DJI Inspire 1 v2.0 Quadcopter with 4K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal

DJI Inspire 1 v2.0 Quadcopter with 4K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal

DJI Inspire 1 v2.0 Quadcopter with 4K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal

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Product Highlights

  • Capture 4K Video and 12MP Stills
  • 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizes Camera
  • Up to 1.2 Mile Radio Range
  • GPS-Based Flight Control System
  • Vision Positioning for Indoor Flying
  • Live 720p HD Monitoring with Lightbridge
  • Thrust-Boosted Motors / New Propellers
  • Retractable Carbon Fiber Arms
  • Unobstructed 360° Shooting
  • Dual Transmitter Operation Supported
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WARNING: Carefully read instructions to ensure proper configuration before use. Failure to use this product responsibly may result in loss, damage, or injury.

  • 1Description

Capture 4K video and take 12-megapixel still photos from the air with the DJI Inspire 1 v2.0 Quadcopter with Integrated Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal. Forgoing the fixed landing gear design found on many earlier quadcopters, the Inspire 1 features a retractable arm system whereby the underside of each prop motor has a foot to act as a landing pod when the arms are lowered. In-flight, the arms lift up to provide the camera an unobstructed 360-degree view. A 3-axis gimbal keeps shots steady and the camera pointed the same direction as the quadcopter banks and turns. The camera records internally to microSDHC/SDXC memory cards (16GB included) and can also beam a live 720p feed to a mobile device running the DJI Lightbridge app or a monitor or FPV glasses with an HDMI input. One transmitter (radio controller) is included and a second can be added so that one operator can pilot and another can pan and tilt the camera.

As with many other multi-rotor systems, the Inspire 1 relies on a GPS-based stabilization system that – thanks to spatial awareness – is able to hold a position even when experiencing wind interference, can compensate for overzealous pilot inputs to help avoid stalling, automatically brings the aircraft home in the event of signal loss or at the press of a button, and makes possible a number of semi-automated flight modes that can be enabled through the app. There is also an "indoor" mode which relies on Vision Positioning technology – essentially a special camera – provide stability indoors or in other contexts where GPS is unavailable (Note: certain features will be unavailable in indoor mode).

This bundle includes the Inspire 1 along with gimbal and camera, a transmitter, a flight battery, a battery charger, and a tablet holder that mounts on the transmitter. To store and transport the aircraft, a case with fitted cut-outs is included. It holds the Inspire with rotors detached, one or two transmitters, props, spare flight batteries, and more.

What's New for v2?

Zenmuse X5/X5R Compatibility
In addition to the included Zenmuse X3, this version of the Inspire 1 also works with the Zenmuse X5 and X5R gimbal cameras (available separately)
New Propulsion System
With the new 3510H motor, the thrust sees a boost. This yields an increase in the motor velocity constant from 350 Kv to 420 Kv. In practice, this translates into better control, especially when using a Zenmuse X5 series gimbal camera
Redesigned Propellers
To go with the 3510H motors, new propellers and a new propeller mounting system have been introduced. They employ an updated mounting system, designed to make attaching and removing the propellers easier than ever before
What Ready-to-Fly Means
This Inspire 1 bundle comes ready-to-fly (RTF). This means a pre-bound transmitter (radio controller) is included and that no major assembly is required – in particular, no assembly that requires soldering. It is important – as with any multi-rotor – to follow the user guide to ensure proper calibration before embarking on your first flight

