Foldable Sexy Drone - Global Drone Union
As Brexit nears and Trump rears, it's heartening to think there is room left in the world for catastrophe of the epic proportions that can be felt as keenly and heartfelt as a kitten cuddling a duckling in a field of feathers made from its slaughtered parents. I crashed my drone.
It was my third flight, I was just trying to (the opening words of the damned) connect my GoPro with my iPad Mini or Samsung's S6 so I can get the First Point of View (FPV). My intention was to hover the drone 3 to 4 metres from the ground, perhaps circling it around me if I could, then place the drone back down. Sounds pretty simple? Fly it far away? No sir. Fly it 20 metres? No sir. Fly it 20 metres diagonally into a building without me touching the controls? Well...
About the ProDrone/Global Drone Union
First off there are 3 versions of the drone – Standard that comes with a 1080p camera, the GoPro version with a gimbal that is in the Advanced Model which also has Follow Me Functionality, and finally the Professional with a built in 4k camera and Follow Me. I set my sights on the Advanced as I thought GoPro will always be improving their cameras, Hero 5 was about to be released etc.
I’ve been talking with this company for over a year as they were the first company to release a foldable drone. Why this hadn’t occurred to any other companies before I had no idea – you had all this portability but had to carry it around in a case the size of small television. ProDrone saw it was coming, built this fantastic foldable drone, then got locked in naming disputes which put back the release about 6 to 9 months, and I assume they lost as they had to change it to Global Drone Union. But it ticks all the boxes for me: robust; powerful; 29 minutes flying time; foldable; compatible with GoPro. A full on write-up of the drone will follow soon once I get it all fixed up!
Here's a pic when I did eventually get my drone working although it was created by not exactly ideal means...which I'll get to in my next write up!