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Meet Lily... the new "Follow me" drone.

Discussion in 'News' started by TeamYankee, May 15, 2015.

  1. TeamYankee

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    it looks very sexy and quite cool... but.... no gimbal? no access to battery? did i understand it won't go more than 5m from you on follow me . Has it got gps to help in non tethered flight?

    A fab toy and ideal for surfers, dingy sailors, etc Fun but limited and quite pricey!
     
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    Big turn off....no object avoidance.
     
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    Biggest drawback to me is not being able to replace the battery.Plus their website does not say what expected lifespan of battery is,what a replacement would cost,etc etc
     
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    Don't hold your breathe for a simple drone to have that in the near future...
     
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    "Simple" drones don't have GPS either.
    But within 18 months we will see hobby drones with obstacle avoidance and soon after I think it will be standard on most drones. I think by the end of this year we will be able to add after market obstacle avoidance to our drones.

    Have you seen this from this year's CES conference?
    http://www.cnet.com/videos/intel-shows-drones-that-sense-and-avoid-obstacles/
     
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  9. TeamYankee

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    It's all well and good, but these have very limited sense and avoid range...

    What the hobby needs is a way to sense and avoid other aircraft, so a sense range of around 1000m or so.... as I said, "Don't hold your breath!"
    It can be done, but at what size and cost....

    This Kiwi chap is on the right track...