Xiaomi, one of the most popular Chinese electronic gadgets manufacturer just revealed their second drone. The Xiaomi MiTu quadcopter brings infrared battle feature which allows multi-player flights.
According to the manufacture’s specs, the 920 mAh battery allows about 10 minutes of flight time. Frankly, not bad for such a small and inexpensive drone.
In front of the MiTu drone is located a 720P camera with WiFI real-time image transmission. In addition to the 1280 x 720 video recording, the drone is capable to take still photos with resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels.
Just like the DJI Tello, the Xiaomi MiTu is also equipped with brushed motors. Actually there are many similarities between these two drones. Both are among the category under $100 drones dedicated for newbie pilots and both are delivered with removable blade protectors.
Xiaomi MiTu Features and Specs
- Compact size with removable blade protectors;
- Multi-machine infrared battle mode;
- Altitude hold for stable hovering;
- 720P camera for aerial filming;
- 1600 x 1200 photo and 1280 x 720 video resolutions;
- WiFi real-time image transmission;
- 360 degree flips & rolls;
- Up to 10 minutes play time.
Thanks to the barometric air-pressure sensor, the MiTu quad is cable for stable hovering.
Since there is no remote controller included, seems like the Xiaomi MiTu drone can be controlled exclusively through your phone.
Included with the Xiaomi MiTu drone
- 920 mAh flight battery;
- USB battery charger;
- 6 pieces of spare propellers (3 x CW & 3 x CCW);
- 1 set of blade protectors
- User manual.
Price & Availability
As for the price, the Xiaomi MiTu drone is listed for $75 on Banggood (including free shipping). While Xiaomi’s second drone can be already found at many popular retailers will be up for sale starting only with April 26 (or probably even later).
Updates on 5/7/2018
Good news, I just an email from BG: “We have great news, your preorder of Xiaomi MiTu arrived and is in stock!“. Stay tuned for hands-on review!