Autel EVO 2 Pro – Hands On Overview!
It open and inside was the Evo 2 Pro and I can't wait to get this thing up in the air and start flying it. Unfortunately, New Jersey's had some really crummy weather over the last couple of days. It'S been windy, it's been raining like cats and dogs. So I can't fly this and man have. I got cabin fever, but I promise you the minute I get a break in the weather. I'Ll have it up in the air I'll record. Some footage. Take some pictures and, like last time, I'll put a couple of folders out there, where you can download those RAW files, you can bring them into your editing software and compare them to drones that you're flying today, but unfortunately, until I get outside fly, I can't do That but I thought I can't not talk about this because I'm so excited in the meantime. Let me sit down and do a quick clip with sort of an unboxing and I've already torn open the bug so it's more of a show and tell to give you an idea of everything that comes with the kit and that'll list. The specifications for the Evo 2 Pro and then finally come back and compare the Pro to the original Evo, 2. Just so you've an understanding of the differences between them, because again the Evo 2 Pro has that one in sensor on it it's got variable ISO and aperture ratings. So I thought I'd talk a little bit about it and give you some idea of where the two drones might fit, but I'll start off with the unboxing and then I'll come back and I'll actually do that comparison.
But I promise you there's gon na be a ton more clips coming. I'Ll have a lot of footage, so you can compare this. The other drones you're flying and it'll also spend some time comparing this between the two drones and these two drones compared to other drones. In the market, like the Mavic 2 Pro phantom 4 Pro v2 and some of the other big drones that are out there today, just so, you have an understanding of exactly how it compares in case you're in the market. With this beautiful spring weather, we've got to pick up a drone you'll understand exactly what these drones provide, but stay tuned for the unboxing. Next, the remote control unit for the Evo 2 Pro is similar in design to the ones used at all of the previous Evo's includes updated firmware to make it compatible with the Evo 2 line of drones on the front of the product. You'Ll find two joysticks that control the movement of the aircraft, a large high resolution, color display that can be used for telemetry information during flight or switch to a first person view of the camera, while you're flying the drone and I'll show you how to switch between Those two in a second on the bottom is a take off and landing button, a power button that turns on the remote a pause button that will actually halt the movement of the drone in mid flight and that's great. If you get into a dangerous situation, you can hit that button and the drone will stay exactly where it is and let you catch your breath to the right of that is a return to home button.
When you tap and hold that the remote will beep it instigates or return to home function which forces the drone to rise to a height you have set in the application fly back to where it took off and land on your mat on the top of the Unit you'll find an expandable phone tablet, holder that'll handle most of the larger phones out there and two antennae that need to be fully extended during flight. You want to make sure that these are facing your drone and that they're parallel to each other, because, if they're off a little bit, it'll reduce your transmission range on the top of the unit or several more controls on the left is the thumb wheel for the Gimbal, when you spin this, the gimbal will move in its position from Horizon to straight down and somewhere in between, on the right hand, side. You have a button here when you tap that you'll switch between those two views I mentioned a minute ago on that front, display between fpv and telemetry view and when you're in telemetry view. This thumb wheel allows you to scroll through the different functions in that telemetry screen. Finally, you have a record button here for video and a picture button here. You can tap either one of these to take a picture or start a video recording on the bottom of the unit or two customizable buttons that you can program in the application to do certain things if you like and then finally on the bottom of the unit.
Underneath this cover you'll find two connectors, a USB, a and a micro USB. These are used for charging the remote and for connecting to your device. You can use either of these to connect to the device up top. You can charge the remote controller through that micro. Usb there and again they include a cable to make that even easier for you, the remote folds up nice and neat to make it safe when you're transporting it and that's pretty much all you need to know about the remote now we'll take a closer look at The drone and I'll start with the sensors. We have a pair of sensors on the top for obstacles above it a pair on the left, a pair on the right, there's, a upfront and is set behind and on the bottom of the unit we have even more sensors. So here are two optical sensors there's a landing light right there. These are ultrasonic sensors, so that's helping you when you get close to the ground or if you're trying to fly this inside those will pick up that type of obstacle below it. On the left hand side we have an opening here that has the SD card in it and on the other side, we have another opening that has a USB sea connection where you can transfer files off of the drone, as well as a reset button. That'S used to actually pair with the remote the battery in the backs got kind of an interesting lock on it, so they've patented this thing called a bat lock and basically you squeeze them from both sides and it slides out, and that gives you an incredibly secure.
Listen to this very secure, mounting that's not going to fly out of there, so I think they've really thought that through I like that, it's got both sides. The last thing I'll talk about is the actual gimbal guard. This is a real, interesting gimbal guard to try to get this thing off. You got to be really careful because my first thought was I'll, just pull it off front ways, but what you want to do is squeeze in here, because there are little tongs that sort of extend below the plastic on either side you squeeze in and lift it Straight up, so you lift it straight up and out like this, so you want to squeeze those in once they're loose you lift up and out like that and put it on in reverse and that's pretty much it for the drone. I wanted to give you a closer look at the camera because I know that's what a lot of people are really interested in so again, it's a one inch six case sensor: it's got an adjustable aperture from F 2.8 to f11 and it's got a variable. Iso range from 100 to 6400 it's got an equivalent 29 millimeter lens and it's really a heavy duty. Looking lens and a lot of people were asking about filters, there's threads on the side of this front, so you can unscrew this and makes it really easy. I'M. Sure that they're gon na be filters out very soon for it if they aren't ready, where you can actually just screw the filter on and you'll be ready to go so we'll have to keep an eye out and see when those come out, but again, very nice.
