Just think, for the price of 8000 cups of coffee you could be capturing all of your aerial footage with your very own gilded DJI Phantom 4 drone. Yes—you actually can. A special edition Phantom 4 has come to market and it's identical in every way except that that it's plated in 24-carat gold. (That is gold in its purest form, people!)
The "Gold Edition" Phantom 4 is being offered exclusively by drone retailer Drones Direct for $24,000 to those who want to "fly first class" with this luxurious aerial masterpiece.
But can we just talk about "gold plating" for a second. When an object is plated in gold, whether it be a piece of jewelry or a $24,000 drone, it doesn't mean that it is gold. It simply means that a thin layer of gold has been applied to a base metal or other surface. So, any of you who thought, "Wait, that thing would be heavy AF with all that gold," don't worry—the Gold Edition Phantom 4 still weighs the same, it just looks prettier. That's the whole point of gold plating, in fact, to make things look prettier.
Just to hit this point home, let's do some math:
- Retail price of the Gold Edition DJI Phantom 4: $24,000
- Retail price of the DJI Phantom 4: $1200
- Value of gold in gold plating: Not $22,800
- Conclusion: There is not $22,800 worth of gold on the Gold Edition DJI Phantom 4. The price probably comes from the fact that it's 24K gold.
But, if you've got money to burn (literally and figuratively) and you want a drone that matches your gold-plated Bugatti, head on over to Drones Direct and learn more.
Source: Drones Direct