Revolutionary GDU Byrd Drone Ships to North America

Standard Byrd quadcopter ships with double the transmission distance from launch announcement after successful rebranding from ProDrone

GDU, the leading consumer drone manufacturer focusing on power and portability, today announced the company is shipping the Standard Byrd quadcopter immediately to dealers in North America. Following the successful rebranding effort due to an international trademark dispute, the only drone manufacturer with foldable frames and modular gimbal assemblies was able to quickly retool the production facilities with new logos, packaging and materials. In addition, the company was able to double the transmission distance of the Standard Byrd from 500M to a full kilometer.

Cost of the updated Standard Byrd model will still be only $749.00. The first units shipped will be processed for pre-orders, with new units arriving weekly. Advanced and Premium models will be shipping soon, following the additional retooling needed within the production facilities.

“We are happy to be shipping units as promised at NAB last month,” stated Joseph Haagensen, Community Manager for GDU. “We had been working tirelessly to get the trademark issue corrected and now we are completely focused on getting units into the hands and backpacks of our customers.”

Standard Byrd Stats:

·        2.4G WiFi HD video downlink system

·        One kilometer transmission distance (more than half a mile)

·        25-minute flight time

·        Included 3-axis gimbal and 1080p camera

·        Route planning

·        Intelligent orientation control

·        Smart return-to-home


About GDU

GDU is a fresh, innovative and forward thinking take on the contemporary UAV industry. We fully focus on the comprehensive research, development, design and production of unmanned aerial vehicles and we strive to not only offer concierge style customer service, but a truly fascinating flying experience.

Our young, enthusiastic and energetic team are committed to the cause and we are pushing the boundaries of UAV technology by harmonizing state-of-the-art production with avant-garde industrial design. Our first-rate UAV technology can be utilized across a multitude of different platforms which will change the way consumers interact with drones. Without sacrificing performance, we have managed to create an extremely portable drone which can be folded down into a backpack friendly iPad sized package.

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Source: GDU