Mantis-Q is a foldable drone that lets Yuneec come back into a drone marketplace. I am sure that this Yuneec model can compete with DJI Mavic Air and maybe even win the fight. It is always good to see a healthy competition that will eventually push advanced drone technology to a whole new level.
Lots of Features
33 Minutes of Flight Time
4K Video Recording
Face Recognition Software
Sport Mode for Racing
Lots of Flight Modes
The market is flooded with foldable drones, and maybe a new foldable drone is too much, but if you like all the features, Mantis-Q offers then perhaps a price you pay is not that high.
Yuneec finally released a decent drone that can fight DJI drones. Specifically, Yuneec Mantis-Q is built to face DJI Mavic Air that DJI released earlier this year. It will be interesting to see in the future if Yuneec Mantis-Q will beat DJI Mavic Air by selling numbers. But for now, all you can do is read this review and see what goods Mantis-Q is offering. For now, all I can say that Yuneec packed this drone with lots of features and advanced technology that is not standard in older drones.
Yuneec Mantis-Q Features
Design is nothing revolutionary; you have already seen this type of foldable drone before. I am not sure which drone was a first foldable drone, but that is not even important because first drones are not that good as the drones that follow it. Mantis-Q is easily foldable and can fit in a pocket, which means that you can carry this drone with you even when you are climbing a mountain.
The camera is a standard feature in decent drones that are not toy graded drones. Without doubt, Mantis-Q is such a drone and the camera built in Mantis-Q is of the highest quality that offers shooting images in the wide format as well as recording videos in ultra high definition aka 4K.
Mantis-Q is an advanced drone with artificial intelligence inside plastic construction. Don’t get me wrong; this is not A.I. that will take over the world as Elon Musk says. This A.I. is a simple sensory recognition software. In other words, the drone can recognize faces, and if you smile at the drone, it will take a selfie. So all you need to do is to face the drone and make smile, the drone will then take pictures of you.
The drone can also detect hand gestures. We already introduced hand gestures in DJI Spark, and it is good to see that Yuneec Mantis-Q can do that as well. Make a wave to the drone, and the drone will take a picture, simple as that.
If face recognition is not for you and you don’t like to smile that much, no problem, Mantis-Q has voice commands and all you need to say is take selfie and drone will shoot the picture. There are also other commands that you can use and navigate drone by talking to him. If you say wake up drone will power on, and you are ready to issue a new command. You can also say take a picture or record a video and drone will recognize that commands.
If you are more into taking pictures and recording astonishing videos than flying a drone, then Mantis-Q is the perfect drone for you because with the Intelligent Flight Modes you can let Mantis-Q take over flying and you can focus on taking pictures and shooting videos.
Mantis-Q can switch to the extreme racer in a second. The drone can reach 44 miles per hour (72Km/H) and fly with that speed and perform various stunts a racing drone need to do when competing in drone racing league.
Social Media Friendly
If there is a WiFi or mobile internet in the reach drone can automatically post on your social media accounts. No need to edit anything, make posts as you take pictures.
Navigating with Mantis-Q is easy, and you can use various features that drone offers. You can adjust the geofence, which will keep the drone inside the desired zone. This is extremely useful if you are flying near dangerous or forbidden zones, just make a geofence and you are sure the drone will not enter into forbidden air space.