We survived CES 2020, and we were very happy to see a few new machines announced. Autel Robotics is shaking things up with an 8K camera, while PowerVision thinks you want a camcorder. We do, actually.
More important than new drones, the drone Remote ID conversation is heating up. The proposed rule could be the end for many hobby pilots, but you can speak up to protect your flights, details below.
????♀️Drone Remote ID is a valuable tool that we support. That said, we are just as worried as most of the drone industry about how the FAA proposes to implement things. As it sits, you’ll need to add a pricey, network-connected module to anything that flies. Again, Remote ID is important, but a simple broadcast could be cost effective and easy. Comment with the FAA before it’s too late. Learn more here
????Best drones of CES 2020 This is a fun one, a quick chat about the best drones from CES 2020. Check it out
???? Autel Robotics Evo II is a new drone with some exciting specs. The short list includes an 8K camera and 40 minutes of flight time. Nice! Evo II overview
XDynamics Evolve 2 is new competition to drones like the DJI Inspire 2. A micro four thirds camera with interchangeable lenses is a good start. Learn more
???? PowerVision PowerEgg X is a decent consumer drone with a great set of usability features. Convert this quadcopter from a waterproof drone that can land on water, down to a hand-held camera, and everything in between. How can that be?
???? Swellpro Spry+ offers the next level of waterproof drone, not only can you fly in the rain and land on water, but when floating, the camera sits below the surface. Check out the world above and below with one machine. See more here
DJI Mavic Mini review
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|+ Compact for easy transport
+ Full suite of Mavic flight features
+ 30 minute battery life
+ Does not require FAA registration
|– Simple remote control
– Minimal obstacle avoidance sensors – fly safe!
The Mavic Mini packs an enormous punch for its size and price, worth every penny, but it may not be the 4K camera drone of your dreams.
The DJI Mavic Mini is what the company came up with in response to wanting all the best features, but in a frame that weighs less than 0.55 lbs. (250g.) Weighing in at 249g, 0.548lbs, the folding drone avoids FAA registration requirements, yet manages to be highly capable in the sky, offering a 2.7K camera mounted on a 3-axis stabilized Gimbal, DJI Quickshots flight modes and more.
The drones of CES 2020
???? Don’t like to read? No worries, here are the best drones from CES 2020 in video format. All of the new machines are in there, and then some other machines that deserve some coverage.