Beagle NOVA FPV Drone on Kickstarter

November 16th, 2020 icon / message-square 6

Drones are not only incredibly useful tools for filmmaking, they are also fun. Dwight Neptune reached out to us regarding a new product his company “Beagle Drones” just launched on Kickstarter. And this one looks like a ton of fun.

Beagle Drones was founded in 2017 and took only a year to launch its first drone — an indoor aircraft named “Neo 1”. In early 2020 Beagle Drones began developing its 3rd drone, the NOVA. And a few days ago they released it on Kickstarter and they are already funded way beyond their initial goal of $5000.

The NOVA FPV drone in a nutshell

NOVA FPV Drones Specs
NOVA FPV Drone Specs. Image Credit: Beagle Drones

The NOVA is a tiny FPV (First Person View) drone that allows users to see in real-time what the drone sees, using goggles. When maneuvering around an environment, FPV allows for more precise flying.

The NOVA FPV weighs only 248 grams, so no FAA registration or drone license is required in the U.S. (In other countries different legislation may apply.)

The drone has a built-in camera than films in 4K 60/30 fps and 1080p 120/60/30 fps to a micro-SD card. The image is simultaneously transmitted to the FPV goggles for the pilot.

If that is not enough, an external action-cam — for example, a Go-Pro — can be attached to the outside of the drone.

NOVA FPV Drone with external Action Cam.
NOVA FPV Drone with external Action Cam. Image Credit: Beagle Drones

The drone’s chassis is a sturdy black “cyberpunk-style” outer shell made from space-grade carbon-x material. Circular prop-guards protect the drone and everything around it from damage. Beagle Drones claim a flight range of 3200ft (~975m) for the aircraft.

Two batteries come with the drone. Each provides energy for around 7 minutes of flight and can be recharged in under 15 minutes

NOVA FPV Drone tiny and nimble
NOVA FPV Drone tiny but nimble. Image Credit: Beagle Drones

Flight Modes and Styles

The NOVA features different “modes” and “styles” that change the way the drone reacts to input. Cinema Mode is ideal for filmmaking as it provides smoother flights. Boost Mode unlocks more power and enables the drone to carry the extra weight when an external action camera is attached. Stability Style helps pilots to get controlled shots, by keeping your flight steady and balanced. Finally, Acro Style unlocks full access to drone controls without any assist. This enables you to flip around subjects and capture dynamic videos.

Our products, although technically an FPV product, it’s geared toward a content creator. That’s really who we build for. With the NOVA, you take it out of the box and you go.

Dwight Neptune, CEO
The tiny NOVA FPV Drone
NOVA FPV Drone. Image Credit: Beagle Drones

Pricing and Availability

NOVA is available on Kickstarter, starting at $369. Delivery is estimated to start in December for U.S. orders and in January of 2021 for international backers.

We mention this at the end of every crowdfunding-related article: Please be aware of the risks when backing a project on a crowdfunding platform. Please read the Accountability info on Kickstarter before backing anything. Keep in mind that there can be significant delays when delivering the product. Some projects even don’t get delivered at all.

If you have experience using FPV drones or are interested in the NOVA — please let us know in the comments!

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rio
rio
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8 days ago

this article is so irrelevant , please do your homework guys.
all the negativity is well deserved .

posting this kills your credibility.

there is so much flying out there that breaks boundaries and blows minds .
please don´t do this stuff…

cheers

rio

ava
ava
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14 days ago

This company is a fraud, their first drone was a ready to fly from banggood they sold twice the price, pretending they had invented it.
Now they do the same on this one : they steal someone else idea, uses only the cheapest chinese part and get some 3d stl from thingivers (printed in the wrong material) and then call it their invention.
Then they wrap it in false advertisment as the range, flight time and durability claim are a very long shot from reality. Not one image from the camera (caddx lorix) they are using in the build is visible in the ad, the only images they dare showing are coming from a gopro.
If you want something similar please get the original the shendrone squirt, that is cheaper, tougher and better in every way than this fraud.

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Aquiline
Aquiline
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November 17th, 2020

Looks like a good deal. So many questions. What parts are used? FC, Esc, camera, motors, RX, batteries, props? Is it a 2.5 inch? Dwight said its easy plug-in parts, does that mean you don’t have to solder any parts if completely damaged. A video on this drone It showed the drone having soldered motor wires to the Esc. There are plenty FPV cameras with HD DVR capability without a action camera. I agree the 14 min total flight time is a little misleading.

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Paul Corneille
Paul Corneille
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November 17th, 2020

Too expensive.

no chanc3
no chanc3
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November 17th, 2020

Don’t offer misleading flight times (of 14 minutes) and then expect people to trust you and front you money. Come on.
No one should have to do division in order to calculate the truth shame on you!
This looks like a cash grab from ignorant people.

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November 17th, 2020
Reply to  no chanc3

no chanc3. Why the negativity?

Did you even read the related information? (“Two batteries come with the drone. Each provides energy for around 7 minutes of flight and can be recharged in under 15 minutes”).

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