Among the more ‘cool’ looking drones to have graced the market lately, the Zero Explorer Xplorer just went live in China. The drone comes with FPV (first person view) via 5.8GHz transmission and has some interesting features embedded into it, which also mean that it isn’t the cheapest drone around.
I didn’t really find a mention of GPS on the product’s listing, but it does offer return to home. Not only does the drone itself look pretty cool, the bundled controller too is among the more eye-catching ones you’ll see. Interesting features of the drone include: Return to Home, Auto Take-off and Landing at the touch of a button (this is new!), and Elevation Lock.
It comes with a 5200mAh battery, which is among the larger capacity ones we’ve seen. The battery allows for a flight time of up to 25 minutes, which is something extremely impressive… even though real-world results are yet to be seen.
Like most quad-copters out there, this one too offers three user modes – beginner, intermediate and expert. The exact rates however aren’t mentioned. The drone costs US$522 and thereabouts shipped from China, making it a Phantom rival, but with some added features.
Do you think it should’ve contained an FPV screen instead of only offering display via smartphone?