Even though they make some very cool products, DJI makes it really hard to like the sometimes. This video from Ryan Bergeron tells the story of his awesome DJI Phantom 2 that, unfortunately crashed into the ocean one day. [Read more…]
DJI has singlehandedly launched the drone market into the stratosphere. The DJI Phantom is instantly recognizable and synonymous with the word “drone.” It is nearly a household name. Just last week, we saw one at the center of a sequence on Big Bang Theory.
Right now, you can order a DJI drone to be shipped to your door in a day or two at prices ranging from $350 for a base-model Phantom 1 to over $6000 for a DJI S1000 that can haul heavy-duty camera. And there are models at nearly every price point in between. There is much and more for everyone in DJI’s lineup. [Read more…]
The DJI Phantom can be a blast to fly and you can get some great aerial photos and footage. However, setup and configuration can be intimidating for those new to radio controlled systems.
One problem I recently encountered with a DJI Phantom ver. 1.1.1 was the repeated flashing yellow lights on a brand new unit. Supposedly, these ship from the factory with the transmitter and onboard receiver already bound together and you should be able to pull it out of the box, go through rest of the setup processes and start flying. [Read more…]
Last week, we saw the terrible drone crash on Fox News that really got the hobby community stirred up with all the bad press it created. This news is much better.
In this fun video, 91-year-old Els Van Boldrik is flying a DJI Phantom drone in her garden with her dog Bill by her side. A GoPro HERO4 attached to the Phantom’s gimbal captures some cool footage of her (drone-selfie?) as it flies by.
If a grandma in her 90’s can get it right, why can’t Fox News and their Popular Science guest? Check it out below. [Read more…]
In a rather ironic segment of FOX & Friends last week, Dave Mosher from Popular Science was on to talk about the use of drones and the FAA’s recent actions regarding licensing requirements for certain drone operations. Unfortunately, he crashed the drone he was flying in the studio on live TV. [Read more…]
On January 5, 2015, DJI launched 24/7 tech support for Inspire 1 customers via email or live chat. Telephone support remains a business hours option only.
For live chat and email inquiries, DJI says it will respond to tech support requests within one hour. The support page states that DJI is evaluating the service extension to other product lines, such as the popular Phantom series of quadcopters.
More details and contact info here on the DJI Inspire 1 support page.