Autel Robotics At CES 2021
Autel Robotics has announced that will be attending CES 2021 on January 11-14 and releasing new products. The company could release its Dragonfish VTOL drone and the RTK version of EVO 2 Pro and EVO 2 Dual foldable drones.
Autel Robotics advertises the Dragonfish with the slogan, “Move Beyond Convention, Command the Future” The Dragonfish is stated as having a maximum flight time of 120 minutes, an 18.6-mile video transmission range, and the ability to get in the air in under four minutes. The drone also boasts a 4k camera with 20x optical zoom and infrared detection from up to 200 meters away.
Dragonfish has a maximum flight speed of 67 miles per hour and can fly in winds of up to 31 miles per hour. The drone has a maximum take-off weight of 17.2 pounds, with 3.3 pounds being reserved for payloads. The Dragonfish is also accurate down to one centimeter with a measurement error of one part per million.
Same as the EVO II series, the Dragonfish also comes with a variety of payload options that can be changed rapidly to suit mission needs or to offer future expandability and versatility.
EVO 2 RTK
Last October, a promotional video leaked for what looks to be an upgrade to Autel’s EVO 2 line. It showed off a new top hat of sorts for the drones, which happens to be an RTK module. We saw the EVO 2 Pro RTK and the newer EVO 2 Dual 640T RTK in the video.
As DJI is a leader in the RTK space, it makes sense for Autel Robotics to come in with its own RTK products to take some of the market share back, especially with its EVO 2 Dual drone models being marketed as “Made in USA” with foreign and domestic parts and labor. The major benefit of RTK or Real-Time Kinematic improves the accuracy of a drone, which means repeat flights can be produced for inspection purposes and improves land surveying.