- May 12, 2019
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Just using the Wingsland S6 as an example....brushless changes everything. more punch and longevity. but also larger, heavier, less efficient, shorter flight times, more expensive batteries. way more expensive. Overall the "toy tag" would be gone and Tello 2 would be a non-seller.
Re: "Brushless motors....Way more expensive." - Not sure I agree. the Wingsland S6 Pocket Selfie Drone has:
- Brushless motors,
- 4K camera
And it's selling for $99. So I think it can be done.
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So my point is that Brushless motors are becoming the standard for drones priced in the $100 - $150 price range. And as more drones switch to brushless motors the price of the motors will drop (more volume).
You make the assertion that Brushless Motors require more power. Do you have any evidence to support that assertion? I'm not an expert on motors but I've always understood that brushless motors are significantly more efficient (i.e., require less power to create same thrust).
I think the current Tello priced at $99 may have been ok in 2018...but the market has changed so significantly in the last year (believe me I've looked at almost every drone that's been released in the last 9-12 months). Either Ryze is going to have to lower the price of the Tello significantly (maybe $70 at best) or upgrade it's capabilities significantly or it will be a non-seller because it won't be competitive.
I for one would pay a bit more to get brushless motors, a SD card and a 1080p camera with EIS. That to me would be a reasonable Tello2 upgrade.