The DJI Inspire 1 changed the face of drones for good. You will hear no arguments otherwise. Before the Inspire 1, the only way to get retractable landing gear for a full 360° of usable camera movement was to purchase a large, more commercial drone that cost at least double that of the Inspire 1. The DJI Inspire 1 V2 takes all that was innovative about the original version and makes it even better. More powerful and efficient motors, a more secure quick-release propeller design and the ability to carry the Zenmuse X5 camera (a game-changer itself).
The DJI Inspire 1 V2 is still the most widely used commercial drone platform for all of the reasons just mentioned in addition to how cost-effective of a platform it is. Sure, newer airframes have redundant battery systems, some redesigned cameras and obstacle avoidance, but for a true commercial application, the ability to cut cost on batteries by only requiring a single $150-$200 battery combined with the Inspire 1 V2's compatibility with DJI's Zenmuse XT thermal imaging platform make it the ideal choice for commercial applications requiring either high resolution RGB/daytime imaging or state-of-the-art, fully stabilized thermal imaging using the Zenmuse XT.
AERODYNAMIC, TRANSFORMING DESIGN
Carbon fiber arms give you the strength to maneuver in the air and they transform, moving out of the camera’s way at the flick of a switch. With a full 360⁰ unobstructed view, you now have the freedom to capture shots independent of the direction you are flying.
ZENMUSE X3 CAMERA
Capture stunning aerial images with the Zenmuse X3 camera. With its 1/2.3" sensor, the X3 is capable of shooting video up to 4K 25fps and 12MP stills. If you're looking for a higher frame rate, drop the resolution down to 1920x1080 and record full high definition at 60fps.
The all new 13-inch quick-release propellers are built with the unique DJI "Z-Blade" design. They have been reinforced with a new carbon fiber compound material to ensure excellent performance with increased stability.
Brushless motors pioneered by DJI are now the standard in the multirotor industry. But the Inspire 1 takes the next step in brushless development by integrating curved magnets that fit flush around the edge of each motor. Although much more difficult to produce, these magnets eliminate airflow gaps within the motor, greatly increasing efficiency.
Several strands of copper wire have been replaced by a single, dense strand. Reducing the wasted space between wires results in more copper within each motor, providing more power and less resistance. A centrifugal pump increases airflow inside the neat, tight copper windings dissipating heat much faster while greatly increasing the life of the motors.
NEW ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROLS
The revolutionary Electronic Speed Controllers (ESC) with sinusoidal drive replaces the square wave drive of traditional ESCs redefining the whole drive system. The patented algorithm in the ESCs have been tuned and customized specifically for the Inspire 1 offering features such as closed loop torque control and distinct functional redundancy with the highest efficiency and the most reliability.
INTELLIGENT POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
A fully integrated Intelligent Flight Battery powers your Inspire 1 and virtually manages itself.
When in flight, your remaining battery power is shown live, letting you know how long you can continue to fly. Advanced algorithms calculate the distance of your aircraft and estimated time to return home, letting you know when it’s time to fly back.
The battery reports the voltage of each cell, the total lifetime charges and discharges, and the overall health and battery status. All this helps you keep your Inspire 1 in the air and flying for years to come.
As it flies, the position of your Inspire 1 is constantly updated and recorded using a high-strength, intelligent GLONASS + GPS system. This dual positioning system enables higher precision and quicker satellite acquisition, allowing you to see where the aircraft is on a live map and giving it a point to hover at when you release the controls.
POWERFUL MAIN CONTROLLER
This is the "brain" of the entire system, receiving thousands of bits of data every second and translating that data into action as you fly. The Main Controller tells every part of your Inspire 1 what to do, calculates environmental conditions in real-time, and ensures that the aircraft responds to your control commands instantly.
INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNIT
Automatically keeping the Inspire 1 stable and steady during flight only looks easy, as DJI’s advanced Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) handles everything. The IMU incorporates both a 6-axis gyroscope and an accelerometer to monitor minuscule changes in tilt and movement. This allows the aircraft to compensate and adjust immediately, holding its position at all times.
All of these features combine to put your Inspire 1 on autopilot when needed. If the battery runs low or connection with your remote controller is lost, the Inspire 1 uses its positioning system and smart flight technology to return back to you.
HOVER IN PLACE WITHOUT GPS
You can take off and land at the press of a button and keep your Inspire 1 steady indoors or when GPS satellites can’t be acquired with the new DJI Vision Positioning System (VPS).
COMBINED VISUAL DATA AND SONAR WAVES
DJI built the Vision Positioning System from the ground up, customizing it to meet the rigorous requirements in place for anything that handles position holding on our flying platforms.
This system combines visual data and sonar waves in a single unit, detecting both variance in patterns on the ground and current altitude. With this information, your Inspire 1 can hover in place and automatically raise or lower its arms as you liftoff or descend to the ground.
DEDICATED CPU FOR VISUAL POSITIONING SYSTEM
But the sonar and visual information is just one half of the fully integrated package: processing this information is handled by a dedicated CPU chip. This chip takes in feedback and outputs data in real-time, and is intelligent enough to distinguish between objects and ground patterns. All of this data is given to your Inspire 1’s flight controller, which in turn communicates with the entire aircraft.
The Inspire 1’s remote controller combines DJI’s most sophisticated control technology with added dual operator support. Never before has such an advanced controller been created specifically for flight and camera control.
For the first time ever, the DJI Lightbridge HD video downlink has been integrated into a remote. This gives you a live view of what your camera sees when connected to a screen or mobile device and increases your maximum control range to 3.1mi (5km).
Easily control both flight and camera functions right on the remote. Dedicated buttons for photo and video capture, dials for gimbal tilt and camera settings, and one-press Return to Home (RTH) functionality are all built right in.
DUAL OPERATOR CONTROL
When flying with a sensor/camera operator, the Master controller pilots the aircraft while the Slave controller moves the gimbal and camera’s direction. Both remotes receive live data and video straight from the Inspire 1, but only the Master controller sends commands to the aircraft. The Slave controller must be linked to the Master via secure password to control the gimbal.
The built-in 6000mAh 2S Lithium-Polymer rechargeable battery means you can make multiple flights without thinking about the remote’s power. The remaining battery life is shown live right on the remote, and built-in alerts warn you when power is running low.