Crave giveaway: Elev-8 Quadcopter Kit from Parallax

(Credit: Parallax)

Congrats to Nels S. of St. Paul, Minn., for winning a pair of HiFiMan HE-400 headphones in last week’s giveaway. If you like geek toys, this week’s prize will have you flying high.

Here’s what you’ll find inside the kit. (Click to enlarge.)

(Credit: Parallax)

We’ve got an Elev-8 Quadcopter Kit from electronics manufacturer Parallax. The kit includes a frame, mounting hardware, motors, speed controllers, propellers, and a control board for flight stabilization. You just need to provide the battery and the RC radio equipment (Parallax recommends a six-channel RC radio).

This kit’s not for beginners, as building and flying this baby requires a moderate amount of mechanical skill. Once it’s put together, the flyer measures about 3 feet by 3 feet and weighs 2.5 pounds. You can use it for land mapping and surveying, taking aerial video, or just looking cool.

Normally, an Elev-8 Quadcopter Kit would cost you $ 599, but you have the chance to get one for free. How? There are a few rules, so please read carefully. And while we’re talking Parallax, CNET’s Donald Bell and Seth Rosenblatt visited the Rocklin, Calif., electronics manufacturer earlier this year… [Read more]

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