What is it made of?
The X PlusOne is made from Expanded PolyOlefin (EPO). EPO is a very strong, lightweight expanded foam, similar to Styrofoam except more flexible and able to be glued with CA glue.
How are they made?
The X PlusOne is assembled entirely by hand at our headquarters in downtown Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. Each product is test flown and thoroughly inspected to ensure a quality product upon delivery.
How fast can it go and what is the range?
The X PlusOne can fly up to 60 mph and approximately a mile away from the remote. The battery life is approximately 20 minutes.
Can I use my own GoPro camera?
Yes! We supply fixed mounts and gimbals that you can order with your X Plus One to attach your own GoPro camera. GoPro’s Hero 3 and more recent models perform most efficiently with the gimbal but it is compatible with all GoPro models.
If you plan on flying FPV, you will need a Hero 3 or newer.
How long does the battery last and how long does it take to charge?
The battery typically lasts 20-25 mins and takes 30 mins to charge.
What are the dimensions of the aircraft?
The X PlusOne measures 32.5 x 19 x 14 inches and weighs 2.9lbs.
Is it hard to fly? What kind of experience do you need?
The X PlusOne is not your typical quadcopter. That being said, if you can fly a multi-rotor or RC airplane, you can fly the X PlusOne. We suggest approximately 5 or more hours of training on a typical quadcopter to prepare for a more comfortable flight.
What’s included in my XPlusOne package?
With each XPlusOne we include the necessary transmitter, 2 sets of props, a battery, a battery charger, a fixed mount, an FPV cable and all of the hardware necessary for assembly. The Platinum version also receives a telemetry module, while the RC version receives a battery monitor to warn of low batteries.
Separately purchased add-ons include a carbon fiber gimbal and FPV goggles or monitor.
How does the Platinum version work?
The Platinum version of the X PlusOne contains a GPS unit that communicates with nearby satellites. This version can be fully autonomous and can be programed to fly solo missions, return to land, even follow me!
Do you have to use the GPS to fly the Platinum version?
Yes. When using the Platinum version, you must have a GPS signal to be able to fly. The GPS should automatically connect when preparing for flight. If the GPS is not connecting, be sure you are clear from heavy metal and brick buildings. The body of the craft will flash green, and the GPS unit will flash blue to signify a connection has been made.
What’s the difference between a monitor and goggles for the First Person View (FPV) feature?
The FPV monitor is a small screen that allows you to see what the drone sees as you fly it. The FPV goggles are actually worn by the pilot so it feels like you are riding with the drone. It comes down to personal preference and how you would like to view your live camera footage.
What kind of weather conditions can I fly my XPlusOne in?
The most extreme weather you should fly in is a light sprinkle of rain and a maximum of 25 mph of wind.
Is it waterproof?
The X PlusOne is made of porous Styrofoam and contains exposed electronic components inside, so water is not its best friend. We suggest keeping your X PlusOne as dry as possible.
Will my battery last longer in flight or hover mode?
Both modes of flight are very similar in battery life. A consistent forward flight will be more efficient than a constant hover but both last approximately the same amount of battery time.
Will I need to register my drone?
In accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines, all UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) between 0.55 lbs. (250g) and 55 lbs. (25kg) need to be registered with the FAA. Please visit the FAA registration site for more information.
Don’t forget to look up your individuals state’s regulations on UAVs as well. You can also visit http://knowbeforeyoufly.org/ for more information.
What are FAA rules for flying my drone?
The FAA website lists the following rules for flying your drones:
- Fly below 400 feet and remain clear of surrounding obstacles
- Keep the aircraft within visual line of sight at all times
- Remain well clear of and do not interfere with manned aircraft operations
- Don’t fly within 5 miles of an airport unless you contact the airport and control
- tower before flying
- Don’t fly near people or stadiums
- Don’t fly an aircraft that weighs more than 55 lbs
- Don’t be careless or reckless with your unmanned aircraft – you could be fined for endangering people or other aircraft
For more information, please visit the FAA model aircraft operations page at: https://www.faa.gov/uas/model_aircraft/
Any more questions?
Please visit the FAA frequently asked questions page for even more information on your drones and applicable regulations.