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I was asked to evaluate the Xiro/Zero quadcopter and have been doing so for a short time. I actually didn't know what to expect in the mail but was surprised to find a very well constructed and professional looking craft. I currently fly a phantom 3, so inevitably i will draw a lot of comparisons. The model i received comes with an empty gimbal for a gopro.

My early impressions after fiddling with it for a few flights are overall positive, but with a few concerns/issues. The flight quality thus far has been overall nice, but i've been having issues getting the compass calibrated. They are working on having the app help with this, but at the moment you only get flashes to indicate what's going on. I was able to get calibration in my cramped back yard, but it refused to calibrate in a more open space but surrounded by bridges(i was at least a few hundred feet from anything metal) After walking around and turning in circles for a half an hour i finally got a calibration and it flew very nicely.(more on this later)

The fit and finish of the product are very nice, and i love that it breaks down to a smaller package. You can easily disconnect the gimbal for storage or to just fly without it. I did find that the craft becomes back heavy without the gimbal attached, and may account for some of my finicky flights. The landing gear has two positions, lower and upper, you only need the taller upper if using the gimbal.

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