CES 2017 has had some amazing quadcopters showcased at the event, and one such new one is the Walkera Vitus. It has made quite a splash because the drone looks very similar to the DJI Mavic Pro. Priced at $600, it is considerably cheaper and according to the company has a lot of similar features as the Mavic as well, making it a great competitor if the features and flight capabilities are as good as they claim.
This Walkera quadcopter weighs just 870g that makes it compact and pocket friendly. It comes with dual satellite positioning collision avoidance sensors, as well as 3 directional sensors in the front, and a vision sensor on the bottom. With active track features, it is also equipped with a standard 4K camera, which can provide 1080p transmission video back.
The battery is a 5200 mAh LiPo that runs at 11.4v, and gives a flight time of up to 25 minutes. Walkera also claims that it can support augmented reality games, so VR could definitely be a part of the drone. The quadcopter can be controlled using a smartphone, or with an optional DEVO-f8 S controller.
The Walkera Vitus is definitely quite similar to the popular DJI quadcopter in design as well as features. It has a foldable design that is like the Mavic’s but the difference lies in their cameras. Vitus’ camera looks somewhat like a GoPro one that protrudes out unlike the Mavic. The controller is also different as the one for Vitus doesn’t come with a display screen and can mount the smartphone on top.
The drone is supposed to release sometime in February, so the exact features of the drone and how well it does can only be determined then.