MOTA – which introduced in November what it calls the world’s smallest and lightest drone, the MOTA JETJAT Nano – has unveiled six new drones, ranging from autonomous, commercial workhorses to smaller-than-pint-sized models.
According to the company, MOTA GIGA-8000 headlines the line-up for commercial applications. Its optional, patent-pending DRONE HANDS flight management system provides autonomous flight and payload handling for mission-critical work in areas such as agriculture, defense, energy, first response, real estate and security.
The GIGA-8000 also features pre-selected flight patterns, auto-follow and dual GPS. It can be equipped for pro-level HD streaming videography and it has a high-capacity battery for extended flight.
MOTA GIGA-6000 provides selectable flight patterns, as well as auto follow, HD video streaming and dual GPS.
MOTA Pro Live drones offer video streaming made business-simple, says the company. Ready to fly right out of the box, MOTA Pro Live-5000 and Pro Live-4000 feature auto takeoff, auto landing and selectable flight patterns to capture images at just the right moment. The Pro Live-5000 sports six rotors; the other models have four.
MOTA JETJAT Nano and MOTA JETJAT Nano-C are miniature renditions of their much larger cousins. Measuring less than an inch in any dimension – 22 x 22 x 20 mm (.87 x .87 x .79 in.) – and barely nudging the scales at less than one-half ounce, JETJAT Nano is believed to be the world’s smallest, lightest consumer drone, says MOTA.
JETJAT Nano-C adds SD-card video recording. The Nano-C’s dimensions are a modestly larger 32 x 32 x 22 mm (1.26 x 1.26 x .87 in.), and its .6 oz. weight is just a tad heavier than the Nano.
MOTA JETJAT Live-W is a palm-sized drone that delivers HD video streaming. At 15 x 15 x 4.5 cm (5.9 x 5.9 x 1.8 in.) and 2.5 oz., the drone comes with a controller featuring an integrated video display.
MOTA JETJAT Nano is now available now from retailers and from MOTA at an MSRP of $39.99. Availability and prices of the MOTA GIGA-8000, MOTA GIGA-6000, MOTA Pro Live-5000, MOTA Pro Live-4000, MOTA JETJAT Live-W, and MOTA JETJAT Nano-C will be announced later this quarter.
The company introduced the new models at consumer technology event CES 2016.
“Our new drones span a huge range of flight, from aerial platforms for commercial applications to Lilliputian nano drones for pure fun,” explains Michael Faro, president of MOTA.
Front photo: MOTA GIGA-8000