Integrated 4K Camera

4K and HD Video Capture
The Inspire 1 Camera shoots 4K video at 24p and 30p, and it can shoot HD video frame rates from 24p to 60p. It features a 1/2.3" CMOS sensor with a 94-degree field of view (FOV) lens. This field of view works out to about 20mm in 35mm equivalent, which gives you a wide but not extremely wide or fisheye framing – while not as immersive as a fisheye, this FOV features less distortion and gives the subject more emphasis
3-Axis Gimbal
The camera is mounted via an integrated 3-axis gimbal which uses brushless servo motors to keep the shot stable and the horizon level. The camera pans a full 360-degrees so that no matter which way the quadcopter turns, the camera can remain locked on the subject. Manual panning and tilting can be affected using controls on the transmitter
Live HD View
A real-time feed from the Inspire 1 Camera can be displayed in 720p HD on a mobile device or HDMI monitor, making this it a great choice for FPV (first-person view) flying as well as enabling videographers and photographers to monitor framing from the ground. This is made possible by the inclusion of the DJI Lightbridge system within the flight electronics, which features a range of up to 1.2 miles

For connecting an FPV monitor or glasses there is an HDMI port on the transmitter. Plus there is a USB port to keep you mobile device's battery topped up. And included mount allows you to attach a smartphone or tablet directly to the transmitter
Modular Gimbal and Camera
Inspire 1's gimbal and camera can be removed from the aircraft for safe transport and future upgrades

Airframe Design

Retractable Carbon Fiber Arms
The prop arms rest in a lowered position when the Inspire is on the ground, acting as landing gear. Once in the air, they can be retracted to give the camera unobstructed views across 360-degrees. Carbon fiber is used in the construction because of its high strength to weight ratio
Aerodynamic Design
Not only does it give the Inspire 1 a sleek look, the aerodynamic airframe helps reduce resistance for better performance and increased battery life

Flight Control System

Fly Indoors and Without GPS
DJI's Optical Flow technology uses a specially designed camera as well as sonic waves to provide the same stability function indoors as GPS does outdoors. This technology allows the Inspire to hold its location, stop when the controls are released, and quickly respond to pilot commands even when GPS is unavailable
App-Based Control Software
Everything from manual camera controls to flight telemetry – even auto takeoff and landing – can be accessed via the Inspire 1 Mobile app. It is also possible to create autopilot courses using waypoints, just as you would on the DJI iPad Ground Station System

Note: The tablet must be connected to the transmitter via USB, and to use the waypoint map an Internet connection is required
Manual Mode
Change all of your camera settings, including ISO, White Balance, Exposure, and more on the fly ensuring every shot looks exactly the way you want
Live Map and Radar
See precisely where your Inspire 1 is at all times on the live map. The map can be enlarged when needed, and shows your most recent flight path
Dynamic Home Point
When GPS signal is available on the transmitter (remote control), the Home Point automatically refreshes. This becomes useful while traveling in a car or on a boat allowing the return-to-home point to move where the operator goes. Multiple configurations are available via the Dynamic Home Point function
Auto-Takeoff and Landing
Takeoff and landing are available with just a tap. Tap once to takeoff and your Inspire 1 will hover and transform, ready to start filming. Then tap again to make it transform into landing mode and auto land
Transmitter Customization
Put yourself in charge by tailoring the Inspire 1's controls to your personal needs. This way, your Inspire 1 moves and responds in ways you're most comfortable with

Transmitter (Radio Controller)

Take control of your Inspire 1 in the air with a dedicated transmitter (radio controller) designed specifically for it. Operating on 2.4 GHz, it features dedicated buttons for photo and video capture, a gimbal control dial, and more. It includes an integrated 6000mAh rechargeable battery
    Use Two Transmitters
    For an even greater level of precision, use a second transmitter and fly with a friend. With two people controlling the same quadcopter, one person pilots the flight path while the other aims the gimbal and camera. Each user can have their own screen to see exactly what is being shot in real-time

