Best 3 upcoming FPV drones in 2018 on GearBest
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DJI and Ryze Teamed Up to Design an Amazing Low-cost Drone - DJI Ryze Tello
It’s one of the most anticipated drones of 2018. The renowned brand DJI and the Chinese startup Ryze have joined forces to design and produce a breathtaking aircraft aimed at the younger audience as well as adults.
The design is very similar to the widely popular DJI Spark. As you can see in the image the frame is black and white and made of ABS plastic, a lightweight and resistant material. The drone only weighs 80g and has the dimensions of 3.86 x 3.64 x 1.61 inches (9.80 x 9.25 x 4.10 cm).
As expected from any DJI product, Tello comes with a set of useful features for a fun and safe flight. Namely, it features Auto Takeoff and Landing, Low Battery and Failsafe Protection, Throw & Go (start flying by tossing it into the air), 8D Flips (slide on screen to perform cool aerial stunts), Bounce Mode (flies up and down from your hand automatically) and Vision Positioning System (precise hovering). On top of all these awesome features, you will be surprised to know DJI Tello features an Intel 14-core processor. But wait, there’s more! DJI Tello is programmable with Scratch, an MIT-developed block-based visual coding system for kids and teenagers to program software applications for Tello!
A DJI drone wouldn’t be complete without a powerful camera and Tello is no exception. This amazing little quadcopter features a built-in 5MP camera with electronic image stabilization. The camera also features EZ Shots (record videos with Circle, 360 and Up & Away functionality). On top of this, the camera also transmits Live Video (FPV) and is compatible with VR Headsets.
Except controlling via a RC controller, Tello also makes use of the pilot’s smartphone to work as a remote controller. This is done through a free to download app (available for Android and iOS). The application UI (user interface) is very user-friendly and simple to use. It gives access to all the drone’s features and displays the Live Video directly on the screen.
Flight Time and Control Range
DJI Ryze Tello’s specifications surprised the drone community. For such an affordable aircraft it features an astonishing 13-minute max flight time thanks to the 3.8V 1100mAh battery. This flight time is above average when comparing to other same price drones. The maximum control range is around 100 meters.
Race your Friends with Lieber Zulu FPV Racing Drone for only $145.82
One of the most fun and complete FPV racing packages to hit the market in 2018. Comes with all you need to race FPV right out of the box.
Lieber Zulu’s has a very appealing design with a bright baby blue color that will surely stand out from other mini racing drones. It’s made of ABS plastic, weighs only 42g and has the following dimensions: 4 x 4 x 1.6 inches (10.16 x 10.16 x 4.06 cm).
This mini racing drones features a high-performance engine, SP Racing F3 EVO brushed flight control, a built-in TVL camera and 25mW FPV VTX combo. The best part is, it comes with its own 48CH FPV Goggles headset, enhancing your vision of the race! Lieber Zulu’s has all you need to experience drone racing your friends without spending a lot of money.
Every racing drone needs a FPV camera and Lieber Zulu is no exception. The built-in 700TVL camera has a 148º horizontal / 170º diagonal Field of View and operates in 5.8GHz frequency. The First Person View video is transmitted in real-time on the FPV Goggles (included), allowing the pilot to accurately and efficiently race the drone without losing a second of action.
Flight Time and Control Range
This mini racer can fly long distances, in fact, its control range is way above average even to same price quad racers. An astonishing 300 meters allow you to race long tracks without losing connection. The flight time falls a bit short, only 6 minutes. However, we must take into consideration it’s a racing drone, thus we must switch batteries after each race.
Be Number One with Professional FuriBee Geniuser Racing Drone for only $158.99
A professional and powerful FPV racing drone with a brand new X-type frame, brushless motors and a 800TVL camera.
FuriBee Geniuser falls under the category of the 160mm racers, meaning its frame is 160mm diagonally. The frame is made of carbon fiber, one of the strongest materials in the world, very lightweight and extremely resistant to crashes and hits. Drone only weighs 14g.
FuriBee Geniuser comes with some of the most interesting features in any other racing drone within its price range. I’m talking about a F4 6DOF Flight Controller with built-in OSD and LED buzzer module, 4-in-1 BLHELI_S 28A electric speed controller, the latest 3.2.0 BetaFlight firmware (can be updated once a new version is released), and of course the amazing 1506 3400KV brushless motors. Without a doubt a feature-rich racing quad with all the latest technology.
Because you need to see the racing track, Geniuser comes with a built-in 800TVL CCD camera with 1/3 inch image sensor, 145º FOV and a 2.1mm lens. It of course transmits the Live Video of the race to a FPV screen or FPV Goggles.
It comes with a Frsky 8CH receiver that works in 5.8GHz frequency and allows a max control range up to 600 meters without losing connection. It’s a top of the line remote controller for professional drone racing used by many enthusiasts.
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