The DJI Spark is here!
May24

The DJI Spark is here!

DJI just announced the much rumored and leaked DJI Spark! The Spark is a brand new mini drone from the leader in drones, DJI. The feature packed little package offers a lot of the features found in DJIs larger more expensive drones. The DJI Spark allows you to capture images and video in the moment, as you can control it and capture images with just gesture controls. No phone or remote control required! Let’s dive into the exciting features of the Spark: (Available in 5 different colors) DJI Spark Features Camera   Mechanical Gimbal The 2-axis mechanical gimbal in addition to UltraSmooth technology reduces shake and rolling shutter. This allows your images and video to be stable and sharp. Powerful Lens Images are sharp, vivid due to its f/2.6 wide-angle lens with a 25mm equivalent focal length. The lens also has been designed to reduce color aberration and distortion. The lens features 5 lens elements. 1/2.3″ Sensor A larger camera sensor than in an iPhone 7 allows you to capture stabilized video at 1080p and stills at 12MP. The large sensor allows for use of larger pixels which improve low light performance and color accuracy. The camera also allows you to take automatic panorama photos as well as ShallowFocus pictures. This is a similar feature to the iPhone 7 plus’ Portrait mode where the background of the image gets magically blurred allowing for that professional look.   Flight Performance The DJI Spark will fly up to 50 km/h (31mph) in sports mode (RC required) 2km HD Wi-Fi Video Transmission 16 minute max flight time 1480 mAh 3S LiPo (Lithium Polymer) intelligent batteries are monitored using 12 protection functions FPV flight possible with DJI Goggles FlightAutonomy Sparks Systems include the main camera Vision Positioning System (VPS) 3D Sensing System Dual Band GPS (GPS/GLONASS) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) 24 powerful computing cores Return-to-home (RTH) All these systems allow the DJI Spark to hover accurately anywhere while utilizing its VPS assistance up to 30m (98ft) and sense obstacles from up to 5m (16ft) away. Interactive Features Quick Launch – With “Face-Aware” Spark lifts off directly from your hand once it recognizes your face. It will then hover in place seconds after being turned on. Simple Control – This allows you to use gesture control to move the drone as well as take pictures. No more asking strangers to take a picture of your group! Create with Ease using QuickShots – Intelligent flight modes allow you to capture videos like a professional drone pilot. Create cinematic footage right away. Quick Shots Rocket – The Spark will ascend with the camera facing downward creating an amazing zoom out...

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DJI Spark leaked – FPV Racer
Mar30

DJI Spark leaked – FPV Racer

UPDATE: Release Announcement Invitations are out! Check the latest leaked images of the DJI Spark. The latest DJI drone, the DJI Spark has been leaked. The drone will be even smaller than the Mavic Pro and will be more oriented towards FPV racing. It will still be able to capture smooth 4K video and even have some of the obstacle avoidance we have become used to. Everything we know about the leaked DJI Spark is available below. Update 11: The DJI Spark is here! The DJI Spark has been revealed! It launched at the NY Release Event at Grand Central Station. Our rumors & leaks were spot on. Check out a detailed look on our Spark Release Page. Check out the DJI Spark HERE!   Update 10: The DJI Spark Countdown! The time has come! The DJI Spark Release is around the corner. You will be able to follow along the Announcement by following this link during the Announcement: DJI Spark Announcement Update 9: Official DJI Spark Teaser released! DJI today released an official teaser video for the May 24th “Seize the Moment” Event. Check out below:   Update 8: Spark Release Invitations are out! DJI has sent out invitations for a May 24th Event in New York City. The timeline of the FCC filings, leaked images which you can check out below and the fact that the Spark wasn’t released at NAB point to an announcement at this event. Stay tuned for further updates regarding the DJI Spark release! Update 7: Further leaked DJI Spark images leaked In the image below you can for the first time get a glimpse of what the remote control for the DJI Spark will look like. At first glance, it appears very similar to the remote control of the Mavic Pro. You can see that the built-in LCD screen has been left out, most likely for cost saving reasons. The normal smartphone holders appear to fold down just as they do on the Sparks bigger brothers remote control, the Mavic Pro. Additionally visible are three batteries with the new quad contact points for the rumored charging station. The battery on the left appears to have a fake shell surrounding a harder battery enclosure, this could of course point to a prototype version. (DJI Spark remote control and batteries leaked) Update 6: DJI Goggles are released The long awaited DJI Goggles are now available for limited pre-order. They are rumored to be compatible with the DJI Spark! Update 5: NAB Event didn’t release DJI Spark DJI just completed the Create your Legacy event in Las Vegas. The latest rumors of the DJI Spark coming next month...

