From contraband to prisoners in UK prisons, to burritos to students at Virginia Tech, drones have shown their efficacy at delivering the goods. They have proven so adept at livery that Amazon is preparing to take this capacity wide and the FAA is looking ready to let them. With 600,000 projected commercial drones in the USA by the end of 2016, the human transportation dynamic is evolving at an unheralded rate. If such realities lead to intellectual discomfort, a Japanese drone maker has just the ticket to kick it into fully blown paranoia. They have created a large hexcopter that foregoes the camera gimbal for something far more unsettling – two metallic gripping claws. The 5-axis robotic arms can latch onto things on the ground that weigh 20 kilos or less and lift them into the air. Each arm can hoist 10 kilos and, when fully extended, the brute can grab onto things and perch, like a very ominous-looking bird.
Of course a big dronish bird would like as not lay big mechanical eggs, and the Powervision PowerEgg would be the one to beat. Elegant and white, it shoots 4k video FPV and is more likely to give one the crepes than the creeps. The quad/plane Parrot Swing looks like it flew off the set of Star Wars, and can take off and land vertically and fly horizontally. The Thunder Tiger Robotix Ghost shoots FPV, boasts 1000 meters of range, and has retractable landing gear for 360-degree functionality.
The Dromida Kodo, while very mechanical in appearance, is so small that its menace factor is minute. It comes ready-to-fly with everything you need to get it from the box to the sky. 3 flight modes accommodate operators of differing skill sets, and it can perform flips with ease. Kodo comes with a micro digital camera which allows the recording of 780x480 video or 1280x960 jpeg stills. Content is saved onto a micro SD card. The 2.4 GHz transmitter is a game controller, a little small for some users' comfortable operation. It is powered by a 3.7-volt 390 mAh li-po battery that recharges fast and delivers around 6 minutes of flight time. There are high intensity LEDs for night operations and orientation.
Very disappointed with product! It has not worked since we have got it.
The Kodo is a great little quad copter with plenty of features... It includes everything you need and performs well enough to appeal to nearly any radio control enthusiast.
This is awesome! Love it and lots of fun and the price and quality is amazing. It even brings an SD card plus the reader can't beat the quality and price.
It's a great little quad for the price. What I love about it is that it is small and can easily be carried with you almost anywhere.
Would not buy another and would not recommend to either expert or beginner. It's not sophisticated enough for real use and too hard to control to be a toy.
A nice drone to start, unfortunately the battery is quickly empty, you can still purchase a second battery via the vendor's website with it.
Broke on second day of use. Neat toy to play with but not built strong enough. Engine broke when it made contact with ground.
This thing is great, stable, easy to fly and very good video! Excellent choice for the price!
It's a cute quadcopter... seems to be made well... however it's very difficult to fly. I wouldn't recommend this one... has to be another easier one to have as a toy.
I ordered the Kodo after doing some research on it and figured for the price it was worth a try. I am very glad I did ... the most fun I've ever had!