Today, we are glad to announce that Gabriel Kocher better known as Gab707 will be joining DroneDJ as a contributor with exclusive content related to drone racing as well as with his unique perspective of the latest news and developments in the FPV world. As a means of introducing Gab707, we thought that a short interview that we conducted last week would be the right place to start. Welcome on board Gabriel!
Exclusive July 30
Exclusive July 29
The “See the Bigger Picture” event from DJI has been postponed but more and more photos are making their way to the public domain. Today, we received a tweet from one of our readers in Germany, who spotted a photo of the new DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Edition on the German DJI website. The photo seems to be erroneously uploaded to the site as a thumbnail of a DJI Mavic Air video. The new photo provides us with a more detailed view of the entire unmanned aircraft as well as the bottom side of the highly anticipated foldable drone from the Chinese drone maker.
Exclusive July 28
Breaking News: Just now, we were notified by one of our readers that the new DJI Mavic 2 is already listed in the latest Argos catalog with photo and details. The Chinese drone maker will be launching two version of the popular foldable drone: the DJI Mavic 2 Pro with a 1-inch sensor and the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom with a 24-48mm zoom lens and ‘Dolly Zoom’ effect similar to the Parrot Anafi. The new DJI Mavic 2 was originally planned to be launched during a special event “See the Bigger Picture” in NYC on July 18th, but that was postponed for reasons that are still unclear to us. The fact that DJI’s latest foldable drone now appears in the catalog of an English retailer must indicate that the official launch cannot be far off. Update 7/29/18: see also the new photo of the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Edition
Exclusive July 18
Last Monday we reported on how mountaineer Rick Allen was successfully rescued, after being presumed dead, from Broad Peak (26,400 ft) in Pakistan. with help of a DJI Mavic Pro drone. Needless to say that everybody involved, is happy to report that Rick made it back to safety with only minor injuries. This is the latest, but far from the only, rescue mission in which a drone played a crucial role in saving someone’s life. What sets this story apart though, are the extreme conditions (altitude and temperature) in which the DJI Mavic Pro was able to fly. From K2’s basecamp, Bartek Bargiel who piloted the drone was able to answer some questions in a short interview with DroneDJ.
Exclusive July 13
Only minutes ago new photos surfaced online, showing the new DJI Mavic 2 ‘Enterprise’ edition. In a previously leaked photo, we already got the impression that the new Mavic 2 would allow for interchangeable gimbal/camera options, but the ‘Enterprise’ edition seems to take that flexibility to a whole new level. It makes sense for DJI to use the compact foldable Mavic platform and allow for different payloads to be mounted. The new photos also show parts of the drone we have not yet seen before.
Exclusive July 6
Just now we received an email with what seems to be the first real photo of the upcoming DJI Mavic 2. Interestingly enough this new drone from DJI is called the Mavic 2 and not the Mavic Pro 2, meaning that there might indeed be two different models as some people have speculated online. The two different camera/gimbal combinations visible in the photo do seem to indicate that. Let’s take a closer look.