Draco

Revolutionizing drone flight

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Ready to fly

Optimized for racing, freestyling and extreme aerial cinematography, the Draco series comes flight-ready with powerful features and is amazingly easy to use.

High-performance drones built to endure


A precisely tuned powertrain enables Draco to cut through 3D space faster than a hot knife through butter, all while staying cool and stylish.
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Modular build

Draco gives you versatility and durability. Its swappable parts enable you to quickly repair or modify your Draco, keeping you in the race.

Smart battery technology

Keep flying with UVify’s patented rapid-swap smart battery. Draco’s battery has a built-in computer that measures mission-critical information, including voltage, current and battery life.

Integrated charger and balancer

Integrated charger and balancer, no need to set up a charger, just plug it into the UVify charge block and it’ll do the rest.

Draco comes in the following variants.

DRACO HD

Draco HD provides much higher-resolution video transmission than analog. With HD, you can record a whole flight for sharing with 720p resolution without noise.

DRACO

Draco is the ultimate ready-to-fly for drone racing. Features 5.8 GHz blazing fast analog video downlink to FPV goggles.

Draco comes in the following variants.

DRACO HD

Draco HD provides much higher-resolution video transmission than analog. With HD, you can record a whole flight for sharing with 720p resolution without noise.

The CONNEX ProSight camera is optimized for both indoor & outdoor flights, featuring advanced High-Dynamic-Range sensor, allowing 720p 60fps delay-free crystal clear video with a wide field of view of 120 degrees.

DRACO SD

Draco is the ultimate Ready-to-fly for drone racing. Features 5.8 Ghz blazing fast analog video downlink to FPV goggles, the most commonly used system on the market.

5.8 Ghz Analog Video with Full graphics OSD

  • 800 TVL NTSC camera with OSD control
  • 2.1, 2.5mm lens available*
  • Optimized for Draco

Future proof

Draco was designed with the future in mind. UVify’s modular build ensures that your Draco will benefit from the latest and greatest innovations from our lab.

Built for speed

Draco’s propulsion system is optimized for high-performance. UVify is composed of experts with years of design knowledge and experience relating to drone technologies, bringing you bleeding-edge technology.

UVify Draco Motor

Specifications

Technical information and firmware updates can be found below.

