Ehang GhostDrone 2.0 VR, Android Compatible, White/Blue
The Ehang Ghostdrone 2.0 VR is very easy to get in the sky. It’s very easy to get out of the sky (safely, I mean). You can fly it with your phone. You can check things out in first-person view with the companion VR goggles. It’s significantly cheaper than other drones with 4K cameras. It’s close to a perfect laundry list for an entry-level drone or a casual pilot.
Ehang GhostDrone 2.0 VR Key specifications
Item Weight: 2.9 pounds
Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 13.8 x 3.5 inches
Item model number: AVR-AND-05-3
Batteries:: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
Item Package Quantity: 1
Batteries Included?: Yes
Batteries Required?: Yes
Battery Cell Type: Lithium Polymer
Cover Included: Aircraft body; Propellers (4); Propeller Guards (4); 4K Camera; VR Goggles; Landing Gear (2); Battery; Battery Charger; G-Box; USB Charging Cable; Screws (15); Screwdriver; Wrench (1); User Manual; Quick Start Guide.
Special Features: auto-return, gps, image-stabilization, integrated-camera, video-downlink-capable, wi-fi
The Good The Ehang Ghostdrone 2.0 VR is cheap and it bundles in some very cool features. Automated safety features and phone controls make it very easy to fly.
The Bad Some early pairing issues and iffy live video feed with the goggles marred otherwise smooth flying.
The Bottom Line While the VR headset and phone controls might feel gimmicky, the Ghostdrone 2.0 VR hits the entry-level drone market with aplomb.
You’ll fly the drone via a companion app, and that’s also where the headset becomes important. You’ll pair your device to the headset, rather than the drone, which means that for compatibility across iOS and Android, you’ll only need to pick up another headset, not an entirely new drone. The law dictates you need to keep the drone in line of sight while you’re flying it, so this is strictly a two-man operation.
The VR headset is gimmicky, but it’s an excellent inclusion if you find yourself with a young kid as your co-pilot. Or, let’s be honest, a drunk adult as your co-pilot. The headset offers a live feed from the drone’s onboard camera, and what’s more, you can control the camera angle by moving your head. I had a couple of connectivity issues with the video feed, but the novelty far outweighed the troubleshooting.