The Affordable VTOL Drone You've Been Waiting For: FIMI Manta

FIMI, a sub-brand of Xiaomi, has just released an innovative new drone called the Manta. This fixed-wing VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) drone offers the advantages of both multirotor and fixed-wing aircraft in one affordable package. At just 999 CNY ($140) (will likely be more when you factor in shipping and import taxes), the Manta delivers professional aerial capabilities like 60-85 minutes of flight time, 45km/h top speeds, and versatile vertical takeoff and landing. Its streamlined flying wing design provides efficiency in flight while still allowing for stable hovering and smooth footage. For aerial photographers and videographers looking to upgrade their drone without breaking the bank, the Manta hits a sweet spot of value and performance.

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