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DJI trademarks a new product called SPARK

DJI trademarks a new product called SPARK

On the 9th March 2017, DJI registered the trademark name SPARK under the category of drones; unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). DJI tends to bring to market products that it trademarks, so there’s a good chance the SPARK will be released this year. DJI is deliberately vague with trademark filings, so the nature of the device is purely speculation at this point, though since we broke this story photos of a DJI SPARK have been leaked, which suggest the SPARK is […]

DJI trademark reveals plan for RTK GNSS

DJI trademark reveals plan for RTK GNSS

DJI has added a trademark for D-RTK which the name suggests is a DJI implementation of a Real Time Kinematic (RTK) Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), such systems provide centimeter level accuracy, using either GPS, Glonass or other satellite systems whilst using a second mobile receiver. The trademark application can be read here: https://trademarks.justia.com/868/98/d-86898900.html To achieve centimeter level accuracy two GPS units are used with one of them being stationary (a base station) and another one in the drone. The […]

First reviews of the Phantom 4 are positive

First reviews of the Phantom 4 are positive

The first reviews for DJI’s new Phantom 4 have been positive overall. It has been noted the object avoidance won’t necessarily see thin objects like wires or branches and that the tracking can lose its subject; for most people these are relatively small niggles but potential buyers should be aware the new features are not fool proof. Gizmodo managed to crash their Phantom 4 whilst testing it, albeit their reviewer was flying in sports mode where the collision detection doesn’t […]

DJI announce details of the Phantom 4

DJI announce details of the Phantom 4

DJI today announced the Phantom 4, which everyone was expecting, especially with the usual SB-DJI photo leaks. We had ourselves speculated on Twitter that the legs would have sense and avoid sensors which turned out to be correct, though the addition of active subject tracking for video was a nice unexpected surprise. It was known the Phantom 4 would have a bigger battery but with a claimed flight time of 25 to 28 minutes, this is an impressive achievement; at […]

3rd party developer finds a critical bug in DJI’s API

3rd party developer finds a critical bug in DJI’s API

A critical bug was found in DJI’s API, the API is a layer between the software and the flight controller that allows applications to easily interact without the need for code being written to execute on the flight controller itself. The bug was announced not by DJI but by Autoflight who write applications that provide additional functionality for DJI products, the bug could impact any number of applications though, not just Autoflight’s software. Any application accessing the command enableVirtualStickControlModeWithCompletion is at risk. […]

DJI to release a thermal camera for the Inspire, the Zenmuse XT FLIR

DJI to release a thermal camera for the Inspire, the Zenmuse XT FLIR

Today DJI is announcing a new Zenmuse camera for the Inspire, this time it’s a thermal camera, the Zenmuse XT FLIR.  A dealer put the camera onto their website earlier than planned letting the cat out of the bag. The Zenmuse XT FLIR can be mounted to the Inspire 1 or the Matrice 100 as shown below. The XT will be available as two seperate models one with a resolution of 640 x 512 and the other 336 x 256.