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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

40 Mile An Hour Drone!


It didn't take long for DJI to respond to GoPro's voice-controlled Karma drone


Today, the company has unveiled the Mavic Pro, an ultra-portable drone that can fold up into roughly the "size of a standard water bottle," DJI says.

 Of course, it also features a high-resolution camera and several autonomous software tricks.

PetaPixel reports:

  Despite its petite form factor, the drone packs a punch: there's a 4K camera on the front, a visual navigation system, a 4.3-mile (7km) range, and a 27-minute flight time. 

By comparison, the Karma has a range of 0.62 miles (1km) and a flight time of 20 minutes.

 The Mavic Pro can be operated with a remote controller for long-range uses, or simply with your smartphone if you're not planning to fly it far.

 For the latter, the drone can go from folded up to in flight in less than a minute. 

In the Mavic Pro is a new FlightAutonomy system, which uses 5 cameras, GPS and GLONASS navigation, 2 ultrasonic rangefinders, redundant sensors, and 24 computing cores to serve as the drone's "brain and nervous system." 

Using FlightAutonomy, the Mavic Pro can follow positions and routes while avoiding obstacles at 22mph (36kph), allowing you to create advanced flights with minimal input and flying skills. 

 What's more, the drone can even be controlled with your physical gestures, making it easy to shoot an aerial selfie if you so desire.

 A new compact remote controller has been designed for the Mavic Pro, and it features an LCD screen with essential data, dedicated buttons (e.g. Return-to-Home, Intelligent Flight pause), and a OcuSync video link system that provides live view at 1080p resolution.

 DJI is also announcing DJI Goggles to go along with the Mavic Pro. 

Wearing the goggles allows you to fly the drone with an immersive 85-degree view in full 1080p, viewing the world through the eyes of the drone.

 The DJI Mavic Pro will be available starting October 15th, 2016, with a price tag of $749 for just the drone and $999 with a remote controller bundled in. 


This looks like the one we all have been waiting for!

4K Video

Long Range 4.3 miles

Fast 40 miles per hour

27 minutes flight time

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