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Flapper Nimble+ Starter Kit

Flapper Nimble+ Starter Kit

SKU: 800000006
This product is in early access stage. It means that while the hardware is working and tested, the software is still pretty much work in progress. For more information see the early access description page.

The Flapper Nimble+ is the world’s first commercially available tailless flapping wing robot, now exclusively available via our website! Developed and manufactured by Flapper Drones, the Nimble+ is a development platform focused on universities, research labs and drone show operators eager to start exploring the emerging field of bioinspired aerial robotics. The soft flapping wings produce a natural, non intrusive sound and make the Nimble+ safe to other objects or humans, yet very responsive and agile.

The 49-cm and 114-g Nimble+ is powered by our Crazyflie Bolt 1.1. This means it still enjoys the same perks as our Crazyflies, including the low-latency/long-range radio and Android/iOS app. And what is best, it remains compatible with our extensive ecosystem of software and many of the deck expansions, so switching to the Nimble+ from a Crazyflie is a breeze. 

The use cases range from academic research (flight dynamics, flight control, swarming) and education (animal flight, bioinspired robotics) to entertainment (drones shows, flying characters).

To learn more about Flapper Drones (a Delft University of Technology spinoff), check their website.


  • Ready to fly kit
    • Attach the wings and fly! No tools required…
    • Hover, fly forward or sideways, turn, climb & descent
  • Bioinspired wing actuation
    • Brushless drive motors 
    • Coreless digital servos with precision metal gears
    • 5-minute battery life when hovering with full payload
    • Up to 20% more in forward flight
  • Precise control for fun manual flight
    • Dedicated 2.4 GHz transmitter for precise control
    • Smartphone App (Android/iOS) when packing light
  • Crazyflie Bolt flight control board
    • Application microcontroller (STM32F405)
    • Radio & power management microcontroller (nRF51822)
    • 3 axis gyro & 3 axis accelerometer (BMI088)
    • High-precision pressure sensor (BMP388)
  • Compatible with the Crazyflie ecosystem
    • Open-source firmware 
    • Open-source libraries for high-level control
    • Wireless firmware updates 
    • Wireless telemetry
  • Autonomous flight & addons
    • LPS/Lighthouse and other expansion decks for autonomous flight (sold separately)
    • Integrated onboard logging (microSD) & power measurement
    • Integrated interface for WS2812B RGB LEDs (max 1000 mA)
    • Integrated interface for optional external receiver (CPPM)
  • Customizable appearance
    • Create your own body shells
    • Decorate the wings, or redesign their shape
    • Add light effects with RGB LEDs
  • Designed for indoor operation
    • Safety assured by low weight & soft wings
    • Outdoor operation possible at low wind conditions
  • Dedicated customer support via Flapper Drones
    • Online documentation
    • Development support for your specific application
    • All parts available as spares

Package contents

  • 1 x Nimble+ flapping-wing robot
  • 1 x 2.4 GHz transmitter with OpenTX/EdgeTX
  • 2 x Wing set (1 + 1 spare)
  • 2 x 300mAh 2S LiPo battery (1 + 1 spare)
  • 1 x Landing gear
  • 1 x Body shell set
  • 1 x Wear and tear spares set
  • 1 x USB 2S LiPo battery charger
  • 1 x Crazyradio 2.0
  • 1 x Flight case (46 x 33 x 15 cm)
  • USB-A to USB-C cable (for transmitter charging)

(the transmitter model shown on the product photos may not be the exact model included)

Not included

  • USB power adaptor (for battery and transmitter charging)
  • microSD card (for onboard data logging)


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