Feature Yesterday

Before we get into the DJI Mavic 3 Pro and Inspire 3 rumors, let’s take a step back and reflect a little on what has happened with DJI in 2019. Over the last few weeks, a lot of attention has been given to the DJI Mavic Mini (from DJI or Amazon), and rightfully so, as this new sub-250-gram can surely hold its own among the other DJI Mavic drones. But why is it that this capable mini-drone is all we got from DJI in 2019? What happened to all the other DJI drones that were rumored to be released, such as the DJI Phantom 5, the DJI Spark 2, the DJI Inspire 3 and even the temporary return of the DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0? Where are they? And, maybe more importantly, what does this mean for 2020? What can we expect from DJI next year?

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Feature November 6

Every year DJI runs a number of special promotions as we get near the Holiday Shopping Season and this year is no different. Today, DJI announced their 2019 DJI Black Friday deals and holiday promotions with discounts for products such as the DJI Mavic 2 Pro for $1,379, and deals on DJI’s Osmo Pocket, Osmo Action, Osmo Mobile 3, Ronin S, Ronin SC, and the Ryze Tello. The Black Friday sale will run from November 24, 2019, to December 4, 2019, and the holiday promotion will run from December 13, 2019, until January 1, 2020. See below for all the details!

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Feature November 1

After the first test flight today in which the DJI Mavic Mini (from DJI or Amazon) battled high winds, some people had commented on YouTube that I should fly the drone further and at a much higher elevation. I thought that was a good point, and figured I might give it a try when I got back home this afternoon. And so I did. I hope you enjoy this video of the DJI Mavic Mini performance test in which it is fighting high winds at high elevation. Expect more videos and tests to come over the coming days.

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The DJI Mavic Mini (from DJI or Amazon) fights strong headwinds of 20-25 mph, literally! Yesterday late afternoon, I received one of the DJI Mavic Mini review samples and after charging the batteries and the controller, I was curious to see how the little drone would do in the strong winds we have here on the Hudson River today. To be honest, I was surprised that it didn’t simply get blown away in the 20-25 mph winds.

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Feature October 31

On Wednesday, the same day that DJI launched the DJI Mavic Mini, the US Department of the Interior announced that all DJI drones and other Chinese-made unmanned aircraft or UAVs that contain Chinese-made parts in its fleet are to be grounded as part of a review of the department’s drone program. This is the latest threat to DJI’s drone business in the United States.

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Feature October 30

At DJI’s media event in Brooklyn where the ultra-light DJI Mavic Mini (from DJI or Amazon) was first introduced to a larger audience, we had the chance to fly the little drone ourselves. And even though my flight time was limited to maybe 10-15 minutes, I will share my first impressions and hands-on experience with the everyday Flycam, as DJI calls the DJI Mavic Mini.

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