Capture stunning action-sports footage.
Being the world's first auto-follow drone engineered for action-sports use, the AirDog Auto-Follow Drone captures stunning footage with your GoPro camera (not included), filming your every move while you surf, kiteboard, snowboard, ski, skateboard, or wakeboard. It's also a great choice for filming high-speed mountain bike rides, thanks to its 40mph top speed and 11,500-foot operational altitude (above sea level). In fact, it effortlessly films your every move from up to 820-feet away with the included AirLeash secured to your wrist, and it includes a Ground Collision Avoidance system on board to enable the drone to land safely before the battery is depleted.
This quadcopter drone features a gyro-stabilized gimbal optimized for use with GoPro action cameras, stabilizing your shot without the shaky footage often encountered with helmet and chest POV attachment methods. AirDog has five follow methods: fixed follow, follow path, hover and aim, follow line, and adaptive follow, with personalized modes best suited for particular land and water-based action sports. The addition of Sensor Fusion Technology allows the drone to predict motion and account for unique motion patterns in every sport by applying data from inertial measurement units, GPS and compass information, and smart algorithms applied over sensor data to keep the camera focused on the action.
The Bluetooth-enabled AirLeash is a waterproof-wearable wrist strap that controls the operation and direction of the AirDog's flight. Wherever you roam, the AirDog will follow, so long as you have the AirLeash fastened to your wrist. It's responsible for selecting various flight modes, adjusting flight height and follow distance, as well as controlling landing options for safe flight operation. LiDAR technology allows the Airdog to detect quick changes in elevation, so the drone flies over big kickers, steep hills, and snow-covered mountains.
The AirDog is compatible with both Apple and Android smartphones, courtesy of its free app available in both iTunes and Google Play stores. It works in operating temperatures as low as 23F, up to a sweltering 104F. There's a 10 to 18-minute flight time, depending on conditions outside. Additionally, its arms conveniently fold-up for easy travel and storage. Included in the box is everything you need, besides a compatible GoPro camera, for capturing high-octane footage of your favorite action sports, including the AirDog, AirLeash, Gimbal, battery, charger, and user manual.
- Optimized for GoPro 3, 3+, or 4 camera (not included)
- Flight modes for snowsports, wake boarding, and mountain biking
- AirLeash controller adjusts height, distance, and landing options
- AirLeash communicates via Bluetooth connection up to 820 feet
- Waterproof to IP67 standards (up to 1-meter submerged)
- 10-18 minute flight time with Ground Collision Avoidance system
- 23 to 104F operating temp and 11,500-feet max elevation
- Fold-up arms for convenient travel and storage
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
i'm surprised it's $1,600 and the only drone on backcountry.com. the Mavic is only $1,000.
the DJI Mavic (which I have) has a higher ceiling (15,000 ft. vs. 11,500) and better flight time (27 mins vs. 20 mins).
this thing also doesn't come with a camera? it's really hard to justify this drone and price compared to the mavic in my opinion.
Is this compatible with the go pro hero 4 and 5 sessions?
AirDog Auto-Follow Drone
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
It's not about flying, it's about getting the shot without taking
anything away from what you love most - the action itself. AirDog is
a self-flying action sports drone. Motion prediction technology and
dedicated action sport flight modes enables users to capture
themselves in action effortlessly in the most demanding conditions.
Using AirLeash, a wearable, waterproof controller, you select your
sport, launch AirDog with the push of a button and go about
business as usual; your every move will be captured no matter how
fast or high you go.