group to receive news and invitations for special events, product releases, upgrades, and other perks.
Do I get charged immediately when I place my pre-order?
You will only be charged when your Draco ships.
How much does shipping cost?
Shipping within the continental US is $50. International shipping costs vary by location.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes.

News

Keep up with the latest blog posts and product updates from the UVify team.

Gearing Up For the Drone Rodeo on 1.4.17 1.3.17

Westgate Hotel Drone Race Invitational on 1.5.17-1.7.17 1.3.17

Meet us at CES 1.5.17 1.3.17

AI Is The Future Of UVify

We are developing new technologies to improve your flying experience.

Our Recent Projects Include:

  • Precision control algorithms to help stabilize drones in challenging conditions.
  • Computer vision 3D recognition technology to allow drones to fly without a GPS signal.
  • Inertial/optical measurements to precisely gauge drone altitude.

Coming In 2017:

UVify is creating the world’s first unmanned drones imbued with artificial intelligence. The evolution is just over the horizon.

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