Reliable performance in a ready-to-fly package

Ready to fly

IRIS comes fully assembled right out of the box. Just charge the battery pack and attach the propellers. The FlySky transmitter comes pre-configured for IRIS.

Failsafe protection

Failsafes protect against problems in flight. You can automatically land or bring IRIS home when the battery is low, the vehicle is out of range or GPS signal is lost.

3DR telemetry radio included in the box.
Droid Planner 2.0 shown.

Autonomous mission planning

This illustration shows a mission over Golden Gate Park in San Francisco

Intuitive autonomous
mission planning

Mission capable

Fly IRIS autonomously via Android tablet, phone or laptop. Plan and monitor simple to complex missions with virtually no limitations on waypoints.

Wireless connectivity

Wireless data lets you monitor and control IRIS in flight. IRIS comes equipped with 3DR telemetry radios (Android cable is included).

Stunning video
right out of the box

Rock-solid video platform

Mount a GoPro camera directly to IRIS or the optional Tarot brushless gimbal for perfectly stabilized, vibration-free video.

Focused flying

APM:Copter can fix the Tarot gimbal on a specific location, allowing IRIS to fly a mission while keeping the designated subject in view at all times.

2013 Joe Popp

Smart design

Powerful new flight controller

IRIS uses Pixhawk, our most advanced flight controller, with processing speeds over 20 times faster than our previous generation controller.

Robust frame

IRIS’ reinforced nylon arms and ABS plastic shell provide maximum insurance against damage. Integrated safety and LED status lights let you know the status of IRIS on the ground or in the air.



Maximum payload
400 g (.8 lb) payload capacity
GoPro with Brushless Gimbal
Flight time
10-15 minutes
100 mm
Motor-to-motor dimension
550 mm
Weight with battery
1282 g


Autopilot hardware
Next generation 32-bit Pixhawk with Cortex M4 processor
uBlox GPS with integrated magnetometer
Any PPM compatible RC unit
Preconfigured FlySky FS-TH9x RC
3DR Radio
915mHz or 433mHz


(2) 10 x 4.7 normal-rotation,
(2) 10 x 4.7 reverse-rotation
Four AC 2830, 850 kV
uBlox GPS with integrated magnetometer
Integrated GoPro camera mount with vibration dampener
Optional Tarot brushless gimbal with custom IRIS mounting kit
3-cell 11.1 V 3.5 Ah lithium polymer with XT-60 type connector.

Downloads / Support

APM (Copter)
PC Flight Management Software
Mission Planner
Tablet Flight Management Software
Droid Planner
User Manual
IRIS Operation Manual (PDF)
More Information
Complete IRIS information, tutorials, and documentation

In the Box


  • Ready-to-Fly IRIS
  • Transmitter
  • 3DR telemetry radio
  • Micro USB cable
  • Android OTG cable
  • 3500mAh 3S battery
  • Lipo charger
  • Charger bag
  • Extra red legs
  • Manual and flight checklist



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IRIS aerial video

Watch this video to see the awesome things you can do with IRIS and a the Tarot gimbal with GoPro HERO3.