Ghost Drone 2.0 has adopted many of the same features that other drones on the market already offer. It’s features a 4K camera, 3-axis gimbal, smartphone tilt control, VR goggle camera control, and some boilerplate autopilot algorithms.
Smartphone tilt control utilizes a smartphone’s internal accelerometer and gyroscope to control the drone’s pitch, roll, and yaw. Basically, pilots can tilt their phones and the drone will follow suit. This throws away the need for the traditional joystick controller, but it’s still optional and not the main control method for Ghost Drone 2.0. Next on the list of features is VR goggle camera control, this feature lets users control the drone’s on-board camera with head movements and allows them to see what the drone sees in real-time. Lastly, EHANG’s app-based autopilot sheds the need for pilots to be, well, pilots. It lets Ghost Drone 2.0 perform the typical automatic take off/landing, filming, and waypoint following. Additional features such as flight planning and remote Ghost Drone (control other Ghost Drones) are on the way for future release.
EHANG has divvied up the Ghost Drone 2.0 into four separate versions: Ghost Drone 2.0, Aerial, Aerial+, and VR. Ghost Drone 2.0 is your basic version and it lacks both a camera and gimbal (though you can add your own). Ghost Drone 2.0 Aerial takes a step further and provides you with its own gimbal, but you’re still going to need to add in your own camera . Ghost Drone 2.0 Aerial+ adds in a gimbal and 4K camera while the VR version adds in your camera-controlling VR goggles. Further details on the specs and pricing can be found over at www.gididrone.com