FIMI A3 Drone is an entry level drone for beginner pilots with 2-axis mechanical and 3-axis electrical Gimbal and a 1080P Camera supported by the Ambarella ISP processor, to give you perfect HD and video. This drone is equipped with the GPRS-GLONASS dual-mode module and comes with lots of flight mode which makes flying and capturing shots easy.
The FIMI A3 quadcopter drone remote controller has a built-in LCD screen, DVR, and User Interface for easy operation. FIMI A3 Drone also has a handful of interesting flight modes and packs a 3-cell 2000mAh Li-Po battery which offers up to 25 hours of flight time.
FIMI A3 Drone Key Specs and Features
- Foldable design
- Full HD camera w/ 5.8G real-time image transmission;
- Up to 1920×[email protected] 30 fps video recording (20/40/60Mbps);
- 2-axis mechanical and 3-axis electronical gimbal
- GPS+ GLONASS Positioning system
- 2000mAh Li-Po Battery.
- 25 Minutes Flight Time
- Low Battery Protection
- Automatic Return when Lost
- One Key Takeoff / Landing
- Smart flight modes (Follow-me, Orbit, Selfie and Headless)
- Remote Controller with built-in LCD screen
FIMI A3 Drone features a lightweight design, hence, the drones fly faster, than most of its size. Thus aircraft is built using plastic material. Unlike the FIMI X8 SE, this drone is not foldable hence, it have a large body build which measure 285 x 229 x 69mm and weights more than 500 grams.
Furthermore, instead of self-tightening propellers, the FiMI A3 comes with an easy to install quick release propellers. The quick release propellers sports an excellent aerodynamic design, hence it its light and quite efficient.
This drone perfectly house a 1080P camera which is powered by Ambarella ISP processor and Sony CMOS sensor. With the 8 MP sensor, this drone is capable of shooting 1080p video at 30 fps. It has a 1/3.2″ sensor and an aperture of f/2.0 with 80-degrees field of view which enables the drone to capture stunning shots.
Thanks to the 2-axis mechanical and 3-axis electronical gimbal which provides stable and smooth footage in any situation, the FIMI A3 drone offers smooth and jello-free shots even when flying at high speeds or in strong wind conditions.
FIMI A3 Drone also comes with 120° Wide-Angle which allows it to capture high definition video and clear aerial photos.
Furthermore, this drone comes with 5.8G First-person view (FPV), also known as remote-person view (RPV), or simply video piloting, which allows you to also allows you to view video feed through the remote controller.
This drone is equipped with the GPRS-GLONASS dual-mode module and powered by the latest 3rd gen flight control algorithm running on a more powerful cortex M7 platform which bring more precise flight altitude and more responsive control.
The FIMI A3 drone flight distance is limited to 500 meters and flight altitude to 120 meters. It also sports a top speed of 40 miles per hour.
Above all, this drone comes with a 3-cell 2000mAh Li-Po battery with standard RC charge port.
Xiaomi FIMI A3 drone features 6 different smart flight modes.: Return-to-home, Follow-me, Orbit, and Dronie flight modes, Headless mode and Fixed-wing mode.
Numerous drones offer a feature that will cause your drone to fly back to the place where it was armed in the event that control communication is lost.
The return to home (RTH) feature gives the drone the capability to automatically return to a designated landing point which can be triggered under specific conditions. The drone pilot may set the RTH location as either the takeoff spot or the location of the remote controller.
In this mode, the aircraft will track you automatically and capture your movement with a particular aerial view. It has a built in sensors and recognition technology, along with software algorithms that give UAVs the ability to recognize and follow a person or object.
This deep learning following drone technology allows the UAV to track a moving subject without a separate GPS tracker.
This mode allows you to capture smooth, circling video footage of a point of interest of your choosing. The drone rotates around a subject while steadily gaining elevation. As the drone revolves around the subject, you can gradually reveal the scene to your audience.
Dronie Flight Mode
This mode is kind of like the ultimate selfie. Once in the mode, you can use your hands to create a frame in front of your face which will start a three-second count-down then take a picture.
Fixed Wing Mode
This option is found in the settings for the remote controller and activated using the remote controller once in a forward motion. The mode replicates the actions of flying a fixed-wing aircraft, with flight limited to left and right banking and steady ascending and descending. The gimbal is set facing forward and the aircraft will constantly move forward during the mode.
This mode align your quadcopter drone movements relative to its controller. The feature lets you move a drone depending on your direction rather than its flight path orientation. With Headless Mode activated, the drone moves in your direction whether you turn it 90 degrees to the left or right.
Unlike most controller with monitorless design, FiMI A3’s remote controller spa orts an ecological design with built-it 4.3″ FPV LCD screen, user-friendly interface with an integrated DVR which allows to record the journey of your FPV flights.
Beside the screen, there are one stick on each sides with sport/GPS switch and turn on/ of key on the left and a five directional button and auto return button on the right. On both corner there is also a gimbal control button.
When flipped over, behind the rubber flap, you will find the micro USB charging port, AV-out jack, DIY button, shoot / record button and micro SD slot. The RC has two antennas: a 2.4GHz one for aircraft control and a 5.8Ghz for the live-video feed.
FIMI A3 Drone Price and Availability
The FIMI A3 drone is available on various online shopping platforms with a starting price of $219.00.
FIMI A3 Drone Specs
Here are a few specs of the FIMI A3 Drone:
- Brand Name: FIMI A3 Drone
- Aerial Photography: Yes
- Colours: Black, White
- Dimension: 285 x 229 x 69mm
- Weight: 560g
- Material: Plastic
- Motor Type: Brush motor
- Max Cruising speed: 18m/s
- Flying Limited Altitude: 500m
- Max flight Time: 25 Minutes
- Wind Resistance: ≤4
- Max ascending speed: 6m/s
- Max descending speed: 5m/s
- Satellite positioning systems: GPS+GLONASS
- Lens: FOV 80°
- Aperture: f2.0
- Focal distance: 3.54mm
- Equivalent focal distance: 27mm
- Sensor: 1/3.2” SONY CMOS
- Effective pixels: 8M
- Resolution: 1080 HD
- Video Recording: 1920×1080 30 fps / 1920×1080 25 fps
- ISO range: 100 – 3200 for video; 100 – 1600 for picture
- Shutter speed: 4 ~ 1/8000 s
- Max bitrate: 60Mbps
- File system: FAT 32 / exFAT
- Image format: JPG
- Video format: MP4
- Screen Resolution: 480*272
- Screen size: 4.3inch
- Operating frequency: 2.4-2.483GHz; 5.725-5.850 GHz (40CH)
- Max RC/ distance: About 1000m
- Battery: 2950 mAh Li-Po battery
- Nominal voltage: 3.7V
- Charge porttype: Micro USB
- Controlled rotation Scope: 0°~-90° Pitch angle
- Stabilization: 2-aixs mechanical and 3-aixs electronical gimbal
- Rated output: 11.1V 0.8A
- Rated Input: 14V 0.8A
- Applicable Battery: 3S
- Battery: 2000 mAh / 22.2 Wh
- Charging limit voltage: 12.75 V
- Rated Voltage: 11.1V
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- Battery x1
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- Transmitter x1
- Positive propeller x6
- Reverse propeller x3
- AC cable x1
- Charging cable x1
- Instruction x2