DJI Phantom 4 Stories May 17

Are you looking for a real estate drone? Aerial real estate photography is becoming more popular all the time. In some markets, it is almost a requirement that a listing has photographs, and often video, taken from the air. Professional pilots today can earn fees starting at $200 for a 30-minute job. So what is the best drone for the job? And what do you need to know before you fly? We are here to help. expand full story

DJI Phantom 4 Stories April 26

What the heck is going on with the DJI Phantom 4? Where is the new DJI Phantom 5? And what are DJI’s plans with the DJI Mavic 2? These are questions that our readers have been asking us a lot over the last few weeks. And, after a lot of digging around and talking to a number of people close to DJI, here are the latest DJI rumors and news updates. With the exception of the Phantom 4 Pro RTK version, it is game over for the DJI Phantom 4. This news, that we reported on earlier this year, has now also been confirmed by Romeo Durscher, DJI’s Director of Public Safety Integration in this video below. We have reached out to DJI for an official statement on the Phantom 4, but have not received an answer as of yet.

For updated DJI rumors on the DJI Phantom 5 and DJI Mavic 2, see part 2, part 3 and part 4 that will come online later.

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DJI Phantom 4 Stories March 13

With the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) considering to loosen the regulations for flying drones over people, drone parachutes have become of greater interest to many drone pilots. Recently we wrote about how Indemnis Nexus parachute met the strict safety standards. Today, we have two videos that show the ParaZero SafeAir parachute system tested by Billy Kyle and Ready Set Drone.

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The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 has been out of stock since early November 2018. And, now, the regular Phantom 4 Pro is officially out of production, according to the official DJI website. So even though you may be able to pick one up at the retailer of your choice, you can no longer get a Phantom 4 Pro (or V2.0) from the drone maker itself. The question is why? Is it related to DJI’s fraud case? Perhaps the DJI severed the relationship with some of its suppliers? Or is it because the Phantom 5 is indeed around the corner? Obviously, we hope for the latter but this tweet about the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 may indicate differently.

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DJI Phantom 4 Stories January 16

In this short but beautiful YouTube video, legendary surfer Derek Ho is almost hit by a Phantom drone as he surfs the Bonzai Pipeline. Unfortunately, the video doesn’t provide us with a lot of background information other than that it was shot with a Phantom drone as well on January 13, 2019.

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DJI Phantom 4 Stories December 19, 2018

One of our readers just notified us that the DJI Inspire 2 Cinema Premium Combo is no longer available online. I have checked a number of countries around the world and it seems that it is no longer available anywhere. Even a Dutch DJI retailer lists the product as “temporarily not available.” We do not think this is an indication that an Inspire 3 is around the corner, although we sure do wish it is. However, we do wonder if this is related to the supplier issue mentioned by DJI that caused the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 to be out of stock for more than 5 weeks now.

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