Captain's Table

Mark Austen

2020.01.14 - More on Drones

Two things to write about today. The first is that there were four new drones announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vega last week and the one I am really interested in is the Autel Evo II Pro. According to many drone reviewers this drone has displaced the previous Drone Manufacturer DJI as the number one prosumer drone supplier. The cost is 1795 USD and when you add in delivery, Customs Duty and VAT it comes to around £1770.

Reading the specifications of the drone and seeing the various reviews I have to say that it is a stunning piece of engineering. So much so that I may even buy one later on in the year when Autel have produced the initial swatch of drones for the pre-sales sales and production has settled down a bit.

I'd like to be able to afford one before our Broads Cruise in June but that might be a little unrealistic. Still. something to dream about.

The second thing is about a video starring James May, he of Top Gear fame. The video can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y19b0KCFiVc and it is an hour long video about a drone. Very interesting and great fun to watch.