Extreme Fliers’ Micro Drone 4.0 campaign surpassed expectations meaning the model can introduce a high-end controller, alongside more Neurala-based features to the drone.
The campaign raised more than $1m (£759,000) in just three months and will add features such as ‘follow me mode’ and custom flight paths to the drone.
The company said it owes some of its success to DJI’s Colin Guinn, who personally endorsed the drone.
Extreme Fliers, the creator of the Micro Drone, launched the Micro Drone 4.0 in January and describes it as the “next-generation palm-sized drone”.
Designers have said that the new device bridges the gap between entry-level and professional drones by being the first palm-sized drone to offer stable HD video.
It offers the ability to hover on the spot, has hot-swappable 1200 mAh batteries, and features foldable propellers for easy and quick storage.
With a Sony sensor, Micro Drone 4.0’s camera takes in more light and can record full 1080p HD video.
The camera also offers a combination of gimbal stabilised footage with 110 degrees of view along with electronic image stabilisation to capture smooth images and videos, which can be shared from the Micro Drone app.
A handheld booster controller will also be available which extends the range from 100m to 200m.