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DJI announces the Matrice 200 commercial drone
Feb26

DJI announces the Matrice 200 commercial drone

DJI just announced their latest drone the Matrice 200. There were rumors of a new drone arriving during the Mobile World Congress starting tomorrow. The Matrice 200 is aimed at commercial users. Check out the details of the Matrice 200 below. (More info about the Matrice 200 here) Matrice 200 – 3 Variants The Matrice 200 is available in 3 different Variants (M200, M210 & M210-RTK). All variants feature 17″ propellers and DJI 3515 motors. The M200 is only able to be flown with one single bottom facing camera. The M210 allows the mounting of dual bottom cameras or one top facing camera. The M210-RTK allows both mounting options and includes dual external RTK GPS Units for centimeter level accuracy. The Matrice 200 is compatible with the following gimbals: X4S X5S Z30 XT Upward Gimbal Dual Gimbals     Here you can see the flight time based on which combination of gimbal is mounted to the Matrice 200. More details about the Matrice 200 are available...

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New DJI Inspire 2 Black leaked & other products
Feb22

New DJI Inspire 2 Black leaked & other products

A new DJI Inspire 2 Black has been leaked! DJI is attending the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. They left us with the image below teasing with a new Inspire 2 Black. The conference starts on the 27th (next week), stay tuned for updates on this rumored Inspire 2 Black and other products!   Inspire 2 Pro Black One realistic possibility, based on the image above, is a new Inspire 2 Pro Black Edition. If we compare the Inspire 2 motor to the image above we see similarities.   (Inspire 2 vs leaked image of rumored Inspire 2 Black) Top and bottom motor cooling slots appear to be identical Status Indicator LED appears to be the same size without the gray dual colored finish Another Difference: The propeller doesn’t seem to feature a quick-release connection as featured on the Inspire 2 The Inspire 1 Black was released 4 months after the X5 camera was announced. This timeframe could fit for an Inspire 2 Black release. One could argue that the area just below the LED appears to be different, but this could just be a difference of the angle that the photographs were taken.   A new Matrice Drone? The change to the quick-release prop adapter is a larger difference and may be a reason that rumors of a new Matrice Platform could adopt the Inspire 2 style motors. The Matrice 100 features propellers similar to the ones in the leaked image. A new drone such as a new Matrice would be more exciting than just an Inspire 2 black but let’s see what will be announced.   A complete FPV Racer? DJI just posted a new video showcasing their FPV Racing technology “Snail“, the Takyon ESC’s and new racing propellers. Perhaps we will see a complete Drone being launched showcasing this new platform!   Don’t forget the Mobile World Congress starts next week, sign up to our newsletter below to not miss out on any...

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DJI Mavic Pro Firmware Update Guide
Jan29

DJI Mavic Pro Firmware Update Guide

Welcome to our DJI Mavic Pro Firmware Update Guide. Here you will find the steps necessary to update the Firmware on your Mavic Pro. Firmware updates can be daunting when doing them for the first time, but rest assured we will walk you through all the steps required to get a successful update. Let’s get your Mavic Pro updated. Firmware updates can reset all settings, so be sure you note the settings that are important to you prior to updating. Release Notes Release Notes for version v01.03.0200 Improved gimbal performance when flying in low temperatures. Added Cinematic Mode for smoother the footage. Release Notes for version v01.03.0000 Added AR route display in TapFly mode when used with the DJI GO 4 app. Added a vibration warning for the remote controller when the aircraft enters ATTI mode. Added wind speed evaluation and a high wind speed warning. Added more film looks and color modes (when used with the DJI GO 4 app). All Release notes (for current and earlier versions) are also available for download here. Mavic Firmware Update Steps Install the DJI Assistant 2 on your PC or Mac. Link >Here< Launch the Assistant 2 Software Ensure the Mavic has a charged battery Plug the Mavic into the computer with a USB Micro cable Turn on the Mavic Pro (Don’t forget to remove the gimbal brace from behind the gimbal) Select your Mavic Pro in the Assistant 2 Software Select the firmware update you would like to install in this case it was V01.03.0200 Click Start Update Let the Assistant 2 do its thing. The fans may turn on inside the Mavic for cooling. It’s a good idea to take off the gimbal cover to allow for sufficient airflow. The Software downloads the firmware update you selected The Software transfers the firmware update to the Mavic Pro The Software then finally installs/updates the firmware update onto your Mavic Pro Finally, when the updated firmware is successfully installed you will receive the following screen Please note you may not be finished! The remote control and the batteries could also require updating. Read on!   Update the Firmware on the DJI Mavic Pro Remote Control Once you have updated the firmware on your Mavic Pro drone you can update the firmware on its remote control. Follow the following steps to do so: Ensure the remote control is fully charged. Connect the remote control to the PC or Mac using the microUSB cable you used for updating the Mavic Pro Power on the remote control Launch the Assistant 2 Software Select the “RC for Mavic Pro” Select the firmware you would like to updated onto...

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