Xiro Xplorer Overview
If you thought the standard Xplorer was nice then you will definitely want to check out this Xiro Xplorer V review.
They made some major upgrades to this drone by including an awesome camera setup allowing you to take amazing aerial footage.
Keep reading below to see all of the awesome details.
Description of the Xiro Xplorer V
Developed by Xiro, the Xiro Xplorer V is a great quadcopter for those interested in aerial photography and videography. Simple to set up and easy to fly, this drone is a breeze for anyone to operate, be the beginners or experts.
The camera for the Xiro Xplorer V shoots HD videos at 1080p and at a 30fps rate. The pictures have a resolution of 14 megapixels and thanks to the gimbal, the videos and pictures are very stable even during rough flights. The camera also supports both burst mode and time capture.
Some of the functions featured in the Xplorer V include:
- Follow Me Function
- Around Me Function
- Auto Return Home Function
- Auto Takeoff and Auto Landing Function
- Intelligent Orientation Control Function
This drone has 3 levels of flight, and the lightweight controller is compatible with numerous smartphones.
The Xplorer V also won the Red Dot’s Best of the Best award in 2016, beating thousands of other products and demonstrating this drone’s great quality and user-friendliness.
Xiro Xplorer V App
The Xplorer V comes with a downloadable app that is available on both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. The system requirements are IOS version 8.0 and above for iPhones, and Android System 4.4 and above for Android.
Other than the user interface design, the Xplorer V’s mobile app also allows for live preview footage. It allows you to download any recordings or pictures directly into your phone.
Xiro Xplorer V Range
Capable of flying for 25 minutes when fully charged, the Xiro Xplorer V’s flight time is on the higher end of the spectrum. The 5200mAh Lithium polymer smart battery only takes about 30 to 40 minutes to charge, so you won’t have to wait long to use your drone.
The Xplorer V’s communication range is of 500 meters (about 1640 feet, or 0.3 miles), going far enough for you to enjoy it while still being well within your line of vision. Its maximum height is 120 meters (or about 393 feet), which should be well within your drone needs.
The Xiro Xplorer V also has a good speed for a drone focusing on aerial photography, going at about 8 meters per second (which equals to about 17 to 18 miles per hour). The working temperature for is within the 0°C to 40°C range (so within 32°F to 104°F).
Xiro Xplorer V Manual
However, Xiro does have a section on their website where they’ve uploaded quite a few helpful instructional videos.
Those vary from how to install the batteries to how to use all the different functions mentioned earlier. If you’re struggling with the manual, then maybe checking these videos could help with some of your headaches.
Xiro Xplorer V Gimbal Parts
Though the 3-axis provide for very smooth images when using the camera, it can also be quite fragile. This is perhaps the Xiro Xplorer V’s biggest weakness, for the plastic arm that connects the camera to the drone can break easily.
While more experienced users won’t have a lot of trouble with this, it is still a troubling issue. Drone crashes are not that uncommon when you’re just starting to learn how to pilot, so it is more than just an annoyance when your gimbal breaks during your first few flights. The fact that it is also quite expensive to replace doesn’t help either.
Conclusion on the Xiro Xplorer V
Both beginners and experts will have a blast with the Xiro Xplorer V. The camera quality for the Xplorer V is also excellent, providing for great pictures and footage.
If you’re interested in pursuing aerial photography or videography as a serious hobby, then you are sure to be incredibly pleased with this drone.