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20573BL-B 1/18 DRONE RACER b-pod Blue
Part Number 20573BL-B
20573BL-B 1/18 DRONE RACER b-pod Blue
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20573BL-B 1/18 DRONE RACER b-pod Blue
 
DRONE RACER glides above the ground with a pistol-grip transmitter control.

Unlike existing drones that are difficult to control, the sensational DRONE RACER is controlled like an R/C car with a pistol-grip transmitter. Takeoff and auto-hover with one-touch control using ultrasonic sensors that remove the frustration of learning complicated flying techniques. Intermediate and Beginner mode speed settings (Easy mode / Active mode) are available so you can experience the fun of drone flying at your own pace.Having created much news with developments such as the ‘zecOO’ electric bike, Toyota’s ‘Camatte’ and ‘Setsuna’ concept cars and the Daihatsu ‘COPEN’, Kyosho enlisted the talents of Mr. Kota Nezu of znugdesign. Based on a “futuristic racing buggy” theme, Mr. Nezu focused his design on ergonomics and auto-engineering to create the simple surface ‘b-pod’ body design for the DRONE RACER. The aptly named ‘pod’ reflects the rounded cocoon-like form in a new-look for DRONE RACER.
  • Body design of the 6th DRONE RACER Series model, lead by znugdesign’s Mr. Kota Nezu
  • Futuristic cockpit includes driver to create a racy style.
  • Rear of the chassis features red LED tail lights with sharp-looking edge lighting.
  • Front features white LED light with light diffusing seal.
  • Propeller guards equipped with side panels for greater visual appeal.
Kota Nezu  X  DRONE RACER

Kota Nezu
Born in Tokyo 1969. Creative communicator and designer, graduated Industrial Design from Chiba University. After joining Toyota Motor Corp., served as leader of concept development “i-unit” for World Expo in Aichi. Established znugdesign in 2005 and worked on multiple concept plans and designs of industrial products. Good Design judge from 2014. 

photo by takeshi takeda



photo by takashi akamatsu



photo by hayato furusho


Mr. Nezu paid particular attention to “people sitting inside”. The central driving position of F1 racing cars is considered perfect for the 1/18 scale DRONE RACER. The car design approach of the b-pod creates the impression you are sitting right in the control seat!

Futuristic cockpit includes driver figure with a racy style.


Rear features red LED tail light with futuristic edge lighting.Front features white LED with light diffusing decal.

Propeller guards equipped with side decals for greater visual appeal.


DRONE RACER glides above the ground.

Unlike existing drones that are difficult to control, the sensational DRONE RACER is controlled like an R/C car with a pistol-grip transmitter. Takeoff and auto-hover with one-touch control using ultrasonic sensors that remove the frustration of learning complicated flying techniques. Now you can experience the fun of drone flying at your own pace.


Control with a pistol-grip R/C system.

Includes the latest 2.4GHz Syncro KT-231P pistol-grip transmitter featuring advanced aircraft-like instrument panel. Flying height adjustment switch is installed on the base of the transmitter grip.

Readyset includes everything you need. Open the package then charge the battery to start flying.
New Technology

Dogfight only 35cm above the ground. Speeds over the ground just like a Hoverboard. Newly developed drone technology.

The DRONE RACER is equipped with advanced ultrasonic sensors, 6-axis gyroscope (3-axis angle speed sensors, 3-axis acceleration sensors), barometric pressure sensor and four fast response mini coreless motors. Speed switching function provides a choice between “Easy Mode” and “Active Mode” and delivers direct intuitive flight control.


LHFC
Low Height Flying Control

Altitude is automatically maintained with ultrasonic and barometric pressure sensors. Altitude setting of 35cm or 60cm can be selected with a switch on the R/C system and one-touch control is used for takeoff, hovering and landing. Some people may feel frustrated in learning drone flying techniques.Kyosho’s newly developed technology*(patented) removes these barriers so anyone can enjoy the fun of flying drones. *according to Kyosho research.

Flies over any surface, even over water. Maintains constant altitude of 13inches (23 inches) using ultrasonic sensors.


VPUS
Variable Propeller Unit Structure

H-type chassis with split upper and lower sections and left-right propellers connected on one propeller arm allow the propeller unit angle to be changed between: 0°, 10°, 20°. Use more stability (0°/ max speed : 30km/h) or more speed (20°/ max speed : 34.5km/h) as a racing weapon.



Fast, beautiful and more powerful. Sophisticated Masterworks.

Bright LEDs light up the fuselage. LEDs can be used as drone identifiers when racing.


Full color LED installed on front propeller units allows a selection from 6 colors. You can choose your favorite luminescent color to use as an identifier when racing.


Features rear LED with color indicator of propeller status.
Red : flashing indicates low battery warning, when lit indicates safety function is released & can operate as tail lamp
Yellow : transmitter not connected = RADIO EMERGENCY STOP
Green: flashing indicates detecting horizontal, when lit indicates ready to takeoff and safety function is activated
Blue : gyro calibration in progress


1. Infrared sensor(Lap counter)
2. LED color change/Calibration switch
3. Propeller angle change/Horizontal adjustment switch
4. SV external power port
5. Extension LED port
6. Micro USB port


Infinite Possibilities
DRONE RACER SETTING MANAGER

DRONE RACER can connect to your (Windows) computer with the included USB cable to adjust flight settings. In addition, an optional cable can also be used to connect to an Android terminal with a USB host function to adjust settings. Download the free (DRONE RACER SETTING MANAGER) to adjust to your favorite setting and turn up the volume of fun.


Readyset includes everything you need. Open the package then charge the battery to start flying.


  • Fuselage
  • 2.4GHz Transmitter KT-231P+
  • USB auto cut charger
  • Pinion gear replacement tool (combination binding stick)
  • 3.7V-1000mAh Li-Po battery
  • Arm holders (10°, 20°)
  • USB cable
  • Spare propellers (for one drone)
  • Quick start guide and Instruction manual

  • 4 x AA size batteries for transmitter
  • Computer with USB port (for charging) or USB power charger (if output is more than 2A, full charge can be complete within one hour) 
TECHNICAL DATA
  • Length                                      302mm (with guard)
  • Width                                        300mm (with guard)
  • Height                                       65mm
  • Gear Ratio                                 5 : 1
  • Weight                                      130g approx.
  • Motor                                        8.5mm coreless
  • Battery                                      3.7V-1000mAh LiPo
  • Propeller                                   D5 X P4
  • Flight Time                                10 min. approx.
  • Charging Time                          1-2 hours (Depending on USB power output)
  • Max Speed                                30km/h approx. (stock) 34.5km/h approx.(with 20° prop angle)