After the tragic recall in late 2016, GoPro Inc. has announced that the company is now ready to re-release the GoPro Karma very soon. GoPro Karma was originally released in September 2016 at a price of $799 and was one of the most popular consumer end drone. However, the company recalled the drone soon after the release due to several lawsuits as there were several reports regarding the drone falling down during the flight.
Soon after the reports, GoPro shut down the production and recalled all 2,500 units of drones that they have sold worldwide. This drone was one of the best competitor for the top drone manufacturing company DJI. GoPro mentioned that there was some mechanical issue and battery issue with the drone and they have fixed the issue.
The company has faced a lot of financial issues due to this massive recall and the company was forced to give off 15% of their workforce. However, GoPro has announced that they are in good condition now and they will re-release the GoPro Karma drone soon.
These are the features that the GoPro Karma is equipped with.
Maximum Speed: 35 mph (15 m/s)
Maximum Distance: Up to 9,840ft (3,000m)
Maximum Flight Altitude: 10,500ft (3,200m)
Propeller Length: 10in (25.4cm)
Weight: 35.5oz (1006g)
Screen Size: 5in (12.7cm)
Screen Resolution: 720p
Battery Life: 4 hours
Weight: 22oz (625g)
Flight Time: Up to 20 minutes
Rating: 14.8V 5100mAH (75.4Wh)
Battery Type: Li-Po
Charging Time for Karma Battery: 1 hour
Charging Time for Karma Controller: 2.5 hours
Charging Time for Karma Grip: 2 hour
Camera Compatibility: HERO5 Black, HERO5 Session, HERO4 Black/Silver
Number of Axes: 3
Karma Grip Handle:
Battery Life: 1.75 hours
Weight: 8.62oz (244.6g)
Dimensions: Length: 8in (205mm), Width: 1.7in (43mm), Height: 1.7in (43mm)
Dimensions: Length: 21.3in (540mm), Width: 12.6in (320mm), Height: 5.9in (150mm)