Chinese UAV manufacturer DJI launches new Phantom 4 gold-plated drone


Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone manufacturer DJI has unveiled a new customised Phantom 4 drone, the world’s most expensive drone.

At a cost of £20,000, the Phantom 4 is available from UK-based e-tailer DronesDirect.co.uk.

The entire package includes a remote controller, Phantom 4 Intelligent Flight Battery, mobile phone holder, two sets of propellers and propeller storage bag.

“The impressive functionality allows them to survey their estate, supercar collection or explore off-the-radar territory whilst out sailing.”

It also includes charger and power cable, gimbal clamp, 16GB MicroSD card, Micro USB cable and carrying case, along with the DJI Phantom 4 gold edition drone, which features 24ct gold-plated trimmings.

DronesDirect.co.uk business unit manager Tim Morley said: “For those who want an exclusive one-off drone, the DJI Phantom 4 Gold Edition is perfect.

“It is the ultimate status symbol for the gadget-lover who wants something more bespoke.

“The impressive functionality allows them to survey their estate, supercar collection or explore off-the-radar territory whilst out sailing.”

The new DJI Phantom 4 gold edition can be flown up to heights of 100m and controlled from up to distances of 2km.

Restrictions are currently in place to ensure drones with cameras should not be flown within 150m of a congested area and 50m of a person, vessel, vehicle or structure not under control of the pilot.

Equipped with an integrated camera, the DJI Phantom 4 enables the user to take 4K high-definition photographs and videos.

The drone features a sense and avoid technology and is designed to detect potential hazards while flying in the air.

Using ActiveTrack, DJI Phantom 4 can track moving objects automatically.