I really like this offering from Parrot, it is quite different from their usual quadcopters but has many benefits, the main ones are it can fly itself and the Parrot Disco can stay aloft for a full 45mins on one battery, that's amazing compared to the 5 or 6mis for a quadcopter. And it goes without saying you can fly it FPV (First Person View) and take great video at the same time.
Very similar to the Blade Nano QX at a fraction of the cost.
Gyro: 6 axis
Size: 17.3x 17.3 x 3.6cm
Flight time: about 6- 7minutes
Charging time: 45 minutes
Control ranges: about 30m-60m
Battery: 3.7V 150mAh li-po battery
Battery for transmitter: 4 x AAA battery(not included)
Headless mode allows you to auto rolling 360°,one key operation
Latest 6-axis flight control system with adjustable gyro sensitivity
Permits super stable flight
Lightweight airframe with strong durability
4-way flips (left,right,forward,backward)
USB charging cable allows you to charge from your computer.
Flying both indoor and outdoor ability
1 x CG023 Mini RC Quadcopter
1 x 2.4G transmitter
1 x USB charging cable
4 x spare blades
DJI has partnered with FLIR to bring a dedicated thermal camera and gimbal system to the Inspire and the Matrice 100. FLIR is the industry leader in thermal imaging technology and our partnership with them provides support and assistance to a wide variety of industries around the world.
Take to the sky and capture your world in beautiful 4K or 2.7k HD.
The Phantom 3 is an easy to use, fully integrated package with an intelligent system that helps you fly.
Even when flying up to 3.1 miles (5 km)* away, built-in Lightbridge technology
gives you complete control over your Phantom 3 and an immersive, live HD view of everything below.
Further adding a new dimension to your experience, automatic video editing software and livestreaming capabilities let you share what you see instantly
Be your own director and tell your story as never before. Reach for the sky and capture professional-quality footage from a new perspective.
With a crystal-clear camera, real-time HD video display, and intuitive flight controls, what will you create?
We all loved the 1980s’ sci-fi visions of the future — the way drones zipped around, blending in as a natural part of everyday life.
Many of the predictions made in these sci-fi films are now becoming a reality? With the DJI Phantom X, watch as we turn wide-eyed dreams
of future possibilities into fact with multi-angle shooting, Artificial Intelligence, obstacle avoidance and free-flight object tracking.
Quadcopter hoverboard makes it into the Guiness Book of Records! Is this the "Back To The Future" future of quadcopters?
It's not really fair to say that hoverboards don't exist -- they do, in wildly varying forms. Unfortunately they also happen to be pretty... raw. Which means they are either unable to work for more than a few seconds or require a surface substrate rippling with an opposing magnetic field to get around.
Still, the hope remains that a functioning mass-market hoverboard will become a possibility one day -- perhaps even before everyone who saw Back To The Future in cinemas is too old to try it out.
Today we've come one step closer, thanks to Catalina Alexandru Duru who has just broken the official record for the longest flight ever on a hoverboard.
Using his own conception of a floating skateboard -- this time a horizontal board powered by two massive fans like a quadcopter, rather than a water jet or magnets -- Duru managed to fly 905 feet and 2 inches over the surface of Lake Ouareau in Quebec, Canada, under the watchful gaze of Guinness World Records.
Yizhan Tarantula X6 2.4G 4CH RC quadcopter, Hyper IOC Function with LCD Controller, good range and 1200mAh lithium polymer battery which can give you around 8-10 minutes of flight time. This quadcopter is also known as the JJRC H16 Quadcopter.
The YiZhan Tarantula X6 quadcopter has a range upto 300 meters. This is the first quadcopter that I've seen under £70 with such long range, straight out of the box.
Tarantula X6 JJRC H16
The Tarantula X6 is the second drone model of the YiZhan RC toy manufacturer.
Using a 30C 7.4V 1200mAh Li-Po battery, the YiZhan Tarantula X6 drone has enough power for stable flights even on windy days.
You can equip your YiZhan Tarantula X6 with the 500W wide-angle 30 fps 1080p Full HD camera or with the 200W 60 fps 720p HD camera. Both are installed on a special camera mount with vibration reduction system to reduce the jello effect of the rotors.
With the Hyper IOC function, the beginner pilots don’t need to worry about losing their orientation, even if they fly 100 meters away the YiZhan Tarantula X6 drone will still come back when you pull back on the stick regardless of which way it is facing.
This new drone has many amazing features that can help novice pilots on their first flight, take for instance the powerful LED lights and adjustable flight speed.
