Exclusive January 12

This morning, we received DJI’s invitation to its “Adventure Unfolds” event in New York City that will take place on January 23rd.

The invitation seems to provide two clues as to what the Chinese drone manufacturer may be introducing later this month. We think it will be a new version of the Mavic Pro drone that is smaller, lighter and faster. We also believe it will be called the DJI Mavic Air. Read on and see how this adventure may unfold.

Update on 1/16: DJI just released their teaser video for the event.

Update 2 on 1/16 : it seems we have the name DJI Mavic Air confirmed!

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Exclusive December 22, 2017

Two days ago we reported about the new DJI Phantom 4 RTK drone being spotted at an event in China. Today we can confirm that this drone is not some photoshopped Phantom, as some people on social media seem to believe, but that it is indeed a new DJI drone. The drone was shown at an official DJI event in China where two new agricultural drones, the MG-1S Advanced and the MG-1P, were announced.  expand full story

Exclusive October 25, 2017

Recently a study in New Zealand showed that “lack of education” was considered to be the biggest risk from drones and drone pilots to people on the ground as well as other manned aircraft in the air.

Micheal Murray, DJI’s VP of Policy and Legal Affairs introduced today a new quiz program that requires pilots when they first start up their new drone to go through a set of 9 questions. These 9 questions need to be answered correctly before they can fly their newly acquired drone. The questions in the DJI Knowledge Quiz are very similar to the type of questions one would be required to answer in the Part 107 exam and was developed together with the FAA. Of course, 9 questions don’t cover the same scope of a Part 107 exam but for the regular consumer and drone pilot, it is at least a start. This quiz only needs to be performed once before the initial flight of a new drone.

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