Lotus RC is a small factory that hand makes the models. Please note they come white boxed with basic instructions, each model is tested at the factory and then test flown to ensure the GPS and flight control is working correctly, the models may therefore show some signs of use from the test flying. If you have trouble first using your model please contact our Aftersales Support Team for assistance.
This drone is pretty clever, packed with the latest cutting edge technology. They are used not only by hobbyists for fun but also for professional use, mainly for aerial filming and remote viewing. If you're new to RC drones then here is an introduction to the cool features found on this model:
GPS Automatic Take Off & Landing
With a normal radio controlled helicopter or quadcopter one of the most difficult things is taking off and landing. For beginners it usually leads to crashes. But with GPS automatic take off just arm the system and then select take off. The drone will automatically take off and hover without any further input needed! Ready to land? You no longer need to carefully reduce throttle while trying to keep the model flat, instead just hit the land switch and the drone will automatically land itself!
GPS Position Hold
No more having to constantly adjust for wind and movement. With GPS position hold you can let go of the controls and the drone will stay hovering in that position. This makes flying so much easier and stable. The GPS module knows where it is so can stay at those co-ordinates even if the wind blows.
With industrial grade MEMS sensors and 6 DOF motion control the T580G will also hold it's height automatically with less drift than other drones on the market. Unlike a traditional helicopter or quadcopter the throttle stick is spring loaded as altitude control becomes much simpler. You can just push up to make the drone fly higher and push down for lower but then just release the throttle to hover at that height.
GPS Return To Home On Signal Loss Or Request
The GPS return to home feature is fantastic. The T580 remembers the coordinates that it took off from. If you fly outside the transmitter range or the signal is lost for any reason such as your transmitter batteries go flat then the drone will automatically return to where it took off and land. When the signal is recovered you have the choice to either take over the flight control again or you can just leave it to let it continue and land. Some other drones will not allow you to take control again once return to home is activated which is something to watch out for. You also have the option to enable return to home at any time even if the signal is not lost by just flipping the return to home switch.
Low Voltage Safety
Another great feature that will keep your drone safer. The on-board computer will detect if the battery voltage is getting low and transmit a warning to the pilot to let you know it's time to land. If the battery gets even emptier then the drone will then proceed to land itself to ensure it does not stall and crash.
The T580G is named after the 580 grams maximum payload it can carry. This is more than enough to carry most mini HD video cameras like the Go Pro or Sony Action Cam for high quality recording. This larger T580 version can also be fitted with the Lotus PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) camera mount. This smart electronic mount has a built in computer that will keep your camera level even if the drone tilts forwards or backwards.
You may have seen some other drones on the market that are enclosed in a white one piece case. Although these may look a little nicer in practical terms they are not as good. If you do have a crash it usually means the whole system needs transferring to a new case but with a modular design like on the T580G just the broken arm or part can be replaced. The parts are made from special high impact material but if you did need to replace any part we stock all the parts for making easy repairs.
We're very confident that you will not find an RC drone with all the features at this price, even drones with less features sell for a lot more.
1. The blades must be attached before they will rotate. If the blades are not attached then there will be no response from the transmitter.
2. When you are ready to take off move both transmitter sticks down and out as far as they will go. Then release the sticks and move the throttle stick forward to take off. If you don't engage the throttle quick enough then it will cut out and you will need to repeat the procedure. To disengage the model move both sticks down and in.
3. To use the GPS features you must go to an outdoor area free from obstruction. An open field is ideal. Do not attempt to use indoors or in close proximity to anyone or anything as this could cause damage or injury.
|Radio Equipment||2.4 GHz|
|Motor / Engine||Brushless|
|Required To Use|
Dear friends, I have another question for you. I have seen that there are two versions of Lotus RC T580G,one RTF and another one ARF, having different prices.Could you tell me what makes the difference between them and why the RTF version is cheaper than ARF version ? Best regards
- Posted byon Tuesday, 4 July 2017
Hi, the RTF version is fully constructed wheras the ARF version is a kit for hobby modelists who wish to fit it with custom parts.
Is there an online manual as there was none included in the box and having trouble with the receiver not starting the motors many thanks.
- Posted byonThank you for your question and I am sorry to here your model came without a manual. Please see link provided below: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_YKTRXZg4MRYm9OMkNrNXF1ems/view?usp=sharing
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When you place your order before 2pm, Monday - Friday it will be posted the same day with a next day delivery courier. Spare parts are sent by Royal Mail, small models by Parcelforce and large bulky items by UPS. Guernsey and Jersey will take an extra day. Delivery times exclude weekends. For example if you order after 2pm on Friday it will be posted on Monday and delivered on Tuesday. If you ordered after 2pm on Thursday it would be posted on Friday and delivered on Monday.
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1 customer reviews
modelbouw radiografisch vliegtuigenBy marijn September 13, 2018
i have the drone lotus 380
make a flicht in my livingroom super
in a very good drone
greetings from holland