Looking lens very polished, very professional, I think they've done an excellent job with this, and you can swap this out again to a dual sensor. If you want down the road or if you own, the original Evo 2, you can swap it out and put the 1 inch sensor on that also included with the kit are two sets of spare propellers a cleaning cloth for the lens, a set of guides, and In this grouping of guides, you have the Quick Start Guide there, a disclaimer and safety instructions which explain all the things you need to be aware of with the drone there's a packing list to show you everything, that's included and then finally, there's a battery guide. That discusses how to charge your battery and how to safely store it and transport it. There are two cables here that connect up the controller to whatever device you're using to actually fly the drone there's a microUSB on one end and the other end is either microUSB or it's a USB see both of those are Android connections. I don't know why they don't include an Apple connection in there, but if you need one of those, we have those cables available. There'S. Also, a charging cable that's got a USB a on this end and a microUSB on that end and that's used for charging the controller, the main power supply for charging your batteries and a cable to connect that up to the wall, the evo 2 pro is the Second, quad Noah tells new series with a takeoff weight of 2.
6 to 2 pounds or 1192 grams, even with it's, slightly larger frame. It can still fly 40 minutes on a single charge. It'S enhanced Wi Fi connectivity provides over five and a half miles of control while still delivering an HD video stream back to the controller or your display. The Evo 2 pro features both GPS and GLONASS positioning for incredibly accurate flights. There are 12 HD sensors integrated into the frame of the evo 2 pro that are coupled with a dual core processor, to provide a complete omnidirectional obstacle avoidance solution for increased safety, while flying one of the most innovative features of the new Evo 2. Pro is its ability to swap out the camera in a few minutes by removing four screws to make future upgrades easy. The imaging package for the Evo 2 pro is where it really shines featuring a 6k one inch 20 megapixel sensor that offers a variable aperture of f28 up to f11, providing plenty of adjustment to customize your shots. It also provides a wide range of ISO adjustments from 100 up to 6400 for video and 100 up to 12000 800 for photos in video mode. It can record 6k content in resolutions up to 54 72 by 30 76 and capture HD video and ultra high definition. 4K, it also provides recording options up to 120 frames per second for certain resolutions to allow you to record slow motion video directly on the drone for still photos. It can capture 20 megapixel high res images and resolutions up to 54 72 by 36 48.
The system also features a phase detection autofocus, so you never have to worry about blurry shots while flying. Lastly, the Evo 2 pro includes a 10 bit a log profile, providing more adjustment options when editing your content. I hope those details were helpful. Now let's do a quick comparison between both models of Evo 2 and explain the differences between them. So you clearly understand the benefits that both these drones provide and, more importantly, how these drones compared to other drones in the market, because the brilliant engineering and design team over to autel has spent an awful lot of time. Thinking about how they can build a better drone and they've engineered a lot of innovative and groundbreaking technologies into both of these models, which really separate either one of them from anything else out there flying today and I'll get into those details as part of this discussion. But I wanted to start off with a straight up comparison between the two drones, so I have the Evo 2 here, the Evo 2 Pro now there is a third model called the Evo 2 dual, which actually has two sensors in the imaging package. It'S got an optical sensor and a thermal sensor and it's used mostly for commercial purposes, so first responders fire and rescue or, if you're, flying commercially to do roof inspections or crop inspections. That'S. The perfect drone for you now I don't have one here. So I can't compare it with these two, but I thought I'd start off with these two.
The important thing to remember is that all three models have the exact same airframe and that's. A really good thing. Think about that. A second, the company could have very easily introduced the Evo 2 with smaller specifications. Maybe it didn't fly as far didn't fly as long and then upgrade at those specs to go to the Evo 2 Pro upgraded him again for the enterprise product, and it would have been ok doing that. Cuz. A lot of companies like to do that. To sort of differentiate the drones in the market space littell said we're not going to do that. What we're gon na do is come out with one airframe, everybody gets the exact same flight experience, the same flight time, flight distance, the same telemetry batteries, controller software. Everything is exactly the same and they took it a step further and said why don't we make the airframe extensible meaning. Can I build an airframe where I can actually swap out the imaging package to allow our customers to start with one drone and upgrade as they're budgeting their needs change? So maybe you start off with the Evo 2 and you're flying it you're having a lot of fun as hobbyist, and you decide. You know what I want to fly commercially. I need a better imaging package. You can pop out four screws drop. The camera slide in the larger imaging sensor and pop those screws back in and be often flying and everything to do with it is in the drone already there's, no sending it back to the factory there's no complicated calibrations going on.
