SPRY-The Next Level Drone

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The Spry looks almost like any other drone, but a bit bulky, and orange. Not many drones are this close to safety orange. The landing feet below the motors are rubber shocks to cushion the landing.

Four brushless 1420kV motors and a 3,600 mAh battery power the Spry to achieve a claimed 43mph and up to 2,600 feet for around 16 minutes per battery charge and the standard propellers. They claim 3-bladed “high angle” propellers will let it go even faster.

The camera sports a Sony 1/2.3” sensor, used in cameras like the Sony Z1, Nikon 1 series, and a few others. It is capable of recording 4K video at 30fps, and click 12MP photos. The latter isn’t a that great but should be fine for social media. For slow-mo, you can get 1080p up to 120fps, and 720p at 240fps.

The Spry’s controller is far more impressive than other drones. It is IP66 rated water resistant, i.e. it’s not fully submersible but you can get it wet, which is a prime factor, since the whole point of this thing is being able to get it wet. A 4.3-inch LCD and big antennas help claim will keep contact with the Spry out to 1 kilometre (0.62 miles). However, to access features like the GPS-enabled path tracking and different photo/video settings, you have to connect to an app on your phone. You can tell it to start/stop recording, tilt the camera, and so on from the remote control.

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