V-Coptr Falcon Drone – New drone for the new decade
The new decade also marks the era of new generation drones as well. At least for the Zero Zero robotics. The company didn’t have that many drones, but the one they have it’s really revolutionary. First, they came up with the Hover Camera , then with the Hover 2. They were good drones for making good pics but wasn’t that much of a trend. However, this time they came up with something really-really outstanding, the V-Coptr Falcon Drone.
It does not just have a unique V-Shaped design but the movement of the propellers is something new as well. Not to mention the incredibly long flight time which is 50 minutes with a single battery, for a drone with a 4K camera this is something really special. It’s so good that you might have doubts about all this. But after all, that’s why we’re here. Let’s if the drone is up to our expectations or it’s just nice marketing. However, the drone it’s just in the preorder status, the release date is from February 2020.
What’s in the box?
The drone can be preordered from 999$. Which is not that cheap, but for a drone-like this I think it’s worth it. For now let’s see what the package contains:
- The V-Coptr Falcon Drone
- BlastOff Remote Controller
- Intelligent Battery
- Charger with cable
- Spare set of propellers
- Gimbal cover
- Protective case
- Users Manual
- Dimensions：220.6 X 148.26 X 72.38 mm (folded)
- Weight：730 g
- Max Hovering Time：Up to 50 min
- Max Wind Scale Resistance：Grade 5
- Operating Temperature：0 ℃ – 40 ℃
- Operating Frequency：2.4 GHz
- GNSS：GPS + GLONASS
Design and build
As I said, the drone has a unique V-shaped design, and it’s also foldable to save some space. It measures 220.6 X 148.26 X 72.38 mm and has a weight of 730g. It has a dual-rotor propulsion system combined with proprietary tilt-rotor technology. The tilt-rotor technology has a Sophisticated industrial design, with nonlinear dynamic modeling and control algorithms, empower stable flight with high agility Therefore the drone has a good balance just like a drone with 4 motors, also, and it’s really responsible and quick. Also, on the front, it looks like there are 3 cameras, but only the big one is a camera, the other two, which looks like a pair of eyes are just for obstacle avoidance.
The flight time is 50 minutes, this is due to the nonlinear dynamic modeling and control algorithms enable 50 minutes of extra-long flight time. They figured out that a V-shaped dual-rotor propulsion system is more efficient than quadcopters of the same size under the same payload. Also due to the ergonomic new propellers, it makes less noise but they are more efficient than a regular drone, due to slower rotation of the propellers and patented propeller design.
The camera is a 12MP one that can capture videos in 4K. Also, it has a 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor, which is a good thing because most of the good drones, like the Mavics use, so it won’t disappoint you. The camera can capture in 4k at 30 fps, but if you reduce it to 1080p you will be able to capture even in 120p. If you’re not into cameras don’t worry, with a little practice you will get it. The camera is tiltable and can be moved in 90 degrees.
Also, the camera has a 3 axis gimbal suspension which gives you stable and flawless videos. Talking about the storage it has a built-in internal storage of 8GB but that can be upgraded up to 256 GB. It’s a good thing that the footage isn’t saved on your mobile device because if you go near to the selected range the footage might become glitchy. With a range distance that this drone has, it shouldn’t be a problem but I still prefer to have internal storage.
I really like this BlastOff Remote Controller, you might think that they couldn’t make something new in the RC area, but they did. First of all the controller is very simple. On the front, there are just 2 joysticks and 2 buttons for the intelligent flight options. The power button is placed on the side. But that’s not all it has a really cool phone holder which is also tiltable so you can find the perfect position for your phone.
And we saved the best for the last, the remote controller has a 7 Km range. Which is incredible, you will be able to capture a lot of things without even moving.
Well, the most remarkable thing about the drone is 50 minutes of flight time. I know we already told you that a few times, but it’s really outstanding. The drone has a 4500 mAh intelligent battery, which weights alone 329 g. The drone also has obstacle avoidance so you won’t crash your precious drone, but in order, to that, you have to fly with 7m/s or less, above that the obstacle avoidance doesn’t work. Like any other drone this has as well a GPS module with a return home module, so when you get bored you just press the button and the drone returns, you don’t have to maneuver it back “home”.
Regarding it’s recording skills it has a follow me mode, which isn’t a new flight mode, but it’s really useful. With this, you just select an object and the drone will follow it, this way you can film yourself without controlling the drone. A note here, on most of the drones this feature works pretty awful and laggy. We don’t have any information about this drone’s performance about this specific flight mode, but we hope it works well.
Well, unlike most of the drones on this site the V-Coptr Falcon isn’t a beginner-friendly drone. I’m not saying you can’t learn how to fly a drone on this device but it doesn’t have many safety features, and if you broke it you basically threw away a lot of money. This drone is more for professionals, it has a great camera and incredible specs.
Except for one thing, the only intelligent flight mode that the drone is capable of is the Follow me mode, there are more cheap drones that have more, like the waypoint flight or orbit mode. Therefore in order to make awesome and artistic footage, you have to be a really good pilot. But no matter how much experience you have in drone flying you will clearly enjoy flying this aircraft that will come out in February 2020.