DJI Phantom 4

Technology changes fast and I had previously posted about the DJI Phantom 3, which has now been replaced by the DJI Phantom 4. This thing is even more awesome and will definitely be put on my list of recommended drones. Here is a video and specs.

 

  • Avoid obstacles automatically.
  • Track moving subjects automatically using ActiveTrack.
  • TapFly lets you fly with a tap of the finger.
  • Smart Return Home allows the Phantom to avoid obstacles as it returns home.
  • 28 minute maximum flight time, maximum control range of 3.1mi (5km).
  • Maximum speed of 44mph (72kmh).
  • Integrated gimbal for greater camera stability and smoother footage.
  • Optimized Vision Positioning System raises positioning altitude up to 10 meters.

 

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Typhoon 4K Drone

Got an extra $1000? You are going to want one of these! This Typhoon 4K drone is one of the coolest I have seen, and it won some awards at CES 2016. I have a feeling this one will require special registration with the FAA due to its size and weight. Check out their website for the complete lineup of drones and other photography gear.

If you need a pro level drone, check this one out!

Lily Drone

The Lily camera is a new drone with some very cool features that make it stand out from all others currently being offered such as a follow mode for taking videos of yourself. Just throw Lily in the air to start a new video. It’s that simple. Oh yea, its waterproof too!

EHang 184 Human Drone

The same folks that make the Ghostdrone, have decided to kick it up a notch, and build an autonomous aerial vehicle for humans called, the EHang 184. The features that make this one stick out for me, over all the others out there, is its sheer simplicity and dedication to safety. If you have to ask “how much”… Well, you know 🙂

DJI Phantom 3

The DJI Phantom 3 is the latest drone from DJI, the makers of the DJI Osmo. There are a ton of drone choices out there, but I think this is one of the best. Another reason I like his one is I have seen it in many places for sale in the US. If you are just starting out, you may want to purchase a budget version, but if you want to make your own blockbuster movie, this will help you! The new Phantom 4 is here!

Inspire 1 Drone

Inspire 1 Drone

 

DJI’s most advanced technology comes together in the Inspire 1, an easy to use, all-in-one flying platform that empowers you to create the unforgettable. Never before has such power been put into a ready-to-fly system that anyone can fly.

Features

A COMPLETE READY-TO-FLY SYSTEM
Everything you need is included and ready to go offering you a complete aerial film making tool in a box. Just add a mobile device or screen for live HD view.

ADVANCED, READY-TO-FLY DESIGN
Imagine holding the future in your hands. Designed to be powerful while lightweight, flexible while providing the stability you need, the Inspire 1 is DJI’s most advanced complete package. All of the latest aerial technology is packed into one simple, ready-to-fly system, putting you in the sky within minutes.

TRANSFORMING DESIGN
Strong carbon fiber arms lift out of sight, transforming the way you shoot. Get a full, unrestricted 360° view of the world below and create images like never before.

4K CAMERA
Shoot up to 4K video and capture 12 megapixel photos with the Inspire 1 camera. The lens consists of 9 elements in 9 groups including an aspherical element producing extreme clarity, while Adobe DNG RAW support gives you the power to make every shot a masterpiece. Everything is better in 4K.

MODULAR, UPGRADEABLE SYSTEM
Inspire 1’s gimbal and camera system can be removed from the aircraft for safe transport and future upgrades.

LIVE HD VIEW
A real-time feed from your Inspire 1’s camera is displayed in 720p HD on your mobile device giving you a perfect view of what the camera sees to frame your shots.
This is made possible by an all new and improved version of DJI’s Lightbridge technology which can transmit video from up to 2km away.

CREATE TOGETHER
For an even greater level of precision, use a second remote controller and fly with a friend. With two operators controlling the same Inspire 1, 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. By working in tandem, you’re capturing shots that are more complex and artistic than ever before.

FLY INDOORS AND WITHOUT GPS USING VISION POSITIONING SYSTEM
Indoor flight has always been a true test of skill for all levels of pilots. DJI’s new Optical Flow technology uses a specially designed camera as well as sonic waves to bring simplicity to flying indoors. This technology allows the Inspire to hold its position, stop when the controls are released, and respond to your commands even when GPS is unavailable.

INTELLIGENT POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
A fully integrated intelligent battery powers your Inspire 1 and virtually manages itself.
When in flight, your remaining battery power is shown live, letting you know how long you can continue to fly. Advanced algorithms calculate the distance of your aircraft and estimated time to return home, letting you know when it’s time to fly back.
The battery tracks the voltage of each cell, the total lifetime charges and discharges, and the overall health and battery status. All this helps you keep your Inspire 1 in the air and flying for years to come.

DEDICATED CONTROLS
Take absolute control of your Inspire 1 with DJI’s most sophisticated remote controller to date. Featuring dedicated buttons for photo and video capture, a gimbal control dial, an integrated rechargeable battery and more, it’s easy and intuitive to fly. The controller has an HDMI and USB port allowing you to connect mobile devices or compatible screens.

OPTIONAL DUAL-OPERATOR CONTROL
Fly with a friend and share your vision. Achieve shots that never would have been possible alone by using two remote controllers. One person flies, while the other controls the camera.

EASY, SAFE FLIGHT
Even if you’ve never flown before, taking off and landing your Inspire 1 is easy and safe. It takes just one tap to make your Inspire 1 takeoff and transform, ready to start filming. Then tap again to have it transform into landing mode and land.
When GPS is available, the Home Point (the location you are standing) automatically refreshes, so your Inspire 1 always knows where you are even if you move around. When you tell it to come back, or in case of an emergency, it knows exactly where to go and land safely.

FULL-FEATURED APP
Take complete control of your camera and flight system with a comprehensive mobile app. Everything from manual camera controls to flight telemetry and even auto takeoff and landing are just a tap away, with more functions and updates coming soon.

Ghost Drone

GHOST is the world’s easiest drone to fly, and the Aerial version with Gimbal makes you drone ready to capture all that you see during your flight. The Gimbal fits all editions of the GoPro and other similar size cameras, and includes an auto-leveling function to ensure smooth and stabilized images. Check out their new “Human Drone”

The company has now come out with a device called “Ehang VR Goggle” that lets you see through the view of your GHOSTDRONE.
Just put on the goggles and experience the excitement of First Person View flight.

Parrot Bebop Drone

parrot-bebop-droneSpecifications

  • Stabilized 14 megapixel “fisheye” camera
  • Record video in full HD 1080p and share instantly
  • Advanced 3-axis video stabilization system
  • Live video streaming on your Smartphone or tablet
  • 180° vision control on your Smartphone and tablet
  • Built with safety in mind: propellers stop in case of contact
  • GPS embedded for automatic return home and high altitude flight control
  • Dual core processor with quad-core GPU
  • 8GB memory Flash storage
  • Connect to the Parrot Cloud to keep track of your flights, navigation data and to share videos and photos
  • Easy to pilot with the free dedicated App: Freeflight 3
  • Weight: 380g/13.40oz without the hull – 400g/14.11oz with the hull

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Wi-Fi antennas: MIMO dual-band with 2 double-set of dipole antennas for 2.4 and 5 GHz
  • Sending power: Up to 26 dBm
  • Signal range: up to 300 meters/984 feet