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.
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.
The first version of the H3-3D we saw on the market (the V1) retained the same ‘Hero Bus’ port that was used on the original H3-2D gimbals which allowed you to simply ‘click’ your GoPro 3 or 3+ onto the camera plate and fit the retaining bracket; it was extremely tidy with no extra cables or connectors.
DJI have now released the V1.1 H3-3D and the first thing you’ll notice is that the Hero Bus has been dropped (rumour is DJI didn’t want to pay GoPro the license fee to use the Bus) and replaced with 10pin USB connector to provide power and live video output. Continue reading
Two new flight safety features are to be introduced in the next Phantom 2 / Vision firmware update and its good to see that DJI appreciate that their own business could be at risk if too many silly people fly in the wrong places. Continue reading
Colin Guinn who many of us know as the face and (and self-professed product innovator) of DJI Innovations is actually the CEO of his own subsidiary of DJI (Dijiang North America, LLC) and there appears to have been a falling out between DJI North America & DJI HongKong as a result of this Mr Guinn has “taken the proverbial ball home” by seeking a temporary injunction (On the 22nd of January 2014) against DJI HK to prevent them from trading with 31 authorised DJI main-retailers/resellers in the USA.
Now none of us here at iFPV are ever likely to purchase or even require something of this epic proportion but hats of DJI this is one impressive platform and I just felt the need to share this excellent DJI promotional video with our members. Continue reading
The recent release of the DJI Phantom Vision had caused a bit of a stir amongst the serious hobbyists and FPV pilots: while its a great solution for someone looking to take their first steps into aerial photography or FPV its not really ticking all of the boxes for the more serious users who demand a brushless gimbal and due to the WIFI downlink for video (DJI have elected to use a 5.8Ghz RC system) means using traditional 2.4Ghz RC system could limit the range of the WIFI and there is no simple way to get a live video output for goggles or a larger screen.