Hello Everyone! I think every subscriber will remember that Autel Robotics releases Autel Evo 2 at CES 2020. The specs of Autel's new drone are mind-boggling and they got many drone pilots very, very excited. And at CES, Autel state their goal to get the initial units of EVO II (8k) into the hands of dealers by the end of January.
But now it looks like the new drone probably won’t be available until March. Autel has pushed back EVO II release date to March 2020 and post it on Autel’s Facebook page:
What Caused the Autel EVO II Delay?
According to Autel, the delay was caused by a pre-production bug in the EVO II that “could limit flight performance under normal operation.”
OK Let's read the complete delay news from Autel together.
First, we want to thank all of our fans and followers. It doesn’t matter if you just follow one of our social channels, or if you fly our products every day. Your support and enthusiasm have always kept us going here at the Seattle office
With the announcement of EVO II at CES, the response has been absolutely crazy. This community is exploding, and we thank you for your patience with us as we are still trying to catch up on responses.
We also want to be as transparent as possible and give you all periodic updates on the status and availability of EVO II. That way you have the most up to date information straight from us and not just rumors.
Our goal at CES was to get the initial units of EVO II (8k) into the hands of dealers by the end of January. Unfortunately, during production, we found a bug in our software that could limit flight performance under normal operation. Instead of shipping the hardware with a known issue and forcing users to perform day 1 updates, we have decided to delay the rest of production and shipments until we have resolved the issue. Our projected timeline is to have EVO II available for purchase in March. This is not a set date or time frame, and things can always change. But with the information we have today, that is our goal.
The team in Seattle is very small and we are adding channel support as we can. We are looking to start up our website newsletter again in the next few weeks. So for any future updates, please check our website, the official social channels, and emails coming directly from us.
We thank you for your patience. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get a hold of us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you all again and fly safe!
Autel's Facebook Post