Swann Xtreem Gravity Pursuit Video Drone Review

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.

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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.

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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.

Swann Xtreem Gravity Pursuit Drone (32 of 59)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)

One of the biggest and quickly rising trends we have seen in the past couple of years, especially at the Consumer Electronic Show, has been 'Drone-This' and 'Drone-That'. Even this past holiday season may have brought you your own four-prop, remote-controlled, 1080p capturing, flying machine. Today, Technology X has the privilege of reviewing the Swann Xtreem Gravity Pursuit 1080p Video Drone. DESIGN Let's begin with the packaging. The front of the box is rather revealing, showing you the drone on its side, with the controller immediately to its right. You will also see some of the specifications listed to the…

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The Swann Xtreem Gravity Pursuit Drone is a fun quadcopter that gives you quick, but also sporadic movements. While this drone is agile and speedy, control is not the easiest, especially at greater heights. This drone is recommended for a younger generation looking for some quick movements just off the ground.

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