Just like cameras, the best drone is the one you have with you. Most of them tend to be sitting at home due to the lack of portability. While DJI has made strides with their Spark, the controller is another item you have to lug around. While I am pretty confident that if I could fast forward a few more years the technology will be better, smaller, and cheaper. For now we have just a few high quality smaller options. The latest GDU quadcopter, the GDU 02, has made some nice strides. My favorite feature is the fact that the copter and the controller clip together to make one protected brick that I can throw in my backpack.
Read on for more details, pictures, and video of the GDU 02.
Who is GDU?
GDU is hi-tech company, focused in the development of premium and iconic drones. GDU introduced the first Full Folding drone and Universal Flying Platform, and continues to innovate to offer users a true flying experience.
What is O2?
O2 is designed for everyone, combining extreme portability, high resolution image capturing, advanced sensors and on board computing capability, and ease of use, to be the go-to option for your everyday drone.
What are the characteristics of O2?
Dimension: 7.3*2.04*3.66 in
Weight: With Battery 1.60 lb
Max. Horizontal Speed: 33.6 mph
Max. Ascend Speed: 11.2 mph
Max. Height Spead: 11482 ft
Hovering Time: Without Prop. Guard 20 mins (With Prop. Guard 15 mins)
Operating Temperature: 32? To 104?
GPS Module: GPS and GLONASS
Firmware Update: Update Through App
Wind Resistance: 12mph
Design: 3-Axis Gimbal
Pitch Range: -90° To 0°
Sensor: 1/3 Inch CMOS 13MP
Lens: FOV 79.8°, equivalent focal length 25.5mm F2.2
Distortion: < 1.5%
ISO Range: Auto 100-1600
Shutter Speed: Auto
Max Photo Resolution: 4208*3120
Video Resolution: 4K: 3840*2160 @30fps; 1080P: 1920*1080 @30fps; 720P: 1280*720 @30fps
Photo Format: JPG
Video Format: MP4.
Transmission Distance: 0.6 mi
Transmission Resolution: WiFi Live View 720P @30fps
App: IOS / Android
Remote Frequency: 5.8 GHZ
Control Distance: 0.6 mi
Capacity: 1200 mAh
Mobile App Control
Control Distance: 260 ft
Image Transmission: 720P/30fps