Day 2 with my +Ghost Drone
. Very unimpressed so far:
Setting up the Drone was OK. But then the instructions for the Gimbal did not match my device (different cable colors). I connected it as good as I could see fit (blue-blue, white-white). But the app doesn't recognize that I have a Gimbal (though it does get stabilized).
I asked Ghost support about this problem, but didn't get any response (after 1 week!)
Compared to my 2 year(!) old parrot, the ghost is a step back. The parrot drone takes of and flies in an amazing straight line. The ghost drone goes mostly straight. This makes flying in an area that is not completely empty and open difficult (e.g. backyard and street).
The fly-by-map mode of the ghost is interesting (you point on a map and ghost drone flies there). But I think I prefer that fly-by-tilt mode of the parrot (the drone flies into the direction that you tilt your device).
The Android app crashed a few times. But almost worse during normal flight mode, the Android button bar (with the home and back key) overlapped with the app and made the height slider inaccessible (see screenshot).
6. Follow Mode
It required some imagination, that the ghost drone really follows you. It sort of turns and flies into the right direction by it's very imprecise. I had to make more then 5 steps before the drone even started to react.
7. Automated landing
On my first try on our street, the drone landed once hard enough to bend the legs and leave some marks. But today, the drone ran low on battery and what should have been a controlled landing broke BOTH LEGS and THREE PROPELLORS (but the protectors were unharmed - shouldn't it be the other way round?) - see photo.
I'll fix the drone, but not sure how much fun I'll have with it. Maybe I should have forked off additional $$$ and get a Beebop drone ...