Among the many suggested uses for civilian Unmanned Aerial Systems, search and rescue applications are prominent. Until now, there have been no reported cases of drones saving anyone. Reports of a daring rescue facilitated by a DJI Phantom in Cork, Ireland, have raised the heroism bar for fliers. A woman found herself locked in an upper floor bathroom, in possession of the key. Unable to unlock the door from within, she discovered that the door had a runner along the bottom that prevented the key from being slipped out. The intrepid Phantom operator suspended a string from the landing skids of the drone and flew it over the bathroom window using FPV. The trapped woman tied the key to the string, and the operator retrieved it and was then able to free her from her confinement.
Whether for daring rescues from restrooms or simple recreational delight, there appears to be a UAS for everyone. For those more into Star Wars memorabilia than superbly controlled flight, the Air Hogs Millennium Falcon could be the drone you’re looking for. If you seek an unconventional quad that can perform astonishing feats of aerobatics, the Wltoys V383 offers amazing control and even inverted flight. While neither is particularly suited for rescue operations, they still furnish something to keep you occupied until the Phantom arrives.
Eschewing Phantom white, the Ehang Ghostdrone 2.0 comes in all tough-looking with its matte black fuselage, beefy rotor guards and sturdy landing gear. The Ghostdrone defies convention with its inverted rotors and gives some lofty promises to the UAS aficionado. Calling it the easiest-to-fly drone in the world, Ehang features Avatar control for intuitive operation. With its small G-Box, the Ghostdrone can be directed with iOS or Android devices. Download the Ehang Play app to your smartphone, enable Avatar control, and the airbot will move in accord with the movement of the phone. Hold it level, it hovers; tilt it forward and it flies appropriately. With Waypoint technology to program flight plans, in Touch-and-Go mode a touch of the screen sends the Ghostdrone to the designated location. With a camera gimbal and resolution options, it can shoot in 4k at 24 fps, 2.5k at 30 fps and 1080p at 120 fps.
It is very responsive and tolerates moderate wind extremely well. I highly recommend this drone to those who have not been raised in past generations... tons of fun!
To be honest, I am really disappointed in this product. From my poor experience, I do not recommend this quad copters. There are much better options out there.
It is a cool looking drone with some great features. It's not designed for high end aerial video production, but you'll be able to capture some great stable footage.
It's a great little piece of UAV technology with very decent recording specs, as long as you don’t expect too much of its maneuverability and flight control chops.
I'm very happy that I found the Ghostdrone. I love it! What finally sold me was Ehang's one year no questions asked warranty. I hope that I won't need it!