The Nimbus 195 Racing Drone Is Stronger Than It Looks
Nimbus 195 has accepted the challenge of FPV racing, and the potential risks of equipment damage and costly repairs. High-speed crashes are not fun, that’s for sure, and Russian outfit Aerodyne RC has come up with a solution. This device is set to raise the bar and shows off higher durability standards – or, at least, if it eventually gets shipped.
The Nimbus looks somewhat ordinary, except for its unique ball-shaped fuselage and fully-enclosed construction. Showing off a monocoque shell, made using a unique construction method that uses a special bladder to form a cavity during the carbon fiber layup process, the drone benefits from a single-piece seamless carbon fiber structure.
Nimbus 195 price tag and specs
Backed up by a strong and lightweight frame, the aerodynamic drone brags about excellent IP 54 weatherproofing. Several indentations on the body allow for further optimized flying dynamics; even the propellers were made using a flexible type of plastic that won’t break on impact.
Could you believe that the Nimbus is so tough it can even survive getting rolled over by a car tire? Aerodyne RC is currently on a fundraising campaign at Indiegogo, with their offering available in three different packages — frame only, BNF and RTF.
The Ready-To-Fly (RTF) package costs $750 and comes with a TBS Tango transmitter, with a built-in 5.8G FPV monitor and receiver. Aerodyne RC will also offer the frame for sale, resulting in a customized drone.
Important figures: 160 km/h, 1000-meter control range, F4 flight controller with integrated OSD, 30/45/55 degrees adjustable FPV camera HS 1177/1190 with 2.5 mm lens, 4S batteries / XT60 – up to 1550 mAh. Gotta love it!