When shopping for a drone, the choices are many. We recommend looking around and exploring the drones with the features that appeal to you most. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced flyer, the GDU Byrd Premium 2.0 could be a viable option for you. This review looks at the GDU Byrd Premium 2.0, which seems much better than many of the traditional drones.
The Size and Color of the GDU Byrd Premium 2.0
The GDU Byrd Premium 2.0 has a wingspan of 24.5 inches, which is basically the average size for a drone. It is one of the heavier drones on the market as it weighs in at 4.2 pounds. As far as the color goes, you’re not really going to get anything special here – black and white are the only two choices.
This drone is capable of staying in the air for 29 minutes, which is really good because the average drone has a flight time of only 8 minutes. The drone can carry up to 4.41 pounds in addition to the weight of the components that are already built-in. The carry weight is also slightly above the average payload capacity. With a payload of this size, the GDU Byrd Premium 2 will be able to carry an average DSLR camera – take note that the more you carry, the less flight time you will have as it will take more battery power.
The battery capacity is what helps us determine the overall battery life – with a 6,700 mAH battery, this drone sports a large battery capacity that just so happens to be 6,050 mAh larger than the typical battery. Remember though, the larger the battery, the heavier it is going to be and this can have an effect on the ability to carry additional weight.
Where Can This Drone Operate?
The Byrd is capable of reaching a top speed of 34 mph, which is about the average speed of a drone on today’s market. This is the horizontal speed – you will need to account for the wind direction and strength while flying as this will have an effect on the rate of travel.
Remote Control Capabilities and Mobile App Features
The 2.0 has done a good job at combining the features of a remote control with the visual appeal of a smartphone/tablet. It is best if you operate it while using the two-in-one combination, which will require you to download the GDU app onto your mobile device. Most people choose to use the mobile device for a first-person viewing angle from the airborne drone. So, in order for the drone to take flight, you will need to use the two together.
Once you have the mobile app installed, you will be able to operate the drone up to 6,562 feet away from you – that is approximately 6,234 feet further than the average operating range.
We think that iff you are currently on the market for a UAV that is larger with a greater flying distance and battery life, you’ll definitely want to explore the GDU Byrd Premium 2.0. The ability to fly 6,562 feet away and a flight time of 29 minutes makes it stand out from many of the other choices.