As for flight time, Sony says the Airpeak S1 can fly for 12 minutes straight with a camera attached, which is a little on the low side, especially when you consider the air time of most drones on the market. However, without a camera attached to it, Sony says that its drone will fly for 22 minutes on a single charge. On top of that, the Airpeak S1 can go from zero to 90km/h in 3.5 seconds.
There are some caveats to using the Airpeak S1, unsurprisingly. Firstly, the drone does support a special Gremsy T3 gimbal that helps to connect the external camera to it, but sadly, it is a separate purchase. Further, you will need to ensure that you have a sufficient number of batteries for the camera, as the drone does not provide additional power to it.
Lastly, the Airpeak S1 is also bundled with a controller, as well as a dedicated app called Airpeak Flight. Funnily enough, the app is only available on Apple’s iOS and iPadOS, meaning that you’ll only be able to fly the drone using an iPad or iPhone. Sony says that this limited availability is only temporary and that the app will be available for Android – hopefully, its Xperia lineup of devices will be first in line – but did not specify when.