The Best and Worst Black Friday Drone Deals
Nov23

The Best and Worst Black Friday Drone Deals

We detail the best Black Friday Drone Deals! Black Friday Drone Deals Happy Thanksgiving to those that celebrate! Luckily everyone benefits from Black Friday. We have looked through the Black Friday Deals and filtered through them to show you the best ones. If you have had your eye on a drone, this may be the time for you to grab one. The best discounts: Spark $100 off (20% off!) & Free extras ( Landing Pad, prop holders, hand guard) Mavic Pro Fly More Combo $150 off (12%) and Free extras (Landing Pad, Propeller Holders, Control Stick Protector) Osmo Mobile (black & silver) $100 (33% off!) Phantom 4 Pro – Free extras (High Capacity Battery, Landing Pad, MicroSD card) Phantom 4 Advanced – Free extras (High Capacity Battery, Landing Pad, MicroSD card)(Note: The free extras don’t show up in your cart, they automatically get added though if ordered through these links and before the deadline). The not so hot deals: DJI Goggles $50 off (must buy with drone) Mavic pro Alpine White Combo $50 off Osmo+ $100 off (14%)These deals are valid from Nov 22, 9:00 pm, and Nov 27, 11:59pm (UTC-8 / Pacific Time), 2017. The rest of the fine print can be read here. Interesting Gear for Mavic & Spark We just came across this page with some new accessories. The Seagate HD can, of course, be used for all drones. Check out the new aftermarket accessories from PolarPro, PGYTech, Seagate, Pelican and Peak Design HERE (items up to 20% off)...

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DJI releases the Phantom 4 Pro and Phantom 4 Pro+
Nov15

DJI releases the Phantom 4 Pro and Phantom 4 Pro+

At their Media Event in Los Angeles today, DJI released three new drones! The Inspire 2, Phantom 4 Pro and Phantom 4 Pro+ joined the fleet. Let’s check out the Phantom 4 Pro and Pro+. Order your Phantom 4 Pro/Pro+ Now! Features at a Glance: 1″ 20MP sensor capable of 4K/60fps & 14fps Stills Mechanical Shutter H.264 and H.265 Encoding Titanium Alloy and Magnesium Alloy construction FlightAutonomy syste adds dual rear vision sensors Infrared sensing system additionally allows a complete five direction obstacle sensing and four direction obstacle avoidance 4.3mi/7km Transmission Range 30min flight time “Draw” Waypoint Control Active Track Trace Mode Profile Mode Spotlight Mode Phantom 4 Pro: 2.4Ghz and 5.8Ghz Tx cuts through interference in busy 2.4Ghz areas Phantom 4 Pro+: Dual Frequencies from Phantom 4 Pro and: Included 5.5″ 1080P Display with 1000 cd/m2 brightness (twice that of normal smartphones Integration of Tx, Display & App allow for an even greater reduction in Video Lag Tx: Built-in HDMI Port, microSD card slot, microphone, embedded loudspeaker and Wifi connection allow images to be edited and shared on the go almost instantly Five-hour battery life on the TX with display Here are the Details: One of the main features of the Phantom 4 Pro is the new 1″ camera sensor. How large is that compared to the Phantom 3 or the Inspire 1 Pro cameras such as the X5 and X5S? On the image below we have all of the DJI sensor sizes to date. You can see that we also included Full Frame and APS-C (Canon) Sensor Sizes so you can compare to sensors you may already have used or seen in normal photography gear. (Phantom 4 Pro/Pro+ Sensor Size Comparison) (Phantom 4 Pro) (Phantom 4 Pro Feature Overview) The Phantom 4 Pro features a brand new 1″ Sensor in its upgraded camera allowing it to record 4K/60fps video and Burst Mode stills at 14 frames-per-second. (New 1″ 20MP Camera Sensor) (Five Directions of Obstacle Sensing) (Built-in Display into the Phantom 4 Pro+ Remote Control) (New Waypoint Control “Draw”) (Active Track on the Phantom 4 Pro and Pro+) (Expanded TapFly) (Upgraded Return-to-Home) (Gesture Mode) (Dual IMU and Compass) (Increased 30min Flight Time) (Full Manual Control in the DJI Go...

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Phantom 4 Pro Rumors & Leaks
Oct30

Phantom 4 Pro Rumors & Leaks

Everything about the DJI Phantom 4 Pro. DJI is known to be releasing another version 2 of one of their drones this year, and the Phantom 4 Pro may be the one. Everything we know about the DJI Phantom 4 Pro is available on this page. DJI is launching a new drone on Nov. 15th. Could it be the Phantom 4 Pro? Or will it be the Inspire 2? Find out everything we know on the Inspire 2 on our Inspire 2 Rumors Page. DJI filed the FCC ID application around the same time as they did for the Inspire 2. We could be seeing a Phantom 4 Pro with Ocusync soon! Phantom 4 Pro leaked via FCC Application DJI has filed an FCC application for the Phantom 4 Pro. We know that there is one more drone release due this year. It is either the Phantom 4 Pro or the Inspire...

