Powerful and efficient high-output brushless motors give Aton™ plenty of horsepower for any mission.
4 easy to see LEDs indicate power on, satellite link established, return-to-home location set, and overall system status.
The GPS system is cleverly integrated into the roll hoop to shield it from radio frequency interference and protect it from physical damage.
With decades of experience engineering the worlds fastest Ready-to-Race radio controlled models, Aton is built to go the distance with strong composite materials and proven design methods. All the parts are available to support Aton to keep it flying for years to come.
Aton shines brightly with high output LEDs that light up the sky with brilliant color that helps you see and maintain your directional orientation.
Aton's props are specially tuned for quiet, smooth, and efficient operation. Aton moves pleasantly through its surroundings with minimal noise and distraction.
The battery on the Aton™ is fully enclosed and protected.
Traxxas Flight Link transforms your Apple iOS® or Android™ device into a powerful tool that equips Aton with an intuitive, high-definition, full-color graphical user interface.
Yes! In Film mode, Aton virtually flies itself. You just direct Aton where you want it to go. You do not have to know how to fly at all.
Press the Return To Home Button on the transmitter and Aton will immediately stop what it was doing and use GPS to quickly return to its home location.
Aton will tell you when the battery is getting low. If the battery gets too low, Aton automatically returns to home.
Turn on the transmitter and plug in a charged battery. Aton will then take about a minute to locate the GPS satellites. When you see four solid green LEDs on Aton's status bar, Aton is ready for take off.
No calibration is required. We calibrated Aton at the factory so that you don't have to.
Aton features auto-take off. Move the left throttle stick to the halfway point and Aton takes off and hovers about 10-feet above the ground waiting for the next command.
Aton virtually flies itself in Film Mode. Simply move the control stick in the direction you want to go. Move the throttle stick up to go up, down to descend, and then back to the middle to hover in place.
When Aton is far away, it can be hard to see if it is moving slowly up or down. The transmitter emits audible beeps to alert you that you are either ascending (up) or descending (down). There is no tone when you are hovering. This patent pending feature is exclusive to Aton.
Press Return To Home and Aton lands itself. You can also slowly descend until Aton is safely on the ground.
Out of the box, Aton has a GPS geofence of about 500 feet (150 meters). This radius can be changed using the Traxxas Flight Link app. In good conditions Aton has the ability to fly beyond an average person's line of site.
No problem. If the radio signal is lost, Aton simply returns to home by itself.
Aton includes a fixed mount with vibration-damping that is compatible with the GoPro® accessory system. Aton Plus features a 2-Axis gimbal that includes a mount for GoPro® HERO® 3 and 4 series cameras.
Aton has a fixed camera mount and 3000mAh capacity battery. Aton plus adds a 2-Axis motorized gimbal and replaces the 3000 mAh battery with a higher capacity 5000mAh battery (for longer flight time).
The landing gear is installed to protect the camera. When the camera is not in use, the landing gear is easily removed to reduce weight and drag.
A gimbal is a motorized device that stabilizes the view of the camera so that your video is not affected by Aton's flight motions.
Aton Plus includes a 2-axis precision motorized gimbal (available separately for Aton). A 3-axis gimbal equipped with FPV framing is coming soon.
The number of axis defines the movement. A 2-axis gimbal counteracts pitch (forward and back) and roll (side-to-side) movement. A 3-Axis gimbal adds the ability to counteract yaw movement (rotation clockwise or counterclockwise).
Aton flies about 18-20 minutes on the included 3000mAh battery. The 5000mAh battery (Aton Plus), increases flight times to around 25-28 minutes. Adding the weight of the camera and gimbal reduces flight times by approximately 5-7 minutes. Variables such as wind and temperature also affect flight time.
The included 3-amp AC charger will fully charge the included battery in 1-hour or less. Traxxas iD chargers (sold separately) can cut the charge time in half and charge two batteries at the same time.
Traxxas' exclusive patent pending iD system makes battery charging a snap by eliminating the need to program charger settings. Just plug in the battery and press the start button.
You don't have to know how to fly to have fun with Aton, but if you do want to explore learning to fly, Sport mode's 6-axis flight control makes it easy. Air brakes and Return To Home are always there to help out when you need it.
Expert mode is for a small group of the most experienced, hardcore pilots who want to take full control of Aton's incredible power and flight capabilities.
When flying in sport or expert mode, air brakes stop the Aton in a stable and level hover. This is a great tool to assist those that want to learn how to fly.
|Blade Circle:||22.83" (580mm)|
|Rotor Diameter:||8.27" (210mm)|
|Rotor Center Distance Diagonal:||14.57" (370mm)|
|Rotor Hub Distance Vertical:||10.30" (262mm)|
|Overall Height:||3.70" (94mm)|
|Overall Height with Landing Gear:||8.57" (218mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||0.11" (3mm)|
|Ground Clearance with Landing Gear:||4.87" (124mm)|
|Overall Flight Weight (with Battery):||30.33 oz (860g)|
|Flight System:||Auto-Leveling Six-Axis|
|Radio System:||2.4GHz 6-channel Multi-mode|
|Main Frame Structure/Material:||Molded Composite|
|Battery Type:||3-Cell Lithium Polymer (LiPo)|
|Battery Discharge Rating:||20C|
|AC Battery Charger Rate:||3.0A|
|Motor Type:||Sensorless Brushless Outrunner|
|Camera Mount:||Fixed||2-axis Gimbal|
|Battery Capacity:||3000 mAh||5000 mAh|
Aton uses OSS (open source software) components from the Dronecode project (Dronecode.org) as part of its overall flight system. Compatible open source portions of Aton's flight system can be found on the Traxxas Github page. A USB connection can be found under Aton's canopy. If you are a developer, Aton offers tremendous performance potential in a rugged, fun-to-fly platform.
Learn More at Dronecode.org
Traxxas Github Page
Mission Planner is an open source ground station application that is compatible with the Dronecode portions of Aton's flight system. Currently supported Mission Planner features include viewing log files for analysis and plotting logged missions onto satellite maps. You can also convert your Aton log files for viewing 3D virtual missions in Google Earth. Using these features requires the user to insert a high-quality MicroSD card (sold separately).
Achieving the best possible video output often requires using software to edit and enhance the video. Software is useful for editing your clips, cropping, enhancing color and sharpness, and applying special effects. Listed below are widely available editing programs with digital stabilization capabilities. While all footage can benefit from some stabilization, it is especially useful when the camera is attached to the fixed mount.
Final Cut Pro®
Adobe After Effects®
YouTube™ Online Video Editor
There are many fun things to do with and learn about Aton. Keep up to date by visiting our blog where we will be showing you how to get the best performance from Aton and keep you informed on what is coming next.