Evolve by XDynamics Makes Use Of Carbon Fiber
CES 2017 saw UAV company Xdynamics show off a drone with a carbon fiber monocoque body. Evolve by XDynamics didn’t really stand out of the crowd thanks to an outrageous booth, but the drone set to fly this October boasts a heavy duty body and also brags about the world’s first dual screen drone controller.
The Evolve drone is innovative and durable, thanks to the carbon fiber frame that integrates the body and chassis into one solid unit. Packing a removable gimbal that holds a 4K 12.4 MP camera with a Sony 1 /2.3” CMOS sensor complemented by a 21mm f/2.8 lens with an FOV of 94 degrees, this drone means business.
The removable propellers sit higher than usual to enable clear shots of the surrounding environment. The Evolve drone can shoot a 60 Mbit/s 4K video at a resolution of 3840×2160 at 30 fps.
Evolve XDynamics Drone Features & Specifications
Able to fly as fast as 40 mph, the Evolve benefits from a controller that has a 64-bit quad-core CPU and a dedicated GPU to power the dual screen display.
Please note the micro HDMI output as well, and the controller supports FPV and VR headsets. The top zero latency display has a 7 inch 720p screen with a 1000 nit brightness rating, while the bottom display has a 5-inch 1080p screen with a 600 nit brightness rating.
The Evolve weighs in at 5 pounds, which is why the drone will only fly for as long as 20 minutes. I guess the people at Xdynamics will have to refine this product, at least a bit before it could compete with the top end players.
Nonetheless, their new Evolve drone will be available to purchase for $2499 on their official website and from select retailers. Things are looking good!