You basically put the camera in it all the firmware recognizes the new camera. You can start flying immediately, and that is a beautiful thing. Knowing that I've got an airframe that I can hang on to for a while like hold it future proof, because I believe that if I can keep the airframe, because the specs are so good for three to five years as the imaging needs change, the new packages Come out, I can just pop a new camera in it, so I think that's, the first major advantage that the Evo 2 presents that really no other drawn out there. Flying today does I know you can change the cameras and some other drones, but it's complicated and you're going to void your warranty. If you do it here, they wants you to do it, so I love that about it. So if you start off with the two drones in front of me, the Evo 2 has a one over 2.3 inch sensor. It can record 8 k 6 k 4k. All the resolutions you're used to. If you move to the Evo 2, Pro it's got a one inch sensor in it that can record 6 K for candle resolutions below that, but the 1 inch sensor having that larger sensor area gives you a much better picture. A much richer picture, more information. Coming back to the processor, so you get a lot more to play with in post, so it's really more of a professional drone it.
If I had to decide between the two I would say: hobbyist professional, but again it depends on your needs. There is a difference in price between them, so you have to justify what works for you, but that's. The major difference between the other difference is there's a lot more adjustment on the pro than there is on that on the Evo 2. So, with the pro you've got adjustments on both ISO and aperture, so with ISO you can go from 100 to 6400 with the Evo 2, you can go from 100 to 3200, with the aperture it's f 2.8 to f11, with this one it's F, 1.8 it's a Fixed aperture, so if you're, a real film buff or a photography buff, this is the one that gives you a lot more adjustments and again, the larger sensor will really help you in post a couple other things that really separate both of these drones in general. From everything else in the market and I've talked about this before, but I'm still blown away by this number one, it flies for 40 minutes which is longer than any drone on the market. Today, other drones out there will fly 30 minutes 32 minutes if they're really pushing that test. But honestly that eight minutes doesn't seem like a big deal until you're on site trying to film because getting to a particular location to film a point of interest. Having that extra seven or eight minutes means I'm on location, I can take my time framing that shot.
I can get extra pictures. If I need to, I can do video runs a couple extra times, so that extra 8 or 10 minutes really makes a big difference. I love the fact that I'm also swapping batteries less because I'm going out on site too or things from the air and the less time I'm on the ground swapping out batteries is a better day for me. So forty minutes of flight time it flies 5.6 miles. Now other drones out there will fly five miles and that's a good thing. So the extra point six miles doesn't make that much of a difference. But I love the fact that I've got a really strong signal flying out that far, which means I'm never gon na fly five miles because in the u.s. right now we have a visual lattice site limitation, which means I can't fly it further than I can see It so five miles is well beyond my visual line of sight, but no one. I have that really strong signal means that I'm not gon na, have to worry about breakups when it's. In close, if I'm flying in an area, that's got a lot of obstructions and trees and maybe Wi Fi interference having that strongest signal it'll. Take me five miles means I can fly in close and have a rock solid picture. Great telemetry not have to worry about losing connection with the drone, so that's beautiful. I also love the fact that it's got an omnidirectional obstacle.
Avoidance built and it's got 12 sensors that come back to a dual processor, that's, constantly building a 3d model around the drone. So if you're flying in a very complicated environment with a lot of obstructions, the drones going to see that and find a way around those obstructions, other drones have sort of omnidirectional crash avoidance, but it doesn't work, roll off the lights wrong or, if there's too much Sun or if the place around you is complicated, there's, not a real differentiation between different surfaces. I love the fact that this really really works and it's a gradual crash avoidance, which means when it gets close to something it slows down, and you can still get closer to that object, but it slowly crops in on it. So it's a very cool way to do it and those things are major differences between them. So here I, the Evo Evo Pro they're, both wonderful products and if you've got any questions about anything I've covered. Please drop those in the comments below now. I am going to be testing this like nuts. As soon as we get some good weather outside, I can't wait to get outside and fly it. I got up this morning took lay outside it's still cloudy, but if it clears up this afternoon, I've got three charge. Batteries I'm going outside to fly it so stay tuned to the channel. I'Ll be doing a lot more clips on this product in this product and comparing both of them to other quads on the market, because I know we're in the springtime.
A lot of people have been thinking about getting a drone, they're thinking getting out there flying there's a lot of interest and both of these drones out in the market. So if there's, something you want me to test drop in the comments below I'll, definitely get to it, and that way you can see the results of those tests before you make your purchase decision and maybe it'll help you figure out, which is best for your budget And your needs other than that we have a lot more technology reviews coming both drone reviews and other tech high tech stuff. So please, if you haven't, subscribed to the channel hit that subscribe button you're, not those reviews. We also have quite a few drones that were going to be giving away this summer and I'm, not talking about toy drones, I'm talking about really pretty sophisticated drone. So if you want to get into those giveaways subscribe to the channel turn on the bell. In that way, when we post those contests, you can be first in to enter that contest and that's pretty much it for today. So I hope you guys are enjoying these clips because man, I love technology and I get so excited when a new drone like this shows up. I can't wait to get outside and start flying it so I'm gon na be over the moon in the next couple of days out in the fields. Looking up the sky smiling ear to ear about that drone up in the sky, just enjoying the heck out of it.
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