F3 Pigeon Pro GPS 4K drone: First Mavic Air 2 clone?

F3 Pigeon Pro

Despite the fact that are still 4 days till Mavic Air 2 official launch, the first clones are ready for orders. Even the F3 Pigeon Pro follows the Air2’s design in many details, it can’t be considered as a real alternative! Featuring brushed motors it is only a fun toy compared to any professional-grade DJI drone.

In addition to the 4K main camera, there is a second tiny camera on the belly of the aircraft. FPV view can freely be switched between these two cameras. Furthermore, you can remotely adjust the frontal camera’s tilt angle.

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F3 Pigeon Pro cameras

F3 Pigeon Pro features a fail-safe auto return to home. In case of low battery or remote controller signal loss, the aircraft will automatically return to the take-off point.

According to the advertised specs, the 7.4V/1800mAh battery allows up to 25 minutes of flight time, about 10 minutes less than the Mavic Air 2 has. With a top speed of 30km/h, the drone can fly a total distance of 8 KM (to be clear this is not the max control range!).

F3 Pigeon Pro design like Mavic Air 2

Price and availability

This 4K GPS drone is available for orders starting with April 23 at Banggood. While the GPS version is sold for $86.99, optical flow edition for $69.99. Both versions can be purchased with 1, 2, or 3 flight batteries.

F3 Pigeon Pro features and specs

  • Compact size with foldable arms;
  • GPS positioning system;
  • On-board 4K camera with remote angle adjustment;
  • WiFi real-time image transmission (FPV);
  • Up to 30km/h flight speed;
  • Fail-safe auto to return to home (low battery and signal rc loss);
  • Intelligent flight modes (Smart follow, Surround shooting, Waypoint flight and Gesture shoots);
  • About 500 meters remote control distance;
  • Around 25 minutes of battery life.

F3 Pigeon Pro transmitter

Remote controller

As you can see in the image above, the Pigeon F3 is packed with a nice entry-level transmitter with a foldable phone holder. On the front panel, besides the usual control sticks, there are 6 buttons and 3 status LEDs. From left to right you have: Power switch, Geomagnetic calibration, Take-off/Land, GPS, Headless and RTH. The range of the transmitter is about 500 meters.

Included accessories with the F3 GPS drone

  • Remote controller;
  • 7.4V 1800mAh Lipo Battery (1, 2 or 3);
  • USB charging cable;
  • 1 set of spare propellers with screws;
  • User manual.
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    • I mean that with a speed of 30km/h and battery life of 25min you can fly about 8KM. Range of the transmitter is only 500 meters.
      Yes, you have right, the Mavic Air 2 has 8-10KM control range.


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