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Official Xiaomi Mi Quadcopter Owners thread


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Bang Good will have them soon
http://www.banggood.com/Xiaomi-Mi-Dr...ign=xiaomiquad


As some of you know Xiaomi China's largest Cell phone maker and the worlds 5th largest cell phone maker has come out with a new quadcopter or 'Drone" if your in the media. It promises like they all do to be the best bang for the buck and provide a very very similar product to DJI's P3A and P3P. The thing that has shocked the electronic world is the price.

$380 for the 1080 version
$460 for the 4K version




But that is not all.
It also has a good range of 3k and WiFi FPV back to your cell phone or tablet.

It also offers flight modes such as RTF and Orbit

Both Mi Drones work with foldable landing gears and modular designs, able to be taken apart and folded down for easy transport.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/344714/rum...ne-to-cost-600

"One of China's most popular consumer electronics brands today launches its own take on one of the hottest categories in consumer tech: drones. Xiaomi's Mi Drone is a quadcopter with a three-axis gimbal, 4K camera, and a remote control that uses your Mi smartphone as its viewfinder. The 4K version retails at 2,999 yuan (just under $460), while the 1080p model is priced at 2,499 yuan ($380). Typically, 4K-camera drones from DJI and Yuneec retail for more than $1,000."

Wow same looking $49 controller as well.





"It has a 5,100mAh battery, which affords it a range of 3km and a flying time of up to 27 minutes, and it sports a 360-degree, 12.4-megapixel, RAW-capable camera with a 3-axis self-stabilizing gimble that makes up to 2,000 tilt corrections per second. The Mi Drone’s remote, meanwhile, features a camera tilt-adjusting dial, a dedicated shutter button, a button for landing and take-off, a built-in slot for your smartphone, and antennas with a radio control range of up to 2km."



"Here’s all you really need to know about the two new Mi drones: 27-minute flight time, GPS and GLONASS for positioning, sensors on the bottom for holding a hover at low altitudes, and live-streaming video to a smartphone that connects to the controller. Video-wise, you’re looking at 1080p video from the cheaper model, or 4K video and RAW stills from the more expensive version, with both cameras mounted on a 360-degree gimbal."

http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreak...specs-features


UPDATE 5/25:
The Xiaomi Mi drone (pictured above) will be even cheaper than expected. A 1080p version will retail for $380 while the 4K version will be available for $460. The company hasn't set a release date, but said that the drone will be available for beta testers in July. For a sneak peek, check out the unboxing video on Facebook below (skip to 36:00 for the good stuff).
Unbox Mi Drone l Flycam Xiaomi - Hugo Barra (1 hr 12 min 45 sec)
Unbox Mi Drone l Flycam Xiaomi - Hugo Barra (1 hr 12 min 45 sec)


ORIGINAL STORY
China-based Xiaomi has conquered smartphones in the region, and dabbled in tablets, smart home gadgets, and fitness trackers. What's next? Drones.

It will be very interesting to see what the final product will be. Many are enjoying the popular Xiaomi Yi camera so we will see.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36378087

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/t...w/52438818.cms





it uses a Sony 12.4-megapixel sensor and captures video at 3,840 x 2,160 at 30 frames per second. It can also take RAW photos

Specifications :
- 4-propeller system with detachable shields
- 17.4V battery 5100mAh, 27 minutes non-stop flying
- 1080p or 4K UHD camera, with 104į wide-angle lens
- 4K camera at 3840 x 2160 pixels; supports recording of stills in RAW format
- 720p live video with low latency from up to 2km distance
- Camera attached to a 3-axis gimbal, stabilizes up to 2000 vibrations per second
- GPS + GLONASS + vision-based positioning for max precision
- Autopilot options: automatic take-off + landing, waypoint flight path planning, tap to fly on map, circle an object on the ground
- Intelligently detects low battery and returns home automatically
- Real-time location tracking for easy retrieval even post crash
- Hovers automatically at the edge of no-fly zones
- Built-in PCB antenna array in remote control for maximum reach
- Modular design and foldable landing gear
- RMB 2499 ($380) for 1080p, RMB 2999 ($460) for 4K UHD version .


More to come
Beta testing starts in July

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Xiaomi Mi Drone Patent

Talk of a Mi Drone erupted earlier this year when a patent filing by the brand surfaced online. The document had suggested that it was working on a drone which could be controlled by a wearable and simple gestures. The Mi Band 2 is an obvious choice for the former, though itís possible even earlier versions of the fitness tracker will work with the gadget.
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Unbox Mi Drone l Flycam Xiaomi - Hugo Barra (1 hr 12 min 45 sec)
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May 26, 2016, 03:09 AM
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"the company didn’t actually create the Mi Drone itself. Instead it is working with China-based Flymi, which creates the devices. Xiaomi is putting its considerable brand behind the drone and selling it via its channels, which include its Mi.com online store."


http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/25/xiaomi-mi-drone/
May 26, 2016, 03:23 AM
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"the company didnít actually create the Mi Drone itself. Instead it is working with China-based Flymi, which creates the devices. Xiaomi is putting its considerable brand behind the drone and selling it via its channels, which include its Mi.com online store."


http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/25/xiaomi-mi-drone/
Cool did not know that. Thanks man.
May 26, 2016, 03:38 AM
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Cool did not know that. Thanks man.

Xiaomi is still a big name so its interesting what they are doing in the marketplace. Retail wise in USA its worth noting that Yuneec, 3DR, and DJI are distributed at BestBuy.com while NONE of Xiaomi's wide scope of products are listed.

In China, Xiaomi phones/electronics are everywhere.
May 26, 2016, 03:46 AM
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wouldn't notice the looks in the air
May 26, 2016, 08:36 AM
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Does someone know its dimensions?
May 26, 2016, 08:37 AM
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Actually, with narrow arms and smaller belly, it has a lot less prop wash than Phantom.

This thing is going to hurt Phontom's sales.
May 26, 2016, 08:50 AM
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Looks like a Solo and Phantom love-child to me.
May 26, 2016, 08:55 AM
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Looks like a Solo and Phantom love-child to me.
More like the previous generation of Solo.
I wish they would offer one without camera, because I want to attach light to it instead of camera.
May 26, 2016, 08:58 AM
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There's only been one generation of Solo.
May 26, 2016, 09:09 AM
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There's only been one generation of Solo.
Sorry, I meant the older model before Solo from 3DR.
May 26, 2016, 09:16 AM
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There's a lot of Mi-quad threads popping up; maybe a mod could merge them into one??

BTW: Mi quad looks interesting ... but looks are only skindeep ... performance in the field -euhm air- is more important tho. Will it be able to deliver?


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