Makers of the Yi Camera have made a drone, and it looks awesome


The Yi camera is an immensely popular GoPro alternative. It’s been that way almost since the day it was launched in 2015; Yi followed it up with the Yi 4K earlier this year.

Now, the Chinese tech company have come up with yet another product that looks as compelling – the Yi Erida drone.

The Yi Erida is essentially a tri-copter designed in 100% carbon fiber casing. According to Yi Technology, the tricopter can do speeds of up to 75 km/h, which isn’t bad for a drone meant for filming.

yi-erida

A 4K camera (yes, the Yi 4K) will come as part of the drone package, which I think is a neat (and a very smart) addition.

What’s more, they’re also claiming a flight time of over 40 minutes… which could be a game changer. We should know more about this drone when the InterDrone conference kicks off in September.

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4 Comments

  1. rimakus
    August 31, 2016

    Hmm 40 minutes is a lot for such small drone. Maybe due to 3 motor design. We need an independent tests 🙂

    • August 31, 2016

      It isn’t small really, maybe the pictures are a little misleading. In the second picture you have a Yi 4K for reference, so yeah it’s not small.

      • rimakus
        August 31, 2016

        Compared to professional drone that can lift couple of kgs 😛

        • Dante
          August 31, 2016

          Drone is meant to compete with Dji Phantom, Yuneec Typhoon (probably) and the Mi drone ? Ironical
          But its interesting that its a tricopter