Drones have become an important tool for professionals in dozens of major industries. The FAA projects that annual drone sales for commercial purposes will grow from 600,000 units in 2016, to 2.5 million in 2017, with industries like agriculture, industrial inspection, insurance, real estate, and aerial photography leading the way. Drones have also been adopted as a preferred technology for professionals in construction, search and rescue, public safety, surveillance, and many other fields.
Regardless of your industry, utilizing available technology is an important part of improving methods and techniques, and staying competitive in your trade. One of the primary reasons drones have become so popular for professionals is because they enable essential work to be completed in an efficient, safe, and timely manner.
In an effort to provide industry professionals with the tools you need to be successful, we put together a drone package called the Rugged Bundle. The Rugged Bundle includes an X‑Star Premium drone with a 4k camera and 3-axis gimbal, one controller, four intelligent batteries, two sets of propellers and gimbal dampeners, a battery charger, and a custom hard case.
You can buy it now in our online store.
4 key benefits of the Rugged Bundle
The Rugged Bundle is a complete drone package for industry professionals. Four of the key benefits include:
Easy and intuitive flight with the X‑Star Premium.
The Rugged Bundle comes with an X‑Star Premium drone that’s ready to fly right out of the box. One of the major benefits of the X‑Star Premium is how easy it is to get started. The controller has auto takeoff and landing buttons, and once the drone is up in the air, controlling the flight is straightforward and intuitive – even if you’re a first-time flyer.
The X‑Star Premium also comes with an amazing 4K camera and 3-axis gimbal (more on these later), and a 64GB MicroSD card that can capture up to two hours of 4K video footage. The drone’s bright orange color helps it stand out in the sky, making it easier to keep it within line of sight. This is especially helpful if you work in construction, real estate, agriculture, industrial inspection, search and rescue, or other industries that might require long-distance flights.
Insightful aerial imagery with industry leading 4K camera.
Regardless of your industry, having the ability to capture high quality aerial imagery is one of the primary reasons to purchase a drone. This is one area where the X‑Star Premium shines, as it comes loaded with an industry leading 4K camera and a 3-axis gimbal.
With the 4K camera and free Starlink mobile app, you can capture Ultra HD videos, 12MP photos, and stream live video footage from the drone to the device on your controller from up to 1.2 miles away. The 3-axis gimbal stabilizes the camera and reduces vibration, enabling you to capture smooth video footage and clean, crisp photos. And because you can adjust the camera three different ways (up / down, left / right, and forward / backwards), you can be confident that you’ll get the camera angles you need to get the job done just the way you want.
Lengthy flight times with four intelligent batteries.
The Rugged Bundle comes with a total of four intelligent batteries. Each battery provides up to 25 minutes of flight time, so with four fully-charged batteries you’ll be able to have the drone in the air for roughly an hour and a half. And using the quick-charge cable, you can completely recharge depleted batteries in under an hour.
Maintenance is an important part of extending battery life and preserving long flight times. When you’re storing batteries for lengthy periods of time or preparing for transport, batteries should be discharged to 50 percent. Our intelligent batteries automatically discharge to 50 percent after six days of inactivity. Using the Starlink app, you can customize the charge cycle to better fit your unique circumstances.
The carrying case comes with two foam battery compartments (see image below), which hold three batteries each. A big bonus of the foam compartments is that they can easily be removed from the hard case. FAA regulations require that lithium ion batteries be carried in carry-on baggage only. For those that travel, you can simply pull your spare batteries out of the case and transport them safely in your carry-on bag in the foam compartment.
Safe and convenient transport in a waterproof hard case.
The hard carrying case is waterproof and features four security latches, three durable handles, two padlock eyeholes, and a luggage-style extension handle for easy rolling. It even has an automatic pressure valve to balance the air pressure in high elevation situations. The case is also IP67 rated, which means it’s protected from total dust ingress and water immersion from depths of 15 cm to 1 meter.
Here’s an inside look at the storage compartments:
- X‑Star Premium drone: Space for the X‑Star Premium, including an attached gimbal / camera.
- Remote controllers: Room for two remote controllers (which is especially helpful if you utilize Training Mode and dual controllers).
- Camera and gimbal: Storage area for camera / gimbal.
- Batteries: Two storage compartments with space for six batteries (you can carry seven total batteries if you also have one inserted into the drone).
- Propellers: Space for the propellers.
- Tablet / Laptop: Space for your tablet or laptop. The foam can also be removed to create a larger space to hold you charger, prop guards, and other miscellaneous accessories.
The bottom line
Drones have become a preferred tool for professionals because they provide opportunities to improve the safety and efficiency of essential tasks. With an X‑Star Premium, 4K camera, four batteries, hard carrying case, and more, the Rugged Bundle includes everything you’ll need to successfully incorporate drones into your industry and improve the way you get your work done.
Are you ready to get your hands on the Rugged Bundle? Buy it now in our new online store!