Hey guys thanks for tuning in today we're going to be reviewing the all-new walkera Vitus drone and will this thing be a competitor to the DJI Mavic this guy here we're gonna see in this video Mavic is of course probably the one of the best drones on the market right now and wakara is trying to follow suit with something very similar I would not say this is a clone or a copy of the Mavic.
It definitely has features and looks that are very similar but also has a lot of differences and looks not sure if I'm going to be able to do a flight test today and squeeze it all in one video like I try to normally do because this is just such an advanced craft it's got so many features very similar to you know the DJI Mavic and stuff so this is probably just going to be an unboxing.
Inspection and set up and then I'll make another video which will be more of a flight test so anyway here it is the Vitis let's get started okay so just on the box here saying Vitus portably smart of course this is by walk era it's using two apps we have the walk era go app and also walk your.
Own app ones like a VR app and ones the ground station software we can see here on the other side of the box how its kind of opened up foldable design three direction of obstacle avoidance so something different then the Mavic the Mavic only has two which is bottom in front this one has bottom front in sides this hat does have a 4k camera real-time HD.
Video transmission or fpv very similar to the Mavic as well three axis gimbal again like the Mavic and this one also has the ability to do augmented reality games now my first experience with their augmented reality game was with the walkera i bow or i bow however you want to pronounce it and it was kind of cool but it kind of didn't work too well so we'll see if they kind of fine-tune that.
And I'll definitely touch on that in the flight test if I can but anyway without further ado enough talking about the Box let's go ahead and break into this thing and unbox it okay so looks like we're gonna have to open it up from the closed collapse side and cool there we go so immediately we can see we have a Vitus engraving in the foam on top this is like prevalent and most of what Cara's.
Crafts so the top of the box is really well done it's feeling pretty quality well Cara is pretty good at boxing their stuff up pretty nice not quite as good as DJI but pretty darn close in the quality realm instruction manual on the top we've got another little box here not sure what that is we'll check it out in a second this looks like a clamp for a tablet cabling wrenches what else do.
You have here another micro USB cable some little gimbal dampers it looks like okay and some skid Landing dampening masts looks like you can put these on the landing gear for a little bit more protection nothing else there looks like there's two sets of propellers here I'm already seeing propellers on the drone itself and so they give you a whole new set here's the controller.
This guy so very cool very similar in you know shape and feel as the DJI controller this is from the DJI Mavic and you can see that it's kind of similar I mean you know the form factor they're getting there to the size but definitely much different in looks way different and looks actually I don't think this is any kind of clone but they're just trying to make it small.
Like the thematic stuff you can see the antennas fold out like this and we have the clamp that folds up we'll go over that just a sec a little more in-depth and it looks like the last thing in the box here is the Vitis so here it is check it out it is a pretty cool looking drone very similar to the Mavic let me just pop open the Mavic here pop it up on the table and so we can do kind of a.
Little comparison between the Mavic and the Vitis so very similar the width is just about the same with these propellers and arms on the side here and the height let's see what the height is like looks like the Vitis is a little more thick in the depth because of this bottom area here there's a fan in there and there's probably some of the brains in there and then as far as sideways.
View let's check it out almost exactly the same let's see if we get them compared like that yeah almost pretty much exactly the same length so very similar they're getting the dimensions very close to the Mavic anyway let's take a little bit of a closer look at the drone and then we'll kind of go through the other stuff in the box I'm kind of I usually go the other way.
Around but this thing looks so neat and I've been anticipating on getting this for a while so I want to not waste any time and get going with this guy check it out so here's the arms here here's how they're kind of unfolding here we just do both sides I guess you do the bottom first and then the top you see how those are coming out so look at that it looks like something from the alien.
Or halo like it's got that alien shape to it so kind of neat there we go so we got sensors on the front there's our camera and our gimbal so quite a quite a large camera compared to the Mavic here's the Mavic camera in comparison you can see much smaller it is just the whole assembly that's the whole assembly for the Walkera.
Light is their side view and this is the one for for the Mavic the Vitis does look like it's aluminum also but it's just a black aluminum and this looks like it's just a plastic insert for holding the gimbal in place so very similar but different at the same time and here's where we can see the side sensors now this is something the MAV ik does not have the ability to detect the.
Sides and prevent you from crashing into side objects which actually is a really good feature because when you're doing those kind of auto circle around point shots with the Mavic this guy will actually run into things from the side if you're doing those things and you know it's in its auto mode it will crash in the stuff but this will not since it has these side sensors so that's.
