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UVify's Oori is a 60MPH micro drone that leaves others in the dust

UVify's Oori is a 60MPH micro drone that leaves others in the dust
From Engadget - January 8, 2018

Like Draco before it, the focus here is speed, with the needle topping reaching an impressive 50-plus miles an hour. As a micro-quad, Oori is much smaller than Draco -- it will fit in the palm of your hand. So, it is not meant for the full-blood racing crowd, rather those that want to practice their skills, or even fly indoors.

Oori comes with everything you need to get started: the drone, battery (USB chargeable) and a controller (with a full-color display). There's a camera on the front which will stream video to the controller or compatible video goggles, so you can fly it from the cockpit's point of view (much easier, and much much more fun). There are also altitude and downward sensors that make Oori easy to fly for beginners, or just much more stable in the air, even for experienced pilots.

Most drones this size have little in the way of design flourishes, but Oori is peppered with lights that provide feedback (battery life or flying mode for example), and you can change their color to match your mood (or your teammates). You will get about six minutes of flight time per charge, which is about average for drones this size.

While drone racing is slowly gaining mainstream attention, it's still a niche sport. The technical skills required to modify and maintain these drones make it fairly high bar to entry. As such, micro-drones that are ready to fly are growing in popularity. Budding pilots can pick up something easier to fly, for less money and almost no setup required.

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