3DR have just released an upgraded version of their IRIS RTF quadcopter. As you can tell by its name, the IRIS+ also has several advancements in design: lighter arms and legs for better flight control; included long legs for ground clearance when flying with a gimbal and camera; and an improved power system, including new motors with self-tightening screw on propellers.
The IRIS+ offers extended flight times (16 minutes with camera and gimbal, over 20 minutes without), advanced 3PV™ Follow Me that can even control the IRIS+’s stabilized camera gimbal, vivid LEDs on all arms for trouble-free directional awareness, and useful telemetry information on the screen of the IRIS+ remote controller.
- Powerful 920KV motors
- 4 Self Tightening 9" Propellers (T-motor)
- New Lighter Arms
- 4 New Long Legs
- GPS Shield
- New Orientation LEDs (2 white, 2 red)
- Custom high quality 3S 5100mah battery - less susceptible to degradation (Gens Ace)
- Presoldered 4-in-1 ESC
The new improvements on the IRIS+ makes this quadcopter one of the best options if you are looking for a hands free approach to getting some aerial photography done.
Probably not unless you require longer flight times there is no point to upgrade as all of the software related features on the IRIS+ are also available on the first version IRIS. But it might work out much cheaper if you simply modify your IRIS to carry a larger battery, or just change it more often!