My delve in to the world of the DJI Inspire


#141

I can sort of understand for the SUAV itself but would the controller not be classed as ground equipmemt or similar?

Technically your not modifying the drone in any way.


#142

True, that’s why a call to an insurer is a must I think eh!


#143

If you haven’t already DON’T upgrade the firmware to the latest. It cripples the video transmission strength and range. Upto 1.08 is fine but above is a pain in the arse.
The remote should stay as is as well ,if you upgrade to latest it wont work with old firmware


#144

Come on Chris you should know me by now…

I’m running custom firmware on the Inspire too :wink:

That said, you’re perfectly safe on 1.09.x as the restrictions weren’t present there either. I’m running v1.09.01.30 as it supports the Zenmuse Z3 camera that I run.

Confirmed though, as soon as you go to v1.10 or higher it all goes to shit :roll_eyes:


#145

Well, I took the Titan Atlas out for a quick test flight on the Inspire today.

Hooollyyyyy shit what a difference :scream:

The increased signal quality is far more noticeable on the Inspire (older tech, perhaps?) than it is on the Mavic Pro.

I flew over Wigan Flashes and flew a route that I know well, and know where the signal starts to drop out. Not so much as a spec of interference, zero pixellation, full signal throughout, I was blown away. Granted I didn’t push it to the limits as I was pressed for time, but I’ll try again soon.

Thankfully the VLOS for the Inspire is about 10x greater than the Mavic. You can see this thing a bloody mile off. Even more so with the Strobon CREEs on a grey cloudy day. Thankfully…

We need to coin a word for that time when you are watching your drone in the sky, look down at the screen, look up and BANG! The bloody thing has vanished?! :man_shrugging: I’ll fire up a new thread for that one…

Anyway, bottom line, first impressions of this latest mod? What a difference!! :bowing_man:


#146

Does that mean that 500m feels just like … 500m? :wink: