GDU Byrd vs DJI Phantom Pro 4?

11 months 3 weeks ago #585618 by Eric A
I was getting ready to pick up one of the Phantom 4's and just noticed this GDU Byrd that has interchangeable gimbal heads on it.  Very interesting.  Do you know anything about this company and this drone? 

This one -
www.gdu-tech.com/en/byrd.html

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11 months 3 weeks ago #585649 by Sawyer
Hmm, never heard of that GDU one.  Looks slick.  Flight time looks good too.  Didn't find to many reviews on it.  DJI should be due for new Phantom 5 soon.  

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11 months 3 weeks ago #585650 by Alfonso Camil
Where is the controller to the Byrd?  There are no photos showing what it looks like.  


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11 months 3 weeks ago #585716 by Nathan D
Only shot I could find in it 




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11 months 2 weeks ago #585823 by Garbo
You realize the photos you just posted is of their smaller Mavic competitor drone O2, not the Byrd model. 

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11 months 2 weeks ago #585877 by Matt Benton
If DJI could get their customer service nailed down, they would be unstoppable.  However that it not the case and their customer service is awful IMO.  To be frank, this GDU, I've never heard before.  The specs look pretty good, however as pointed out, reviews are limited.  And I can't easily find photos of the controller either.  


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11 months 2 weeks ago #585996 by Matt Benton
Speaking of which, when is the P5 expected out?


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11 months 2 weeks ago - 11 months 2 weeks ago #586184 by JakeTse
Never heard of the GDU Byrd and with almost no details of it, it's hard to tell if is good or not. But what's sure is that the DJI Phantom 4 is one of the best camera drones. I might choose the known brand.


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11 months 2 weeks ago #586194 by Ian Stone

JakeTse wrote: Never heard of the GDU Byrd and with almost no details of it, it's hard to tell if is good or not. But what's sure is that the DJI Phantom 4 Professional is one of the best camera drones. I might choose the known brand.



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11 months 2 weeks ago #586830 by Prago

Nathan D wrote: Only shot I could find in it 



Swanky looking piece of tech

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11 months 1 week ago #587458 by Vincent
That's slick that you can swap out the gimbal heads on those 

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11 months 1 week ago #587580 by MM Images
GDU has been around for a few years.  I think they started out as Prodrone a few years ago. Something happened and they went silent for a bit before surfacing as GDU.  Good to see they jumped back.  


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11 months 1 week ago #587859 by Ottis
Will be nice to see other companies get traction that will stabilize DJI's market share.  Which is good for all of us!  


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11 months 6 days ago #588071 by ShutterPal

Garbo wrote: You realize the photos you just posted is of their smaller Mavic competitor drone O2, not the Byrd model. 



:agree:  you took the words out of my mouth 


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