Yuneec Mantis G: can it stand up to the DJI Mavic

Yuneec Mantis G: can it stand up to the DJI Mavic

Chinese drone manufacturer Yuneec just launched a new drone to its lineup of consumer drones under $1,000: the Mantis G. The Mantis G is a $699, 4K, foldable camera drone that largely resembles the DJI Mavic Air. And there’s not a lot of reason that it’s any better, save for one, that could be a huge selling point for some pilots: flight time. The Mantis G (and its predecessor, the Mantis Q), can fly for 33 minutes on one battery. For comparison, the Mavic Pro can only fly for 27 minutes, and the Mavic Air an even less 21 minutes. The DJI Spark can only fly for 16 minutes. The drone is another addition to Yuneec’s existing Mantis series (which previously consisted of just the Mantis Q). The Mantis series has been a mixed bag. In some ways it’s disappointing that Yuneec, which largely has followed its own unique (pun intended) designs rather than knocking off the DJI designs (as competitors like Autel have done), basically ripped off the Mavic design for their Mantis series. But Yuneec also has put their own spin on things, moving the needle and pushing drone technology further with some unique features of its own. The Mantis Q drone was the first mass market drone with voice control (users could power on, take a photo or begin recording video all without having to manually take their hands off of the controls), earning it a CES Innovation Award. What’s inside the Yuneec Mantis G box The

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Terra Drone Tests Urban Patrol Aircraft Over Tokyo Business District

Tokyo residents may someday see regular drone patrols over urban skies thanks to a recent pilot program by Japanese drone provider Terra Drone. On Thursday, the company showcased a test mission for real estate giant Mitsubishi Estate. The flight demonstrated surveillance and logistics capabilities while flying over a busy, dense cityscape. Patrolling autonomously over Tokyo’s largest […] The post Terra Drone Tests Urban Patrol Aircraft Over Tokyo Business District appeared first on DRONELIFE. Tokyo residents may someday see regular drone patrols over urban skies thanks to a recent pilot program by Japanese drone provider Terra Drone. On Thursday, the company showcased a test mission for real estate giant Mitsubishi Estate. The flight demonstrated surveillance and logistics capabilities while flying over a busy, dense cityscape. Patrolling autonomously over Tokyo’s largest […] The post Terra Drone Tests Urban Patrol Aircraft Over Tokyo Business District appeared first on DRONELIFE. […] Read More

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French Drone Firm Scores Major Military Contract

French drone company Novadem announced delivery this week of its latest model of micro-drone as the centerpiece of a $2.2 million contract with French armed forces. The Ministère des Armées purchased 55 micro-drones from Novadem’s NX70 model line to provide security surveillance and reconnaissance over 24-hour periods. “For several years, we have put in place […] The post French Drone Firm Scores Major Military Contract appeared first on DRONELIFE. French drone company Novadem announced delivery this week of its latest model of micro-drone as the centerpiece of a $2.2 million contract with French armed forces. The Ministère des Armées purchased 55 micro-drones from Novadem’s NX70 model line to provide security surveillance and reconnaissance over 24-hour periods. “For several years, we have put in place […] The post French Drone Firm Scores Major Military Contract appeared first on DRONELIFE. […] Read More

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Going to INTERGEO and INTERAERIAL? Check Out Some of Our Friends and Sponsors

Going to Stuttgard, Germany next week?  INTERGEO is one of the largest shows of it’s kind, focused on geodesy, geoinformation and land management.  They’re expecting over 18,000 attendees and 680 exhibitors – and as commercial drones have risen to be a significant aspect of the industry, INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS is the intern ational drone show part […] The post Going to INTERGEO and INTERAERIAL? Check Out Some of Our Friends and Sponsors appeared first on DRONELIFE. Going to Stuttgard, Germany next week?  INTERGEO is one of the largest shows of it’s kind, focused on geodesy, geoinformation and land management.  They’re expecting over 18,000 attendees and 680 exhibitors – and as commercial drones have risen to be a significant aspect of the industry, INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS is the intern ational drone show part […] The post Going to INTERGEO and INTERAERIAL? Check Out Some of Our Friends and Sponsors appeared first on DRONELIFE. […] Read More

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Bono Joins the Zipline Board

U2 frontman and philanthropist Bono has joined the board of medical drone delivery specialists Zipline. After becoming a global superstar with U2, Bono has spent the last twenty or so years working in sustainable development. Back in 2016, he co-founded The Rise Fund, a $2 billion VC fund that specializes in startups delivering “complete returns”— […] The post Bono Joins the Zipline Board appeared first on DRONELIFE. U2 frontman and philanthropist Bono has joined the board of medical drone delivery specialists Zipline. After becoming a global superstar with U2, Bono has spent the last twenty or so years working in sustainable development. Back in 2016, he co-founded The Rise Fund, a $2 billion VC fund that specializes in startups delivering “complete returns”— […] The post Bono Joins the Zipline Board appeared first on DRONELIFE. […] Read More

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