Yuneec announces cheap foldable drone with voice control




Dronemaker Yuneec has announced the Mantis Q, a hinged drone with a flight time of no more than 33 minutes. You can record video in up to 4k resolution, while the quadcopter also supports operation via voice commands, smiles or gestures.

Controlling the drone goes via an app for iOS or Android, according to Yuneec . The drone has folded a size of 168x96x58mm, while expanding it to 250x187x58mm. He weighs 480 grams. The 33 minutes flight time in optimal conditions and windless weather come through a 2800mAh battery.

The sensor is a 1 / 3.06 “sensor, relatively small for a drone, which supports the taking of photos with up to twelve megapixels, while the drone can also record videos in 4k at 30fps, and at fullhd it can do so with 60fps. the camera only happens electronically over three axes and the lens offers an angle of view of 117 degrees.

The Mantis Q has a remote control that fits a smartphone with a range of eight hundred meters. Control can also be done by voice, whereby users can say ‘take off’ to let the drone take off. Smiling then takes care of taking a picture of the person in question about four meters away. There is also support for control through gestures.

Yuneec does not say when the drone comes out, but has put it on pre-order on his American site. There the cheapest version costs $ 499. The X-Pack, with two extra batteries and spare propellers, costs 649 dollars.


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