Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter

Gone are the days when quadcopters were merely surveillance machines. Meet Walkera AIBO quadcopter, which pioneers beginning of the era of drone-gaming. Equipped with a 4K camera and compact and charming design, the airbot comes with tailor-built Virtual Reality app, offering an immersive flight experience by incorporating games into the Mixed Reality. It’s not just a drone or a Mixed Reality platform; it’s more than these and offers a complete package to excite the tech savvy. It’s so light and portable that you won’t notice a difference when holding an iPad in one hand and AIBAO in another.

Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter- Overview

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With VR gaining momentum and VR headsets becoming a norm, all you need is the AIBAO GO App, VR Glasses/Headset and some space to enjoy the Mixed Reality flight modes. Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter claims to be world’s first AR drone to offer mixed reality, allowing you to play virtual flight games in the real world. The three VR modes include Racing, Combat and Collection mode. Racing mode allows setting a virtual track, the combat mode allows using virtual weapons to dog-fight and shoot down enemy aircrafts and the collection mode is about collecting coins in an AR world and scoring maximum points to beat different levels. Its compact and streamlined design with a diameter of only 280mm clearly reflects where the future technology is heading.

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Specifications

Part Specs
Aircraft Weight 570grams
Dimensions LxWxH 230x230x151
Receiver, remote controller DEVO-RX719, DEVO F8E
Main controller FCS-280 AIBAO
Motor Brushless
Main Rotor Diameter 186mm
Battery 7.6V 5200mAh 5C 2S LiPo
Flight time 18 minutes
Operating temperature 7.6V 5200mAh 5C 2S LiPo
Camera 16 MP 1/2.3 Inch SONY Effective pixels 16 million
Lens FOV 100° F2.2-2.8 Focus infinity
Video recording 4K @25fps and 1080p @ 60fps
Video format H.264 (MP4, MOV)
Transmission rate 500 meters
Memory expansion TF Card up to 64GB (SD / SDHC / SDXC, Micro SD)
Remote controller range, frequency 1.5KM, 2.4 GHZ
RC Battery Rechargeable 7.4V 3000mAh Li-po 2S
RC Dimensions LxWxH 165x174x62mm
Max rise/decline speed 5.3 m/s
GPS mode speed 5m/s
Sports mode speed 10m/s
Altitude hold speed 20m/s
Wheelbase 280mm
Packager contents Package Contents: 1 x Walkera AIBOA Quadcopter, 1 x Transmitter, 1 x Battery, 1 x Phone Holder, 2 x Landing Skid, 1 x English User Manual (Tablet/smartphone not included)
Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter

Features

  • Compact and lightweight
  • 4K camera
  • VR App for virtual gaming
  • Racing, combat and collection modes
  • Mixed reality FPV Flying experience
  • Powerful propulsion
  • Dual GPS
  • Multiple flight modes (Orbit, Waypoint, Hovering)
  • Image transfer range of up to 1.5KM
  • VR Gaming in the Real World

Pros and cos

  • Mixed Reality
  • Tailor-made App
  • Portability
  • Support for mounting tablet/phone
  • Ultra HD recording
  • Decent transmission distance
  • Flight-time should have been better
  • Limited availability
  • Limited color options

Flight

AIBAO’s 4K video camera makes it a real pleasure to play VR games using the augmented reality application, allowing seeing virtual objects in real world during the flight. Whether you are flying through several gates to set a new speed record or flying around to collect coins, the real-time transmission of Ultra High definition content from up to 1.5 kilometers takes the whole experience to another level.

Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter

Camera and Remote Controller

The 16 MP 4K camera is capable of recording UHD videos at 25fps, while in the 1080p mode, it records at 60 fps. The all new DEVO-F8E remote control gives full control and includes a special bracket if you want to mount a tablet or smartphone. The remote is powered by a 6000 mAh rechargeable battery.

Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter

Hardware

The airbot is equipped with dual GPS systems i.e. GPS and GLONASS for accuracy. Its can rise at a speed of 5m/s and descend at 3m/s, while it can reach 10m/s in the sports mode and 20m/s in the altitude mode and can keep flying for about 18 minutes.

Conclusion

AIBAO is quite a looker and offers some unique features to redefine AR/Mixed Reality flights. Its capable camera allows capturing detailed images and makes AR gaming more fun. What the airbot aims to do is just the beginning of a new era, which would allow users to indulge themselves in ultimate and most realistic gaming.

How To Buy

The 6-axis gyro Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter is available in White, Gold and Pink colors. For more details about shipping time and costs, please follow the link.

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