If there was a list of features we wanted on a ready-to-fly drone, it might well read like PlexiDrone’s spec-sheet. Unlike many off-the-shelf hobby quadcopters, this one comes in bits that you “snap” together when needed, making it more portable. Furthermore, it comes with a hard-shell backpack, “follow-me” functionality (which is becoming more of a thing), obstacle avoidance, and retractable landing gear (no more “legs” in shot).
With the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last week granting exemptions for drone use in film production, we are guessing this won’t be the last time we cover an unmanned aerial vehicle promising fresh new ways of capturing footage from above. The team behind the PlexiDrone really couldn’t have timed its run any better, looking to shake things up with a snap-together drone capable of lugging a range of camera equipment along for the ride. According to DreamQii, the robotics company behind the PlexiDrone, its pieces can be snapped together and prepared for flight in one minute. Much like the DJI Phantom quadcopter, the PlexiDrone features a mount on its underside to attach your video camera.