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IRIS is an all-in-one autonomous aerial vehicle with a compact and durable design, built with the consumer in mind. Stylish and powerful, IRIS runs on the innovative Pixhawk autopilot system--the newest in advanced autopilot electronics from the PX4 open-hardware project. With wide-angled arms and a GoPro-compatible camera mount, IRIS is perfect for any aerial imaging application. Add a GoPro HERO3 to capture breathtaking aerial video. The IRIS comes with a custom radio control transmitter. Please note that we cannot ship GoPro internationally.

IRIS features the complete set of APM:Copter autonomous capabilities, including automatic takeoff and landing, custom mission planning with GPS waypoint navigation, stabilized loitering, return to launch, circling mode, and more. Combine Pixhawk's high-availability hardware model with APM:Copter's robust automatic recovery for superior reliability in the air.

Documentation and User Guides

IRIS includes:

  • Fully-assembled IRIS quadcopter
  • Custom FlySky RC transmitter
  • Lithium polymer power pack, balance charger, and guard bag
  • Micro-USB ground station connector cable
  • Android tablet USB adapter
  • 3DR Radio wireless data in 915 or 433 Mhz
  • Interchangeable red legs for improved visibility in the air
  • Tool kit and operation manual
  • Multiple control options provide redundancy and flexibility: RC, computer, phone, and tablet
  • Wireless data for real-time mission monitoring, data-logging, and control
  • Powerful cross-platform ground station/mission planning and analysis software that runs on Windows, OS X and Linux, providing simple point-and-click programming and configuration
  • Mobile apps allow intuitive “draw a path” mission planning
  • Mounting system integrated into the arms provides easy mounting for future accessories (stay tuned!)
  • Camera options include a fully integrated stabilized camera gimbal with autopilot control
  • GoPro® compatible camera mount
  • Available with a 9-channel RC transmitter pre-programmed for the most popular flight modes.
  • Pre-programmed GPS waypoints allow for professional-grade mission capabilities, such as: mapping, scripted cinematography, scientific research, and other applications where repeatable flight plans are required
  • Robust arms and feet produced from Zytel Nylon® for the ultimate in wear, abrasion, and impact resistance over a wide temperature range (these can be easily and inexpensively replaced if required)
  • Auto takeoff and landing along with return-to-launchpoint command at the press of a button or under programmable failsafe conditions
  • Follow-me function for the ultimate "selfies." In this mode, IRIS will follow (at an adjustable distance) any ground station device equipped with a GPS antenna and one of our 3DR radios
  • Geo Fencing provides a virtual box to keep your drone within a user-selected space
  • Failsafe programming options bring peace of mind in the event of lost control signal, GPS or low battery conditions
  • External micro-USB port
  • Multicolor LED status indicator
  • Buzzer for audible status and warning messages
  • Safety switch adds a second level of protection
  • Open source flight code, ground station software, and electronics are all freely distributed under standard open source licenses. This means that IRIS' capabilities are always improving and expanding with a simple firmware update!
  • Motor to motor dimension: 550 mm
  • Height: 100 mm
  • Weight (with battery): 1282 g
  • Average flight time: 10-15 minutes (no gimbal), 7-8 minutes (with gimbal)
  • 425 g (.9 lb) payload capacity
  • Battery: 3-cell 11.1 V 3.5 Ah lithium polymer with XT-60 type connector. Weight: 262 grams
  • Propellers: (2) 10 x 4.7 normal-rotation, (2) 10 x 4.7 reverse-rotation
  • Motors: AC 2830, 850 kV
  • Radios available in 915mHz or 433mHz
  • Next-gen 32-bit Pixhawk autopilot system with Cortex M4 processor
  • uBlox GPS with integrated magnetometer
Select from the options below to personalize your 3DR Ready-to-Fly IRIS!

Add a Case: Want to explore the world with your IRIS? Add a sturdy IRIS case to transport your IRIS safely and securely. This case accommodates all of your accessories, including a tablet, RC, an extra GoPro HERO camera, battery packs, legs and props.

Tall Legs: Select this option to receive an extra set of four tall legs with IRIS. The tall legs will elevate IRIS 6.2 in (16 cm) off the ground, allowing clearance for a gimbal or other payload. These legs are included as part of the Tarot Gimbal Kit, so if you selected a Tarot Gimbal Kit below, select this option only if you wish to receive an additional set of tall legs with your IRIS. The tall legs include two black legs, two blue legs, and mounting hardware.

Tarot Brushless Gimbal Kit: The Tarot brushless gimbal uses cutting-edge three-axis gyroscope technology to ensure Jello-free images, no matter how fast you fly. Automatically compensating for the slightest movement, you’ll get stable video even in windy weather. Designed to accommodate the GoPro HERO3, the Tarot Brushless Gimbal Kit includes a mounting plate for IRIS along with four long legs. Your gimbal comes fully assembled and pre-configured to work with IRIS’ transmitter for serious camera control on the fly.

Telemetry radio frequency: Telemetry radios allow your ground station computer to communicate with your aircraft wirelessly, providing unparalleled ease of use for viewing real-time flight data, changing missions on the fly, tuning, and using an Android tablet as a ground station. Select 915 Mhz for the US and 433 Mhz for Europe. Frequency regulations vary by country, so consult your local airspace communication authority if you're uncertain which frequency is legal in your area.

Extra battery pack: IRIS includes one rechargeable lithium polymer battery (3 cell 3500 mAh 11.1 V), a LiPo balance charger, and a LiPo bag for safely charging and transporting the battery, giving you up to 15 minutes of flight time. Select this option to receive an extra battery with IRIS and extend your flight time!

GoPro: IRIS features a GoPro-compatible camera mount for capturing unique aerial videos with everyone's favorite portable HD camera. Select this option to receive a Go-Pro HERO3 with IRIS! Please note that we cannot ship GoPro internationally.

Extra propellers, arms, and legs: Don't be caught off guard by the unexpected! Purchase extra propellers, arms, and legs for IRIS, and get back in the air fast. Propellers come in packs of four; arms and legs come in packs of two by color. IRIS comes with two spare red legs.