It was only last week that GoPro announced their foldable Karma drone and now DJI has stolen some thunder from GoPro and announced their own foldable drone called Mavic Pro. It can easily fit in a backpack or a large purse. The arms and propellers tuck into the Mavic. So no more having to remove the propellers. Essentially, its a Phantom 4 in a foldable form factor and a few more features.
Mavic Pro promises an encrypted 4.3-mile range, with support for 1080p streaming to an attached smartphone. So you can stream to Facebook Live, Periscope and YouTube via the DJI companion app in the same way Phantom-series drones do.
Here are some of the Mavic Pro’s main specs:
- Flight time: Up to 27 minutes
- Range: 7km (4.3 miles) with controller
- Camera specs: 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 96fps, 12Mp photos in RAW or JPG
- Max speed: 40mph
- Stable flight in winds up to 24mph
- Obstacle avoidance: up to 22mph
- Weight: 743g
The newly designed controller can be used on its own, or has fold-out arms which hold a smartphone. The controller’s screen shows key flight stats such as altitude, distance and remaining battery life. It has dedicated buttons for return-to-home and a pause button to stop the drone while it’s flying in its automatic modes. On the right-hand side is a switch for quickly flipping to Sport mode.
The Mavic Pro will go on sale in mid-October for the price of $999 Mavic Pro with controller or $749 without controller and you use your phone via WiFi to control the drone.
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