Category Model Draco SD Draco HD
AIRCRAFT Package dimensions 320 x 250 x 110 mm 320 x 250 x 110 mm
Dimensions (with arm) 190 x 210 mm 190 x 210 mm
Diagonal wheelbase 240 mm 240 mm
Weight (without battery) 0.498 kg 0.524 kg
Material Highly crash resistant polycarbonate plastic composition, 4k twill carbon chassis Highly crash resistant polycarbonate plastic composition, 4k twill carbon chassis
Color Matte black finish (default), and various color Matte black finish (default), and various color
Max angular velocity 1000 degree / sec 1000 degree / sec
Max pitch angle Unlimited Unlimited
Max speed 44 m/sec 44 m/sec
Max flight Time 9 min (hovering), 2 min (full throttle forward flight) 9 min (hovering), 2 min (full throttle forward flight)
FPV SYSTEM Lens 2.5mm 2.8mm
Communication frequency 5.8 GHz 5.8 GHz
Video format Analog, NTSC/PAL Digital 720p HD
On screen display (OSD) 32-bit double buffered full graphics OSD with online configuration system Full Graphics OSD with battery voltage and RSSI
CHARGER Input 110-240V, 0.8A (MAX.) 50/60 Hz 110-240V, 0.8A (MAX.) 50/60 Hz
Output 16.8V, 1.5A 16.8V, 1.5A
INTELLIGENT RACING BATTERY Net weight 0.19 kg 0.19 kg
Rated capacity 1600 mAh, 23.68 Wh 1600 mAh, 23.68 Wh
Voltage 14.8V 14.8V
Battery type LiPo 4S LiPo 4S
Discharge rate 65C (continuous), 100C (burst) 65C (continuous), 100C (burst)
Communication protocol SMBus SMBus
Mode Self-Discharge Mode, Storage Mode, Capacity Check, Firmware Update Self-Discharge Mode, Storage Mode, Capacity Check, Firmware Update
Sensor Onboard current and voltage sensor Onboard current and voltage sensor
Feature Onboard charging and balancing circuits, Memory capability, monitor lifespan and performance over time Onboard charging and balancing circuits, Memory capability, monitor lifespan and performance over time
REMOTE CONTROLLER Compatible remote S-BUS, i-BUS, DSMX compatible S-BUS, i-BUS, DSMX compatible
Antenna Antenna routed with rubber protection Antenna routed with rubber protection
MOTOR Type Direct drive 3-phase brushless DC motor Direct drive 3-phase brushless DC motor
Stator size 2206 (2300 kV) 2206 (2300 kV)
Power 500W (continuous) 500W (continuous)
Magnet High temperature neodymium arc magnets High temperature neodymium arc magnets
Shaft 5mm titanium hollow shaft 5mm titanium hollow shaft
Pole 12/14 12/14
SPEED CONTROLLER Power 30A continuous, 60A burst 30A continuous, 60A burst
Algorithm Field Oriented Control (Sinusoidal Control) or Square Wave Control for better Max RPM Field Oriented Control (Sinusoidal Control) or Square Wave Control for better Max RPM
Active braking Yes Yes
Max input voltage 6S LiPo capable 6S LiPo capable
RECOMMENDED PROP Diameter 5 inches 5 inches
Pitch 4.5 4.5
Material Polycarbonate Polycarbonate
Max thrust 1.2kg 1.2kg
INERTIAL SENSORS Axis 6-axis 6-axis
Mount Specially designed vibration isolation system Specially designed vibration isolation system
Interface SPI (32kHz) SPI (32kHz)
FLIGHT CONTROLLER Performance 32-bit, Cortex-M4 32-bit, Cortex-M4
Modular Yes (80-pin interface) Yes (80-pin interface)

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to get Draco flying?

Draco ships with nearly everything required to get flying – it is what is known as almost ready to fly (ARTF). To begin flying, you will need to purchase a supported transmitter (See list). Once you have completed the binding process with Draco you can fly line of sight (LOS) immediately. If you wish get the full FPV experience, you will need a pair of 5.8GHz FPV goggles as well (See list) , however this is optional.

Everything else is included in the box.

What is the flight time of Draco?

Both models of Draco come with a 1600maH 4S LiPo with a max discharge rate of 75c. This enables Draco to have extremely fast acceleration and a high top speed.

When it comes to Draco’s total flight time, it is extremely variable depending on how you are flying at the time. For example, in race conditions where Draco is at top speed on a regular basis, the flight time is likely to be around 2-3 minutes.

This is usually long enough for a high-speed race under competitive conditions and is in-line with other racing drones on the market. If you are flying Draco at a more relaxed pace with a mixture of high / low speed, flight times of 9-10 minutes can be achieved. It is extremely dependent to the exact flight conditions as well. Large periods of hovering will reduce flight time as more energy is consumed hovering than in forward flight.

Weather conditions, such as high winds can also be a contributing factor. Please take all of the above into consideration when flying Draco and ensure you keep an eye on the OSD in your FPV goggles. You should be looking to land at around 14v.

Does Draco come with a Transmitter?

Draco does not currently ship with a transmitter – you will need to purchase one seperately. The reason for this decision was to keep the cost down to the consumer who may already have a transmitter to hand. In the future, we will be offering bundles which will include a transmitter with Draco. At this time, we have no ETA on when this will be.

In the mean time, check out our supported list of transmitters which will work with Draco.

VIEW ALL FAQS

All of our Documentation can be found on our Support section of UVify.com

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Downloads

UVify Configurator

The UVify Configurator allows you to adjust the flight characteristics of Draco, Customize the LEDs and more more.

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Draco Firmware

Draco Firmware updates can be found here.

Smart Battery Firmware

Smart Battery firmware updates can be found here.

Draco Smart Battery 1.1 Firmware

We recommend all customers update to this firmware as it improves flight performance and battery accuracy.

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