The Hyper IOC function will helps to keep your orientation;
Good stability and strong wind resistance;
Easy to control, even for beginner pilots;
Adjustable fly speed;
The JJRC H16 X6 drone can flip perfectly at the height of 1meter from the ground;
Three available models: without camera, with 720p 60 fps camera or with wide angle 1080p 30 fps camera;
Anti-vibration camera mount for jello free aerial videos;
LED lights for night flight
Flight distance: up to 100 meters;
Play time: up to 10 minutes;
7.4V, 1200mah, 30C high capacity and high discharge rate Li-Po battery;
Flight functions: up/down, left/right, forward/backward, sideward fight, turn left/right and one button 360 degree flips;
YiZhan Tarantula X6 can flip perfectly at the height of only 1 meter from the ground .
Cutting edge new design;
High landing skids;
Available colors: blue and black;
Tarantula X6 drone size: 47.5cm*25.3*cm (included the prop guards)
YiZhan Tarantula X6 package includes:
The aircraft it self;
2.4 GHz remote controller;
7.4V 1200mah 30c Li-Po battery;
Optional Wide-angle 30 frame/sec 5 mega-pixel 1080p Full HD camera (500W YiZhan camera);
Optional 60 frame/sec 2 mega-pixel 720p HD camera (200W YiZhan camera);
1 set of prop guards;
1 set of spare propellers;
Battery charger (US/EU plug);
YiZhan Tarantula X6 user manual;
I flew most of my flights in Angle Mode except when I wanted to test how well the orientation control or the follow me features of Smart Mode worked. Angle mode feels like a normal quadcopter and that's a good thing. The big props mean it has a low disk loading which is great for long flight times, but can make the copter bobble around in the wind or when descending. I felt like the gains could have been increased some, but there is no way to do that in the software. Other than that, it handles great and is as responsive as you want it to be using the control rate slider on the transmitter. I noticed that I felt extremely comfortable with it right off the bat. I didn't get any weird vibes from it if that makes sense. It was solid and did what I told it to do and stopped and held its position when it was supposed to. I put around 20 flights on it during my testing over the course of a week and didn't have a single issue, it just worked.
Take offs require just a touch over half throttle for the flight board to increase the power. It goes straight up and holds a solid hover. The position and altitude hold works amazingly well. It ranks up there with the best flight boards on the market. It is nice having a spring loaded throttle so that when you release the throttle stick it returns to the midpoint and the Q500 will hold that altitude. It even held attitude well while transitioning from moving forward to stopping.
Flying around as a sport quad won't be that much fun as even on full rabbit the control rate is just not that fast. This is really designed for taking photos and videos so the parameters are setup to make it smooth and steady. There is enough angle to penetrate some wind, but they don't recommend flying in anything over 12MPH. On one of my test flights the wind was around 10MPH and it handled it just fine.
Landings can be a little tricky with the Q500. Something about the motor algorithm or pressure sensor causes it to bounce some even if you have the throttle stick all the way down. You can make a good landing, but more often than not, it would bounce on me. I started getting ready to hit the Start/Stop button just before touchdown to kill the motors. Make sure you are landing on a flat surface. It's not as big of a deal as it sounds, it just handles differently while landing than I'm used to.
The Q500 is a fantastic package that includes absolutely everything you are going to need to get up and running for capturing aerial photos and videos. Everything from the packaging to the quality of the gear makes it really feel like a prosumer product. It's easy to fly and simple to use. It just works right out of the box with no fuss at all. For the money, you won't find a better complete package out of the box.
Everything You Need
HD Ground Station
Long Flight Times
Two Batteries Included
High Quality Construction
Position and Altitude Holding
Camera Gimbal Stabilizes Footage
Props will enter camera view on forward flight
Landings can be bouncy
Video is a bit soft
Poor viewing angle on screen
Video lag makes it harder to precisely line up a shot
Credit to: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2328279
DJI 5200mAh LiPo Battery
Weight (Battery & Propellers Included)
Hover Accuracy (Ready To Fly)
Vertical: 0.8m; Horizontal: 2.5m
Max Yaw Angular Velocity
Max Tiltable Angle
Max Ascent / Descent Speed
Ascent: 6m/s; Descent: 2m/s
Max Flight Speed
15m/s (Not Recommended)
Diagonal Motor-Motor Distance
Static : 750mA; Dynamic : 900mA
Pitch : -90°－0°
Maximum Angular Speed
Pitch : 90°/s
Operating Environment Temperature
1080p30 & 720p
110° / 85°
5.728 GHz－5.85 GHz
Communication Distance (Open Area)
CE Compliance: 400m; FCC Compliance: 800m
Receiver Sensitivity (1%PER)
CE Compliance: 25mW; FCC Compliance: 100mW
Built-In LiPo Battery Working Current/Capacity
Communication Distance (Open Area)
DJI VISION App
System Requirement Of Mobile Device
iOS version 6.1 or above/ Android system version 4.0 or above