On the first day of the annual InterDrone conference in Las Vegas, Yuneec has introduced its latest must-have quadcopter. Aimed specifically at consumers, The Mantis G was created for those wanting to enhance their social media profiles with 4K aerial video or imagery captured from a unique perspective. The Mantis G will be for sale soon, at an affordable price (not yet listed as of this writing).
The portable and foldable Mantis G weighs one pound, making it ideal for travelers capturing imagery on the fly. It features a gimbal-stabilized camera that can record video up to 4K. Photos can be taken in either JPG or DNG format. A maximum 33-minute flight time makes it the longest in its class. The drone can land automatically and be folded up within seconds so consumers can head off to their next adventure. Seamless social media integration allows users to instantly share their media on their social channels.
In the spirit of enabling consumers to capture professional-grade imagery with a creative twist, Yuneec has equipped the Mantis G with Waypoint Mode, which allows users to plot out a specific flight path for the drone, and the Visual Tracking feature that ensures the drone follows its designated target everywhere. For racing enthusiasts, the Mantis G can reach speeds up to 44 miles per hour.
The Mantis Q can be controlled with a smartphone, via the controller that is included with the drone, or by voice control. Yuneec has modified its Pilot App to accept new voice commands from pilots. Modified antenna design and redundant frequencies (2.4 and 5 GHz), coupled with the new Smart Streaming feature, guarantee stable communication and signal transmission between the drone and controller.
One notable selling feature on the Mantis G from Yuneec is that any video, photo, or telemetry data will not be transferred or contained on any external servers. Recently, leading manufacturer DJI has been in the press denying rumors of doing the same with their consumer data. The Mantis G was developed on open source PX4 code. No Fly Zones surrounding international airports have been integrated into the software, preventing unsafe and illegal flights. Any future disruptions certainly cannot be blamed on the Mantis G. GPS and IPS sensors allow it to be flown both indoors and outdoors, making it that much for versatile for content creators.
For more information, and to pre-order, visit http://yuneec.com