The Micro Drone 4.0 by Extreme Fliers is an exciting new offering in the entry-level drone market. It combines three of the key features that users look for in Drone – automatic hovering for easy piloting, smooth high definition video and affordably priced (an ideal beginner-friendly option under $200). It carries a 1080p camera on a two-axis gimbal and is powered by Neurala AI technology for smart shots.
Until now these features have only been available on traditionally expensive drones which means you will be paying less for pro-level functionality. Extreme Fliers are no strangers to Drone technology, having successfully built three popular models and scooped up the Queen’s Award for Innovation in 2016, but the Micro Drone 4.0 is different. This is their most advanced drone to date, catering for pilots who want to shoot high-quality aerial videos (whether filming holiday clips or surveying the roof for repairs). The earlier Micro Drone models focused on modularity, Micro Drone 4.0 is an all-in-one flying camera.
It has currently raised a whopping $1.3 million through their crowdfunding campaign and is still available to order at their introductory price.
While the most impressive feature of the Micro Drone 4.0 is definitely it’s HD camera and gimbal, it does have some other interesting features that caught our attention, including automatic circling, where it orbits around a point, locking on to the subject (keeping them in the middle) and QuickLaunch to take off from the hand with three clicks of the power button.
The Drone has a solid 13 minute flight time, can be flown by a choice of smartphone or optional Remote Controller for longer range flying. Batteries are hot-swappable so you can quickly change them to keep flying and charges through a micro USB that is included in the box.
We first saw Micro Drone 4.0 being demonstrated at FlightSim at RAF Cosford and since then it has received rave reviews including former DJI CEO Colin Guinn. Learn more about the Micro Drone 4.0 below, their updates explain how they made it and you can buy one, buy two, buy five! It’s a great option to get started with Drones.