It wasn’t going to be long until somebody worked out how to change the boot-loader on the Naza-M Lite so that it would accept the Naza-M “full-fat” firmware; I’m sure DJI won’t approve but if you’re happy to risk bricking your Naza-M Lite you could end up with its big brother at no additional cost.
We have been waiting a year if not two for the release of the NexWaveRF range of 2.4ghz transmitters and receivers; the transmitters started shipping last month, the goggle modules started shipping last week and the UNO (sealed) version started shipping today and ImmersionRC have announced that they will be offering an ‘Unfiltered’ (pro) version.
The Inspire 1 was officially announced last night in a fashion that even Apple would be jealous of; Along with the live announcement a highly polished and well directed video was released featuring DJI’s Director of Photography. As much as we were disappointed by the fact the Inspire 1 doesn’t seem to be a direct replacement for the Phantom nor does it feature a solid-state (digitally stabilised) camera we are none-the-less blown away by its new features!
The Phantom V2 is getting a little long in the tooth and rumours about a new DJI product have begun flying around, supposedly it has been dubbed the DJI Triumph or DJI Inspire 1 which rumours also suggest will be the Phantom V3?.
It does seem apparent that people are still miffed and upset about the introduction of the flimsy USB ribbon cable on the recently released DJI H3-3D gimbal and many had even sacrificed an old H3-2D so they could salvage the original Hero connector and use that on their new H3-3D gimbal to save having the inevitable “broken ribbon cable in the field” issue.
We came across this video of a GoPro Hero 4 Silver being stripped down by published by EEVBlog and we just had to share it! You can see the new Generation of GoPro is an engineering masterpiece and worth every penny you pay for it!
The EzAntenna product from ImmersionRC has always been an extremely good product and one of very few contenders to the FPV antenna tracker market however its presentation left a lot to be desired; the previous version was simply a heat-shrunk PCB with a LCD display, it was fragile and most builds ended up being rather messy. ImmersionRC have upped the game with a new ‘Version 2’ implementation of the EzAntennaTracker with a fantastic new look and a great array of new features.
The FPV community have noticed a definite reduction in performance when comparing the reliable range of the new modular EzUHF transmitter to the original stand-alone unit, the general theory is that due to the new unit being made of plastic there is insufficient ground-plane to help the transmitter work efficiently.
We decided to carry out a simple experiment to test different antennas and their resulting performance including a dipole antenna that would in essence give the transmitter the ground-plane is so desperately requires.
After almost a year of rumours and speculation GoPro have finally released the official specifications for the much anticipated GoPro Hero 4 Black with many new features that will be massively beneficial to us FPV & AP users.