FAQ

Who the heck are you guys?
BirdsEyeView Aerobotics is a startup company based in Andover, New Hampshire, founded by an aerospace engineer from North Carolina. Live Free or Die, y’all! Our focus is on the emerging commercial aerobotics market, and we pride ourselves on a commitment to refreshing innovation, high quality product offerings, and a relentless push-the-envelope mentality. 

What the heck is an aerobot?
An aerobot is a flying robot for everyday people. Some call them “drones.” We don’t as a rule.

Why “FireFLY6”?
We may or may not admit to being huge fans of one Malcolm Reynolds.  But seriously, there’s no question that “we aim to misbehave.” Although the FireFLY6 design did go through several iterations (at the moment we’re at Mark III Version 10 to give you an idea), there haven’t been five “FireFLYs” before this one. It’s just a cool wordplay on the Y6 multicopter configuration at the core of the FireFLY6.

What battery should I use?
The FireFLY6 PRO comes equipped with two Turnigy Multistar High Capacity 6S 5200mAh batteries, and you can click here to purchase extra batteries.
For our legacy FireFLY6 DIY products, we recommend the Turnigy Multistar High Capacity 3S 5200mAh battery in 142x49x22mm form factor (important!).

What map stitching software do you recommend?
The short answer is that we're agnostic on this, and so is the FireFLY6 PRO by extension. When paired with a mapping payload, the FireFLY6 PRO system produces geo-referenced imagery that can be fed into the post-processing solution of your choice, without preference to cloud or local processing options. We offer Pix4D products as optional add-ons to the FireFLY6 PRO, and we'll do everything we can to support your use of them should you choose to purchase through us.

What happened to your DIY products?
All good things must come to an end, and when the market speaks we listen! With its powerful coverage capabilities, flexibility, and industry-leading VTOL, the FireFLY6 PRO quickly became our most popular product, so we've chosen to focus our efforts on that product line going forward. We'll continue to support our legacy DIY customers requiring technical support or spare parts, through 2017 or while supplies last.