With the Evolve 1, XDynamics introduced a new concept of fully integrated drone platform for aerial content creators and drone videographers, a platform that values all aspects of the users’ experience and all elements of the drone platform equally – aircraft, controller and camera system.
Through its trademark monocoque carbon fiber body, compact aircraft, interchangeable gimbal and dual screen controller, the Evolve 1 managed to combine strength, modularity and accessibility and set new standards in the industry.
With the Evolve 2, XDynamics has engineered the ultimate single operator drone platform for aerial content creators and professional videographers, allying (combining or something similar) performance, versatility and accessibility. The aircraft structure is the perfect combination of aviation-grade materials such as a carbon fiber and a magnesium alloy undercarriage housed in a monocoque chassis; providing high strength, minimal weight and optimum aerodynamics. Carrying the new Astra MFT camera and featuring Sony’s latest micro 4/3 sensor, the Evolve 2 boasts one of the smallest form factor professional drones on the market, providing the best cinematographic experiences while keeping size and weight at an optimum level for improved efficiency and practicality. The interchangeable gimbal allows for a wide variety of camera options as we understand the need from professionals for maximum versatility and modularity. Well balanced, intuitive and with enhanced ergonomics, the Evolve 2 Ground Station is a feat of engineering and now features 2 enlarged touch screens. Its UI perfectly combines all functions needed for flying, filming, editing and sharing under a single interface and makes advanced creation process always more seamless and accessible.
|Diagonal Size (Excluding Propellers)||21.4 in (543 mm)|
|Weight (including battery and propellers)||4.4 lbs (2.00 kg)|
|Max Ascent Speed||16.4 ft/s (5 m/s)|
|Max Descent Speed||8.2 ft/s (2.5 m/s)|
|Max Speed||60 mph (96 km/h) in sports mode|
|Max Altitude, (Electronically limited)||xxxx ft (xxxx m)|
|Max Flight Time||33 minutes|
|Max Operating Range||36089 ft (11000 m)|
|Operating Temperature||32°F - 104°F|
(0°C - 40°C)
|Satellite Positioning Systems||GPS/QZSS, GLONASS, BeiDou|
|Connectivity||USB TypeC, |
Bluetooth V4.2 BLE+EDR
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac dual-band WiFi
|Controllable Range||Pitch -90° to +10°|
|Gimbal Accuracy||Static Stability: ±0.01°|
Motion Stability: ±0.2°
|Stabilization||3-axis (pitch, roll, yaw)|
What is the effective range of the Evolve 2?
The range of Evolve 2 is 36089 ft (11000 m).
What is the flight time of the Evolve 2?
Evolve 2 flight time is 33 minutes.
What is the maximum speed of the evolve 2?
The maximum speed of the Evolve 2 is 60 mph (96 km/h) in Sports mode
What flight modes does the Evolve 2 have?
Beginner Mode: In this mode the aircraft will only fly with in a restricted distance from the home point. Default Beginner Mode set at radius of 98ft (30m) and altitude of 98ft (30m).
Filming(GPS) Mode: In this mode, with a strong GPS signal, the drone will hold its position when the control sticks are released. The flight dynamics in the Evolve are made for smooth filmic shots.
Altitude mode: In this mode the drone will hold in level altitude orientation when the control sticks are released, but it will not hold the position. This results in the drone drifting in the direction the wind is blowing and the operator must control the position of the drone at all times. This mode is only recommended for experienced operators and is meant for smoother breaking reactions and camera panning.
Smart(GPS) Mode: In this mode, with a strong GPS signal, the drone can perform Smart Pilot functions such as Waypoint Operation, Easy Course and other modes. When the drone is not performing a smart function it will fly in GPS Mode.
Does Evolve 2 has a “Return to Home” mode? How does it work?
Yes Evolve 2 does have a “Return to Home” mode.
You can easily activate it by pressing the Return to Home button located below the right hand stick of the ground station.
The “Return to Home” mode will also be triggered if the aircraft loses signal with the ground station or if the battery level is running low.
Return to home brings the drone back to the location where it first acquired a home lock position utilizing the GPS signal. Users must ensure that a GPS signal is fixed, when all 4 LED lights located under the motors are solid green, before takeoff to bring it back to your home point position. When it reaches the home position the aircraft will hover for 5 seconds then land automatically. During the landing descent the operator can move the drone’s position to avoid obstacles on the ground or land in a preferred spot. At any stage the RTL mode can be modified by pressing the RTL button again and confirming the RTL cancel, then the drone will state back into the mode which the 3 position switch mode is selected
Depending on the flight conditions and obstacles in the return to home flight path, the operator can choose a safe return altitude for the Return to Home function. This altitude should be set up before flight. Default return to home altitude set at 98ft (30m).
– Auto land feature.
You can easily activate it by pressing the Auto Take-Off and Landing button located below the left hand stick of the ground station.
The “Auto Land” mode will also be triggered after the aircraft has reached its home point during Return to Home.
Auto Landing allows the unit to descend and automatically land using the LiDAR system. During the landing descent the operator can move the drone’s position to avoid obstacles on the ground or land in a preferred spot.
What are the benefits of carbon fiber?
Carbon fiber provides one of the best strength to weight ratio, it is 10 times stronger and 5 times lighter than steel, 8 times stronger and 1.5 times lighter than aluminum.
Carbon fiber has superior fatigue properties and is highly corrosion resistant.
It is suitable for complex contours and design which makes it especially appropriate for aircraft design and manufacturing.
To sum up, carbon fiber provides better resistance to impact, stronger structural stability, improved flight dynamics and is stronger and lighter than competing materials.
Can you switch off the lights on the aircraft?
No, you cannot switch off all of the lights of the aircraft as they are here for practical and safety reasons.
Please note that the light above the camera are only for calibration or emergency signal and can be switched off in the Drone Setting menu and switches off automatically when recording.
Is there a specific meaning to the lights’ various colors?
Yes, there are a total of 5 possible LED colors (white, green, blue, yellow, red) with specific meanings.
Please refer to the manual for full details.
How does Evolve 2’s positioning system work?
Combined with algorithms and a comprehensive suite of positioning tools, including a GNSS module that supports GPS/QZSS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou navigation systems, covering 99% of the world, as well as advanced optical flow and LiDAR sensors, Evolve provides position tracking with the higher precision than general drones with ultrasonic or visual sensors.