Definitely a one up on the Mavic I can't say the same for you know the functionality I've seen a couple of other reviews and the functionality seem to be needing some work so I'm going to definitely put that through the test hopefully they have had some updates while Kara has had some updates on the software so it works a little better than what I've seen anyway here's the.
Arms and the feet the feet are just kind of like attached in like that and they come down so a little bit of a difference from the Mavic as well how these fold down the Maverick doesn't really have any fold down feet the Mavic just has what it has then you have to put extended landing gear if you want but very similar it's kind of the same anyway because it's just sitting and.
Barely clearing the ground right here it's only about I'd say a half inch of clearance anyway the chose to do foldable propellers very similar to the mamak as well so we have propellers that unfold as they spin up with inertia the motors are not brand at all there's zero branding on the motors or any specifications on the motors written on.
Them at all here's our LED side marker lights you can see that they should be very visible from the side back and the front but it doesn't look like they're entirely visible from the bottom mode identification light on the back very similar to a lot of other drones they have a specific light to indicate modes and stuff here's some definitely some.
Cooling vents in here there's a cooling fan looking at the bottom this looks like it has multiple sensors on the bottom Wow so in this guy I'm not seeing any sonic sensors so it's using an optical flow camera here and that's the camera that's gonna detect the ground and try to hold its position on the ground if it's close enough I think that's like within 30.
Feet and it looks like here these are this looks like a laser type of transmitter and pick up if I'm not mistaken LED or laser one of those one of those two and what it's doing is it's shooting a beam and then it's receiving a beam and detecting how far it is away from the ground so looks like these guys did not choose to use sonic sensor you can see in comparison here on the bottom.
Of the Mavic these guys chose to use a optical flow camera - sonic sensors and actually another optical flow camera on the bottom maybe that's kind of what the bottom looks like I'm just gonna pan a little more over here going to the front there's the bottom of the gimbal in the camera you can see that the gimbal is attached with these two here on the bottom front of the gimbal and there's.
Also a couple it feels like in the top of the gimbal somewhere and throughout the whole body is a lot of venting so there's venting here there's venting on here venting on the back portion and also if we flip it over there's this big vent right on the top here we've got a reset little button here so we can reset if we're having problems and this little microUSB port is for upgrading anyway.
Taking off the battery let's see pull in these two tabs and pull it up wow that thing got a huge amount lighter this battery looks like it's going to be a pretty darn big battery and let's see what it is eleven point four volt 5200 milli amp power so it's like a high voltage 3s battery 5200 that's a pretty large battery and so the Mavic battery is significantly smaller and it's a 38.
What is this one here this one's a 3830 3830 milliamp hour battery compared to a 5200 in the Vitis so you can see the difference in inefficiency DGI stuff is just so efficient and it can still fly for like around 25 minutes with this battery we're gonna have to test the real time flight time on this guy and so we can really get a feel for how long this.
Thing is going to fly for maybe a closer look on where the battery goes in with that compartment when it's empty there's our little connection rail a very similar connection rail to the Mavic as well it looks almost exactly the same on the kind of pins they chose those kind of wide wafer pins otherwise look how empty and clean that is nothing else going on in the battery bay alright guys.
So that's the main craft let me put this over here and let's check out the controller cool so this controller has like this knob a little more of their high-end can crafts always have this knob on them so we have manual mode auto and sports sports mode faster flying in sport mode auto would be like GPS mode and then manual mode would be like for altitude hold I believe and then we have.
The return to home button right in there for returning the home automatic power button here we've got two buttons on top one here with a dot and then one here with like a little frame and the sticks of course are all self centering sticks flipping over to the back we can see that we have a fan there and that's the fan that's spinning up when I do press this power let me just press it for a.
Second and show you guys see how that thing starts to spin up I'm not gonna turn it on just yet until we power everything on and get it connected ports here got some information and here are the knobs so there's two spring-loaded knobs that just turn a little bit and end at their extents and then spring back here's the antennas so these antennas pop up like this and.
This is kind of cool this is like a built-in bracket that these guys use how this slides up like this and I'm feeling a notch and then these are spring-loaded so you just slap your phone right in there if you have a tablet looks like they give you this extra thing here to hook on here to hold your tablet in looks like the antennas are gonna be facing down when you're flying so.
Hopefully the antennas are in the legs facing down I'd imagine so you're gonna match the direction of the antennas pretty perfectly with this one can't really adjust these antennas at all I guess you could kind of close them down a little bit if you wanted like that if you wanted to hold your your controller a little higher up you can you can't.
Actually yeah you can work them like that but that's the farthest out you can extend it so you're kind of at like a 90-degree angle from the clamp here and that's how most people are gonna fly checking out the sides of the controller I thought this would be rubber but this is actually just a hard plastic here so a little bit different there than the Mavic controller the Mavic controllers.
