MicroPilot featured on Discovery Channel's New Series Called PROTOTYPE THIS!
October 6, 2008
MicroPilot is proud to announce their association with PROTOTYPE THIS, an all-new Discovery Channel series. PROTOTYPE THIS brings viewers straight to the drawing board and through the design process to experience firsthand as inventions come to life. The series features a team of expert engineers who work each week to come up with one-of-a-kind prototypes of tomorrow for people to experience today.
MicroPilot was involved in the show by providing a MP2x28 miniature autopilot, along with autopilot integration. Howard Loewen, President of MicroPilot stated.
"It was a very ambitious project under a very tight deadline. Congratulations to our MicroPilot technical team and the talented crew at ProtoType This! MicroPilot enjoyed being part of the team and we really hope that you enjoy watching."
The premiere air date for the series is Wednesday October 15th at 10:00 pm (Eastern / Pacific). The "Flying Lifeguard" episode featuring a UAV with a MicroPilot autopilot will air mid- December. For exact date and more, see Discovery Channel website http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/prototype-this/prototype-this.html.
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Started in 1994, with 1000 clients in over 85 countries, MicroPilot is the world leader in professional autopilots for UAVs and MAVs. MicroPilot is an ISO 9001 autopilot manufacturer to bring to market an ISO 9001 sub 30 gram autopilot, triple redundant autopilot, and full-function general purpose autopilot. MicroPilot offers a family of lightweight UAV autopilots that can fly fixed-wing, transitional, helicopter, and Multirotor UAVs. MicroPilot also provides complementary products such as the XTENDERmp SDK, and trueHWIL2.