I just got back from the Toledo Show, also known as the Weak Signals show, this past weekend and there was definitely a large multirotor presence this year.
I had the pleasure of spending quite a bit of time with two great guys; Lou Galzerano and Johnny Beavers, the owners of Mid-Atlantic Multirotor, Inc. (www.midatlanticmultirotor.com). They design and manufacture very high quality multicopters that are constructed from top grade carbon fiber and composite materials.
Their flagship machine is called the X8 and it is designed for the
heavy lifting needs of large cinematography cameras like the Red Epic. The co-axial design makes the X8 an extremely stable and http://multirotorpilotmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/IMG_5991.jpgsmooth-flying heavy-lifting platform. This stability makes this machine perfect for capturing stunning, high quality imagery. The design’s flexibility allows for thousands of combinations of motors and electronics to suit a wide array of applications, and it is compatible with all flight control systems. The airframe’s rigidity comes from it’s 100% carbon fiber plating and durable hardware. At $1299, the X8 is a perfect machine for anyone who is serious about getting into aerial video production and wants to focus on getting the shot without worrying if the aircraft will withstand the pressure.
Mid-Atlantic Multirotor also manufactures a X4 ($799) and Quadzilla ($599) which are smaller than the X8 but are perfect for carrying lighter payloads while still maintaining the highest level of quality.
The X4 is upgradable to the X8 and comes with heavy duty mounts that will support up to the Tiger U7 brushless motors.
I have no doubt that you will see more of their machines in the professional world in the near future. The company is about a year old with much of the time spent in engineering, development and flight testing. Both Lou and Johnny are very knowledgeable with not only multirotor experience but with high-end cinematography as well.
If you are in the market for your next aerial video platform, be sure to give Mid-Atlantic Multirotor a look.
Contact: www.midatlanticmultirotor.com, (404) 500-QUAD