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DJI's upcoming Wind 1 drone is rain & windproof

Discussion in 'Other DJI Multi-Rotors' started by wdejager, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. wdejager

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    Details have surfaced on DJI's new drone, the Wind 1, which is supposedly capable of flying in bad weather (such as high winds and rain). Payloads should be swappable instantly.

    Go check it out on Dronewatch (in Dutch, but Google Translate is your friend).

    No details yet on DJI's website. The drone is probably up for launch during the IFA conference in Berlin, early September.
     
  2. Darmie

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    I just seen this today. I'm in. I say skip the 4 and go right to this.
     
  3. Blue Bird

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    Just wondering what cost will be and what features will be incorporated.
    Looks cool! I'm In.:cool:
     
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    10,000 euro = $11,308...

    Yeah I'll pass..


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  6. WilsonFlyer

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    I doubt it will be quite that bad, but this won't be a Best Buy thing by any stretch.
     
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  7. Aerial Entertainment Studios

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    Ok, anyone want to buy one of our Inspire 1's ?
    6 batteries, 2 controllers, hard tavel case that allows the inspire to be in landing mode.
    Travelled the world with us and was a great companion.
    Anyone interested let me know.
    Everything I will sell for $2000 - Bargain.
     
  8. Darmie

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    Wow, I'm interested. Not sure what shipping would be PM me or email on model ect.
     
  9. Darmie

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    Wow, not going to do that.
     
  10. Aerial Entertainment Studios

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    Shipping costs from Hong Kong is a good question. My concern is around the 6 batteries. Not sure that can be shipped easily. Send me your email address and we can chat.
     
  11. Darmie

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    Yes, that would be a concern. darmiejr@gmail.com
     
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    Honestly, you may as well buy a real airplane with that money.
     
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    It says it will fly in winds up to a force 6. A force 6 is only a strong breeze. It says it can fly in all weathers then says it is "rain resistant" - that's not the same as waterproof.

    Early days but I'm not planning on selling my P4 just yet.
     
  14. Pharm

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    I agree, especially since it can't possibly be windproof. Rainproof or waterproof? Yes. Wind resistant? Yes, but not windproof.
     
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    Ship in LiPo safe bags and you should be fine...
     
  16. borschelrh

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    No offense but Beaufort level 6 is 25-31 mph and is when small craft warnings are issued. I sail and it is very rough seas at that wind speed and I use my storm sails or sheet in my mainsail and completely furl in the foresail. That said, last week I flew my Phantom 4 at Beaufort 5 okay. But, I wouldn't think of flying it in a level 6 wind. So, this is quite an improvement in performance. However, at that price I can sit it out and wait. Clearly, this is for pro's only at that price.
     
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    Non taken. I actually was referring to the Beaufort which I looked up. I had no idea about windspeed before that. It is described as 'sways large branches' - I have flown my P4 when the wind was doing that and more and it performed beautifully.

    My point was it doesn't sound any better in the wind than a P4. If it is better, it isn't by much.

    I thought the P4 was rated for 30mph winds anyway?





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  18. scootrkitz

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    They are also saying that the flight time is in the 30's