Do have a little bit more grippy rubber on the sides like here's a Mavic controller this is all nice grippy rubber here and then they have the grippy rubber on the clamp for the phone and that's how the Mavic controller clamps in the phone and the antennas on the Mavic controller so very similar but very different at the same time other side of the Vitis controller we've got a.
Power plug here for charging it up let's open up this kind of large white box here and imagine this is probably the power brick for charging let's just see what we get in here yeah so it's a power brick and it's kind of a proprietary charger looks like it's a dual charger so that's great so they're kind of following suit with more of the new drones like DGI stuff.
This one here is going to charge your controller right on the side over here and I'll plug that in there and then this guy has a little protective cover on it that looks like we can just pop open yeah and that's gonna charge your battery and this other bulky bag that I thought was a microUSB connector is actually the power plug so this will go into the.
Power brick and into your wall looks like this is a u.s. plug here and not gonna open this up but it's just a micro USB cable for getting into the craft probably for doing some updates or some major work in their rubber landing gear and it looks like these are just gonna slide right over the feet let's see how these work so kind of interesting these all look exactly the same but they have.
A little a and a B on the inside of all of them so we'll just try to slide these on it looks like if you wanted to put these on you can you really don't have to looks like it might just be able a bit of extra weight so they just basically slide right up like that and give you a little bit of a rubber and cap for landing so you don't scratch that plastic and while we're here check.
It out we can see the antennas so they are coming down the legs so definitely when you have these antennas extended you're gonna get some good radiation from those extended from those antennas coming down so that's great before we par this guy up I just wanted to try to put on this tablet mount it looks like it should be pretty easy in the way you do it is you just you know it comes.
Collapsed like this just like that as you unscrew this and then you you twist this until it notches in like an X like this you just screw in this thumb screw till it's tight and you actually put it right in the spring-loaded areas here so when you push up the spring you're gonna have a little bit of a narrower area there and you can see how that just snaps.
Right in there and surprisingly holds in there very well so we'll snap up the right one lift up the right one to snap that in and there you go so that's gonna allow you to put eight or nine inch tablet sideways so you know like an iPad okay so the next thing to do is get this thing set up on the phone so I'm going to download that Walkera go application.
Get the battery in here fully charged get the remote controller fully charged and connect it all to my phone and show you that process and what the UI what the interface looks like the first-person view interface looks like on a device like this and what all the functions look like and what they do okay guys I got charged battery in the Vitis and also charged up in the.
Controller and it looks like I was wrong on the iPad air this definitely will not fit looks like the biggest tablet that can fit on here is probably going to be an iPad Mini so you only get about that much extension of the clamp so this will fit on here but it's just gonna have to kind of like set on here maybe I could do some kind of retro clamp on top to hold the top but for now it's just kind.
Of sitting in the groove so if you did tilt too far towards yourself it's gonna fall over but it does sit nice for demonstration purposes I'll just use the iPad air so first thing is just be careful when you are lifting this thing up it feels like you can accidentally press the battery clips and pull the battery off and drop the drone so be careful with that.
And before we boot it up we definitely want to take off this little gimbal brace and let me just show you a little bit closer on how that is it just pulls right out of here you see that's just a little brace for transportation I also do want to actually take off this has a little bit of a lens cover on the camera almost like a contact lens on there okay so definitely take that off before.
You start so first of all I want to power on our controller just pressing and holding once actually until you see the lights I'm gonna hear a couple beeps and then we want to press and hold the power on the drone until we see that top rib light up and actually with this one you do not get if you press the power once on these devices you don't get any kind of reading so you're only gonna be.
Pressing a hold to turn it on so I want to power on the iPad here we'll go to settings and we'll see if we have a Wi-Fi for the controller there we go so to connect to the controller we're going to be connecting to walk air ground that means that's the controller and we need to put in a password one through zero so just move one two three four five six seven eight nine zero join now we can go.
Out okay so we'll go back into what Kara ground here there we go so as soon as I joined the network we have video check that out so there's the camera and we have video so you can see what the latency is like from my hand moving in front of the camera so not bad at all it's a not even a half second so maybe 200 milliseconds and here we can see the main interface of the craft let's get a.
Little bit better view of sky here the very top we can see the battery power of the craft the signal to the craft the controller what I'm holding in my hand the battery power of the controller how many GPS satellites it has and if it's green or red it looked like it just turned green and that means it's ready for takeoff what mode were in time of flying connected.
