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Basic specs Price: $ 45,00038 473 €34,411 £5,085,720 ¥
Metascore
Manufacturer Airborne Drones
Category Professional
Type Multi-rotors
Release date 2017
Country South Africa
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Airborne Drones The Vanguard review

The Airborne Drones The Vanguard is a professional surveillance drone made by Airborne Drones, a manufacturer based in South Africa. They also produce The Falcon.

This advanced quadcopter drone can be used for wildlife monitoring, security and inspections as well as other roles. The Vanguard features high-tech specs and can be controlled from 35 km away. In addition, the long-range drone has a flight duration of 94 minutes, thus the drone operates on 2 batteries at a time.

This advanced aerial drone also features a dual sensor camera configuration. Therefore it can utilize thermal and visual imaging and be used at night and day.

The Vanguard also comes with a SkyLink System which allows for waypoint control, long distance control and telemetry feedback.

The Vanguard drone main features

  • Battery fail-safe feature: the drone will return to home when it is running low on power.
  • Long flying times: the Vanguard is able to stay airborne for 94 minutes which is very long for drones and UAVs.
  • High-quality photos and videos: the Vanguard features a 24 MP camera and is able to record videos in 4K resolution. This foldable camera drone also boasts a 3-axis gimbal for precise stabilization.
  • Video feed: the long-range drone can stream live video full HD 1080p and record in 4K.
  • Control: the drone pilot can operate The Vanguard with a joystick control module which has 5 hours of battery and a 15″ HD screen.  Users can also use a touchscreen tablet.

Airborne Drones The Vanguard price

This powerful surveillance drone is available at the manufacturer price of $45.000.

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General

Model The Vanguard
Manufacturer Airborne Drones
Metascore
Price $ 45,00038 473 €34,411 £5,085,720 ¥
Release date 2017
Country South Africa
Status Available
Category Professional
Type Multi-rotors

Flight performance

Max. speed 18 m/s18 mps
Max. range 35 km21.7 mi
Max. flight time 94 min
Max. payload/cargo 2 kg4.41 lb

Flight modes

Orbit (POI) No
Follow-me No
Waypoint (flight path) Yes
Beginner No
Headless No
Acrobatics/stunt No
FPV No
Altitude hold Yes

Flight assistance

One key takeoff Yes
One key landing Yes
Return home Yes
Obstacle avoidance Yes

Controllers

Smartphone/tablet only (via app) No
Controller w/ built-in LCD Yes
Controller w/ smartphone/tablet mount Yes
Controller (no screen) No

Hardware

Dimensions 835 × 835 × 350 mm32.87 × 32.87 × 13.78 in
Dimensions (folded) 540 × 300 × 340 mm21.26 × 11.81 × 13.39 in
Weight 9.5 kg20.94 lb
Number of rotors 4
Battery capacity
Min. operating temp. -5 °C23 °F
Max. operating temp. 50 °C122 °F

Camera

Video resolution 4K
Video frame rate 60 fps
Camera resolution (photo) 24 MP
Live video feed resolution 1080p
Live video feed frame rate
Gimbal stabilizer Yes

Features

Foldable design Yes
LED lights No
Propeller guards No
Robotic arms No
Waterproof No
Live video feed Yes
Facial recognition No
FPV goggles (optional) No
Heavy-lift No
4K camera Yes
Gesture control No
Headlamps No

Connectivity

USB Yes
Micro USB No
SD Card Yes
Micro SD Card No
Bluetooth Yes
Radio Yes
4G/LTE No
Wifi Yes