    Smart Battery System

    Smart Power Management
    The flight battery constantly supplies the flight computer with remaining voltage. Using special algorithms the computer supplies the pilot with estimates of remaining flying distance and time to return home
    Automated Charging
    The battery tracks the voltage of each cell, the total number of charges and discharges, and the overall health and battery status
    In the Box
    DJI Inspire 1 v2.0 Quadcopter with 4K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal
  • Transmitter for Inspire 1 Quadcopter (White) evstdvsbuy
  • Zenmuse X3 Gimbal and Camera Unit (Inspire 1 Variant)
  • Mobile Device Holder
  • TB47 Intelligent Flight Battery for Inspire 1 (99.9Wh, White)
  • ND Filter
  • Flight Battery Charger
  • Charging Cable for Transmitter
  • Power Cord
  • 4 x Spare Prop CW/CCW Pairs
  • 16GB microSD Memory
  • Suitcase for Inspire 1 Quadcopter
  • Limited 1-Year / 200-Hour Warranty on Aircraft (whichever Comes First; Excluding Propellers, Gimbal, Camera, and Battery)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Gimbal/Camera
  • Limited 6-Month / 200-Cycle Warranty on Battery (whichever Comes First)
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    • 1Description
    Performance
    Hovering Accuracy (GPS Mode) Vertical: 1.6' / 0.5 m
    Horizontal: 8.2' / 2.5 m
    Maximum Angular Velocity Pitch: 300°/s
    Yaw: 150°/s
    Maximum Tilt Angle 35°/s
    Maximum Ascent/Descent Speed Ascent: 16.4 fps / 5 m/s
    Descent: 13.1 fps / 4 m/s
    Maximum Speed 72.2 fps / 22 m/s (Attitude mode; no wind)
    Maximum Flight Altitude 14,764' / 4,500 m
    Maximum Wind Speed Resistance 32.8 fps / 10 m/s
    Maximum Flight Time With Zenmuse X3: Up to 18 minutes
    With Zenmuse X5/X5R: Up to 15 minutes
    Camera
    Model Name: X3
    Designation: FC350
    Sensor Sony EXMOR 1/2.3" CMOS
    Resolution 12.0 MP
    Lens Field of View: 94°
    Focal Length (35 mm Equivalent): 20 mm
    Aperture: f/2.8
    Design: 9 elements in 9 groups; aspherical lens element
    Filters: Anti-distortion filter; UV filter
    Video Recording UHD (4K):
    4096 x 2160: 24p, 25p
    3840 x 2160: 24p, 25p, 30p

    FHD (1080p):
    1920 x 1080: 24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p

    HD (720p):
    1280 x 720: 24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p

    Maximum Bitrate: 60 Mbp/s
    File Format Photo: JPEG, DNG
    Video: MP4 in a .MOV wrapper (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
    Recording Media Type: microSD/SDHC/SDXC up to 64 GB
    Speed: Class 10 or faster
    Format: FAT32/exFAT
    Photography Modes Single shot
    Burst: 3, 5, 7 frames per second (AEB: 3/5 frames per second; 0.7 EV bias)
    Time-lapse
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Gimbalevstdvsbuy
    Model Zenmuse X3
    Number of Axes 3-axis
    Control Accuracy ±0.03°
    Maximum Controlled Rotation Speed Pitch: 120°/s
    Pan: 180°/s
    Controlled Rotation Range Pitch: -90° to +30°
    Pan: ±330°
    Angular Vibration Range ±0.03°
    Output Power Static: 9 W
    In Motion: 11 W
    Operational Current Static: 750 mA
    In Motion: 900 mA
    Mounting Detachable
    Flight Controller
    Indoor Hovering Enabled by default
    Optical Sensor (Optical Flow) Frequency: 50 Hz
    Velocity Range: Below 26.2 fps / 8 m/s (6.6' / 2 m above the ground)
    Altitude Range: 2 to 196.8" / 5 to 500 cm

