French Company Lehmann Aviation is now manufacturing a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) specifically designed as a platform for GoPro POV Action Cams. The Lehmann LA100 is basically a remote controlled flying wing with a mount on top for your GoPro cameras.
Here’s the Press Release (via Photography Blog)
Lehmann LA100 – WORLD’S 1st FULLY AUTOMATIC UAV for $1,200 USD
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.
Here’s a Great Video showing the LA100 in action
…Just another cool and fun way to get some great shots with a GoProHero3. I LOVES ME some TOYS!!!