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Live Stream to Facebook from your DJI Drone
Apr13

Live Stream to Facebook from your DJI Drone

Image by TVN Soon you will be able to stream your live view from your DJI Phantom 4, Phantom 3 or Inspire 1 directly on Facebook. Facebook announced at their F8 developer conference that DJI is one of their launch partners, enabling DJI quadcopter owners to be the first to use this new feature. While Youtube streaming has been available, this will surely get more people watching as most people have the Facebook App on their smartphone.   We imagine your Facebook friends will receive notifications when your stream goes live to ensure you always have Friends & Family watching you capture the skies. DJI will update their DJI GO App to include this new feature to stream on Facebook. Be sure to follow our How to update Phantom 4 Firmware Guide to get this new feature upon release....

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DJI Phantom 4 Unboxing – First Look
Mar30

DJI Phantom 4 Unboxing – First Look

The day has come, our brand new Phantom 4 arrived. We are ready to take a peek at the latest Phantom released, with our DJI Phantom 4 Unboxing. Let us show you what to expect in the box, and take a closer look at all of the updated parts of the Phantom 4. If you would like to compare this Phantom 4 Unboxing with the previous Phantom 3 Professional Unboxing you can do that here. First Up: The Packaging The Phantom 4 comes shipped in a double walled cardboard outer box, which directly inside of it houses the retail packaging. Cardboard box used for shipment Front of retail box Back of retail box First peek inside the retail packaging, yay no more cardboard innards! The Foam Case The new foam case is a welcome change from the old cardboard packaging used in the previous Phantom versions. The case tides people over until they get a dedicated Phantom 4 Backpack. Foam case interior of retail packaging New lock to securely close the foam case Open the case by pulling out the lever, twisting counter-clockwise 90 degrees and ensuring the sticker doesn’t cause the case to stay glued shut. Lift carefully and viola, the Phantom 4 emerges. First peek at the newly designed shell of the Phantom 4 featuring the new shinier finish. The redesigned quick-release propeller mounts are also visible. The lid of the foam case can be neatly folded back on its own hinge. Here we see the various compartments and the components that are delivered with the Phantom 4. You can fit at least three batteries in the foam case, one in the quadcopter and two along the left side of it. A closer look at the new quick-release propeller mounts. On this one a silver ringed propeller will be mounted, but more on that later. Here the Power Button was pushed to check the battery power level. Two solid lines mean the battery has a factory charge of 37.5-50%. Exactly what we expect from a Lithium-Polymer (LiPo) battery in a factory charge state. Always ensure you charge fully before taking flight. It’s best to charge the same day or if you have to the night before. Warning stickers for the new quick-release propellers. Here a “Silver” motor for a silver propeller. The black motors have black dots on top of the white plastic quick-release mounts. There you mount the black propellers. Ensure you remove the warning stickers before your maiden flight. With the Phantom 4 removed from the foam case and the propeller bag also removed you can see the 100watt charger on the right side of the case....

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Phantom 4 Accessories: Everything you need to know
Mar13

Phantom 4 Accessories: Everything you need to know

You’re thinking about getting a Phantom 4 or you already have one and are wondering which accessories you should consider getting? Well, don’t worry, today we’re taking a look at the accessories for the Phantom 4. Don’t own a Phantom 4 yet? Check out the Phantom 3 Accessories. Phantom 4 Accessories First up: Backpack First up is the Multifunctional Backpack. DJI had a bulkier hardshell backpack specifically for the Phantom 3 Series. This new Multifunctional Backpack fits all Phantom Models and is also a hardshell pack. The design has changed quite a bit from the old foam molded interior to the new softly lined interior. On the exterior, you can see the hybrid shell design, the hardshell X exoskeleton with the fabric sections on all sides. The sides of the exterior unzip to allow even more storage space for cables, filters, and propellers. The large interior compartment is large enough to fit the Phantom 4, remote control, three batteries (in addition to one in the aircraft), three sets of propellers, battery charger, and a 15in laptop computer. There is an included zipper pouch to keep smaller items from sliding around during use. The front of the backpack features comfortable wide shoulder straps, waist straps, special pads to provide airflow between you and the backpack. There is also a carabiner for attaching your keys or a water bottle. Special straps on top of the shoulder harness allow you to raise the pack on your back if it sits too low. Multifunctional Backpack for Phantom 4 Extra battery packs When one invests the time to find a nice filming location and makes the trip out, it’s frustrating to only have one battery pack available for use. Be sure to pick up a few extras to ensure you get the shot you want. We like that DJI improved cooling by providing slots on the sides and separated the cells of the battery. Phantom 4 Intelligent Flight Battery Extra Chargers With multiple batteries, you have two options, the first one is getting the newly released Phantom 4 Charging Hub. It allows you to charge up to three batteries one after another, allowing you to worry about other things than constantly checking on your batteries. Additionally, it allows for two different charge modes: Charging Mode will fully charge your Phantom 4 battery packs as you are used to. Storage Mode on the other hand, will only charge your battery packs to 50%, which is best for storage. Phantom 4 Charging Hub Option two is to snag an extra AC Charger (Don’t forget the AC cable) and be able to charge more than one battery simultaneously. There is also...

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