The propellers are a hard plastic, with red and white finishes. The two different colors are there to help you differentiate the front from the back of the drone.
The battery compartment is a flap that merely clips off and drops down, exposing two leads for connecting the battery to. We found that the battery just fits into the compartment, leaving almost zero room for the added wires. A little bit of play here for the excess wire would have been convenient.
The bottom of the Xtreem Gravity Pursuit has four mounting locations for the landing gear, a slide-in clipping system for the HD Camera mount, your on/off power switch and the 3.5mm plug for the HD Camera’s controls.
The Swann Xtreem Gravity Pursuit does require a little bit of installation at first, but it isn’t too difficult. The first thing that is required is to install the prop guards. To do this, flip the drone upside down and unscrew the rotor guards. Next, pull the white packaging filler to allow for the prop guard to be installed. Then insert the prop guard with the concave section facing upwards, as if they are holding the propellers. Then take two of the additional screws and reinstall the motor guards.
Next are the legs (or landing gear), these are simple. Just take the legs, place them in their appropriate spot on the bottom of the drone and screw them in with the slightly different screws. Flip the drone back over and you are ready to go!
Before you get started you will want to charge the battery to full. The instructions indicate that a full 120 minutes are required for a full charge. We tested this instruction and it was spot on to two hours. You will also need four AA batteries for the controller. Next you can look to installing that HD Camera, it is very simple to install. Just slide it into the grooves on the bottom of the drone and connect the 3.5mm cord into its port.
Taking a step back you get a better look at the drone, and from first glance, it looks like a child’s toy. While the Swann Gravity Pursuit drone is not specifically marketed towards children, it sure looks like it would be a good sell that way. Of course, we are all just big kids at heart, especially in the technology industry.
When it comes to pricing, the Swann Xtreem Gravity Pursuit drone is listed on Swann’s website to cost $299.99. Who you jump over to Amazon, you can find it for about $50 less at $249.99. The pricing put’s the Xtreem Gravity Pursuit right in the middle of all other quadcopter with HD video functions. The cheaper models, $160.00 and less, typically are smaller and basic units with limited range, going greater than $300.00, you start moving into drones that are more for the enthusiast and professional videographers and photographers.
Rotors: 4 (2 blades per rotor), replaceable, 9.13 inch diameter
Battery Size: 7.4V 2000 mAh Li-ion polymer
Battery Life: 12/17 minutes (claimed/tested)
Size: 19.69 x 19.69 x 7.48 inches
Weight: 1.34oz (without prop guards)