This is the Electric Powered, 2.4GHz Radio Controlled Ready to Fly Aton Plus Quadcopter from Traxxas. **Differences between Aton model #7908 and Aton Plus #7909:** Aton 3000mAh 3-Cell LiPo iD Battery *Camera Mounting Bracket Only Aton Plus 5000mAh 3-Cell Power Cell LiPo iD Battery *Camera Mounting Bracket Only *2-Axis Gimbal w/Mount **Camera Not Included with Either Model** **Additional Technical Info Will Be Added When It Becomes Available.**.
Haven’t tried it in sports mode yet but have seen enough video of experienced pilots flying the Aton to know it’s blistering speed & stunt capabilities are far beyond my current skill level. That’s ok because I can’t think of another quad that will be more intuitive & user friendly while I’m practicing to become a better pilot.
In film mode, it practically flies itself and doesn’t get blown around by the wind like those lighter, less powerful quads. One of the best things for new pilots is the multiple safety features Traxxas has built-in to the flight control system greatly reducing the risk of “flyaways” you so often read about. And watching this thing quickly return to home all by itself – from hundreds of feet away – is truly an amazing thing to witness.
Features like Air Brakes & Automatic Return To Home (if battery gets low or Aton is inadvertently flown beyond transmitter or geofence range) let me fly with more confidence knowing I’m less likely to lose or crash it due to pilot error. Of course if you smash it into the ground at 50 mph, no amount of technology is going to prevent some serious damage. If you’re new like me, start slow & work your way up to more aggressive flying and while you’re at it– you can always put a Go-Pro on the supplied fixed camera mount & capture some pretty decent HD video.