And does this look familiar sure does that is looks almost exactly like the DJI return-to-home battery power see how there's the H there and then the screen is how much battery power you have so when you're flying out this H will gradually go to the right the farther you fly out and then once the green goes down to the H it should do warn you or do an automatic return to.
Home so that's pretty cool then we have some of our camera information here looks like camera camera settings camera video and that's our we where we're gonna change our mode that looks like our gallery GPS ready down there and this is all our telemetry information m/s vertical speed horizontal speed and how many meters it is away from us and the height and distance and then there's.
Our little map there so we could actually possibly click on that and go into our map cool well that's awesome so it's using looks like Google Maps as a background and it's all coming in good because I have data on my iPad that's a good thing about having data on your devices you can get them ground maps like this so very cool that's working very good so we have regular street map.
And then we have satellite we have we can do waypoints circle mode single Waypoint are multiple waypoints so that's cool we'll have to see how that's all working in the flight test and then we have compass lock it does look like a pretty high definition screen I think this is 720p at least and over on the left here we have some other information let's see what this does.
Alright so there's the gesture mode so gesture shot active track and aerial mode so we do have some options we'll have to see how these are working when we're doing a flight test here's our takeoff so I don't want to take off but that's how you slide to take off if you're ready to take off outside okay I want to X out of there and then that's our return to home.
You can slide that to return to home just like DJI from the map you can actually press that little compass on the top right and turn it into a compass and there you go you can see which way your drone is facing and which way you're facing pertaining to the compass it looks like we've been sitting for so long that the aircraft has gone into our rescue state and a lot of drones have.
This if you do lose it like in the woods or something it starts doing this beeping see my finger the left roller let's see what it does with the pitch of the camera here we go so I'm rolling it down so I'm can roll it let's see how slow we can go so that's really slow I'm doing it with my finger or fast that's all the way fast pointing straight down so that's our gimbal pitch control and.
Then we have our evie value you see my finger here on the screen on the right roller so I'm clicking it and it's getting brighter cool so that's our exposure value so left rolling is getting darker and pulling it and rolling it to the right is getting lighter oops okay I just accidentally pressed this button I think that's to take pictures but there's no SD card in.
There let's go into the Settings tab here I actually forgot to do that and let's see what we can do here so we've got unit I want to actually use British Standard because that should be feet and miles and you have to restart the app to take effect we'll be restarting and seeing if that worked in our flight test show airline yes I do want to show that airline I.
Like to see the line on the map of where the drone has come and gone you can do offline map if you want to firmware update let's check that tells you all the versions here we're gonna go to the vise okay so we got a geofence we can put on or off you can go all the way to six thousand five hundred sixty feet it's set at 500 feet right now I'm just going.
To disable that for the time being an altitude limit so it's set to a hundred feet right now return to landing height so you can adjust that I usually like to have it at thirty meters so I'm gonna change this to thirty done alright that's around one hundred feet it's gonna rise to before it comes home and our sensor is cool so this is where you can calibrate gyro compass accelerometer.
And the level so make sure you do all those before you go out on the and fly when you're in the field you definitely want to be calibrating your compass so wait till you're in your flying feel the weight from all your metal and your house objects to do that but RC see what we can do here we got our C feel so we can change kind of exponential there if we wanted to stick mode I mean American.
Looks like there's a Japanese stick mode also that would probably be mode one and we have an RFID I have no idea what that does but we'll just leave it alone SSID okay I'm gonna cancel out of there that's probably just for connecting the controller all right going to the gimbal video location device or local shortcut Center down role adjust we can also do a.
Gimbal calibration our battery so check that out those are all the battery time left so it's a smart battery kind of like DG is we can show the voltage on the screen just like VJ if we wanted to also over low power so we have a minimum of 2% that's like the second stage of low voltage and the first stage of low voltage warning is gonna be 10% maybe.
I'll put this up to like 15 just in case you're showing us our voltage current voltage here our current power and our capacity is a 5200 milliamp power battery and that's all we can do and our options so great so we'll go over more of the camera options and stuff when we're flying because apparently the camera has disconnected put in all the updates I can before we go out and do.
Our flight test it looks like it's working pretty darn good on the table so thanks for watching that unbox inspection and setup video guys don't forget I will have the links in the description for where you can get the Vitis the current pricing and also they'll show you more of the specs on it stay tuned for the flight tests I'm going to be doing that shortly I want to.
Make sure everything is working correctly before I go out and fly it with you guys but as always thanks for watching it's gonna be fun so stay tuned and subscribe if you aren't already because we're gonna do a very thorough flight test on this thing go through all the functions also going to do some range tests on it I'm always doing range tests on these things so stay tuned for.
All those vids to come anyways thanks for watching and I'll see you in the next one you