Autel Robotics X-Star Premium Drone

Autel Robotics may not be as popular as other drone manufacturers like Yuneec, but they are tested and trusted when it comes to drone production. X-Star Premium comes with a 4k camera. This is a big attraction for users. Price is a more significant attraction. The price of the X-Star is lower compared to other drones with the same specs. X-Star drone surely is a budget drone with unbelievable performance. The X-Star will delight lovers of drones with a free 64GB micro SD that comes with the package. Autel also has prompt customer support for their products, and their product comes with a warranty.

Technical Specifications

    • Maximum Ascent – 6 miles per second
    • Speed – 37 miles per second
    • Weight – 3.53 lbs
    • Maximum Altitude – 1.3 miles
  • Flight Time – 27 minutes
  • Connectivity -1 USB Type-A, 1 charge port
  • Camera – 4k UHD camera with Full HD in 720p
  • Recording Method – Micro SD
  • Automated Flight Features – Orbit, Return-to-Home, Waypoint and Follow
  • Controller – Dedicated controller with Starlink application for Android phone and iOS devices

Design

Robotics X-Star Premium drone design looks beautiful. The drone has a rough shape, with the four arms showing up from the top of each corner. Tracing each component to the end is a propeller and its tiny electric motor. The landing gear is fitted conveniently under the drone.
Robotics X-Star Premium central body is where you have the battery cells, and you can slide in the battery with ease. Right below the main body is where you have the X-Star’s camera and its 3-Axis Gimbal support, which hangs downward. The 4k UHD camera is also mounted in this same place. The drone itself comes in solid polished plastic. It is a bit heavy but looks light when in flight. It weighs close to 3.4 pounds alongside its camera, battery, and its propellers when fixed.

Autel Robotics-Remotbefore fly
Remotbefore fly

Autel X-Star Premium’s controller is very easing to use. It is also made in a solid well-polished hard plastic, just like the complete drone itself. It has command sticks that can grip adequately to ensure the smooth handling of the drone. You would also find function keys very close to the posts. The function keys are to activate the UAV’s flight modes.

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Battery

Autel X-Star Premium does have a built-in touchscreen display for covering in-flight feeds from the camera. There is a port for micro SD, which can be connected to an Android phone or any Apple device. The Autel Starlink app installed on the drone makes it work well with any Android phone and iOS device.

Control

Autel X-Star Premium has a controller status display fixed on the controller, just a little bit above the command sticks. This controller status display serves the purpose of showing some basic control information such as battery status. It also shows other information relating to autonomous flight and connectivity features.

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Remote

Autel X-Star Premium has a Starlink app which is very useful for the coordination of autonomous flight patterns. It has a 720 HD, which does some nice recordings. One can use the Starlink app to control camera functions, the resolution of the recording, and the selection of flight control settings. The app also controls the camera functionality and the navigation of the drone through GPS.
The Autel X-Star Premium drone flies so well. When in-flight, its maximum range is 1.3 miles.

The Setup

Autel X-Star Premium is very easy to set up for the flight. The package comes disassembled. You have to attach the propellers by properly fixing them. This is done by screwing them very tightly. After that, you charge the battery for about 2 hours. Then, you can download the Starlink app to your Android phone from the Google play store or any iOS device from the Apple play store. When you are done screwing up the propellers, connecting your phone to the drone using a micro USB cable, it is ready to take off.

Camera

Autel X-Star Premium is a beautiful technology that does an excellent job for video recordings and photos capturing. The camera is imposing. It competes well with other 4k camera drones from different brands such as Yuneec. It is a superb camera. When it comes to aerial shooting, the camera captures very vibrant quality images from all angles. The camera is capable of handling 2.7k recordings at a 60 fps rate. The camera captures immersing pictures when set at 60 fps. At 120 fps, the camera can capture footage even when the motion is very slow or fast. The camera will do a far better job at 240 fps when the recording setting is at 720p.
Autel X-Star Premium drone recorder can capture still images too. The drone’s 4k camera has a 108-degree view that can give you nice angular shots. We observed that the video and photo quality from the X-Start camera beats other 4k camera drones like the Yuneec Typhoon 400 UAV.

In-flight

Autel X-Star Premium is a wonderful drone when it flies in the sky. It glides very quickly without much stress. When in-flight, the video feed in all kinds of flight modes is very stable. The drone has both GPS and GLONASS capacity for navigation. The GPS and GLONASS navigation capacity allow for some proper positioning. The exception is when the drone is in an enclosed environment where there are no flight signals. There are 3 flight patterns – Autonomous, Orbit, and Follow.
These flight patterns, to some extent, depending on the navigation system of the drone. The Orbit flight pattern allows some level of flight control which enables the user to concentrate on the camera without necessarily controlling the drone itself. The Orbit does an excellent job at keeping the camera focused in a position while flying around at a set point. Follow makes the drone follow the direction of the controller. The Follow mainly focuses its camera just on the user of the drone.
Autel X-Star Premium drone also comes with a Starpoint Positioning System (SPS). The work of the Starpoint Positioning System is to measure the height of the drone as it flies in optical/flight tracking. This helps the drone to fly in an accurate direction. There is another one called “Return to Home” control. This “Return to Home” control allows the drone to return to the owner by pressing a button.

Intuitive Remote Controller

Autel X-Star Premium drone deserves some commendations for its remote controller that is very intuitive than the other remote controller from the other brands. It comes with a nice LCD screen that displays well-detailed flight information. It includes one-touch buttons and command sticks for ease of flying. The Starlink app can be easily downloaded online from the Google play store and Apple store for your Android phone and Apple devices, respectively. The app is essential for the aircraft’s flight control settings which include the autonomous flight modes.

Autel X-Star Premium comes with the following when you unbox it:

  • X-Star Aircraft
  • Hand case
  • Remote controller
  • Cable for charging the drone
  • 64GB drone
  • Battery
  • Fast charger
  • Spare propellers

X-Star Best Features

Autel X-Star Premium drone has the following features:

  1. Great Features –Way Point mode allows you to direct your drone where you want it to go.
  2. Beginner Feature – Autel understands that there are beginners in drone flying. That is why new pilots can activate the Beginner mode so that there will be a limit to altitude and speed.
  3. 12-megapixel camera – The camera is designed to capture high-quality pictures. That is why the drone is fitted with the Ultra HD camera, which can perfectly record 4k videos.
  4. 3-Axis Gimbal – The drone is equipped with a 3–Axis Gimbal, which helps prevent the camera from shifting while the drone is in flight.
  5. Starlink app – The Starlink application gives you the advantage of adjusting the camera to record what you want it to record.
  6. Starpoint Positioning System – The Starpoint Positioning System makes it very easy for beginners to fly the drone without any complications.

Autel X-Star Premium drone is a lovely 4k camera drone. You can’t help but fall in love with this drone because of its capabilities and great features. The 4k video and photo camera are perfect for video recordings and image capturing. The drone is very compact and rugged. It delivers some top-notch performance. It comes with some spectacular accessories like the hard case for storage and transporting the drone. It also comes with a free 64GB micro SD straight from the box. The 64GB micro SD is enough storage space for your recordings. The drone is made so simple for beginners and experienced pilots because of its wonderful features like limits and altitude.

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