    Operating Environment: Rich pattern surface with adequate lighting (> 15 lux)
    Operating Range: 0 to 8.2' / 0 to 2.5 m
    Motor
    Model DJI 3510H
    Motor Velocity Constant 420 Kv
    Maximum Thrust 4.8 lb / 2200 g at 25 V and sea level
    Weight 3.8 oz / 107 g
    Propeller
    Model DJI 1345
    Transmitter
    Operating Frequency Transmitter to Transmitter: 5.728 to 5.850 GHz
    Transmitter to Aircraft: 2.400 to 2.483 GHz
    Range Line-of-Sight: Up to 6561.7' / 2000 m
    Receive Sensitivity 1% PER:-93 dBm
    EIRP 10 dBm at 900 MHz; 8 dBm at 5.8 GHz; 20 dBm at 2.4 GHz
    Connectivity 1 x USB type A female (for connecting mobile device)
    1 x Micro-USB for firmware updates
    1 x Mini-HDMI video output for FPV
    1 x CAN-Bus port (for future accessory)
    Dual User Capability Host-and-slave connection
    Mobile Device Holder Tablet or smartphone
    Output Power 9 W
    Power Requirements 1.2 A at 7.4 VDC
    Battery 6S LiPo; 6000 mAh
    Charging Temperature Less than 3 Months: -4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
    More than Three Months: 72 to 82°F / 22 to 28°C
    Storage Temperature Less than 3 Months: -4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
    More than 3 Months: 72 to 82°F / 22 to 28°C
    Mobile Device Holder Device Width: 2 to 6.7" / 5 to 17 cm
    Flight Battery
    Model TB47
    Voltage 6S LiPo; 22.2 VDC
    Capacity 4500 mAh / 99.9 Wh
    Maximum Charging Power 180 W
    Operating Temperature -4 to 104°F / -20 to 40°C
    Storage Temperature -4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
    72 to 82°F / 22 to 28°C
    Charging Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Weight 1.3 lb / 570 g
    Charger
    Model A14-100P1A
    Voltage 26.3 VDC
    Output Power 100 W
    Mobile App
    System Requirements iOS: 7.1 or later
    Android: 4.1.2 or later

    Note: The device must be connected to a transmitter via USB (wireless linking is not supporting). Additionally, waypoint navigation requires an active Internet connection in order to load the maps
    General
    Model Aircraft: T600
    Operating Temperature 14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
    Dimensions Diagonal Distance:
    Landing Gear Lowered: 22" / 559 mm
    Landing Gear Raised: 22.9" / 581 mm

