It seems there is a trend developing. First of all FreeFly Systems with their US-made drones and a new one coming! Then, of course, Skydio with their Skydio R1, then S2 and X2 drones also made in the USA. Thirdly, Parrot with its ANAFI USA assembled here in the Northeast. And, now Autel Robotics with its Made-in-USA (with foreign and domestic parts and labor) EVO II Dual Bundles. I’m not sure why they point out ‘foreign parts’ because Parrot and Skydio drones also contain foreign parts. In the name of transparency, I suppose. Anyway, here’s the latest drone news!
The three ‘entry’ model drones with thermal cameras are the newly launched Parrot ANAFI USA, the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual, and the Autel EVO II Dual. Today, Kerry Garrison from Multicopter Warehouse and who is a DJI and Autel dealer in Colorado, explains the specs, advantages, and disadvantages of the new Autel EVO II Dual in a well-made and detailed video review. Check it out!
If Parrot’s marketing campaign, which included falsely accusing DJI and taking stabs at Chinese-made drones in general, left you with a foul taste in your mouth, but you are in the market for a thermal drone, you might want to consider the M2ED or the Autel EVO II Dual. Check out the performance of this drone in high winds as well as its thermal capabilities.
In an official announcement from Autel Robotics, the company informs us that the Autel EVO II will be available in the week of April 20th, 2020. You will be able to buy the drone at official Autel resellers, such as Amazon. Or, as some of you did already, you can buy it online directly from Autel.