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Basic specs Price: $ 1,4991 282 €1,146 £169,411 ¥
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Model GLADIUS MINI
Manufacturer CHASING
Category Hobby
Type Underwater
Release date 2018
Country China

CHASING GLADIUS MINI review

The CHASING GLADIUS MINI is a mini tethered smart underwater drone made by CHASING, a manufacturer based in China. They also produce the GLADIUS underwater drone.

This underwater drone isΒ tethered but can reach 100 m from the drone pilot as well as reaching 100 m depth underwater. Furthermore, the mini-drone has 5 stabilizingΒ propellers.

The GLADIUS MINI is also a professional-grade underwater drone with a 4K Ultra HD camera. Drone pilots can operate it via a smartphone. Therefore, the drone is ideal for a range of professionals and hobbyists including scuba divers, yacht owners, content creators, etc.

Besides, the manufacturer claims the GLADIUS MINI is the first five-thruster, mini-sized underwater drone.

GLADIUS MINI drone main features

  • 4K Ultra HD camera: users can capture UHD footage atΒ 1080p or 4K resolution and 12 MP resolution for photos.
  • LED lights:Β divers can adjust the dimming LED lights which are designed specifically for use underwater, therefore providing great lighting.
  • One TouchDepth-Lock Mode: thus, users can easily control the depth and record footage with this new feature
  • Wireless controller: the diver/drone pilot operates the drone via a remote controller and app which the smartphone or tablet (Android or iOS) fits into. The controller is WiFi enabled.

GLADIUS vs. GLADIUS MINI

Aside from the size difference, one of the key additions to the MINI in comparison with the original GLADIUS (which is no longer in production) is the use of FPV goggles.

Three devices can also share the control of the underwater drone. Footage can also be screened on TV via HDMI. In addition, users can stream to YouTube or social media.

CHASING GLADIUS MINI price

The CHASING GLADIUS MINI is priced at $1,499 (50 m cable length).

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GLADIUS MINI CHASING

General

Model GLADIUS MINI
Manufacturer CHASING
Metascore β€”
Price $ 1,4991 282 €1,146 £169,411 ¥
Release date 2018
Country China
Status Available
Category Hobby
Type Underwater

Flight performance

Max. speed 2 m/s2 mps
Max. range 0.1 km0.1 mi
Max. flight time 120 min
Max. payload/cargo β€”

Flight modes

Orbit (POI) β€”
Follow-me β€”
Waypoint (flight path) β€”
Beginner β€”
Headless β€”
Acrobatics/stunt β€”
FPV Yes
Altitude hold Yes

Flight assistance

One key takeoff β€”
One key landing β€”
Return home β€”
Obstacle avoidance β€”

Controllers

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

Hardware

Dimensions 385 Γ— 226 Γ— 138 mm15.16 Γ— 8.9 Γ— 5.43 in
Dimensions (folded) β€”
Weight 2.5 kg5.51 lb
Number of rotors 5
Battery capacity 5000 mAh
Min. operating temp. β€”
Max. operating temp. β€”

Camera

Video resolution 4K
Video frame rate 30 fps
Camera resolution (photo) 12 MP
Live video feed resolution 720p
Live video feed frame rate β€”
Gimbal stabilizer β€”

Features

Foldable design β€”
LED lights Yes
Propeller guards β€”
Robotic arms β€”
Waterproof Yes
Live video feed Yes
Facial recognition β€”
FPV goggles (optional) Yes
Heavy-lift β€”
4K camera Yes
Gesture control β€”
Headlamps β€”

Connectivity

USB Yes
Micro USB β€”
SD Card Yes
Micro SD Card β€”
Bluetooth Yes
Radio β€”
4G/LTE β€”
Wifi Yes
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