Thinking of buying a DJI Phantom this Christmas ? Well my suggestion would be wait a little while as the scout will blow it away. The Scout X4 is an improvement on the X350 Pro quadcopter and based on user feedback they have added one major feature, 2 way telemetry . Not only does this quadcopter have telemetry and all the features of the IRIS+, but it has a longer flight time (25min), and retractable landing gear.
For those who don’t like reading here is the promo video, and you can buy one here
Android and IOS ground station support!
Another great feature that many of you who have an IOS device will appreciate is that the scout X4 finally brings telemetry support to your devices (as well as android devices). So those of you who felt like you where missing out on droidplanner can now use some of hte ground station features with your iphone/ipad. I have not used the ground control software yet but I dont think it will include things like survey features, but sine this is more of an action quad most of us will just be using the follow me feature!
Previosuly you could only use anroid devices as a ground station with your arducopter because IOS devices did not support USB host so you could not plug in the telemetry radios. The Scout X4 manages to overcome this by including a bluetooth telemetry adapter so you dont need to plug anything into your tablet…
Otherwise it will also include the Devo F12 radio and probably an option with the iLook+ camera giving you a great plug and fly FPV system so you can see what you are recording with the Scout X4 quadcopter.
Otherwise it includes all of the same features as the X350 Pro/ Tali H500 such as integrated smart battery, auto return to home etc…
I will add more details and comments soon after we have properly tested it.