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Autel EVO II Remote Controller

Drone Controllers: Everything You Should Know

As one of the important accessories of the drone, the drone controller controls the flight, camera, image transmission and return of the drone. Common drone controllers have built-in displays and those without built-in displays. The drone controller transmits and receives signals to give drone commands to fly the drone.

Is a Drone Remote Control With An On-Screen Display Important?

Most recreational drones rely on your smartphone and don't have a built-in screen. Recreational drones are usually foldable for price reasons, and the size of the drone is not too large. Therefore, for most recreational drone enthusiasts, the screen of the drone remote control is not that big. important. On the contrary, using your own mobile phone screen will allow you to see more clearly and operate proficiently.

Autel Remote Controller for Nano&Lite Series

In professional leading drones, there are often remote controllers with built-in screens. Such remote controllers generally become smart remote controllers, such as DJI smart remote controllers and Autel smart remote controllers. The screen is clearer and brighter than that of mobile phones, and has more multifunction.

Autel Remote Controller for EVO II Series

Considerations When Buying a Drone Remote Control

When buying a drone remote control, you should pay attention to whether the drone remote control is easy to carry, easy to operate, weight, hand-held, and battery life. Screen size, resolution, ambient temperature adaptation, and core processor for drone controllers with built-in displays.

Overview Of Common Autel Drone Remote Controls

  Drone Remote Control Image Transmission Distance Battery Life Real-Time Transmission Quality
Autel EVO Nano Series Autel Remote Controller for Nano&Lite FCC:10km ~ 3.5h (when connected to a mobile phone)
~ 2.5h (when not connected to mobile phone)
Transmission distance<1km:2.7K 30fps
Transmission distance>1km:720P 30fps
Autel EVO Lite Series FCC:12km ~ 3.5h (when connected to a mobile phone)
~ 2.5h (when not connected to mobile phone)
Transmission distance<1km:2.7K 30fps
Transmission distance>1km:720P 30fp
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Autel EVO II Pro Autel EVO 2 Remote Controller FCC: 5.59 miles (9 km)
CE: 3.10 miles (5 km)
3 hours 720p@30fps / 1080p@30fps
Autel EVO II Dual 640t FCC:9 km
CE:5 km
3 hours 720p@30fps / 1080p@30fps
Autel EVO II RTK Series Autel Smart Controller FCC: 13km
CE: 7km
3hr (Max. intensity)
4.5hr (50% intensity)
 
Autel EVO II Enterprise Series FCC: 13km
CE: 7km
3hr (Max. intensity)
4.5hr (50% intensity)
 
Autel Dragonfish Series FCC:10 kmCE / MIC:5 km
SRRC:5 km
3 hrs (Max brightness)4.5 hrs (Half brightness)  

Can You Use Any Controller For a Drone?

Not all drones are suitable for the same remote control, which depends on the transmission frequency and adaptability of the remote control of the drone. Even if the remote control and the drone belong to the same drone brand, it may not be applicable to all drones. For example, the Autel EVO Nano series and Autel EVO Lite series use the same remote control. The Autel EVO II series of drones use another remote control, and the two cannot be mixed.

How Far Can A Drone Go From Controller?

First depends on your drone. While toy drones can fly between 160 and 330 ft (50-100 meters), more advanced high-end drones can fly between 3 and 7.4 miles(5-12 km) away from the controller and mid-range drones can fly between 0.3 to 1.8 miles (0.5-3 km).

Should I Buy a Smart Controller?

Smart remotes are better for drone control. For professionals, advanced operational drones need to be used together with smart remote controls.

Autel smart remote control combines portability and high reliability, with a 7.9-inch high-brightness display, which is equivalent to four times the brightness of a mobile phone screen; it can work in harsh environments from -20°C to 40°C; 4.5 hours of long-lasting battery life Time for outdoor work needs. The customized Android system has built-in Autel Explorer APP, and supports the installation of third-party APPs, so that you can create your own exclusive operating platform.