    Overall Dimensions:
    17.2 x 17.8 x 11.9" / 438 x 451 x 301 mm

    Transit Case:
    Exterior: 22.4 x 19.7 x 10.6" / 57 x 50 x 27 cm
    Weight With Battery: 6.5 lb / 2.9 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 17.6 lb
    Inspire 1 v2.0 Quadcopter with 4K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 30.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great.....When it works! Okay, the good stuff first. When it works it is great. Good 4K smooth video. Easy to fly. However, when you encounter a problem, you are on your own. Don't expect any support from DJI. Right now my unit is a brick. I've packed it up for repair and have been waiting 2 days for DJI to send me a promised shipping label. If you call them for help, you will be on hold for quite awhile until finally a service person gives you lip service but no real solution to your problem.
    Date published: 2016-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from No regrets with the Inspire! I decided to skip over the Phantom series, and go right to the top. The Inspire is my first drone, and so far I am very happy with it. I watched a few tutorial videos regarding the DJI go App, so I would be familiar with all of the settings, this helped me out a lot. I downloaded the firmware update for the copter, and radio, and was flying once that was finished. I do recommend that new users take advantage of the beginner setting within the Go App. I can understand how an inexperienced person could crash one of these on day one. BH Photo shipped my bird Pronto, and have been very happy with their service so far. I highly recommend the Inspire, and BH Photo!
    Date published: 2017-01-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Advance aerial filming platform This is a professional quality 4k filming platform, best used by those with already some experience of flying and ideally suited to have a dedicated camera control remote. I was a little nervous about the product as there are plenty of stories online about DJI's poor customer support and some products getting bricked by bad firmware updates but so far mine has not had any problems.... The need to use a smart device adds to the cost and the extra batteries are not cheap. This is a product for the committed aerial media producer.
    Date published: 2015-12-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most amazing quad-copter out there! I've had the Inspire 1 v2.0 for 6 months now, and it still impresses me. Just the design alone is amazing, and it flies just as good as it looks. I started with the X3 camera and now I use the Z3 camera, which I am very happy with and I have also reviewed. I drive an 18 wheeler flatbed truck, I've been across all 48 contiguous United States and I use the quadcopter along with a Panasonic GH4 (Speedbooster and Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 combo) to gather shots for my videos. I am a hobbyist user, but I know how to expose my shots correctly (full manual all the time of course) and I grade them in Davinci Resolve 12.5, so it's not like I don't know enough to write about the aircraft and using it. I started with a Phantom 3 Pro. It's the best bang for the buck quadcopter out there. The Phantom 3 Pro is smaller and I kept it in a Vanguard Skyborne 49 backpack. After about 5 months and 36 hours of flight time I was ready for a quadcopter that had more camera options, the Inspire 1 v2.0 (same physical aircraft model as Inspire 1 Pro). What makes the Inspire 1 so great is the ease of use, how well it flies, it goes about 40mph on P-GPS with no wind, and I've gotten it to go 65mph in Atti mode with a little wind pushing it. I use a dedicated iPad Mini 4 with Cellular (no data plan), that iPad is not used for anything else but the aircraft. I also have the AutoPilot app by FlightLogic which allows for waypoint mission planning and even better Follow Me than the DJI Go app has. As of September 18th, 2016, the AutoPilot app doesn't bring up the video feed for the Z3 camera but it works just fine with the X3 camera. Won't be long before they update the app for the Z3. Speaking of video lag, on the X3 it's the same as the Phantom 3 Pro. You get about half a second of lag at a mile, which is completely fine. Check out my review on the Z3 for how it performs in the air. As far as I know, the sensor of the X3 and the Phantom 3 Pro is the same, the cameras look different but the technology is the same. Lens overall is the same, same fixed f/2.8 aperture prime m12 mount lens. So that means the Inspire 1 with X3 shoots the exact same video quality (also at 60mbps max data-rate) as the Phantom 3 Pro and Phantom 4. This is exactly as I expected because I read the specifications before purchasing the quadcopter. So one might wonder, why would they buy the Inspire over the Phantom? The main reason? Camera options. The X3 is your starter, great little 4K camera. It gives maximum battery life because it weighs the least. It shoots that wide angle 20mm focal length look (35mm full frame equivalent), just like the Phantom. People have complained about the camera being bad in low light, or in taking sunsets and sunrises ... it's actually pretty good. Later in the review I'll explain how you can get great sunset shots even with the limitations of the small sensor in the X3 and Z3. The next camera up is the Z3. Same underlying imaging technology as the X3, but with 3.5X optical zoom. It's amazing and is the camera I've settled on. After all, I'm just a truck driver, I don't get paid to do drone shots, yet! Anyway, the Z3 allows you to get the 40mm look, even the 50mm nifty fifty look in video, without having to spend a ton of money on lenses. With the Z3 I get 14 minutes from