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When it comes to gadgets I will say I’m the geek of the family for I really enjoying all things tech. So when I was asked to review the GHOSTDRONE 2.0 – VR – White/Blue Color, my heart begun to pump even faster. I felt like a kid who had just won the biggest tech toys prize ever. Now mind you this is no toy in my eye, the cost alone of this drone is very pricy so it’s not meant to be in any kids hands so my little children knew right off…….Don’t Touch!
When the box arrived I handled it very delicately, I placed it right on the table as you see below.
When I opened the box all I could say was WOW! Included in the box was of course the Drone, Manual, Tool kit, battery power adapter charger, Two sets of Propellers(Blue & White) Virtual Reality Goggles & Case, two antennas and the Propeller Guard.
Boy is this drone a beauty! I’m sure you too may not have ever heard of the company EHANG, LLC before so let me tell you a little about the company then we can move forward with the product.
EHANG, Inc.: is a technological innovation company specializing in R&D, manufacturing and sales of intelligent aerial vehicles. EHANG’s user-friendly GHOSTDRONE with intuitive app-control, AVATAR tilt mode and immersive aerial-filming experience with VR goggles bring the joy of flying to the masses. In January 2016, EHANG launched EHang 184, a safe, smart and eco-friendly autonomous aerial vehicle to provide short-to-medium distance communication and transportation solution. They help to remove the barriers to drone use so everyone could enjoy aerial filming. Drones are traditionally hard to pilot, easy to crash, and expensive. We developed our first product, the GHOSTDRONE, to address these challenges so you can discover a new, easy way to capture magical images and footage around the world.
Now let’s get to the Ehang Drone, when I say “Come Fly With Me” it’s true you can fly with me via looking through my goggles! ! This drone has some features that will blow its user away. Now it took me some time to get the drone flying. I only wish the instructions were just a little larger since my eyes are a little weak but overall this Drone is perfect.
The drone was very simple to get ready just make sure your goggles and your drone is fully charge, oh and your cellphone too. After making sure everything was charge we started adding the propellers, now don’t worry each propeller is labeled (Left) (Right) so you’ll know which side is which when adding them onto the drone. You’ll also have to place the two antennas on each side of the goggles and take note the goggles have a ton of options on it to control the camera, they have so many different modes.
Next we searched for the Ethang GHOSTDRONE 2.0 app to make sure we could sync up the drone. Once download was complete we turned on both goggles and drone before we knew it we were connected to everything to get this baby off the ground. Lights begin to shine and camera even begun to move, it was phenomenal!
We were able to view everything through the eyes of the Head-tracking EHANG VR Goggles because of the built in video transmission. When I began to view through the goggles I couldn’t help but smile with excitement because I was able to see everything with ease! You can control the drone via your phone, and the app is available on Android & iOS
At your fingertips you’ll have everything you need to control the drone. You really need to make sure you read the manual and follow directions or view their video to help guide you more. This way you will have some insight as to how to control everything via your phone.
You have the EHANG Play App for Avatar Tilt Control, Companion Mode & Waypoint Mode. Auto Return with a tap on the device screen.
The Drone gives you roughly around 25 minutes of flying time on a single charge with about up to a half mile range for video down link transmission. The great thing too about the drone is having your camera right on hand because it’s already installed on the drone. So there really is no equipment installation worries except for mounding on the propellers tightly on the face down motors and installing your antennas on your goggles. Each propeller will have a letter indicator (L) (R) informing you as to which propeller go on what side of the drone.
I was now ready to fly this “AWESOME DRONE”, the app was ready and all required updated were done and my phone and Drone were at 100%. We soon were connected to the drone and before we knew it we were able to see through the camera. My phone even picked up everything pertaining to our area.
My family and I went outdoors and found a great open space to set the drone down on. Now make sure you have enough open space for the drone to be placed in. The space needed is important also!
We pushed the drone button on, turned the googles on, phone was ready and before we knew it the Drone propellers were spinning and off it lifted off the ground. At this point I don’t know who hollered more me, the other adults or the kids….lol! It was like 1,2,3 “BLAST OFF”!The next thing we knew it was flying around the area with ease and we could see everything, all the houses, cars, even a cat that was a little ways away…lol! I mean it was like up, up and away, I was totally blown away by the Drone.
It lifted off with such grace and you know what, it was so quiet! Before long it was way up in the air, I thought I had my video on but I guess I got so darn excited I switched to the camera mode. Other than that I would have had a video to share! That’s’ another thing make sure you have someone to assist you in videoing your first experience because I’m telling you, when the adrenalin kicks in and you get so hyped about seeing the drone fly you won’t be able to keep up.
After a while flying we found ourselves not knowing how to land this Drone, actually it went in a tree so again make sure to have enough open space. The Drone was fine it was just a little upsetting seeing it hit the tree. I know it has an emergency safe landing on it but I couldn’t find it. I know it was all because my son got a little scared and didn’t focus on trying to find the landing information. It is said that the drone will land itself right back from where it took off. The drone will actually display charge percentage and flying time, plus if I’m correct I believe you will get 25 minutes of hover time and within 15 minutes it will safely land. As I stated above this is no toy and it’s very expensive, the GHOSTDRONE 2.0 – VR – White/Blue Color retails for $1,099.99. So you definitely want to make sure you keep this awesome Drone out of kid’s hands and away from anything that can damage it! You can purchase this Online or on Amazon.
The EHANG A.I. camera shoots 4K video and 12 mega pixel photos with a F/2.8 aperture 93 degree wide-angle field-of-view lens. It lights up with 4 different colors, takes about an hour to get the battery and the virtual reality goggles charged up, has an awesome visual clear camera, again you have white, blue propellers and white guards. Your virtual reality goggle uses a mini USB charge that is located on top of goggles, both drone and goggles came with some charging but you need to charge once it arrives for full function.
Overall, I am beyond impressed! I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the GHOSTDRONE 2.0 – VR , but let me say this loud and clear this is one of the best products I’ve reviewed in a long time. It just goes to show you how awesome technology has become, the GHOSTDRONE 2.0 – VR is packed with many awesome features and technology that will have you and your friends at awe!
I can’t wait to try the GHOSTDRONE 2.0 – VR a few more times so I can learn more about the features and how to land the drone. I’m looking forward to flying it in the dark, I’m sure the colorful blinking colors at night will draw everyone’s attention.
Just know too that wearing the Virtual Reality goggles actually gives you that virtual reality feel like no other. The GHOSTDRONE 2.0 – VR is definitely worth every penny and would make a great gift for any occasion. Oh don’t let the look of the goggles fool ya, they are comfortable, easy to use and provides a specular view. We have seen a few drones operated before but none with the technology like the GHOSTDRONE 2.0 – VR provides!
Well I’ll end this post with saying “Come Fly With Me, Come Fly With Me, Through The Eyes of TheEHANG GHOSTDRONE 2.0 – VR” .
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