The Inspire 1 quadcopter from DJI is a state-of-the-art quadcopter drone designed to take stellar aerial photographs and video while providing one of the most technologically advanced flying machines available on the market today. Far from an entry-level quadcopter, it boasts the most up-to-date capabilities, streaming video, crisp photographs, and a slew of features that make it a cutting-edge way to enjoy drone flying.
The Inspire 1 exceeds even the highest expectations in actual usage. Its specs, however, provide a glimpse into why it can perform so outstandingly. Following are a few of its most important features:
- Stability: 6-axis gyro, Inertial Measurement Unit
- Battery: LiPo 6S high-voltage Intelligent Flight Battery
- Control: 2.4G remote transmitter
- Camera: X3 FC350 12.76M pixels
- Max tilt angle: 35°
- Max flight altitude: 4,500 meters
- Flight time: About 18 min.
- Dimensions: 20in. X 15in. X 15in.
- Weight: 15lb.
- Accessories: Remote controller, controller charging cable, camera with gimbal, 4 propeller pairs, 16GB SD card, carrying case, harness, battery charger, ND filter, user manuals, power cable, 2 micro-USB cables
The DJI T600 Inspire 1 is one of the company’s newest and most advanced quadcopters. While this drone possesses an enormous number of high-tech features, one of its most noticeable to reviewers is its stability. One reviewer even notes that the drone remained steady in the face of 20mph winds, and provided video so steady and still that it appeared to be a photograph instead of a live video stream.
This stability is the result of two features working together to keep the drone steady in the air: A 6-axis gyro and an accelerometer working together in an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). While the 6-axis gyro is a relatively standard stability feature among higher-end drones, its combination with the accelerometer creates a new and unique way to maintain stability even in less than ideal circumstances. This mechanism is capable of monitoring even the slightest movements in the craft and then compensating for those shifts in order to keep the drone steady and upright even in windy conditions.
One of the Inspire 1’s most touted features is its camera. The camera is an FC350 capable of capturing 12 megapixel photos and possessing a 94° field of view. In addition, the camera allows for a number of different picture-taking modes. They include single-shoot, time- lapse, burst-shooting, and more. These features allow you to employ a number of strategies to obtain the breathtaking images you desire. The camera can easily be controlled by hand. Reviewers generally report that the photographs the camera takes are more than satisfactory, even though they do not equal the quality of a high-quality regular camera.
While the specs on the camera itself are impressive enough, the drone is designed to focus and improve the picture-taking experience. For instance, the arms on the drone lift up and out of the way in order to allow the drone to capture 360° views and images. In addition, the camera comes with its own Zenmuse X3 gimbal that holds the camera steady as the drone flies. This 3-axis gimbal takes all of the information being gathered by the flight controller regarding the drone’s movements and position, as well as a GPS, in order to make the adjustments needed to keep the camera rock solid as it takes photographs.
In addition to capturing incredible still images, the DJI’s camera captures 4k video to create stunning aerial images for the serious videographer. Reviewers note that the videos produced by the drone are so clear and so steady that they resemble photos and more than exceed reviewer expectations.
You can see exactly what the drone is seeing through its live-stream capabilities. By using DJI’s Lightbridge technology and app, you can see a live stream of the video in HD on your mobile device. This live stream includes constant, up-to-date facts regarding the drone, such as its altitude, speed, heading, battery level, and more, so you can stay abreast of how the drone is performing. Finally, you can also access the control panel for the drone through your mobile device, making the control of the drone, as well as photography and videography, as easy as a swipe of the finger.
Finally, the Inspire 1 boasts a slew of intelligent technology features that work together to make the drone a snap to control. For instance, the drone comes with a GLONASS + GPS system that combines their dual powers into a precise instrument designed to perfectly position the drone. In addition, the GLONASS feature allows the drone to access more satellites than can be accessed through the GPS alone. To cap the convenience of this dual positioning system, it remembers where the drone took off from, tracks your position, and returns the drone to you at a single, simple request.
Another example of the intelligent technology infusing the Inspire 1 is the main controller. This controller continually receives, processes, and acts on thousands of pieces of information regarding the drone’s flight, altitude, performance, directions you are giving it, etc. It serves as the central hub of the drone, overseeing and coordinating every part of the drone’s systems, and all of the information the drone is absorbing.
In addition, the controller communicates with an Electronic Speed Controller. This controller sends information to and from the motors and the main controller in order to allow the motors to move exactly as needed to compensate for the flying conditions and to allow the drone to follow through on whatever instructions you give it. The result of all of these intelligence systems is a precision flying machine, responsive and advanced enough to respond to any number of flying conditions and commands.
The Inspire 1 receives positive reviews for its performance. They note that the drone exceeds their expectations in almost every instance. In particular, photographers and videographers note enjoying reliable and high-quality results from the drone, even under less than ideal flying conditions. While they find that the customer support is less than ideal, they find that the drone itself flies reliably, stands up well under crashes, takes spectacular photos and video, remains stable at all times, and offers a high-tech way to capture aerial views of all kinds.
The Inspire 1 is the ideal way to enjoy aerial photography and videography. In addition, it offers an easy to fly, technologically advanced, and truly outstanding way to enjoy the drone flying hobby. The result of its stability, camera, live streaming, intelligent technology, and positive reviews is one of the highest-quality drones on the market today.