China Hobby EXPO is growing. Normally they have Hobby EXPO in Beijing and Shanghai, this year there were new Hobby EXPO started at Shenzhen where most of electronics comes for whole world.
As this year we were too busy to visit Beijing expo, jDrones only visited Shenzhen EXPO to check out latest happenings.
Shenzhen Hobby EXPO was a lot smaller than normal Hobby EXPOs at Beijing. There were around 60 companies presenting their products. A lot of RC toy helicopters/cars/planes, servos and all other material for RC hobby needs.
Compared to last year Beijing EXPO that jDrones went, this expo did not have so much multicopters. There were several companies selling those.
Zero Tech had most advanced systems and also biggest booth. Their copters looks similar to DJI but are not. Autopilots that they seem to use is either Feijy or their own creations.
One of their Monster OCTO copters. It had camera gimbal really similar to ZenMUSE. Also they had 2 GPS installed on their system, why?? They say that it is for redundancy.
Some really nice looking airplanes. Finish of planes is getting better and better on China factories.
We also met John from Asia Tech Drones who makes those really nice looking Cyclops UAV airplane frames. Their composite plane looks really good. We already started to plan deeper Co-Working between ATC and jDrones so stay tuned for that. And I hope to get my hands on those planes as soon as possible.
A lot of new Carbon Fiber products has emerged in last 1 year. On 2012 there were only few companies providing CF products but now more and more are coming. Also some really interesting color choices are available like these CAMO CF sheets on the shelfs.
And when selling good looking CAMO/CF materials... Girls are also pretty and they insisted to have picture with handsome western man :)
Let's see what they have to offer on next EXPO. Till then.. fly hard and be safe
Jani / jDrones