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PoorMoney

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Well, I'm back into the market for a drone. I haven't had nothing else other than the Evo I, which I sold. I was waiting for something newer but didn't pull the trigger on the EVO 2 PRO due to price. The Nano series came out and the Lite+ looked to be what I was waiting for.


But looking at these post on here and video reviews...I am having second thoughts. Camera issues. Tracking issues. No 10-Bit. Is it really worth buying the Nano Lite+ or is this the end of Autel? I know they have been having customer service issues due to lack of help. I really don't want to give up on them.


What's the best option? Wait? Buy? Go with DJI (which I didn't want to due to geofencing)?
 

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go check out "Dad Random" on youtube and see his thoughts. You can also catch him during one of his live streams and put some questions directly to him. There are a few Nano+ premium bundles on ebay for $700-800 now so not a bad deal. If you are a die hard tracking user then don't bother with the Nano+ yet...

Unless you are a video editing enthusiast or youtube creator I am not sure 10bit is really thaaat much of a selling point.
 
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go check out "Dad Random" on youtube and see his thoughts. You can also catch him during one of his live streams and put some questions directly to him. There are a few Nano+ premium bundles on ebay for $700-800 now so not a bad deal. If you are a die hard tracking user then don't bother with the Nano+ yet...

Unless you are a video editing enthusiast or youtube creator I am not sure 10bit is really thaaat much of a selling point.
Would you prefer the Evo 2 Pro over the Lite+?
 

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Autel as the second biggest manufacturer (and by a wide margin over #3) is in better shape than just about every other company to survive the Remote ID deadline (September 2022). They've demonstrated they can scale up to iterate 4 new models simultaneously. They're not on the Entities List.
OTOH, there's bound to be some killer closeout deals on other makes without RID come September (if you want warranty service, there's only a handful of manufacturers who've got much of a chance of remaining in the business for the length of a year warranty in a downturn).
 
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The AE2 Pro has been a solid performer for me the past 18 months. It surprises me how much dynamic range the camera has. Last week I got 4K video and a frame grab off of it that has a lightning bolt streaking through a double rainbow. It started pouring and gusting 35+ til I landed. Total flight was less than 3 minutes. Nailed it and was confident I had before even reviewing the footage
 

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