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Is DJI planning a rover with the name RoboMasters?  It looks like it.

Is DJI planning a rover with the name RoboMasters? It looks like it.

As the year ends we were wondering what 2016 had in store so we’ve been scanning the trademarks being registered for new products and have spotted a few from DJI, the most interesting of which is RoboMasters, which will be branded with an R logo with a lightening bolt design. The RoboMaster is a car/rover which is an RC ground vehicle which likely has some autonomous capability, given the open source community in Arducopter for example, supports rover and multicopter […]

DJI begin a partnership with Hasselblad

DJI begin a partnership with Hasselblad

It has been reported that DJI have bought a stake in Swedish manufacturer Hasselblad that are known for their rather expensive medium format cameras. In recent years Hasselblad has sold upmarket versions of Sony cameras amongst its range. The partnership underlines DJI’s aim to be seen as a serious contender in the camera market and could signal future higher end products. The DJI press release goes on to say: “We are honored to be partnering with DJI, the clear technology […]

DJI announces a new product, having trademarked the OSMO handheld gimbal

DJI announces a new product, having trademarked the OSMO handheld gimbal

On the 22nd July DJI registered the trademark OSMO following on from having submitted the trademark for MATRICE, the OSMO is detailed as being a handheld gimbal with a feature list that suggests it could even have add-ons for underwater use, finally allowing DJI’s camera to take on the GoPro in all conditions. The words used in the application to describe the device were: Camera gimbals; handheld camera gimbals; camera mounting devices; support devices for camera stabilization; devices for gyro […]

3DR Solo gimbal to ship within 10 days

3DR Solo gimbal to ship within 10 days

A Tweet from 3DR CEO Chris Anderson says the Solo gimbal has been in production now for a week with gimbals expected to be with the first customers in 10 days. We’re fairly confident the gimbal will deliver, indeed we received Solos that we ordered and the smart moves do work as advertised. The only alarm bell is 3DR have put out exclusively 1080p content. The wide mode in 4K will likely get the legs in shot, meaning for this […]

Has the Solo launch derailed?

Has the Solo launch derailed?

The longest launch? The Solo launch feels like the longest launch in multicopter history and possibly the bumpiest so far. In April with the launch of the Solo at NAB, 3DR probably couldn’t have hoped for a better start, the Solo piqued interest far beyond any of 3DR’s previous multicopters, the Solo felt fresh and exciting. DJI’s Phantom 3, whilst offering exceptional value for money, felt like déjà vu, it was the same old Phantom shell just stuffed with technology […]

3D Robotics release the Solo

3D Robotics release the Solo

Today 3D Robotics released the Solo, which when the GoPro is factored in, works out more expensive than a Phantom 3 but we would argue offers more functionality and future proofing with altogether better customer service.  The Solo has a base price of $999 with the 3 axis gimbal costing $399, on to which you’d add your GoPro, albeit many drone owners already have a GoPro. In the UK the price for the Solo is a little under £1000 (without gimbal): Solo Quadcopter […]