These days, you can’t attend any of the major photography trade shows without seeing at least a half dozen drone manufacturers strutting their stuff. With new drone companies popping up all over the place trying to grab a piece of this massive and growing market, honestly, for the most part, it’s boring!
Now, why would I say that? Well, like you, I get excited when I see something new, something that dares to go against the grain. When others zig, this company zags. You know what I’m saying? These days in the drone industry, there are just so many “Me Too” companies - when you have seen one drone, you have seen them all. Swap out some stickers and body color, and visually they all mesh together.
Well, that has officially ended.
There’s a new sheriff in town when it comes to the drone industry. This company has done what no other has done before. They have given us a drone that we can truly be excited about! The company is GDU. Here’s what they have going on…
Revolutionary Byrd Drone
GDU has begun shipments of their Standard Byrd quadcopter to North American Dealers. Normally, this wouldn’t be all that exciting, but since GDU, which is the leading consumer drone manufacturer that focuses on power and portability, is involved, that means the product is far superior to anything else currently available.
You might be asking, why are GDU’s products revolutionary?
Well, for starters, GDU is the only manufacturer with foldable frames and modular gimbal assemblies, which means their drones are super portable. In fact, the Standard Byrd’s arms, propellers, and landing gear are all collapsible, meaning it’s the size of an iPad once all its extremities are in the closed position. Just imagine - a drone that you can slide into your backpack as easily as your tablet. It might sound too good to be true, but it’s definitely a reality!
The Byrd is packed with incredible, cutting-edge features. Advanced and Premium Byrds will follow you, giving you the ability to focus more on the action and less on navigating your drone. All Byrd models have a powerful propulsion system that intelligently selects the ideal balance between lift and speed so you have the optimal flying experience. Perhaps even more exciting is that the days of trying to share one screen are gone - you can connect up to three devices to your Byrd, so you and your friends can all enjoy the amazing views being captured by your UAV.
GDU’s Byrd is also designed to be a universal platform that can support a wide variety of combinations. The Standard Byrd comes with a 1080p HD camera and 3-axis gimbal while the Advanced Byrd comes with a GoPro Gimbal and the Premium Byrd is packaged with a 4K camera. But, unlike other drones, with a Bryd, you can swap out your gimbal so you can easily create a setup that is specifically designed for your needs.
The Byrd has also been tested over and over again in climates that run the gamut from searing heat to incredible cold to high humidity, so you can operate your UAV with full confidence that the environmental conditions will not interfere with your ability to fly. GDU has put it’s Byrds through the paces when it comes to vibrations and drops, so it’s sure to withstand bumps and bruises as well.
And that’s not all…
Check out these additional features that make the GDU Byrd so exciting:
Transmission distance is a critical aspect of a UAV’s performance, and the Byrd delivers in that regard. The Standard Byrd’s range has been doubled from 500 meters to one full kilometer. The upcoming Advanced and Premium Byrd models can also operate at 1,000 meters without issue. That means that regardless of which Byrd model you choose, you’ll have astounding range to take the kind of aerial footage you desire. And the best part? The Byrd transmits in HD, so you have crystal clear view whether you’re 100 feet or a half-mile from your drone, and with a 2.4G WiFi HD video downlink system, you’ll be able to see your recordings quickly, easily, and in gorgeous HD.
Capture more photos and more video with the GDU Byrd than with any other drone in the same category. In fact, fly your Byrd 30% longer than other comparable UAVs. The Standard Byrd has a flight time of 25 minutes while the Advanced and Premium models sport a whopping 29-minute flight time. That means that with a GDU drone, you will still be in the air, capturing the scene below while pilots with UAVs from other manufacturers have long since landed to recharge their batteries.
Take flight with the press of a single button, and when it’s time to end the flight, press a single button again. No complicated maneuvering or long sequences of commands to remember! Byrds also come with a return home feature, meaning with the press of a button, your UAV will come back to you safe and sound.
Flying Made Simple
Want to fly together? No problem! GDU Byrds are compatible with dual controllers, so you and a friend can share flying duties. With ergonomically designed controllers, whoever is in charge of the flight will be in complete comfort and complete control.
That control is amplified with various flying modes to suit your needs. Fly in altitude mode to keep the Byrd at a consistent altitude while having the ability to change the roll, pitch, and yaw. GPS mode gives brand new UAV pilots an edge, as it allows the Byrd to hover over a pinpoint location safely and with the utmost stability. And, if you prefer to control your drone’s features via your mobile device, that’s easy too! The GDU mobile app is simple and clean, allowing you to set waypoints, control the camera, and adjust flight settings.
As the drone market has exploded with products, governments have scrambled to ensure that UAVs are used responsibly and safely. GDU is committed to the responsible and safe use of its products, and it shows. The Byrd comes with a forbidden flight zone safety net, as well as fully adjustable height and distance restrictions. That means you can be sure you’re flying only where you’re supposed to and not endangering other manned and unmanned aircraft in the area. What’s more, GDU’s Byrds have self-tightening propellers and low battery protection, so you’re sure your Byrd’s propellers remain secure at all times and that your drone has enough juice to make it home each and every time.
The Final Word
It’s not every day that you come across a product that has so many intelligent features, let alone one that is so flexible, portable, and reliable. It’s apparent that the folks at GDU have put themselves through the paces to develop a line of UAVs that will satisfy every photography and video need that you might have. Whether you’re new to the drone game or you’re a seasoned veteran, GDU has a UAV that will allow you to soar like an eagle and get the footage to prove it!
GDU’s standard Byrd is available for $749.00, with the first units shipping and processed for pre-orders right now. Advanced and Premium Byrd models will be shipping soon. For additional details about GDU’s line of UAVs, visit their website.