a fully charged TB48 until it reaches 30 percent, with relatively easy going flying. If you want the better low light performance, go for the X5 with the Micro Four Thirds mount and bigger sensor size. There are plenty of lenses available that you can use, but keep in mind you'll lose some battery life and maneuverability with the X5. I contemplated getting the X5R. I'm still amazed many people aren't understanding the different between the X5 and X5R. If you have ever shot RAW / DNG photos before and edited them in Lightroom, you know how much more control you have over the image, your dynamic range is far better, and of course you have a sharper image as there are no compression artifacts. RAW is lossless compression or uncompressed which yields maximum image quality. RAW video is the same idea, the X5R shoots up to 30 RAW frames per second at 2160p (3840x2160) or UHD, sometimes called 4K. That is amazing. It's good to know that the Inspire 1 accommodates everyone ... from the hobbyist to the serious film-maker. Just want to get great aerial shots? Get the X3, or the Z3 for zoom. X5 for better low light (at same 60mbps data-rate). And once you go professional and have time to process RAW sequences, or your clients expect top notch video quality, go for that X5R ... the Inspire 1 has all these options. Also due to the rotating gimbal, you can put your finger on the view in the app and move the camera around, that allows for getting some slightly more complex shots that usually require a dual operator. Now as for shooting videos and getting good low light shots? I recommend not using the default settings unless you don't intend on color grading. For serious shooting, go full manual. Sunsets are a challenge to capture with 8-bit video cameras on auto settings so I use all manual settings and a logarithmic profile (D-Log) which retains more bit depth for the highlights in the image such as clouds, which is closer to how the human eye behaves (Understanding Gamma Correction is a great Google search to do if interested in the topic). Manual settings allow me to control exactly what is in range of the image sensor, using the histogram for assistance as you can't always trust what the display is showing you, I don't even bother using the Zebras, just the histogram. I use an 8x or 16x neutral density filter in order to block some light and allow for a more cinematic shutter speed at around 1/60th of a second at 30fps (simulating 180 degree shutter angle), but even 1/100th of a second shutter speed will still produce smooth motion blur. I use -2 on contrast to increase dynamic range at expense of some color bit depth. I use -2 on sharpness so that I can more closely capture what the image sensor natively captured and add sharpness in post. I use -2 on saturation because once contrast is re-added in post, saturation will be returned. Manual color balance always as well. My main goal when shooting videos is to get as much of the dynamic range of the scene within the final videos with minimal clipping of shadows and bright areas as possible, so the histogram is something I watch a lot. Exposing a sunset? Simply look at the histogram and determine how much of the sky you prefer to be out of range, also I never go above ISO 100 under any circumstances, only, and I mean only, at night time where there is no natural light. So you'll use a combination of neutral density filters and shutter speed to control your exposure. I've gotten pretty impressive sunset shots that look similar to the dynamic range of RAW, so if you expose your video just right with these settings, you can actually get really great results quite often, but it will take some practice! You can download the LUTS from DJI's website that convert D-LOG to sRGB, but I found that they aren't always the easiest to use in grading your footage. Just try them and if they make your shots closer to what you want, you can use them as a starting point in your color grade. Other times I don't use them. I haven't mentioned the remote or other accessories. I have the quad charger, it works as expected. The remote is well built, a little better than the Phantom 3 Pro remote. Take care of the landing gear. I hold a leg up slightly as it is transforming back into or out of travel mode, this means the motor is experiencing minimal resistance and it should last a long time. Watch videos about the Inspire 1 online, including unofficial ones, search maintaining Inspire 1 as an example. DJI also has their own maintaining the aircraft manual. I'll end this with a note about customer service. After several months flying the Inspire 1, I lost it. I am quite meticulous about checking everything before flying, I make sure my propellers underneath aren't cracked (the plastic pieces that actually mate with the prop mount). Of course I do my IMU calibration about once a month if needed and I almost always calibrate my compass before a flight. I mostly fly in Atti mode when actually doing a shot. Anyway, I had a day off and I was flying from a park over the Providence River at sunset in Providence, Rhode Island, getting some amazing sunset shots. My Inspire with X3 suddenly lost altitude doing a low 8 foot high shot above the water, going about 45mph. I didn't even try to recover it, it was 800 feet out. I only lost footage I had recorded in that session, luckily. I initially thought I'd just have to buy another one, but I then decided to email DJI, tell them what happened, and see what could be done. I was very polite, but I had my doubts. Well, a day later they asked me to synchronize my flight logs, which I did. About a week later, I got this email: Dear Gary, After having our data analysis team take a look at the flight log from the