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Aerix Drones launches the DaVinci

Aerix Drones has released the $295 DaVinci, the company’s first mid-sized aerial photography and racing drone hybrid. Its on-board first-person view (FPV) camera streams live video and records to the on-board micro SD card in 720p at 25fps, making it Aerix’s highest resolution video drone yet.

DaVinci features four brushless motors — two standard motors and two inverted motors — for a blend of torque, thrust and lift. It’s capable of speeds up to 30 MPH with a 15-minute flight time. DaVinci can fly up to 250 meters away, the length of approximately two and a half football fields.

It’s equipped with dual GPS to hold height and location, in addition to setting a home point for one-touch takeoff, landing and return to home functions. Low voltage warnings and fail-safe settings are designed to ensure you have enough time to return home for a smooth landing.

DaVinci boasts 5.8GHz FPV for low latency live streaming video. The on-screen display includes height, number of satellites, flying direction, horizontal speed, vertical speed and power in real-time

DaVinci is capable of mid-air maneuvers with extremely responsive handling thanks to the stabilizer technology upgrades pre-installed, according to the folks at Aerix Drones. Its 6-axis gyro-stabilization keeps the drone stable and centered. You can bank hard and fast in any direction and DaVinci will automatically return to center. And 360-degree rotational yaw allows users to adjust orientation.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.