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Lehmann Aviation today launched a totally new product - the LA100, a fully automated Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) which, when outfitted with a GoPro camera, enables amateurs to easily capture aerial images and video. Aimed at users with no piloting background, the Lehmann LA100 follows a pre-programmed flight path, so the only thing to do is literally to mount a GoPro Hero, Hero2 or Hero 3, switch on the engine and launch the vehicle. After 5 minutes of capturing footage from a height of 80 to 100 metres, the hand-launched aircraft returns to the launch site with HD aerial videos or photos on the SD card. The LA100 is priced at €990 (around $1,290). Lehmann Aviation says it plans to release hardware and software upgrades for the LA100 on a regular basis.
Lehmann Press Release
LA100 - WORLD’S 1st FULLY AUTOMATIC UAV AT 990€
Launch it. Wait 5 minutes. Enjoy your aerial images.
BLOIS, FRANCE - Lehmann Aviation Ltd, the manufacturer of professional micro civil UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), announced today launch of a totally new product - LA100, a fully automatic UAV which works with GoPro camera and enables amateurs to capture professional quality aerial images and video.
La100 is targeted at users with no piloting background. It follows a pre-programmed flight path, so the only thing to do is literally to mount the GoPro Hero, Hero2, Hero 3 for oblique images or Hero3 for vertical images on the wing, switch the engine on and launch it. After 5 minutes of capturing footage from a height of 80 to 100 meters, the hand-launched aircraft comes back to the launch site with HD aerial photos or videos on the SD card. Lehmann Aviation regularly publishes aerial images taken with LA100 on its facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lehmann-Aviation/379838322064367
LA100 flies at speeds of 20 to 80 km/h, at a range of up to 0.5 km. It can also fly in winds of up to 45 km/h and in temperatures from -25° C to 60° C. The wingspan of this UAV is 92 cm whilst the length is 45 cm. Mostly made of foam and carbon fiber, the LA100 weighs around 850 g, including a mounted GoPro camera.
The LA100 is priced at €990 (around $1,290). The deliveries have started in December, 2012. Lehmann Aviation says it plans to roll out hardware and software upgrades for the LA100 on a regular basis.
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LA100 is coming at 990€, ready to fly: deliveries have begun in december 2012