Zerotech has released its first pocket drone UAV, Zerotech Dobby, it is powered by Snapdragon 801 Quad core 2.3Ghz processor, Adreno 330 GPU, Six Gyroscope, GPS, GLONASS, e-compass, barometer, 1080p camera, , brushless motor, optical flow sensor;which can fly, be stable automatically, visual following, has electronic image stability, understand voice and gesture recognition, etc. It is not only the tiniest UAV, but also is the first one with Snapdragon 801 Quad core processor in stock.
On the left is iPhone 6 and Zerotech Dobby right.
As is known to all, UAV has many different kinds of brands, but they are all clumsy and not so portable. And many companies have tried to narrow the UAV design, but they failed. Right now Qualcomm cooperated with Zerotech last year to use Snapdragon chipset which used in smartphone until now. So they open the door for the pocket RC Drones.
The other feature of Zerotech Dobby is that it can be folded. We can see the arm, propeller can be folded and hidden under the RC Drone.
When we open Dobby, we find the propeller didn’t use tight design, but let it flexible. When it flies, it depends on centrifugal force of motor to unfold the blade. This design will reduce the parts of drone to make it small. But this kind of design will affect the wind resistance and battery life with less efficiency to some extent. However, propeller plays very important role in dynamic system of UAV. Under same motor, the longer the blade is, the better wind resistance is, so does battery life.
From the picture, the maneuver radius of Zerotech Dobby blade is over the bottom of the RC Drone, it uses every inch length to strengthen wind resistance and battery life. But users must maintain the blade well. Because when the drone is flying, the blade will be affected to become curved in general. But if we don’t maintain well, the blade will be easy to hit the body which leads to out control.
Here is comparison of Dobby, iPhone 6 and Iphone 6 plus. When it folds, it even is smaller than iphone 6s plus, and similar to iphone 6.
Here is the Zerotech Dobby compared with DJI Phantom 3 battery. Its thickness is as similar large as DJI Battery.
From the picture, Zerotech Dobby can use power bank to charge. It support 5V/2A or 9V/1.5A input, and 3.7V/1.5A output.
But it uses USB Type C port, but Zerotech dobby has provides USB Type C cable and the conversion plug from USB Type C to Micro USB . So about the battery life, flying performance, wind resistance, smart voice control, gesture control, etc, we will introduce later, stay tuned.