Autel Robotics New Drone

May 24, 2017

Autel Robotics New Drone

Autel Robotics is a relatively new American technological company known for their budget drones and drone-related accessories. Whether you have heard of them or not, we think you will be interested in the latest addition to their line of drones.

The Autel X-Star Premium drone is the newest drone from Autel Robotics. It is an upgrade of the X-Star drone. The Autel X-Star Premium offers some improved features over the Autel X-Star Basic drone. The X-Star Premium offers users increased range, more accessories and some extra features. In this article, we shall review the Autel X-Star Premium drone and tell you all you need to know about this new drone from Autel Robotics.

Build and design

The Autel X-Star Premium drone looks just like a DJI Phantom. All Autel drones come in orange and white color and this drone is not an exemption.  It has a removable camera and gimbal. This is a great idea as you can upgrade the camera if you wish to. Worthy of note is the impressive lightweight splash resistant rigid case the drone comes in. The carrying case costs $89 normally, but it comes free with the X-Star Premium drone.

Flight performance

The Autel X-Star Premium drone has a maximum flying speed of 35 mph which is okay. Its maximum range of 1.2 miles is adequate for almost any purpose. But it is a little bumpy when taking off and landing. And it responds a bit fast to controls. So, this makes it a little bit harder to control.

Battery life

The Autel X-Star Premium drone has a battery life of about 25 minutes. It comes with a 14.8V LiPo battery and a fast charger. You can use the charger to charge the controller and the drone battery at the same time. The battery takes about one hour to charge fully.

Autonomy

The Autel X-Star Premium drone comes with different modes. The Beginners Modeis perfect for first-time users of drone. This mode comes with a geo-fence limit to limit the drones speed, altitude and range. This mode will help beginners avoid mistakes that could crash the drone. The drone also has a Follow-Me Mode, Orbit Me Mode and a Waypoint Mode.

Camera

The Autel X-Star Premium is equipped with a 4K Ultra HD camera with a 108⁰ field of view. The camera can record videos in 4K resolution and it can capture images in 12 megapixels. It shoots video using an integrated 3-axis gimbal. You can remove the camera and upgrade it if you wish.

Controller

The Autel X-Star Premium drone comes with an RC transmitter. The controller is comfortable and it has a strong grip. It also comes with an additional LCD display at the top that displays important flight data. The controller has different buttons like the takeoff and return to home button which makes it easier for beginners to handle.  The best thing about the controller is a connectivity port that allows you to add a second controller. With this feature, an experienced flyer can help a novice guide the drone without the novice passing his/her own controller to the professional.

Pricing

The best thing about the Autel X-Star Premium is its price. It costs just $799 which is awesome when you compare it to offerings from DJI, Yuneec and other competitors. It is hard for you to find a better drone that comes at this price.

Bottom Line

The Autel X-Star Premium drone is arguably one of the most affordable drones you can get in the market now. It offers you a lot for a budget price. A lot of budget drones do not come with 4k video recording and beginner-friendly features. But the Autel X-Star Premium offers you this and more. We recommend that you check it out.


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