flight in question, we were unable to determine the cause of this unfortunate event. There does not seem to be any user error, but without the craft, to analyze the flight records there is no way to be 100% sure. With that being said we have decided to cover your unit by warranty, and offer the craft only at no cost to you. We are in the process of finalizing a new alternative for our customers in who find themselves in situations similar to yours. We will be sending you a coupon code to make your purchase directly from our online store. This coupon can only be used for the same model of aircraft that was lost, and must be redeemed within 30 days. If you have any further questions concerning this new process, please feel free to reply to this message, and I will do my best to answer any questions you may have. As soon as your code is ready, we will be getting it out to you. Again, Thank You for your patience. Thank you for choosing to fly with DJI The Future Of Possible A few hours later I had my coupon code for 100% off a new Inspire 1 v2.0 Aircraft only, Zenmuse X3, and TB48 battery! My aircraft says on the back Inspire 1 Pro, so as you can see, the Inspire 1 v2.0 and Inspire 1 Pro are the exact same aircraft. I've had my new Inspire for 2 months and I'm very happy with it. I purchased the Z3 not long after, and now I have the setup I need to get the shots I want, without spending a ton of money. When you combine the Inspire 1 v2.0 and the Zenmuse Z3, there is nothing else on the market that offers such a setup for that low of a price. Check out my review of the Zenmuse Z3 as well if you're interested. I could have said more but this review was hastily written. I work a lot as I drive a truck but I really wanted to inject some info here and tell everyone about my experience so far. I'm really impressed in every way. The Inspire 1 is the most amazing quad-copter out there. Get it, you'll have so much fun and will get impressive shots every time you fly it!
    Date published: 2016-09-19
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Flight is pretty easy. Getting it in the air - not so much. Received it a day ago and did what any reasonable person would do. Opened the manuals and read every page. Nothing in any of the documentation prepared me for flight or the technical realities of the device so I'm going to save you some time and give you a few warnings: 1) This is VERY IMPORTANT! When you first connect everything to your mobile device and start the app it will probably tell you you need firmware updates. DO NOT DO THEM! Updating the Inspire, controller, gimbal and batteries needs to be handled in a very specific way. The app only has the ability to update the controller. If you do this everything will be out of sync and you won't be able to get your drone out of travel mode (or fly) until you revert this update. The app seemed to demand it so I did it. It took nearly 12 hours for me (my wife actually) to figure out what the problem was. Additional note: When it is time to update, do the drone first. 2) You'll note in the documentation that things need to be turned on in a specific order. Follow those instructions perfectly. 3) Before your first flight, after any firmware updates, and any time you've let the drone sit unused for more than 10 days, calibrate EVERYTHING! This means you calibrate the camera gimbal, the compass (which you'll really want to do before every flight), the R/C sticks and the IMU. If this is all starting to sound uncomfortably technical and you're not 100% sure about buying a drone, talk to a friend thats got one first. Reading through the DJI forums, you'll find hundreds of people that aren't having very good luck with these things. Many of those issues are user error but it's understandable. DJI's documentation is absolutely useless. There aren't any troubleshooting guides and I hear support is abysmal. We had out first test flight today and it performed very well. It was stable and predictable at very low altitude. (we didn't fly above 4 ft) And as terrible as getting started was the device is worth it.
    Date published: 2016-06-25
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Another Great When it Works Review Today is Aug 6th., 2016 and my Inspire 1 is idle again. This time the Slave controller cannot operate the camera. When I move the controls, nothing happens. Probably, in a week or so, DJI will provide a fix but until then my clients will have to wait or hire another video company using a different drone system.
    Date published: 2016-08-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Drone Yet I use this product primarily for my wedding videography business and I must say that it is light years ahead in terms of technology from my previous drone (Phantom 2 w/ GoPro Hero). It's easy to use and is far more stable once in the air than my previous setup. The camera and gimbal are great - making smooth shots a breeze to frame and capture. My only negative about this setup is the short flight time of a little less than 20 minutes (depending on flight conditions). I highly recommend this product.
    Date published: 2016-07-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding product for the professional drone pilot This drone is exceptional in quality and operation with many automatic features such as auto take-off and landing. The video is 4k and the photos are 12.5 MB with automatic sharpening and color correction with not additional editing. It is one of the few on the FAA approved list of safe and easy to fly drones for commercial work. I am very happy and impressed with the quality of the complete package.
    Date published: 2016-05-17
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