Building on the ground breaking success of the Quanum Nova, the Nova Pro is the next generation in GPS drone technology from Quanum.
The Quanum Nova Pro represents our commitment to the continued development of our flagship aerial camera platform with one primary goal in mind - to provide our customers with an easy to operate, user friendly drone that is capable of professional flight performance.
And with our Nova Pro thats exactly what you get! The perfect aerial platform for carrying your GoPro or other similar sized action cameras to shoot amazing aerial video!
The Nova Pro retains the high quality white molded body which not only looks slick but is durable and extremely light weight. The lower body shell of the Nova integrates bright LED lights, green in the front arms and red in the rear, making orientation easy in both day and night flying. Additionally, there are two large status indicator LEDs at the rear which show the current status, such as GPS signal and battery condition.
The motors on the Nova Pro have been upgraded to the powerful and more efficient 2312 960KV size and it has a larger battery compartment to accommodate up to a 5200mAh 3S battery pack. These improvements now enable flight times of up to 25 minutes!
Headless Mode, GPS position hold, Altitude hold and Return to Launch functions are all available but thats not all, the Nova Pro is also full telemetry and mission capable.
For more advanced users or as your skills progress, the APM flight controller allows you to use Mission Planner to gain access to a whole host of programming options including selectable flight modes, GPS waypoint functionality, advanced tuning and much more!
The Nova Pro is also completely compatible with the HK Pilot Transceiver Telemetry Radio Set, taking the Nova Pro to the next level in autonomous flight programming and control and with the addition of the Quanum Bluetooth Telemetry Box, flight data and waypoint navigation can be completely and is conveniently wireless.
Yes it's a great flying machine but lets get down to its real business, the Nova Pro is all about aerial camera work so it has been designed to be directly compatible with both our Quanum Q-2D and Q-3D brushless gimbals. Simply bolt-on your preferred Quanum gimbal and connect it to the integrated gimbal control plugs on the bottom of the Nova Pro. The on-board connections provide power and axis control for either of the Quanum gimbals we recommend and you have a truly versatile and professional "camera ship".
The Quanum Nova Pro is an amazing piece of technology that will enable you to shoot professional level aerial video and we know that once you've compared the features, functionality, flight performance and price of other GPS quadcopters on the market today, the Quanum Nova Pro will rise above the crowd.
• Plug and Fly - Add your own radio system, battery and charger!
• Multiple preset flight modes such as Manual, Stable (loiter), Direction Locked (simple), Altitude Hold and Return to Home
• GPS waypoint mission capable through Mission Planner, advanced tuning and much more (for Advanced users)
• USB port for connection to your PC
• Precision GPS, compass and altitude sensors
• Q-2D and Q-3D brushless camera gimbal ready (sold separately)
• On-board tilt/roll control and power connections for use with optional brushless camera gimbal
• Low voltage battery protection initiates blinking LEDs and audible buzzer when flight battery is low
• Easy to see LEDs provide excellent visibility in both day or night flying
• Fully compatible with HKPilot Telemetry Transceiver Set
• Fully compatible with Quanum Telemetry Box
• Programmable navigation capable through 3D Robotics Tower App
Main Rotor Diameter: 365mm
Main Rotor Blade Length: 205mm
Main Motor Size: 2312 930KV
Flying weight: 875g
Approximate Flight Time: Up to 25 minutes
Battery: 3S 2200 ~ 5200mAh LiPoly (required)
Quanum Nova Pro GPS QuadCopter
Dampened camera mount
Standard plastic action camera mount
9 inch propellers x 4
3S 2200~5200mAh LiPoly battery
After flying a nanocopter within my living room and a lot of years experience with RC planes, I finally bought my first quadcopter. First I wanted to buy a DJI F450 kit, but I was also looking at the Nova.
After a 50 Euros price drop and because of the nice specs and features and because of the many mods which can be done on this aircraft, I decided to buy one.
Shipping from the European warehouse (to The Netherlands) was fast as usual and all came in good order.
I don't want to bring several different transmitters when I go out for some flight hours, so I bought the PNF version to use with my beloved Taranis X9D Plus. I ordered a D8R-ii Plus receiver, but because this one came from the Hong Kong warehouse it took a bit longer to arrive.
In the meantime I was able to play and learn a bit with the Nova and the Mission Planner Software.
The first time it connected, it did an upgrade to firmware 3.2.1 but after reading it should be better not upgrade directly the first time, I did a gyro and compass calibration, just to be sure. After that the Google maps display in Mission Planner showed my Nova pointing in right direction....
A helpful HobbyKing employee told me in a chat session that the upgrade should be no problem. It may be possible that some minor settings will be changed and he said that a calibration would be wise.
My maiden was in the darkness with some wind, so that was maybe not the wisest moment, but wow, this thing is flying so easy! In position hold mode, everyone can fly this thing!
The second flight was during daytime and I wanted to know the flight duration with the 5200 mAh Lipo.
It flew sooo long.... more than 25 minutes.... but no automatic landing..... the flight ended with a free fall from about 1,5 meter!!
No damage at all (who said that the carriage legs are fragile?)
At home I checked all the settings. Battery failsafe was set on 10,6 Volts, so I did not understand why the failsafe didn't work.... finally I discovered! The failsafe settings were okay, but the voltage input was not set, so no voltage was measured!
But after that, the first flight was already over after about 10 minutes as the battery failsafe came in….after charging I found out that only about 2500 mAh where used (5200 mAh battery).
So it seemed a short voltage drop caused the quad to land.
I have also added some resistors to the receiver so in my Taranis screen I can also read the battery voltage and the failsafe came in already if the battery still was on 11 Volts.
So for some reason, if the voltage drops for a short period of time, the failsafe already kicks in... Now I have setup some battery failsafe through a lua script in my Taranis.
Nice thing is, that the Nova saves logs from the flight so you can evaluate several values like voltage, height, position, flightmode, etc…
I have ordered a Arduino board for adding a APM to FrSky converter, so I get more telemetry data from the quad in my Taranis screen like Satellites, flightmode, etc.
With lua scripts I have made myself a nice telemetry screen in my Taranis.Got mine yesterday and took it apart.The usual few bad screws fixing the body but inside is a different story altogether.A full APM,a new power distribution board that looks well made,great motors are identical to the Multistar 2312/980kvs.All new ESCs which is a good thing.DJI style 9450 ST props which are excellent,a larger bottom half of the body to take the 5200 Multistar batteries and that includes the LiHv one.Telemetry works but wires need switching if using a 3DR clone type.Ublox Neo 7 GPS/compass combo in the puck and comes loaded with 3.2.1 arducopter firmware.I'll be changing the nasty foam FC mounts for Zeal but that's about it for improvements.It looks really good and very similar to my highly modified Nova.Not flown it yet but all the signs are good.RX is present and works with my old stock TX.It's a twin tail receiver so range should be good.I'll let you know how it flies.